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This is such a special time of year! So many fun gatherings and so much food! Happy get-togethers call for special treats. Today’s recipe for Gingerbread Cupcakes is perfect for any holiday party.

These cupcakes have all of the warm, spicy flavors of gingerbread cookies but in cupcake form! I thought those flavors would pair nicely with a creamy vanilla frosting for an extra special treat.

Knowing that I will be bombarded with so many amazing looking desserts at every event we attend, I always make an effort to bring a treat that my real-food, gluten-free diet allows me to enjoy, while still pleasing the other guests who may not be so particular.

These cupcakes are moist and full of flavor with just enough sweetness to balance the spice. The creamy vanilla frosting is the perfect compliment and it transforms what looks like a regular old muffin into a thing of beauty! Dress the cupcakes up even more with a sprinkle of crystallized ginger or chopped nuts.

These Gingerbread Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting are perfect for any holiday gathering! Gluten-free, Paleo-friendly, and Dairy-free, but not short on spicy gingerbread goodness! // deliciousobsessions.com

This recipe makes use of my Gingerbread Spice Blend, but I will also include the specific spices needed just for these muffins in the recipe below. I love to keep a small jar of sweet and spicy blends like Gingerbread Spice or my other favorite, Chai Spice, in my pantry. They are a fun way to dress up quick breads or muffins, spice up a cup of herbal coffee or tea, change up your mug of hot chocolate, or give a little kick to your smoothies.

Enjoy today’s recipe for Gingerbread Cupcakes and have a wonderful Holiday season!

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting :: Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting :: Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 34 minutes

These cupcakes have all of the warm, spicy flavors of gingerbread cookies but in cupcake form! These cupcakes are moist and full of flavor with just enough sweetness to balance the spice. The creamy vanilla frosting is the perfect compliment and it transforms what looks like a regular old muffin into a thing of beauty! Dress the cupcakes up even more with a sprinkle of crystallized ginger or chopped nuts.

Ingredients

Cupcakes

Frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line your muffin tin with parchment liners.
  2. Combine all of the dry ingredients (almond flour through nutmeg) in a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl, add the eggs, molasses, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and then add the apple cider vinegar. Stir well to combine and make sure no lumps remain.
  5. Portion the batter out into 10-12 muffin cups.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the muffin tin to a wire cooling rack and allow them to fully cool before frosting and decorating.
  8. To make the frosting, combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together with a handheld mixer. This may take a minute or two and you will need to scrape the sides of the bowl often.
  9. When the cupcakes have fully cooled, place the frosting in a plastic bag and snip off a corner or use a piping bag to decorate. Dress them up even more with some crystallized ginger or chopped nuts.
  10. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 47mg Sodium: 216mg Carbohydrates: 6g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 6g
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