Healthy Gingerbread Cupcakes wtih Cinnamon Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Healthy Life - This Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting is an easy recipe for the best, most moist cupcakes! With molasses and spices, these Gingerbread Cupcakes bring a taste of nostalgia to the dessert table at Christmas!

You’ll Need:

Gingerbread Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter * at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg * at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup milk * at room temperature

Cinnamon Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter * at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


Gingerbread Cupcakes

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Combine the all purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir well.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and dark brown sugar until blended.
  4. Add the egg, then the molasses and blend until combined.
  5. Slowly add the milk and then gradually add the flour mixture until evenly blended, scraping down the side of the bowl as necessary.
  6. Fill the cupcake pan wells 2/3rds of the way full.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the cupcakes spring back to touch. You can also use a toothpick in the center of one to make sure it comes out clean.
  8. Let cool.

Cinnamon Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  1. Add the butter to the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until somewhat whipped.
  2. Mix in the cinnamon and vanilla extract and until evenly incorporated.
  3. Very gradually add the powdered sugar until it’s fully blended and smooth.
  4. Apply the Cinnamon Vanilla Buttercream Frosting to the Gingerbread Cupcakes with a butter knife, small spatula, or a piping bag and tip.