The Holidays are coming fast and I’m trying to get a little jump on it for a change. My wife really likes ginger bread so I thought I would give this Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe a try. The cupcakes turned out nice and moist with a delicious ginger flavor. This is an easy recipe and chances are you probably have all or most of the ingredients on hand already. You can use your favorite cream cheese frosting recipe, or use the one I have printed below.
If you like Ginger Bread give this Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe a try-you and your family will love them.
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground Ginger
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter (softened)
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350F.
1. Using a sifter combine flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and baking soda in medium bowl and set aside.
2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, mix butter, brown sugar and molasses until well blended and smooth.
3. Beat in the eggs, then add the boiling water and flour, and mix on low speed until thoroughly combined.
4. Spoon into 24 paper lined cupcake cups and bake for 20 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Let cool for about 10 minutes on a wire rack then remove from the cupcake tins and cool thoroughly before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 package cream cheese (8 ounces softened)
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
16 ounces powdered sugar
In a large bowl mix together the cream cheese, butter and Vanilla extract until well blended. Using an electric mixer slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. (I watch this closely-add or subtract the amount of sugar for the frosting consistency desired)