Gingerbread Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

We’re running out of seasonal time for taking advantage of the gingerbread flavor, but as long as it’s blizzard weather, we think it’s acceptable. This recipe’s been perfected and touted as the perfect moist gingerbread recipe, topped with scrumptious, homemade cream cheese frosting with brown sugar and cinnamon! If you can handle the wait, these yummy sweets can also be topped with homemade gingerbread cookies. Sounds like a hot cocoa drinker’s dream!

Source: Baked by Rachel

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Ghirardelli Cherry Cupcakes

Ghirardelli Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate-covered cherries are a staple in many holiday scenes, from Christmas baskets to Valentine’s Day hauls, but what if you could make that yummy combination in cake form? Thanks to this recipe and a few special ingredients, you can! Gather baking necessities for a basic chocolate cake, then grab a jar of black cherry jam and a few vanilla beans, and you’re on your way to stuffing your face with these chocolate delights. When you’re ready to decorate, chocolate buttercream, ganache or store bought chocolate sauce and Ghirardelli minis will boost these babies from chocolate goodies to elegant favors for any occasion.

Source: Your Cup of Cake

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Peeps Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

Peeps Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

Like gingerbread, peppermint is a flavor many associate with Christmas and the holiday season. If you can still find some minty Peeps, though, this recipe is worth the warming comfort during the snowy season. Moist chocolate batter produces a soft and fluffy cake here, and topped with peppermint and buttercream frosting and a sugary Peep, you’re in for a melt-in-your-mouth treat, perfect for a frosty evening.

Source: Baked by Rachel

 

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Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread is most thought of around the Christmas season, but we’re milking this chilly weather flavor for everything we can with these gingerbread cupcakes. The cakes are a retake on classic sponge cake, enhanced by a little brown sugar, caramel and yummy spices. Top this combination with a cream cheese frosting to die for, and there’s no doubt friends and family will forget all about gingerbread’s Christmas connotation.

Source: What Jessica Baked Next…

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Christmas may have come and gone, but as long as chilly weather remains, the season for gingerbread lives on. As it gets colder and we look for more filling treats, gingerbread cupcakes fit the bill pretty darn well. These cupcakes include a delightful blend of warm, winter spices and a heavy dose of molasses for a treat that promises to be as soft and warm as your favorite cozy blanket. If you’re up for topping them with tiny gingerbread people, we absolutely will not judge you, but if you’re not into gingerbread shapes after the holidays, these cupcakes can still provide a delicious treat for colder months.

Source: Cooking Classy

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Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Sweet and salty is all the rage these days, and these salted caramel cupcakes are a sure winner anywhere you take them. They’re based on a vanilla cake recipe, but tasty, homemade salted caramel sauce kicks these treats to another level. Top them with salted caramel buttercream and a final drizzle of caramel for a collection of cupcakes capable of causing salted caramel overload, which is totally a good thing, right?

Source: Tide & Thyme

 

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Cinnamon Spice Cupcakes

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On a cold chilly day, nothing tastes better than something delectable and comforting with warming spices. These cinnamon spice cupcakes are perfect thing for just those days. The super moist batter includes the perfect blend of warming spices for a winter day, and topped with homemade cinnamon buttercream frosting, these treats become something more delightful altogether: heaven.

Source: Shugary Sweets

 

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Vanilla Ginger Spice Cupcakes with Brandy Buttercream

Vanilla Ginger Spice Cupcakes with Brandy Buttercream

One of the best parts of winter is cuddling up with a warm, hearty meal. These cupcakes make not be quite a meal, but they do feature a warming blend of spices and ginger sure to melt through the ice and snow, no matter where you find yourself. Based on a vanilla cake recipe with a few touches of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and molasses, then topped with homemade brandy buttercream, these cozy winter treats are as good a reason as any to snuggle up on the couch and get to know Netflix a little better.

Source: Cup of Sugar :: Pinch of Salt

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Gingerbread Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Happy Holidays from The Cupcake Blog!

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Just in time for the big day, this “hot chocolate” cupcake recipes promises just as much comfort and warmth as spending quality time with family. A creamy twist on a basic chocolate cupcake, these yummy goodies are topped with crushed gingerbread frosting and garnished with a giant gingerbread Peep. Not only are they delicious and heart-warming, they’re adorable to look at! Lizzy from Your Cup of Cake even recommends dipping the Peepsmen into hot cocoa! We’ll definitely be giving that one a try.

Source: Your Cup of Cake

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

While we’re talking delicious combinations with chocolate, it’s impossible to leave out one of the season’s favorites: chocolate and peppermint. Whether you opt for milk, dark or white chocolate, peppermint seems to be the perfect addition for a scrumptious holiday treat. That’s why we’re sure these chocolate cupcakes with peppermint frosting will be a hit, whether you’re sharing with your family or chowing down alone. Get started with a rich chocolate base, then top each cake with smooth, peppermint cream cheese frosting, and for the final touch, sprinkle crushed mints across a chocolate drizzle. Check out the video here for a guided baking session, destination: holiday spirit.

Source: Lindsay Ann Bakes

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