Recipe: Gingerbread cupcakes topped with cinnamon & toffee frosting

My children are currently LOVING gingerbread. My 4 year old made some gingerbread men (recipe here) to take to school and they are addicted to the new McVities mini gingerbread (seen here on the cakes) so I thought, as my main love is cupcakes I'd combine the two.

For the cakes:
150g Softened butter
150g Light muscavado sugar
150g Self raising flour
1 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch Nutmeg
3 Eggs, beaten
1 tbsp Milk

For the frosting:
50g Butter
50g Light muscavado sugar
3 tbsp Milk
200g Icing sugar
Pinch cinnamon

To decorate:
Mini gingerbread men - shop bought or homemade using the recipe HERE.

1. Preheat the oven to 180c and line a muffin tray with 12 cases.

2. Cream together the butter and sugar.

3. Gradually add the eggs.

4. Add the flour and spices then stir in the milk.

5. Soon the mixture into cases and bake for 15-20 minutes.

6. For the frosting - Melt 50g of the butter with the sugar then add the milk and stir to form a thick toffee sauce.

7. Beat the remaining 150g of butter until smooth and add in the icing sugar and 3/4 of the toffee sauce. Stir thoroughly.

8. Pipe of the frosting and drizzle the remaining toffee sauce over the top. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and add a mini gingerbread man.


  1. These are adorable I love the little ginger bread men I'll have to look out for them. I made a stack of ginger bread for my work colleague for Christmas last year instead of cards. They loved it (and saved me doing cards which I hate).

  2. Aww these are very cute! Such simple yet effective decoration too - perfect :) #TwinklyTuesday

    Helen x

  3. This looks so yummy and I love ginger biscuits too, so I would give this a try... I love how you show pics of every procedure as its easier to follow. Thanks for sharing! #TastyTuesday

  4. Oh wow, these are so pretty and accomplished too! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

  5. Oh wow, these are so pretty and accomplished too! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

  6. These are so cute! I'm so glad I saw them, I'll be trying these out for xmas gifts!!

  7. Yummy! Love gingerbread - like the idea of the little gingerbread men on top, so cute! x

  8. Ooh I will definitely be trying these! I love ginger :) love the gingerbread men on top

  9. Those are so cute! I'll need to try this!

  10. These look fantastic, i'll have to try these with my daughter

  11. Forget the kids — these have got my name all over them!! I absolutely love gingerbread!! What a lovely idea! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up with us at #TwinklyTuesday — please could you add our badge to your post to show others how to find us! Thanks so much :)

  12. These are the cutest buns ever! I love the topping as well. Your instructions are so clear & detailed. Thanks so much for sharing with #foodpornthursdays x


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