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Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe With Eggnog Frosting

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Try this delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe with an eggnog frosting. They are homemade cupcakes from scratch and are moist and flavorful. It’s the perfect treat during the holidays!

Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes Recipe

It’s Christmas time – the best time of year for holiday parties! I love all the delicious recipes. I love to try everyone’s cookies and cakes. It’s a fun time of year!

Gingerbread cookies are so cute and delicious. They are so much fun to make. The flavor of gingerbread spices are the perfect combination for a baked treat! But this holiday season I want to add a new gingerbread dessert to our holiday celebration!

In this recipe, the icing is flavored with eggnog. But I think it would also be delicious with a tangy cream cheese frosting or a delicious cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Gingerbread cake + cream cheese = delicious!

TIP – Substitute the eggnog for heavy cream to make this a cream cheese frosting.

I usually skip the gingerbread house because they are so difficult to make stay together. And then you can’t enjoy the cookies. Gingerbread men are a better option when you are making gingerbread cookies.

I also love to make gingerbread muffins. They are so moist and delicious. I really just love anything that is a cake texture!

Are you looking for more gingerbread recipes? Check out this list with over 20 gingerbread recipes!

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Moist Gingerbread Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting

Servings: 18 cupcakes

Prep: 25 minutes| Cook Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • ½ cup softened butter (1 stick of butter)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¾ cup milk
Try this delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe with an eggnog frosting. They are homemade cupcakes from scratch and are moist and flavorful. It's the perfect treat during the holidays!

Eggnog Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • 5 cups powdered sugar

Directions for the cake mix:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Add cupcake paper liners to two 12-serving cupcake pans and set the lined muffin tin aside.

Try this delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe with an eggnog frosting. They are homemade cupcakes from scratch and are moist and flavorful. It's the perfect treat during the holidays!

In the large bowl of an electric mixer using the paddle attachment, cream butter, sugar, molasses, and eggs. 

Try this delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe with an eggnog frosting. They are homemade cupcakes from scratch and are moist and flavorful. It's the perfect treat during the holidays!

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and clove until well incorporated.

Try this delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe with an eggnog frosting. They are homemade cupcakes from scratch and are moist and flavorful. It's the perfect treat during the holidays!

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and blend until well incorporated on medium speed.

Try this delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe with an eggnog frosting. They are homemade cupcakes from scratch and are moist and flavorful. It's the perfect treat during the holidays!

Add milk to the batter and blend until smooth. 

Try this delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe with an eggnog frosting. They are homemade cupcakes from scratch and are moist and flavorful. It's the perfect treat during the holidays!

Scoop the cupcake batter into the cupcake pan and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Try this delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe with an eggnog frosting. They are homemade cupcakes from scratch and are moist and flavorful. It's the perfect treat during the holidays!

Remove the cupcakes from the oven and place them on a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Try this delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe with an eggnog frosting. They are homemade cupcakes from scratch and are moist and flavorful. It's the perfect treat during the holidays!

How to make the Eggnog Frosting

For the frosting, whip butter and cream cheese with a mixer at a high speed until creamed together. (I like to use a stand mixer.)

Try this delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe with an eggnog frosting. They are homemade cupcakes from scratch and are moist and flavorful. It's the perfect treat during the holidays!

Add eggnog and powdered sugar 2 cups at a time and whip until you reach desired consistency. 

Try this delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe with an eggnog frosting. They are homemade cupcakes from scratch and are moist and flavorful. It's the perfect treat during the holidays!

Add frosting to a piping bag with 1M piping tip and frost the cupcakes. 

Try this delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe with an eggnog frosting. They are homemade cupcakes from scratch and are moist and flavorful. It's the perfect treat during the holidays!

How to store leftovers:

Store the leftover cupcakes in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Because there is cream cheese in the frosting, I like to refrigerate the cupcakes.

Head to your local grocery store and pick up these ingredients to make this delicious recipe. What are some of your favorite gingerbread recipes?

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Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe with Eggnog Frosting

Try this delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe with an eggnog frosting. They are homemade cupcakes from scratch and are moist and flavorful. It's the perfect treat during the holidays!

Try this delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe with an eggnog frosting. They are homemade cupcakes from scratch and are moist and flavorful.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Extra Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

Gingerbread Cupcake Ingredients

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon clove
  • ¾ cup milk

Eggnog Frosting Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • 5 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Add cupcake liners to two 12-serving cupcake pans and set the muffin pan aside.
  2. In your electric mixer using the paddle attachment, blend sugar, molasses, butter, and eggs. 
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and clove until well incorporated.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and blend until well incorporated.
  5. Add milk to the batter and blend until smooth. 
  6. Scoop cupcake batter into cupcake liners and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and place them on a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. For the frosting, whip butter and cream cheese with a stand mixer. 
  9. Add eggnog and powdered sugar 2 cups at a time and whip until you reach desired consistency. 
  10. Add frosting to a piping bag with 1M piping tip and frost the cupcakes. 
  11. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy. 

Notes

Substitute heavy cream for the eggnog to make a cream cheese frosting.

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Leela

Sunday 27th of November 2022

They look delicious.

candace bond

Sunday 27th of November 2022

these look so delicious!

Beth Miller

Sunday 27th of November 2022

These look delicious. I think I’ll make them for my book club!

Sheila Hutchinson

Saturday 26th of November 2022

Honestly, I can smell these in the oven!

Dallas Long

Friday 25th of November 2022

Wow! These look delicious!

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