Social Media

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cheese Frosting Recipe

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cheese Frosting Recipe
Image 1

Photos of Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cheese Frosting Recipe

Image 1

How To Make Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting makes these gingerbread cupcakes look like tiny snow-covered houses. The cupcakes are sweet and moist. Serve it warm.

Preparation: 35 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



For Cupcakes:

  • 1⅔cupsall-purpose flour,(234g)
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • 2tspground ginger
  • tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspground nutmeg
  • ¼tspground cloves
  • ½cuppacked light brown sugar,(116g)
  • ¼cupunsalted butter,(56g), softened
  • ¼cupvegetable oil,(60ml)
  • 2eggs,large
  • ½cupunsulphured molasses,(120ml)
  • ½cupmilk,(120ml)
  • mini gingerbread men,for decoration, optional

For Frosting:

  • 8ozcream cheese,(225g), nearly at room temperature
  • ½cupunsalted butter,(114g), nearly at room temperature
  • 3cupspowdered sugar,(370g)
  • 1tspvanilla extract


  1. For the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and lightly spray liners and top of pan with non-stick cooking spray. 

  2. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, set aside.

  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment whip brown sugar and butter until pale and fluffy. 

  4. Mix in vegetable oil then blend in eggs one at a time. Mix in molasses. 

  5. Mix in flour mixture in 3 additions alternating with 2 additions of milk between (mix just until combined after each addition).

  6. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl and fold batter.

  7. Divide mixture among 12 paper lined muffin cups filling each 2/3 full. 

  8. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean, about 19 – 22 minutes. 

  9. Cool in pan for several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  10. Once cool frost with cream cheese frosting. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator then let rest at room temp about 20 minutes before serving.

  11. For the frosting:

  12. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment whip together butter and cream cheese until smooth. 

  13. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and mix until light and fluffy*. 


  • Calories: 482.69kcal
  • Fat: 23.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.50g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.55g
  • Fiber: 0.71g
  • Sugar: 49.99g
  • Protein: 4.31g
  • Cholesterol: 78.97mg
  • Sodium: 243.41mg
  • Calcium: 80.78mg
  • Potassium: 296.24mg
  • Iron: 1.85mg
  • Vitamin A: 182.42µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.02mg
Want to share your experience making these delightful Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cheese Frosting? Head over to the Baking and Desserts section of our forum and join the discussion!

Was this page helpful?

Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!