(recipe) gingerbread cupcakes

I whipped up a batch of gingerbread cupcakes for the gingerbread man party I recently hosted and they turned out soooo good! The little edible gingerbread man toppers are by Wilton and I found them at Walmart. Aren’t they darling?! I added my award winning (well, not any official awards) cinnamon cream cheese frosting to the cupcakes, but you could use any type of frosting. So yummy and just the right amount of ginger : cinnamon : nutmeg ratio (which isn’t always easy to accomplish).

INGREDIENTS (yields 12-15 cupcakes)

1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the milk, butter, sugar, molasses and vanilla extract together. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt together. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. Top with cinnamon cream cheese frosting once cooled.

Check out these other festive treat recipes from some of my favorite bloggers:

Vanilla Mixed Nuts with Cranberries from BetsyLife
Peppermint Marshmallows from Home Cooking Memories
Rum Spiced Walnuts from I Love My Disorganized Life
White Chocolate Chip Cherry Shortbread Cookies from The Rebel Chick
Easy Peppermint Bark from Million Moments
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge from A Night Owl
Old Fashion Molasses Cookies from Bless This Mess
Peppermint S’mores from Mom Endeavors
Brown Sugar Caramels from Stephie Cooks ‎
Cranberry Orange Fudge from Around My Family Table
Cinnamon Sugar Cheesecake Bombs from White Lights on Wednesday

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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