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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Sugar Frosting {And a Giveaway!}

Gingerbread.  It’s one of those Christmasy things I look forward to every holiday season!  For some reason, we don’t really think about gingerbread except between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, but it never disappoints. Gingerbread, whether it’s in cookie, cake or cupcake form is so spicy and warm and comforting.  The cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves in this cupcake are no exception.  Paired with the sweet cinnamon-sugar frosting, these cupcakes are a must for your holiday baking this year!

Ingredients:

Cupcakes

  • 1 cup milk (soy or whole)
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar non-dairy creamer
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
Instructions:
Cupcakes
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the soy milk, oil, honey, sugar, and vanilla extract.  Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices.  Whisk until combined.
  • Pour the batter into lined cupcake tins.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean from the center of the cupcakes.
  • Let cool before frosting.
Frosting
  • In the bowl of your mixer, beat the butter until smooth.
  • Add in the soy milk, creamer, and vanilla extract, and beat until combined and smooth.
  • Add in the powdered sugar.  Beat on medium-high for about 8-10 minutes, until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Frost the cupcakes, and enjoy!
Makes 12 cupcakes. Original recipe by La Casa de Sweets.

 La Madeleine Gift Card Giveaway!

One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is take a night off and take my hubby on a date to La Madeleine’s for some dessert.  It’s so romantic with the fireplace, the hot chocolate, and the yummy pastries!  It feels so great to just take a break and relax a while.  With all the holiday baking, shopping, planning, and general running around, I figured you need a break, too!  So, La Madeleine’s is giving away two (2) $20 gift cards to La Madeleine Cafe to two lucky winners! Here’s what you have to do:

{Main Entry}

Leave a comment below answering the following question:

What is your favorite holiday dessert?

{Three Additional Entries} 

      •  I just entered to win a @LaMadeleineCafe gift card from @LaCasaDeSweets! Enter here: http://bit.ly/tE3P0I  #giveaway
      • Follow La Casa De Sweets on facebook, and leave a comment below saying you’ve done so.
      • Follow La Madeleine Cafe on facebook, and leave a comment below saying you’ve done so.
    If you already do any of the above, leave a comment, it counts!

    Giveaway Rules:

    • This giveaway ends on Sunday, December 11th at midnight, ET.
    • Two winners will be drawn randomly and contacted via email.  The winners have 48 hours to respond to the email, or another winner will be chosen.
    • This giveaway is open to US residents only.
    • Each winner will receive a $20 gift card to La Madeleine Cafe, and will be shipped directly by La Madeleine Cafe.
    • The gift cards have been provided by La Madeleine Cafe.  The views expressed here are my opinion only, and I have not been monetarily compensated in any way.

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    Comments (64)

    • Sanjeeta kk 9 years ago Reply

      Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves..honey..Hmm..what lovely festive flavors!

      lacasadesweets 9 years ago Reply

      Thank you!! 🙂

    • My favorite holiday dessert is Pumpkin Roll.

      lacasadesweets 9 years ago Reply

      One of my husband’s favorites!

    • I like La Casa De Sweets on FB

    • I like La Madeleine on FB.

    • Love these cupcakes! My favorite holiday dessert is homemade cookies of any type:-)

    • Erin 9 years ago Reply

      What wonderful cupcakes! The gingerbread man on top is too cute.

    • Maureen E 9 years ago Reply

      Have always loved Pumpkin Pie!

    • Maureen E 9 years ago Reply

      I tweeted!
      LOL that sounds funny

    • Maureen E 9 years ago Reply

      Following La Casa De Sweets on facebook,

    • Tracey Fitzmeyer 9 years ago Reply

      No doubt! Red Velvet Cake (of course with cream cheese icing)!!! YUMMMMM!!!

      lacasadesweets 9 years ago Reply

      Yum!!

    • nicole berg 9 years ago Reply

      I like La Madeline on FB.

    • Maureen E 9 years ago Reply

      Following La Madeleine Cafe on facebook

    • Amanda 9 years ago Reply

      My favorite holiday dessert is Pumpkin Pie 🙂 I also follow La Madeline and La Casa de Sweets on Facebook!

    • Kathleen 9 years ago Reply

      My favorite holiday dessert is peppermint chocolate bark!

    • Kathleen 9 years ago Reply

      I like La Madeleine on facebook

    • Kathleen 9 years ago Reply

      I like La Casa de Sweets on facebook

    • Julie 9 years ago Reply

      My favorite holiday treat is pumpkin pie. Thanks!

    • Julie 9 years ago Reply

      I like la Madeline on Facebook! Thanks again!

    • Lauren D. 9 years ago Reply

      Chocolate cake yule log

    • Sarah 9 years ago Reply

      Pepermint bark is the best holiday treat!

    • Chandra 9 years ago Reply

      Pumpkin cheesecake 🙂

    • Sarah 9 years ago Reply

      I also like La Madeleine on Facebook.

    • Anna 9 years ago Reply

      Favorite holiday dessert? decorated sugar cookies.

    • sharon stein 9 years ago Reply

      My favirite holiday dessert is white fruit cake!

    • sharon stein 9 years ago Reply

      my fovorite dessert is white fruit cake.

    • Maria Joanne Choquehuanca 9 years ago Reply

      Love your descriptions and the healthy influences too…plus your title ‘La casa de sweets’…inviting!!!!

      Maria Joanne Choquehuanca 9 years ago Reply

      My favorite holiday dessert is tiramisu, home-made, of course or dulce de leche cake!

      lacasadesweets 9 years ago Reply

      Gracias!!!

    • Christine 9 years ago Reply

      Hey Jackie, your Cupcake is a Recipe Guessing Game on Knapkins. Think your friends can win? http://knapkins.com/guess_games/943?source=blog

    • Christy Gonzalez-Vazquez 9 years ago Reply

      My favorite holiday dessert is BRAZO GITANO! 🙂

      KarenZ 9 years ago Reply

      Buche de Noel! I remember making it in French club.

      lacasadesweets 9 years ago

      Nice!

    • Beth 9 years ago Reply

      I love gingerbread too, especially warm with a lot of whipped cream on top, to die for!

      lacasadesweets 9 years ago Reply

      Me, too!!

    • Beth 9 years ago Reply

      just tweeted and also “liked” your facebook page, thanks to your La Mad giveaway, I discovered you. Now I have to go find some of your recipes, I bake a lot too!

      lacasadesweets 9 years ago Reply

      Great! We’d love to have you join our Cookies for a Cause bake sale! We’re selling cookies to raise money for Share Our Strength 🙂

    • Yuchen 9 years ago Reply

      Red velvet cake truffles 😀

    • Clara 9 years ago Reply

      Leche flan is my fave holiday dessert 🙂

    • katy 9 years ago Reply

      my favorite holiday dessert is eggnog milkshakes!

      lacasadesweets 9 years ago Reply

      Yummy! I’ve got a great dairy-free eggnog ice cream recipe coming up on the blog soon! 🙂

    • LaShabriel Keys 9 years ago Reply

      I followed La Casa de Sweets & La Madeleine on Twitter (tweeted message) and Facebook. My favorite Holiday dessert is Pumpkin loaf and Cranberry bread. The Holidays is my favorite time of year to bake. Thank you!

      lacasadesweets 9 years ago Reply

      Mine, too!!

    • Claire 9 years ago Reply

      I love gingerbread. My favorite non-seasonal treat is carrot cake, so I guess I’m a sucker for spices. 😛

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    • Pink Party Girl 9 years ago Reply

      Just a note that when I came across your site (via Cupcakes Take the Cake), I had to share on my party blog. Keep up the great recipes, and the good work to eliminate hunger! I’m impressed!
      Cheers!

    • Sarah G 9 years ago Reply

      I love baking sugar cookies with my three year old during the holidays – it’s a lot of messes, but she loves the sprinkles and her exuberance is infectious!

      lacasadesweets 9 years ago Reply

      Cute! My 2 yr old loves to bake, too!

    • Sarah G 9 years ago Reply

      I “liked” La Madeleine on Facebook.

    • Veleisa 9 years ago Reply

      I’m a fan of La Madeleine on Facebook now. My favorite holiday dessert is the sweet potato pie my boyfriend and I made. The recipe comes from his grandmother in Louisiana and it is awesome! Made it for Thanksgiving and will make it again for Christmas.

    • Sarah G 9 years ago Reply

      I “liked” your blog on Facebook.

    • Sarah G 9 years ago Reply

      I tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/capitallyfrugal/status/144809022527246336

    • Nella 9 years ago Reply

      I’m fan on Facebook and Twitter of La Madeleine ! and i twitted too (janat2011) my favorite is baklava !!!

    • jeannette 9 years ago Reply

      holy wow i love la madeleine!!! my fave holiday desserts are: peppermint bark, gingerbread cookies and sticky toffee cake!!

    • jeannette 9 years ago Reply

      i follow you both on twitter and i retweeted

    • jeannette 9 years ago Reply

      i follow you on facebook

    • jeannette 9 years ago Reply

      i follow la madeleine on facebook

    • Melissa Darrow 9 years ago Reply

      I love the sound of this recipe and can’t wait to try it! I have tweeted as requested 🙂 and will now go follow on Facebook.

    • aubreylaine 9 years ago Reply

      gingerbread cookies!
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    • Jennifer Schofield 9 years ago Reply

      My favourite is chocolate log!

    • Michelle 9 years ago Reply

      My favorite dessert is la Madeline’s fruit tarts!

    • Deliciously Chocolate 9 years ago Reply

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