Ginger and Spice Cupcakes

I love to make gingerbread so I had to combine that with a cupcake and believe me when I tell you the house still smells of gingerbread.

Ginger and Spice Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Cupcakes
Serves: 24 cupcakes
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 300g plain flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 100g crystallised ginger, diced finely
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  1. preheat oven to 170C/150C fan, line cupcake tins with papers
  2. sift together flour, baking soda and spices and set aside
  3. beat butter then gradually add the combined sugar and beat until light and fluffy
  4. add eggs one at a time whilst beating well after each addition
  5. add vanilla and gradually add the flour mixture and sour cream half at a time
  6. add finely diced ginger and mix until combine
  7. spoon into cupcake papers and bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly golden and tested with a skewer
  8. cool cupcakes and ice with a ginger caramel icing
Ginger Caramel Icing


125g butter, softened
200g brown sugar
100ml sour cream
2 teaspoons ground ginger
500g icing mixture


melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat, add brown sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved
bring to the boil and reduce heat and cook for a further 2 minutes
mix in cream and ginger and allow to cool slightly
slowly stir in icing mixture and beat until icing is fluffy







Hope you have a fabulous day

  • Oh I am a gingerbread FREAK. These are SO getting made at my house! Thanks Cathie xx

  • mmmm….ginger cookies are one of my favorites! I am for sure going to try this wonderful looking recipe! I would love to be standing in the middle of your kitchen right now ~ smelling the lovely ginger smell!!!

    Have a terrific day Cathie!
    xo Catherine

  • I do believe you I do! Mmmmm…Love gingerbread, I'll be right over….might have to paddle….may take me a while…..

  • Oh Yum! I love gingerbread as well.These look delish,thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • ahhh…the smell of gingerbread…DELICIOUS!…as is this little world you have created…you bring me such joy…smile on Rosie

  • My mouth is seriously watering and at 7 am is a lovely start to the day!

  • yum! thanks for the recipe!!

  • Kat

    Oh yum! I love gingerbread too. These look delicious. They would be perfect at Christmas but I can bet I will be making them earlier than that.

  • Oh my goodness, they look divine! Do you think it would be wrong to make the whole batch for just me to eat? :o)

  • Yup, I can smell them from here!! (i wish)
    That ginger caramel icing sounds gorgeous!

  • Anonymous

    Cath you are so talented. Miss u heaps.
    Michelle.b xxxx

  • Oh my god I need cake *running out door now*

  • Yummy! the flavor combo is fascinating! And i love your photos!

  • You and your sweet need to sell them..I went to a cupcake place today and was very disappointed in this dry little thing I bought!!! Yours would put them to shame…and I paid a bundle for them too. xoxo

  • Cat

    I adore gingerbread, so I might like these cupcakes. They sound divine!

  • Dearest Cathie, YES, Koralee is right…yours are truly delectable …she and I will have to take turns coming to get them :){she will, however, have to promise to only eat ONE on the way home though…hmmm I don't think it can be done…Oh, by the way, if you want to load a gravatar…I think it's pretty straight forward…help yourself to the "button" on the bottom of my site…smile on Rosie

  • Oooh! Must try these. I love ginger cookies, ginger cake…yum. I've always loved lemon icing on my gingercake, do you think it might work with these? Or would it be too overpowering?

  • the thought of the smell of these is more than I can handle on this rainy Brisbane night, I think I might just get baking, yes, right now!

  • oh yum! And such lovely pics. Thanks for sharing Cathie – I'm glad I have the weekend off for lots of baking x

  • I will have to try these! I love the gingerbread lattes at Starbucks:)

  • Thanks so much Cathie. They were absolutely delicious. They got the approval from the man at home as well. He particularly liked the pieces of ginger in there. Lovely play. Thanks, Lou.

  • I must try this recipe, sounds yummy.
    Have a great weekend.

  • oh yum! i am on my way over… : )

  • I adore gingerbread and cupcakes. Combine the two and you've got perfection in my books.