Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gold Medal® flour provides a simple addition to these gingerbread cupcakes piped with creamy frosting – an elegant dessert!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

Reynolds™ Baking Cups

Cupcakes

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup molasses
2
eggs
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
teaspoons ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground allspice
3/4
cup water

Frosting

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon vanilla
4
cups (1 lb) powdered sugar
1
to 2 teaspoons milk

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Place Reynolds Baking Cups in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, 1/2 cup butter, the molasses and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, the allspice and water. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, the lemon peel, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and the vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, on low speed until smooth. Beat in milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until spreadable.
  • 5 Pipe or spread a generous amount of frosting on top of each cupcake. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Reynolds StayBrite Baking Cups are fashion-inspired designs that won’t fade during baking.

Either light or dark molasses can be used in the cupcake batter. Light molasses is lighter in both flavor and color, while dark molasses is fuller flavored, thicker and less sweet.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
37g
37%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.