Add some zip to your dessert table with some candied ginger cupcakes! These Candied Ginger-Gingerbread Cupcakes have the perfect combination of zippy candied ginger and the warm flavors of gingerbread. With a cream cheese frosting, everyone will love them!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 22 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) spice cake mix
1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger, divided
Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for cupcakes, blending 2 Tbsp. each crystallized ginger and molasses into batter before spooning into 22 paper-lined muffin pan cups; cool completely.
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until blended. Beat in sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add remaining molasses; mix well. Stir in COOL WHIP. Refrigerate at least 30 min.
Spoon frosting into piping bag fitted with large round tip. Insert tip into top of each cupcake to pipe about 1 Tbsp. frosting into center of cupcake. Spread tops of cupcakes with remaining frosting.
Top with remaining crystallized ginger.
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How to Store
Keep frosted cupcakes refrigerated.
Homemade Piping Bag
Many tasks in the kitchen are made much easier with the use of a piping bag. No piping bag on hand? It's actually a cinch to make your own. Just open a resealable plastic bag and turn the seal outward to create a collar. Set the collar of the bag around the rim of a measuring cup to stabilize the bag. Fill the bag with whatever you will be piping. Squeeze any air out of the bag and seal. Cut one of the bottom corners of the bag to the appropriate size, and voila! Your homemade piping bag is complete.
The creamy frosting is just the right touch for these gingerbread cupcakes. Plus, they have built-in-portion control so you can enjoy the taste of one and control portion size.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 37g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.