How To Make Gingerbread Cupcakes

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How To Make Gingerbread Cupcakes. To Share With Friends. Hello friends.

Did you watch The Great British Bake Off last week? It was all about spices and has left me wanting to eat ginger cakes topped with cream all week! Yummy!! Talking of spices, gingerbread cupcakes anyone?

Baking gingerbread cupcakes is a delightful way to share warmth and joy with friends.

How To Make Gingerbread Cupcakes

How To Make Gingerbread Cupcakes.

Table Of Contents:

  1. Firstly, How To Make Gingerbread Cupcakes Ingredients.
  2. Secondly, How To Make Gingerbread Cupcakes Method.
  3. Thirdly, Other Recipe Ideas.

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What can I fill my cupcakes with? Try this tasty butter icing sugar and gingerbread biscuit toppings.

Allow the cupcakes to cool, then frost with cream cheese icing or your preferred topping.

These gingerbread cupcakes, adorned with holiday cheer, are a sweet invitation to gather and savour moments of togetherness.

Decorate with a sprinkle of cinnamon or small gingerbread-shaped cookies for an extra festive touch. Share these delicious gingerbread cupcakes with friends, and watch as the holiday spirit sweetly fills the air.

Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes

Makes: 8


  • 75g butter softened
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 100ml black treacle (about 160g)
  • 1 large Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Egg and 1 large egg yolk
  • 180g plain flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 100ml hot semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For The Icing:

  • 100g butter, softened
  • 200g full fat soft cheese
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra for dusting
  • 400g golden icing sugar, sieved
  • 2 tbsp semi skimmed milk
  • 8 mini gingerbread men
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How To Make Gingerbread Cupcakes:

How to make ginger cupcakes in 6 easy steps.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4. Prepare a 12-hole muffin tray and line with 8 Waitrose Cooks’ Homebaking Tulip Wrap muffin cases.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the treacle, followed by the egg and egg yolk, and beat the mixture until well combined.
  3. Sift the flour with the spices, add to the mixture and continue to beat until smooth. Mix the hot milk with the baking powder, add to the mixture and beat until combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cases and place in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, until the cupcakes are springy to touch. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely before icing.
  5. For the icing: beat together the butter, soft cheese, cinnamon and icing sugar. Add the milk and beat until light and fluffy. Spoon this icing into a Waitrose Cooks’ Homebaking Piping Bag, cut off the end so you have a wide nozzle and use to pipe the cooled cakes.
  6. Top with a gingerbread man and serve with a dusting of cinnamon.
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What Is The Secret To Fluffy Cupcakes?

The mixing procedure is key to creating fluffy cupcakes. Under-mixing the batter might result in unevenly baked cupcakes that are crumbly or have air pockets, while over-mixing the batter can make the cupcakes dense and dry.

Before mixing, make sure that all of the ingredients, including the milk, butter, and eggs, are at room temperature. This will help the ingredients to combine more easily and make a smoother batter.

Don’t overmix the batter; rather blend the ingredients barely. Overmixing can lead to excessive gluten development in the flour, producing dense cupcakes.

Ensure sure the batter has the appropriate amount of baking powder or baking soda. These leavening ingredients will aid in the rise and fluffiness of the cupcakes.

Preheat your oven to the correct temperature, and don’t open the oven door too often while the cupcakes are baking. This will ensure that the cupcakes bake evenly and rise properly.

After baking, let the cupcakes cool completely before decorating them. This will help to prevent the cupcakes from sinking in the middle or becoming too dense.

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So what do you think of these Gingerbread Cupcakes? Do you also fancy making some? So yummy!! Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners.

How To Make Gingerbread Cupcakes

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  1. Joanne
    18 March 2023 / 20:29

    Those cupcakes look amazing!!

    • 1 April 2023 / 07:43

      Thanks for stopping by, Joanne 🙂

  2. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    10 October 2018 / 22:18

    Oh that buttercream looks absolutely divine Claire – the biscuits are such a cute idea! Maria xx

    • 11 October 2018 / 14:51

      Thanks for the comment Maria 🙂

  3. Ruth
    10 October 2018 / 18:10

    These are adorable. So sweet.

    • 11 October 2018 / 14:38

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  4. Amy
    6 October 2018 / 20:28

    I love gingerbread and these cupcakes look delicious. They are also really cute. Thank you for sharing on Best of the Weekend.

    • 8 October 2018 / 21:27

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Amy 🙂

  5. budgetbelles80
    4 October 2018 / 23:04

    My sister loves this show! I think I need to watch it get some inspiration! I love the cupcake recipe! I would love to make this for Christmas.

    • 6 October 2018 / 17:57

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment 🙂

  6. Tamar Benjamin
    2 October 2018 / 17:14

    Love that show! We get the episodes here too!

    • 2 October 2018 / 20:00

      Oh wow, didn’t know to got it too Tamar 🙂

  7. mummabstylish
    2 October 2018 / 15:12

    Oh my word these look divine Claire, I watched the bake off and get very inspired as I do when watching SCD – I don’t do either very often!! Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • 2 October 2018 / 16:26

      I just want to bake and eat it when I watch Bake Off Jacqui 🙂 Ha!

  8. Heather
    2 October 2018 / 13:43

    These look so good and perfect for this time of year! My daughter says I need to watch The Great British Bake Off!

    • 2 October 2018 / 13:57

      Thanks for stopping by Heather. We love watching back off here. You will love it 🙂