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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Hello Friends!

Are you having a wonderful weekend?  It is very cold here, but the sun is shining brightly.  Today is the fourth Sunday in January so I am joining Betty at My Cozy Corner for Cupcake Sunday.  Won't you join us?

Today, I'm sharing gingerbread cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  This is a new recipe for me and I found it on  

 Gingerbread Cupcakes
5 Tablespoons Butter, softened
1/2 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Cup Molasses
1 Egg
1 Egg Yolk
1 1/4 Cups All-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon Cocoa
1 1/4 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Allspice
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Hot Milk

Preheat oven to 350* F (175* C).  Prepare cupcake pan.

Cream butter and sugar.  Add molasses, egg, and egg yolk.

Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture.  Stir just long enough to combine.  Add hot milk and stir.  

Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cupcake pan.  Bake for 20 minutes or until the cake is slightly springy to the touch.  Cool

Cream Cheese Frosting  
2 Tablespoons Butter, softened
2 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
2/3 Cups Confectioner's Sugar, sifted
1/4 Teaspoon Lemon Extract

Cream butter and cream cheese together.  Add confectioner's sugar and beat until fluffy.  Add the lemon extract and beat.

My frosting would not get fluffy and was very wet, more like a glaze.  I think my butter and cream cheese may have been too soft.  I ended up using closer to 2 cups of confectioner's sugar and putting the frosting in the fridge to make it set up a little.  It still wasn't the consistency I wanted.  I will have to work with this recipe a bit to get it the way I want it.  

Jordan sacrificed himself to be a taste tester,  He said these cupcakes are good.  I will wait to have one for dessert tonight.  

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  1. They look great La! Perfect for a cold sunny day of football-enjoy:@)

  2. The cupcake looks beautiful...I am always trying to get my frosting perfect, like bakery cupcakes! This is a recipe I'll try! Stay warm!


  3. Oh, I love gingerbread. Can I come over?
    No, wait, it is too cold to go out today.

  4. You could always eat the icing with a spoon if it doesn't set up well. I'll go checkout the party, because I have cupcakes on the mind right now.

  5. They look delicious and could you add more confectioners sugar to make it stiffer. It looks good to me just the way it is though.

  6. Runny frosting or not- it looks yummy, La! It's not too warm here, either. It's lookin' like 7º right now. brrrr.....

  7. I love gingerbread and anything with cream cheese frosting...YUM!!


  8. "that's why God gave us tongues" LOL LOL ;-)

    Delicious looking cuppies! I didn't even know there WAS a cupcake Sunday! Cool.

  9. OH my! That looks good. Sometimes the best tasting efforts are the ones that don't look exactly the way we want. It looks perfect and yummy to me. Hugs, Ginger

  10. Oh, these sound sooooooo good. I will definitely keep this recipe. Hugs, Marty

  11. I love gingerbread...and with cream cheese icing---YUM! They look so pretty too. Nice job frosting them.

  12. I just got instantly hungry!! Hmmm maybe I should bake tonight! Thanks for sharing! <3

  13. Hi La! Oh, what a yummy looking cupcake. I wanted to stick my dainty finger through the computer screen and get a fingerful of that icing! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  14. OMGoodness...these look soooo GOOD!!!


  15. Hi La... can I come over for one of your delicious cup cakes.. it will help me alot to rid myself of this frustration... thanks so much for your visit to my blog, put a smile on my face with your helpful comments...
    I may make your recipe tomorrow.. I love gingerbread anything!

  16. Hi La!!!! thanks for stopping by, introducing yourself and following the spoonful blog. I am so happy that you came!!!!
    I am a new follower at musing potpurri ~

    The cupcakes looks fantastic!!!!!

  17. These sound wonderful...AND they are not high in sugar! Maybe I can make some! YUM YUM! ♥

  18. Wow La! Those look divine. What a wonderful recipe. I will have to keep that one! *hugs*

  19. La, this sound SO good. I would love to try them. And that icing... YUM!


    Sheila :-)

  20. Oops... I see a typo. It should read this "sounds" so good! It's late/early (4:00), and I'm still asleep. LOL!

  21. Oh my, La, you made me drolling.
    Greetings, Johanna

  22. Hi La
    Thank you so much for joining Cupcake Sunday. I love your cupcakes. Gingerbread and anything with BUTTER and CREAM CHEESE is awesome. Thanks again.


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