Recipe: Gingerbread cupcakes with Orange Cream-Cheese Glaze

These festive cupcakes are very easy to make and are super delicious! There is something about the combination of gingerbread and orange that I love- and this soft and moist cupcake recipe with this cream-cheese glaze is amazing! 🙂 The recipe is very simple, just calls for quite a bit of ingredients, but definitely worth a try this holiday season!


Recipe: Makes 12 cupcakes


For the cupcakes:

3/4 cup vegetable oil

2 large eggs

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar or molasses

1/4 cup honey

2 1/4 cup plain flour

2 tsp ground ginger

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/3 tsp ground clove

1/2 tsp salt

1 3/4 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup warm water

For the cream cheese glaze:

100 g softened butter

220 g cream cheese

2 cups powdered sugar

zest of 1 orange

juice of 1/2 orange



For the cupcakes:

1. In a bowl mix the dry ingredients (apart from the sugars) in a bowl, set aside.

2. In a bigger bowl- mix oil, eggs, white sugar until pale and thick. Then add the brown sugar and honey – mix well.

3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and the warm water. Mix well until smooth.

4. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners and pour batter into each liner until they are 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 180 degrees C or until the top of the cupcakes springs back or a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

5. Once they’re done – allow them to cool before frosting them.

For the glaze/frosting:

1. Beat the soft cream cheese and butter until completely smooth.

2. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time until full incorporated.

3. Grate in the zest of one orange and squeeze in the juice of 1/2 the orange, mix well.

4. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled- frost each one with some of this delicious frosting/glaze and enjoy!



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