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Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes

Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes

Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes are supermoist, and so flavorful, covered in a wonderfully spiced cream cheese icing! Perfect for every holiday celebration!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best, christmas, cupcakes, dessert, easy, gingerbread, holiday


  • muffin pan


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter, softened or 1 stick
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • cup molasses
  • ½ cup milk


  • festive colored sprinkles or candies


  • 2 cups powdered or icing sugar May need to add ¼ cup more at the end if you want thicker icing
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened or ½ brick
  • ½ cup butter, softened or 1 stick
  • 2 tablespoons molasses *can add 1 - 2 teaspoons more for heavier flavor


  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, with an electric mixer beat butter and brown sugar.
  • Add in egg, molasses, and milk and beat again to fully combine.
    Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes
  • Now add in half your dry ingredient mixture Beat together and add in the rest. Beat again until fluffy and smooth.
    Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes
  • Spoon or pipe into a lined muffin tin.
    Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes
  • bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let fully cool before frosting.
    Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes


  • To make frosting, beat all ingredients together on high speed until smooth and fluffy. Be careful to add the powdered sugar slowly so it doesn't go everywhere.
  • If you want a bolder flavor, you can add a little more molasses (1 - 2 teaspoons is enough).
  • *If your icing isn’t as thick as you would like it, add in more powdered sugar ¼ cup at a time.
  • Pipe icing onto cooled cupcakes, and top with your favorite sprinkle or candy.