Day 124 – Gingerbread Cupcakes

2 Dec

Happy December 2nd everyone.  As you can tell by these Gingerbread Cupcakes (recipe below from Taste of Home), I’m ready to say “Goodbye!” to Thanksgiving flavors and “Hello!” to holiday flavors!

I also need to wish my sister-in-law, Caralyn, a very happy birthday today!  (You can see her in my intro video to Musical Monday — she’s the Halloween witch).

And for today’s Musical Monday selection:

Thanks to my friend, Clay, for always making me laugh!!  Now, onto the cupcakes.

Gingerbread-Cupcake     Mini-Gingerbread-cupcake

The cupcakes are a good density and moist without being wet. They are quite similar to a Devil’s Food cupcake, except there’s a very faint crisp to the top of the cakes.  The molasses really is the overpowering flavor. It’s extremely strong and I don’t really getting much else from the cupcake.

Whipped-Topping

The frosting is whipped topping. AKA whipped cream. Not much else to say.

Frosted-Gingerbread      Frosted-Mini-Gingerbread

The frosting brings out the best in the cupcake. You really need the sweetness of whipped cream to balance the “dark” flavor of these cupcakes. But, in the end, the molasses still reigns. It’s not as heavy, but it is the last flavor you get from these cupcakes.

Gingerbread-Cupcake-top     Mini-Gingerbread-top

If you love gingerbread, you’re going to love these. There are very accurate to the taste of the cookie.

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 18.5

RECIPE

Gingerbread Cupcakes (recipe below from Taste of Home)

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup reduced fat whipped topping (I made mine from scratch, but you can buy it to save time)

For directions visit Taste of Home.

*Tomorrow: Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes*

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