Saturday, September 20, 2008

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread cupcakes
Thank you to all who joined in for show and tell and for your comments on my special Autumn treasures! We've had a busy Saturday, but are about to relax and celebrate the upcoming first day of fall. It's been our tradition to watch Anne of Green Gables, and I made some Gingerbread cupcakes for our snack.


~Gingerbread Cupcakes~

5 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake papers.
2. Cream the butter and sugar together in large mixing bowl. Add molasses, eggs and milk and blend well.
3. Sift together the flour, spices, baking soda and salt.
4. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until just combined.
5. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared tin.
6. Bake at 350 degrees 18-20 minutes. Remove cupcakes to cooling rack. Frost when completely cooled.

~Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting~

2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

Cream butter and cream cheese together. Beat in the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until fluffy.



I hope you are having a wonderful weekend with your family! I'll be around to visit you soon.


Nancy M. said...

Your cupcakes look so good and pretty too! My girls always loved Anne of Green Gables also ( still do)

LadySnow said...

Those look so yummy! :D

Anonymous said...

Yum those look so goooood!!
I will have mine with a hot tea please!!!

American Homemaker said...

Mmmmm, I want one of those cupcakes right now!

Sarah said...

Those look so so good. Me and my om are making those. Yummy!!

Linda said...

Oh theses look so yummy...enjoy and the movie too...hugs, Linda

Tina Leigh said...

OH SNAP I WISH I HAD ONE OF THOSE AND A CUP OF COFFEE!! Kelli they look so good!!!

Anonymous said...

Such lovely pictures you take! And yum-o cupcakes too. Anne of Green Gables is one of my favourite movies as well. You must be a kindred spirt :o)

ROXY said...

Those sound so good!! I will have to make those soon:)

GlorV1 said...

Those cupcakes would definitely go good with a cup of coffee. Thanks for the recipe, I will make them for my husband and I.

Mrs. H. said...

Hi Kelli,

Your cupcakes look lovely - I will let you know when (not if!) I try them. :-)

Watching a certain movie or eating a certain food on the same day every year makes the very best memories of childhood!

I was wondering if you had heard of "The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook" by Kate MacDonald? I checked it out at our library last week. I've had the Little House cookbook for some time, but never knew there was a Green Gables one.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend! :-)

Dragonlady said...

Man, your cupcakes look so good, I am going to save the recipe...You always get everything looking so perfect for pictures....
makes me want to lick the screen of my

Anonymous said...

Your cupcakes look delicious. I wish I could come over and watch Anne of Green Gables and eat some cupcakes. What a wonderful way to spend a fall afternoon.

suzeeez said...

Youe cupcakes look delicious ....I'm going to have to make some ..... soon !

Jennilee said...

Those cupcakes look delicious! I will have to file that recipe away until I have a working oven! I love Anne of Green Gables

Anonymous said...

Oh yum! Those look good! I'll have to make those. We usually have pumpkin this time of year and this will be a nice change. We love Anne of Green Gables too!


Lady Katherine said...

A girl after my own heart! No my grandchildren's, I bought the Little Debbie gingerbread cookies for them this week, I want to learn to make them again. But cupcakes I have to try these!!!!

Anonymous said...

My stomach immediately started growling! Yummm!

Ms. Tee said...

What a neat tradition to celebrate the first day of fall. And the cupcakes look sooo good! :)

Linda C said...

Your cupcakes look so delicious! Never thought of making gingerbread as cupcakes. One of my favorite lines in "Anne..." is Marilla's "twenty pounds of brown sugar." I have the dvds and enjoy them with my 17 yr. old daughter.

Julie said...


I am drooling over your cupcakes. I mean it - I can taste them right now.

How wonderful that you watch Anne of Green Gables yearly. I do hope you have the Public Television version.

I find the actual book to be too "treacly" but the tv series was wonderful and I love spunky Anne.

Charity said...

What a fun tradition! I love Anne of Green Gables - the Megan Follows films (the first two!) as well as the books. The cupcakes look very yummy - I'll have to remember this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

the said...

Even with this cold I have I swear I can smell those!! LOL
Have a great weekend,

Anonymous said...

Oh, man, gingerbread AND a cream cheese frosting - yummmmmm! I'm printing the recipe now to try soon! Thanks for sharing it.

Anne Fannie said...

Hey Kelli, Its a wonder that anyone living under your roof is not 300+ lbs!
You always have the best yummy recipes!
Thanks for sharing all the time!
Love, Ann

Tori Leslie said...

Hmm, those look delish and I love how you just piled on the frosting haphazardly, yummy!

Jen said...

Those look yummy! We laid around yesterday as well. We watched Hope Floats. A cute little movie. enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli,
These look delicious.

I have given you a blog award at my blog for all the great work you do.


Anonymous said...

Your cupcakes look so yummy. What a fun tradition you have to welcome in Fall/Autumn.

Chris said...

Kelli, I love that you create & maintain such warm & wonderful family traditions. Your family will be so blessed by them!

Oh, and I love that you bake cupcakes, especially! *Ü*

Have a beautiful Sunday, Chris

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
Oh my gosh I made these cupcakes this morning, I saw the recipe really early and made them while everyone was sleeping, They are so so good, I will keep this recipe in my book of the best recipes

Kathy said...

I was out blog surfing and ran across yours and I'm so glad I did. Your blog and home are wonderful. You have some awesome decorating ideas. Thank you for sharing with us.

Sandra said...

Yum that looks so good. I love Anne of Green Gables and watch it every year too :)

Jackie said...

Gingerbread Cupcakes, what a wonderful way to have gingerbread. Thanks for sharing.

God bless.

Nancy Rosalina said...

Those look so good! I really enjoy your blog! Blessings, Nancy

Kerri said...

These look so good. I am making whoopie pies today, but my husband is a gingerbread lover, so I'm headed back to the kitchen to whip up these! Acelia and I LOVE Anne of Green Gables too. We are going to PEI in two weeks. I can't wait.

The Liberty Belle said...

Those cupcakes look delicious. The photographs made my mouth water and I'm determined to try your recipe this week. Thanks for sharing it. I think I'll have mine along with a nice cup of coffee. Mmmm...
Anne of Green Gables is such a treasured tale. I love all of the Anne books. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Oh, now that sounds like a perfect afternoon!

love, Tina :)

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
Your gingerbread cupcakes look so tempting. The smell of gingerbread baking just says "fall" to me.
Thanks for sharing your recipe.

YayaOrchid said...

Hi! Found your blog by way of my friend Gloria from
She highly recommended your site and said I would love it. She was right! Your blog is just so amazing. Your recipes look delicious!

Heather said...


Those look so yummy!!!

Love, Heather

Tammy said...

Those cupcakes look too good to eat! I think that Clemmie and I are definitely going to have to try making a batch. Thanks for sharing!

GranthamLynn said...

Oh I hope you had a lovely weekend. Everything looked so pretty. I'll have to try your recipe they look yummy!
Have a great week.

Mimi Sue said...

I love gingerbread cake. It's one of my favorite winter desserts. We like to eat it a little warm with real whipped cream. But I'm gonna try your recipe and that frosting. It sounds yummy. Mimi

Renee said...

Oh, yum! These look soooo good!


Kelli said...

Oh Yum! This post is a keeper! I hope you don't mind if I link to it on my side bar?

Frazzled Mom said...

Those look great! I have company for tea this week. Now I know what I'll make.

Frazzled Mom said...

Kelli - Me again. I just noticed in the first picture next to your cake plate are some white leaves with pumpkin colored candles. What is in the dish around the candles? Cranberries? Real or Faux? BTW - I love your pear jelly. I think they should be in every shot. I especially love the labels.

Mrs. H. said...

I made the cupcakes tonight! Yummy! And the house smelled so good! :-) Thanks for the great recipe!

Shopgirl said...

I have always loved Anne of Green Gables. I love the way they lived.
I will have to copy your cup cakes, they look so good.
Hugs, mary

Mrs. U said...

Good grief!! These look mighty tasty!!

Mrs. U

kris said... good!!!

Unknown said...

Oh boy! I love gingerbread and these look amazing! Can't wait for it to cool off a little so I can make these. Thank you so much for the recipe!

letterstoelijah said...

I made these tonight.. very tasty! I love the combo of the ginger bread and the frosting. Here is a funny... when making the frosting, I didn't use icing sugar.. I used regular white sugar - oops! I hated to dump it but had no choice. It was quick to make another batch.

I made mine into mini cupcakes to take to church with me tomorrow. Wonderful recipe - this is a keeper. Thanks Kelli

(also a fellow Canuck who moved stateside)

chammer1 said...

I love gingerbread and these sound divine. Gonna make them tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe.