Gingerbread Cupcake Recipes And Ideas

We totally love the Holiday season. The family parties, the beautiful winter clothes, the snow, and most importantly, the food. But if there’s one thing that’s unmatched, it’s baking a batch of gingerbread cookies with the snow falling outside. December and gingerbread go hand in hand. The smell of its spices transport into a completely new world, where there’s nothing but delicious forms of gingerbread all over. If you feel the same and are planning to make some gingerbread cupcakes for your family this holiday season, you’re at the right place. Below is our round-up of gingerbread cupcakes and ideas. Take a look!

35 Gingerbread Cupcake Recipes And Ideas

  1. Spicy Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe:

 

Gingerbread Cupcake Recipes

Here’s a moist and delicious gingerbread cupcake recipe by Sugar Spun Run that will warm you from within in the harsh cold weather of winter. These cupcakes are infused with traditional fall spices and are topped with vanilla bean and cinnamon frosting. We loved the idea of using cinnamon sticks for decoration.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:

 

Gingerbread Cupcake Recipes

The blogger says that these cupcakes and incredibly fluffy and soft, and going by the looks of it, we believe her completely. The highlight of the cupcake isn’t the gingerbread base, but the cinnamon infused cream cheese frosting. Ensure that the frosting is a bit on the thick side so that it holds better.

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  1. Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes:

If gingerbread is your favorite latte flavor, this gingerbread latte cupcake recipe is just for you. It has warm and cozy flavors to make you feel fuzzy from inside and the cream cheese frosting is thick, creamy with a hint of lemon. And we’re crushing on the oh so cute gingerbread sprinkles. Thankfully, there’s easily available online.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcake With Cream Cheese Frosting:

 

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How adorable does this gingerbread cupcake with a cute gingerbread man perched on top of it looks? They do not just look pretty, but are delicious too! And the green, white and red sprinkles are giving it a perfect festive touch.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Molasses Frosting:

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The delicious gingerbread cupcakes featured here are flavored with molasses and topped with cheese molasses frosting. Not just any ordinary cheese frosting, but frosting infused with molasses, cinnamon, and buttercream. Well, you can now imagine how delicious these cupcakes must be.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcake With Caramel Molasses Cream Cheese Icing:

 

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This one is even tastier than the one featured above as the frosting contains caramel, which elevates it to an entirely new level. The base itself is light and fluffy and has the perfect mix of spices. Top each cupcake with a gingerbread man cookies and you’re good to go!

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese:

 

Here’s another batch of delicious gingerbread topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. The decoration is pretty simple with red and green sprinkles and teeny tiny gingerbread men. So all in all, it’s a simple, yet delish and elegant gingerbread cupcake recipe.

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  1. Gingerbread Cookie Cupcakes:

 

Gingerbread Cupcake Recipes

These decadent gingerbread cupcakes featured have gingerbread cookie bottom topped with moist and fluffy gingerbread cupcake. The cupcakes are then topped with cream cheese frosting and garnished with the gingerbread cookie, again. Believe us or not, the cookies blend into the cupcake seamlessly.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcake With Caramel Cheese Frosting:

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These gingerbread cupcakes are fun, cute and beautifully decorated with snow-laden rosemary and gingerbread man. The cupcake itself is moist and full of fresh nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. It even contains a generous amount of molasses, which makes the flavor shine.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:

 

The blogger from Eighteen25 says that these gingerbread cupcakes will knock your socks off, and we feel she’s right just going by the looks of it. The cupcake contains rich spices, such as molasses and cinnamon and is topped with smooth cinnamon cream cheese frosting. And we must say, the decoration of this cupcake is very elegant.

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  1. Gingerbread Man Cupcakes:

 

If you wish to go the fondant route, this gingerbread man and woman cupcake recipes would be perfect for you. It’s like doing some art and craft on a brown fondant. You can give these gingerbread people any form you like, be it, man or woman.

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  1. Cute Gingerbread Cupcakes:

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Hungry Healthy Happy has a great, yet simple and lightened cupcake recipe that the entire family would love. It’s even a healthier option as the blogger has used Greek yogurt instead of butter. Drizzle some caramel syrup on it and decorate with festive props and you’re done.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcakes With Orange Mascarpone Frosting:

 

Here’s a unique gingerbread cupcake recipe made using orange and mascarpone. Even without the frosting, you’ll find these cupcakes extremely delicious, primarily because ginger goes very well with orange. The frosting is made with mascarpone cheese, which makes these cupcakes light and easy on the stomach too.

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  1. Guinness Gingerbread Cupcakes:

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If you’re looking for a fancy gingerbread cupcake recipe, this one by Chow Hound is perfect for you. The cupcake batter makes use of both fresh and crystallized ginger and white pepper to make it hot. And the cream cheese frosting incorporates Guinness stout, which gives it a unique flavor. If you want, you can skip the beer.

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  1. Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes:

 

How beautiful, unique and well captured are these chocolate gingerbread cupcakes? This new version of gingerbread cupcake contains all the traditional ingredients but is dipped in chocolate ganache, which creates a thin and much-required chocolate coating. The cupcakes are then topped with chocolate buttercream gingerbread cookies half dipped in chocolate.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

 

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These gingerbread cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Needless to say, the lemon infused cream cheese frosting is making all the difference here. It doesn’t make it very sour, as most of you would presume. The flavor is a perfect complement to gingerbread cakes.  And we totally love the idea of using snowflake cookies as toppers. Gives it a distinct look.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcakes With Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, And Cream Cheese Frosting:

 

Here’s a must-have holiday dessert by Baked By Rachel. In this recipe, moist gingerbread cupcakes are slathered with brown sugar cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Even the gingerbread man looks very happy and relaxed perched on top of the frosting.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting:

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Here’s another unusual gingerbread cupcake recipe. The base is simple, moist and tender gingerbread, topped with delicious orange buttercream frosting. The orange flavor gives these cupcakes a refreshing touch. And if you want to add extra pizzazz to your cupcake, dust some gold sprinkles on them.

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  1. Vegan Gingerbread Cupcakes:

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These vegan gingerbread cupcakes, with ginger powder and cinnamon in both muffin base and cream, would make a perfect festive treat. Top the cupcakes with gingerbread crumbles and they are ready to serve. You can even make these cupcakes for gifting purpose.

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  1. Homemade Gingerbread Cupcakes:

 

These melt in the mouth, pretty looking cupcakes are made with traditional spices and topped with smooth brown sugar cream cheese frosting. The cookie toppers are also very beautiful looking. The color, especially, is contrasting very well with the off-white icing.

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  1. Mini Gingerbread Cupcakes:

These pretty looking, mini gingerbread cupcakes are sure to be a major hit with everyone this Christmas. The soft cakes are filled with plenty of Christmas spices, such as cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Since the cake is on the sweeter side, you won’t even notice the spices. And the mini size makes it perfect for parties.

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  1. Santa Hat Gingerbread Cupcakes:

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Give your gingerbread cupcakes an entirely new looking my making these as these Santa cupcakes. These cupcakes are gingery, moist and topped with smooth buttercream frosting shaped as little Santa hat. And we must say these are the cutest Santa hats ever.

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  1. Hemsley + Hemsley Gingerbread Cupcakes With Vanilla Maple Frosting Recipe:

 

Yes, yes, we know these bunny cupcakes are more suited for Easter, but you can make them for Christmas too, sans bunny ears. The cupcakes are infused with eggs, almonds, and flaxseed, molasses and smothered in maple vanilla frosting. Even the cream cheese used is organic.

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  1. Gingerbread Muffins With Sweet Lemon Glaze:

 

Instead of cupcakes, you can even consider making gingerbread muffins, especially if you’re baking them for breakfast. These muffins are special because they’re slathered with sweet lemon glaze. And believe us when we say that gingerbread and lemon combination is terrific and unbeatable.

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  1. Edible Gingerbread Cupcake Wrappers:

 

This is something unusual and something we’re loving. After all, there could be nothing better than eating cupcakes directly out of edible wrappers. We’re sure your family’s eyes will light up with joy when they see these cupcakes. Don’t forget to decorate them in similar cute manner.

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  1. Melting Snowman Gingerbread Cupcakes:

 

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We’ve got you another Christmas themed gingerbread cupcake recipe to inspire you. It may look a bit tedious to make, but they are truly fun, especially while making the snowman. You can use little chocolate candies for eyes and nose and mini pretzel rods for the arms and fondant for the carrot nose.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcake With Ginger Buttercream Frosting:

These incredibly delicious and moist cupcakes are full of cozy and warm flavors, such as molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg and of course, ginger. These cupcakes are topped with creamy ginger buttercream frosting and garnished with gingerbread men sprinkles. Aren’t they cute? Please use lighter molasses instead of blackstrap molasses for these cupcakes.

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  1. Simple Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe:

Gingerbread Cupcake Recipes

Ginger brings out the best in a dessert and you’ll understand this only when you make these cupcakes. The recipe for these fluffy cupcakes includes sunflower oil, which gives it a distinct flavor. And the Philadelphia cream cheese frosting flavored with nutmeg and cinnamon is literally the icing on the cake.

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  1. Double Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes:

 

Gingerbread Cupcake Recipes

If you love sugar, spice, and everything nice, these double chocolate gingerbread cupcakes would make a perfect treat. The recipe proves that chocolate and gingerbread make a delightful pair. The Swiss meringue buttercream, especially, is the best part of these cupcakes.  You can swirl this buttercream on any regular cupcake and it will taste delicious.

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  1. Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread Cupcakes with Orange Swiss Meringue Buttercream:

Here’s another chocolate gingerbread cupcake recipe that we’re drooling over. Flavorful gingerbread cupcakes are topped with orange Swiss meringue buttercream and then dipped in melted, semi-sweet chocolate. Top it with mini gingerbread man cookie and they are ready for serving.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcakes Recipe With Molasses Cashew Buttercream:

These gingerbread cupcakes with molasses cashew buttercream are sure to blow your mind. The recipe incorporates blackstrap molasses, which is filled with nutrients. And this cupcake is completely vegan too, which means everyone can enjoy this cupcake.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream:

 

If you do not like strong or dark gingerbread flavor and are looking for a lighter alternative, this recipe is perfect for you. These cupcakes are topped with whipped vanilla buttercream, which is extremely creamy. And since it’s beaten, it’s lighter and fluffy than usual, which makes it pair even more wonderful with these spiced cupcakes.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcakes With Cranberry Buttercream Frosting:

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This is one of our favorite gingerbread cupcakes. Delicate and delicious gingerbread cupcakes are topped with cranberry buttercream frosting. To make the frosting, all you need to do is mix cranberry sauce into buttercream frosting. The tartness of the cranberry will go very well with the gingerbread.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcakes With Gingerbread Frosting:

 

Gingerbread cupcake with gingerbread frosting may feel a bit overwhelming to some, but believe us, the combination is irresistible. The frosting is spiked with molasses, which balances the flavor of the spices very well. Even the base is kept on the lighter side.

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  1. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Dulce de Leche Frosting:

If you’re looking for something different, go for these gingerbread cupcakes with cinnamon Dulce de leche frosting. The cupcake is pretty spicy, but the sweet frosting makes up for it.

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We hope these gingerbread cupcake recipes will inspire you to make the best cupcakes ever. If you’d like to share your favorite gingerbread cupcake recipes with us, let us know by commenting below.

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