With the evenings drawing in and Christmas just around the corner I thought I would share a recipe with you for this weeks video tutorial which for me really makes me feel Christmasy. So here are my gingerbread cupcakes with gingerbread flavoured buttercream. I don’t know about you but whenever I smell gingerbread it just feels like Christmas…

gingerbread cupcake recipe
These cupcakes are so yummy and fluffy in texture and I have put a list of the ingredients below:

The ingredients you will need to make 12 cupcakes are:
7oz / 200g – Self Raising Flour
7oz / 200g – Butter
7oz / 200g – Brown Sugar
2 eggs

2tsp – Ground Ginger
1tsp – Ground Cinnamon
2tbsp / 40g – Golden Syrup

Once the ingredients have all be mixed together and split between my 12 cupcakes cases, I bake them on the middle shelf of my oven at 180 degrees, 350 degrees fahrenheit or gas mark 4 for 22 – 24 minutes until they are completely cooked. I don’t actually use my fan over when baking my cakes as it tends to bake the cakes quicker on the outside so you get this hard crusty shell and the mixture is not baked all the way through.

For the buttercream you will need:
18oz/ 500g – Icing Sugar
9oz/ 250g  – Butter
1tsp – Ground Ginger
0.5tsp – Ground Cinnamon
2tbsp / 40g – Golden Syrup

The thing that I love about this recipe is that if you fancy making a cake rather than cupcakes you can use the same recipe but double it and divide it into two 6 inch cake tins to give you a 4 layer gingerbread flavour cake.

gingerbread cupcake recipe

For the cupcakes I finished these off with some cute little gingerbread men which measured 1.5 inches in height. Because they were quite small I painted these with some edible food gel to add in their details. If you want to download the template that I used just click here: GINGERBREAD MAN TEMPLATE

So if you’re looking for a recipe to get you in the Christmas spirit then definitely give these a try as they are so yummy. I really hope you enjoy the recipe. Below is a full video tutorial showing exactly how I made the cupcakes, the buttercream and the little fondant gingerbread men.

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Gingerbread cupcake & gingerbread buttercream recipe

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