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Published by Amy
There’s something about gingerbread that just screams Christmas to me. I think it’s a combination of the nostalgia around gingerbread houses and the warm spicy scent that makes me feel all festive at the thought. And this Gingerbread cupcakes recipe is just the remedy for feeding that festive feeling!
Every year without fail I’ll make something gingerbread for Christmas, be it biscuits, men or houses! But this year I felt the need to mix it up a little. With cupcakes being an ever favourite in our family, it seemed apt to try and incorporate my favourite festive treat into a bite sized cake that everyone can enjoy.
These cupcakes are especially cute when topped with mini gingerbread men biscuits (I used McVitie’s Mini Gingerbread Men but Organix Goodies Mini Gingerbread Men are great too). Alternatively if you fancy something a little less cutesy then some crumbled ginger snaps is a great alternative topping and they give the cupcakes a bit of crunch.
Do you make your own caramel or is like the caramel sauce for ice cream?
These cup cakes were easy to make and enjoyed by all. Very tasty and a little different from the normal cup cake mix. I made the topping in a hurry and added finely grated lemon and lemon juice to the butter and icing sugar. Also used far less than the stated amount for the icing in the recipe. Just spread it on top of the cakes and made a swirl with a fork. Compliments all round.
Any substitute for treacle?
Hi Jodie. They’re not exactly the same but one of the closest substitutes for treacle would be molasses. Hope that helps!
1 Tbsp caramel – what should I use here? In the instructions for the icing, it says, “Add the caramel & cinnamon for flavour (optional but really tasty!)”, Are both optional, or just the cinnamon? I plan to make these for a church lunch and have already found the wee gingerbread men in Sainsb and have put them on my next online order, but this has stumped me!
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