Gingerbread is a holiday classic, although the addition of Guinness stout to the batter turns these into a tasty, yet adults-only holiday goodie. The cupcake batter is flavored with ginger (both candied and ground), molasses, cloves, cinnamon, and the aforementioned Guinness stout. The frosting is a standard buttercream, except for the addition of lime juice, which complements the flavors in the stout well. Add on a few pieces of candied ginger or other trimmings to make these look nice, as well as taste great!
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Gingerbread cookies and cupcakes make a great snack no matter the time of year, however, they seem to go best with a nice mug of spiced cider or hot chocolate on a cold winter morning. These Festive Gingerbread Cupcakes are no exception. “What makes them so festive,” you ask? Is it the combination of the gingerbread batter and the swiss meringue buttercream frosting? Partially. But the true “festiveness” comes in the form of the tiny gingerbread houses perched atop each of these tasty treats. Two goodies in one, as they say.
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What happens when you put together some ground ginger and cinnamon to your favorite pastry? Well, you get wonderful and delicious Gingerbread Cupcakes. If your kids love the cookie counterpart, then they will surely love these cupcakes especially when you pipe the chocolate glazed top with meringue buttercream. Knowing the health benefits of ginger, you are eating something healthy and sweet at the same time. Nothing can be this sinfully good!
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For those of you who love gingerbread but hate making it into cookies and houses, these cupcake are perfect. They contain standard gingerbread ingredients like molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ground ginger (plus the addition of grated ginger, for an extra bit of flavor). After baking these scrumptious treats, top them with lemon icing, made from a simple combination of powdered sugar and lemon juice) before serving. You’ll find that the lemon compliments the ginger in a whole new way!
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Snacking on a chocolate gingerbread cupcake with a white chocolate creamy cheese frosting is enough to make anyone’s day a happy one, and these chocolate gingerbread cupcakes are no exception, they are simply utterly divine to munch. The added cocoa in the mixture gives them the ultimate in chocolate taste, making them yummy. The frosted topping with melted white chocolate mixed with cream cheese really sets them off to perfection.
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Gingerbread lovers out there should definitely watch out for these gingerbread cupcakes. These cupcakes are topped with a light cream, cinnamon and a dash of cardamom. The star design is made out of sugar to compliment the frosting’s taste. Even if you don’t love gingerbread, these gingerbread cupcakes will surely change what you think about gingerbread. Partner these ginger cupcakes with a warm cup of tea to complete your cupcake adventure.
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Gingerbread and Christmas time are ubiquitous. Where one is, you’ll quickly find the other. However, you may never have thought of this combination: a gingerbread cupcake topped with a giant swath of white chocolate pudding frosting. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it? The gingerbread cupcakes contain molasses, cinnamon and nutmeg, among other things, but it’s the frosting. complete with its base of white chocolate instant pudding that truly makes these memorable, not to mention awesome.
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Bakes with autumn themes in mind, this recipe of a gingerbread cupcake is just filled with the most delicious spices you could possibly find at the spice store. In the cupcake itself is molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger which smells awesome and fills your house with delicious scents of Fall as you bake them. The spice is balanced out by the cream cheese icing that you can decorate and color to fit every occasion.
Nothing says holidays like gingerbread. This holiday staple is always a hit at parties and celebrations and this recipe, with an optional substitution of crystalized ginger for ground ginger is sure to spice up any gathering. The frosting, a creamy sweet compliment to the spiced cake, can be dressed up for the party, or arrive simply adorned and be perfectly received either way. Adding holiday sprinkles, printed cupcake wraps, or fancy decorating techniques, while not necessary, will be the creative icing on the cake.
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via and recipe available at Framed Cooks