Spiced up Gingerbread Cupcakes with a fluffy white frosting.
How I love Christmas! I love that I get to spend more time cooking, more time with family and friends and spoiling them too. I couldn’t let it pass without knocking up a yummy Christmas Cupcake, so here it is.
Gingerbread is playing a large part in my Christmas recipes this year. I made my own Gingerbread Cookies, then made those gorgeous Gingerbread Cheesecake Balls, using the cookie crumbs to cover them. I also used the Gingerbread Cookies to top these Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting.
Next year, I may actually try a Gingerbread house but for now let’s all just ogle at these little darlings.
It’s no secret that I love cupcakes and these are loaded with the festive flavours of Christmas, filled with delicious spices and treacle. My Gingerbread Cupcakes are soft and delicate in texture but bold in gingerbread flavour. Don’t be worried though, the flavour of the spices doesn’t overwhelm the cupcake. It works perfectly with the light as air Buttercream Frosting. Just like biting into a soft Gingerbread house slathered with clouds of frosting.
They are a perfect holiday treat. The buttercream frosting itself is my favourite type – none other than Ermine frosting. This stuff is other-wordly. It’s not as sickly sweet as a traditional buttercream (hence, I pile it up high and eat more) 🙂 and it’s light and fluffy.
Go on. Treat yourself. It’s Christmas, after all.