It wouldn't be Christmas without some kind of gingerbread recipe would it? We have taken a simple, but lightened up, cupcake recipe and added our two favourite Christmas spices, ginger and cinnamon, to make some Christmas Gingerbread Cupcakes that the whole family will love.
Cupcakes always go down well, at least in our house they do, and these gingerbread cupcakes are a must at Christmas time. Subtle notes of cinnamon and ginger, these are spiced to perfection. Topped with a creamy icing and some festive faces, these would be great at a kids Christmas party!
Why should you try it?
✔ A delicious festive treat.
✔ Just 204 calories a cupcake
✔ Kids love making them
You can't go through the festive period without enjoying a dessert full of some cinnamon and ginger. Not only do these Christmas cupcakes make your whole house smell amazing, but it is delicious too.
Make them extra festive by baking them in some Christmas themed cupcake cases and then putting some cute little Christmas faces on top.
Are Gingerbread Cupcakes Healthy?
We used Greek yogurt to replace some of the butter and you can use a sugar alternative too. Whilst you don't have to ice them, we thought that seeing as it is Christmas we would treat ourselves to some traditional frosting, but you could always just top it with some Greek yoghurt to keep it lighter.
Do Kids Love Gingerbread Cupcakes?
If you have kids to entertain this Christmas, why not get them to help you make a batch of these? They are really simple, quick to make and a great way to create some festive memories and traditions that hopefully they will carry on with their own children too. Feel free to add some extra cinnamon and ginger if you want it more warming and Christmassy.
How To Make Gingerbread Cupcakes - step by step:
One: In a large mixing bowl, add the butter, and sugars.
Two: Add the milk, egg, yoghurt and vanilla. Beat together until a smooth batter is formed.
Three: In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Pour the wet ingredients in to the dry ingredients and mix well.
Four: Divide the batter between the cupcake cases.
Five: Put in a preheated oven at 200C/400F/Gas 6, for 25 minutes.
Six: Top with your favourite frosting (optional; not included in nutritional values)
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- 110 g plain flour
- 60 g unsalted butter
- 1 medium egg
- 50 g caster sugar
- 15 g brown sugar
- 60 g Greek yoghurt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp skimmed milk
- 0.25 tsp salt
- 0.5 tsp baking powder
- 0.5 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- In a large mixing bowl, add the butter, and sugars.
- Add the milk, egg, yoghurt and vanilla. Beat together until a smooth batter is formed.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Pour the wet ingredients in to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Divide the batter between the cupcake cases.
- Put in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F/Gas 6, for 25 minutes.
- Top with your favourite frosting (optional)