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These easy gingerbread cupcakes are so special and fun to make! It all starts with a boxed spice cake and full of gingerbread flavor!

These go great with a cup of hot chocolate  or Vanilla milk. They are so much fun to make and a great way to get that creative spirit going!


Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes

Well was 12/12/12 lucky for you?  It was a pretty good day for me.  I got a lot done around the house.  Did you know that this Saturday is National Cupcake Day?  What better way to celebrate with some Gingerbread Cupcakes?

Hello Friends! The season is here for all things cozy and bright. These fun gingerbread cookies are sure to bring a smile to anyone that comes across these! It is a perfect holiday recipe treat!

Major Ingredients for Gingerbread Cupcakes

Spice cake mix



Cream Cheese

Confectioners (powdered) Sugar


gingerbread cupcakes

Cream cheese frosting

1 stick butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

1/3 block cream cheese (low fat ok)

3 Tablespoons milk (low fat ok)

Cream together with hand mixer or stand mixer. on low – medium speed  When combined, whip on high for about a minute.  I like to frost mine in a circular motion with a star tip.




Then I added some sprinkles.

Sprinkles on cupcakes


And remember the Gingerbread Drop cookies from earlier this week? I rolled out the other half of the dough and made gingerbread men cookies.

Gingerbread men cooky toppers


When they cooled I decorated the cookies.


And when I was done, I added these to the cupcake as toppers.

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

These fun gingerbread cupcakes are super easy to make with the help of a boxed cake mix.


  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup oil


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  

    2. Mix ingredients in bowl.  

    3. Pour into lined muffin/cupcake tin.  

    4.Bake according to cake mix directions.

    5. Let cool before frosting.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g


These simple gingerbread cupcakes are so easy to make with a boxed cake mix!

I just love gingerbread cookies, cupcakes and lattes.  Do you like gingerbread?

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