*Gingerbread Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting*
CONTRIBUTED BY DENISE VASAK
Gingerbread Cupcakes (adapted from bakedbyrachel.com who adapted it from Land o'lakes)
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C butter, softened
1/2 C water
1/3 C molasses
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cloves
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and prepare a cupcake pan with liners. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Add egg. Add baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and cloves. Mix well. Then add molasses. Add flour and water alternating beginning and ending with flour. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
Brown Sugar Buttercream
1/2 cup of butter
1/3 cup of brown sugar (I used dark)
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups SIFTED confectioner's sugar
1 tblspn heavy whipping cream
Beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add 1 tsp of vanilla a mix. Gradually add confectioner's sugar, mixing well after each addition. Once done, add heavy whipping cream. Add additional whipping cream until you get the consistency you want.
Enjoy and remember to EAT DESSERT FIRST!