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 ¾, 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.
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