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These Gingerbread Cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting are made from scratch and the perfect non-cookie treat for your holiday party this year! Moist delicious cupcakes with a classic gingerbread flavor. The maple cream cheese frosting puts these Christmas cupcakes over the top.

Gingerbread Cupcakes

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These Gingerbread Cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting are made from scratch and the perfect non-cookie treat for your holiday party this year! Moist delicious cupcakes with a classic gingerbread flavor. The maple cream cheese frosting puts these Christmas cupcakes over the top.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cupcakes
Calories 283 kcal

Equipment

  • Cupcake tins
  • Cupcake liners
  • Hand or stand mixer
  • Measuring cups and bowls.

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice

Frosting

  • 1 can cream cheese frosting
  • 1 stick unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the molasses and eggs.
  • Add in the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices.
  • Add in the water and mix until combined.
  • Scoop evenly in cupcake liners
  • Bake for 18-20 mins checking around the 15 min mark.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting.

  • Using a store bought cream cheese add one stick of butter and 1 tbsp maple syrup. Beat on high until light and fluffy.
  • Add to top of cupcakes, add sprinkles and enjoy

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 1gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 185mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 1gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 369IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg
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