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Christmas Tree Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cupcakes

I love making these christmas tree gingerbread cupcakes! They’re so festive, absolutely adorable and to-die-for if you’re a gingerbread fan.

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Gingerbread Cupcakes

  • Author: Anna Young
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

For the cupcakes: 

  • ½ cup butter, softened 
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • ½ cup milk 
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

 

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 5 tbsp heavy cream
  • green gel food coloring 
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. 
  2. Line a 12 muffin cups with paper cups. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Set aside. 
  4. In another bowl, beat the butter, molasses and sugar until creamy.  
  5. Add the egg and mix to combine.  
  6. Add the milk, vanilla extract and beat well. 
  7. Add in the flour mixture and beat until smooth. 
  8. Divide the batter between muffin cups.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. 
  11. To make the frosting, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter. 
  12. Add the vanilla extract, sugar and heavy cream and beat until creamy. 
  13. Add a few drops of food coloring and beat to combine. 
  14. Pipe the frosting onto each cupcake in a tree shape.
  15. Decorate with sprinkles and refrigerate unlit ready to serve. 

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