gingerbread cupcake with blue cheese frosting
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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Blue Cheese Frosting

A new twist on an old holiday favorite, these Gingerbread Cupcakes with Blue Cheese Frosting are the perfect sweet-but-savory treat, just as suited as hors-d'oeuvres as for dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, christmas, holidays
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

Gingerbread Cupcakes

  • 300 g flour
  • 150 g sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 3 tsp cloves ground
  • 3 tsp ginger ground
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g butter melted
  • 100 ml cream
  • 100 ml milk
  • 50 ml light syrup

Blue Cheese Frosting

  • 300 g cream cheese room temperature
  • 50 g butter room temperature, cut in small pieces
  • 150 g St Agur Cheese room temperature

Instructions

Gingerbread Cupcakes

  • Set oven for 175 C/350 F and place 12 muffin liners in a muffin tray.
  • Mix together all the dry ingredients including the spices.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until just blended.
  • Scoop into the muffin liners, filling about 3/4, and bake in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes until dry in the middle - adjust the time to your oven for a perfect cook. Let cool completely before decorating.

Blue Cheese Frosting

  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together with an immersion blender until there are no lumps left. If you have a food processor you can use this instead.
  • Spread the frosting on top of the cupcakes or pipe it out using an icing nozzle and pastry bag. 

Notes

  • Instead of light syrup, you can use golden syrup or maple syrup - or have a look at this syrup comparison to find the one best suited for you
  • Instead of St Agur, you can use another blue cheese of your choice - for example, Stilton or Danish Blue Cheese.
  • If you like less gingerbread spice you can just cut in half