Looking for a tried & true gingerbread cupcake recipe
I have tried a couple scratch recipes, but haven't found "the one" that I really love yet as, so I'm still looking as well.
However, for a "good for right now" option, Betty Crocker's Gingerbread mix is actually very good. Good spiciness, flavor and moistness, although it has that airy box-cake-mix texture that I'm not overly fond of.
Excellent with mango buttercream
I don't think I've ever seen the gingerbread mix here except at Christmas time....I guess the search continues
Check a couple different supermarkets - mine carries it year round.
we don't have the type of selection here that you do in the States
I have tried several times to make the perfect gingerbread cupcake
I finally figured it out.
If you can find the Betty Crocker gingerbread mix:
mix it up as the directions say except in a mixing bowl then do this:
In a separate bowl, sift together,
2 C cake flour (or 1/2 ap flour & 1/2 cake flour)
1/2 t baking soda
2 t ginger
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1 C brown sugar
7 oz soft butter
1/2 C milk
2T corn syrup
2 T molasses
beat about 2 min then add to the Betty Crocker you already made, and mix gently. bake about 30 min.
You should have a light & fluffy gingerbread cupcake with a little darker color and a good gingerbread taste.
Good luck, I made these with a lemon butter cream icing and candied lemon peel. YUM.
hope this helps.
I made a fabulous ginger cupcake that I saw Bobby Flay do last Christmas!! It was awesome he had a mango buttercream frosting to go on it! You should be able to find it on the food network site... I cant quite remember how they were titled something like mango gingerbread cupcakes... If you cant find it pm me... its definitely worth looking for!