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Gingerbread Cupcakes Special Christmas

Gingerbread Cupcakes Special Christmas

Gregorian calendar month is my favorite time of the year for baking, I simply love Christmas and every one that it brings. The merry baking and also the christmassy aromas have undoubtedly arrived in my room, there isn't any want for scented candles once baking is below means. These gingerbread cupcakes special chrismas square measure an excellent continuation of this years Christmas baking. They were precceded by Cranberry and chocolate Cookies, that square measure forever a requirement bake and Sticky cake, each from Nigella's Christmas coobook. I really like cake on it's own however had ne'er tried it with a opaque topping. The buttercream topping worked splendidly against the dark spicy sponge, that I finished off with a sprinkling of cute cake men. These cupcakes were a large hit with hubby's work colleagues and did not last long. undoubtedly a suggested bake!

Makes 12  Gingerbread Cupcakes Special Chrismas

 100g caster sugar
 75g unsalted butte, softened
125ml black treacle
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
175g plain flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 ground mixed spice
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 ground nutmeg
l hot milk

For the buttercream:
 200g icing sugar, sifted
120g butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp milk
Gingerbread men sprinkles

Gingerbread cupcakes: heat up the kitchen appliance to 175oC/fan kitchen appliance 155oC/350oF/Gas Mark four and line a 12-hole quick bread tin with cupcake cases.
In a massive bowl cream the butter with the sugar. Add the treacle and also the egg and ingredient.
In a massive bowl, sift along the flour, chocolate, ginger, cinnamon, mixed spice, nutmeg and salt.
Dissolve the hydrogen carbonate of soda within the hot milk.
Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and stir till simply combined. Stir within the hot milk mixture.
Spoon the batter equally into the cases. Bake for twenty minutes or till slightly resilient to the bit.
Allow to chill for a few minutes within the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool down.
For the buttercream: Cream the butter in an exceedingly clean, massive bowl till sleek, step by step add the powdered sugar and still cream till light-weight and soft. Add the vanilla and also the milk and cream till combined.
Spread the buttercream or pipe onto the cupcakes and beautify with mini gingerbread men.


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