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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

A yummy gingerbread cupcake with the most amazing frosting – it’s Christmas in every bite.

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

1½ cups flour
2 tablespoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1½ cups butter
1 cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons molasses
4 eggs, at room temperature
1½ teaspoons vanilla

For the frosting:

4 cups powdered sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla
2-4 tablespoons heavy cream

Directions:

For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  2. Whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.
  3. In a another, large bowl cream together butter and sugars until pale and fluffy. Add molasses, beat until combined. Add eggs, beating after each until incorporated. Beat in vanilla. Gradually mix in flour mixture until combined.
  4. Divide batter evenly among the lined cups, filling each ¾ full.
  5. Bake about 25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool in the muffin tins for about 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  7. When cupcakes are completely cooled, prepare the frosting.

For the frosting:

  1. Beat the cream cheese until fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  2. Add vanilla, cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and mix until smooth. Gradually mix in powdered sugar. Add 1-2 more tablespoons of heavy cream as needed to thin the frosting to a spreadable consistency.
  3. Spread on cooled cupcakes. Store in airtight container.
  4. Share with family and friends

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