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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Clove Frosting Recipe

Excited about Christmas, but not quite ready to get out the step ladder and begin the arduous process of hanging decorations and stringing up lights? Well, we have the perfect solution.  Fill your home with the delicious, warm, spicy scents of Christmas instead.  Over the next 5 weeks we will be sharing some of our favourite Christmas recipes to help you and your family welcome in the festive season in style – starting with these gingerbread cupcakes with cinnamon-clove frosting.

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Clove Frosting

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Clove Frosting Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12


  • For the cupcakes:
  • 80g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 120ml  golden syrup
  • 2, medium egg
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 155g plain flour
  • 4g McCormick Ginger, Ground
  • 7g baking soda
  • 120ml milk, hot
  • For the frosting:
  • 60g butter, softened
  • 110g cream cheese, softened
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 2mL lemon juice
  • 6g McCormick Cloves, Ground


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin.
  2. Cream the 80g of butter with the 100g caster sugar. Add golden syrup and all the egg.
  3. Sift and mix together the dry ingredients for the cupcakes, except the baking soda.
  4. Dissolve baking soda in the milk.
  5. Add flour mix to butter mix, stir well.
  6. Mix in the milk. Pour combined mixture equally into the greased muffin tin.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  8. For the frosting, beat together the 60g butter and the cream cheese.
  9. Add the 170g of sugar and continue beating until light and creamy.
  10. Add the lemon juice, cloves and cinnamon.
  11. Once muffins are cool, remove from tray and apply the frosting. Sprinkle extra cinnamon over the top if desired.
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 Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick. 

Fiona Dorman

Fiona Dorman

Fiona Dorman founded The Part Time People in 2012 as she saw a lack of adequate information for non-9to5 workers looking for work and ways to change their lives through study. The Part Time People knows that when you are a parent your life becomes full of new commitments on top of work, life, family, study and everything else we need to pack in to 24 hours! TPTP works together with the Mum Media Group to bring together information for parents looking to return to work. With focus on four areas; Return to work, Start Your Own Business, Work From Home and Upskilling, there is information for everyone. As a mother of two young boys, William 2.5yrs and Sam 5 months, Fiona knows the challenges with juggling work, family and home and strives to bring the best information we can to help parents get to the working scenario they want.

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