I Need A Tnt *light* Gingerbread Cupccake

Baking By lrlt2000 Updated 3 Dec 2011 , 9:12am by sweettreat101

lrlt2000 Posted 29 Nov 2011 , 6:42pm
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I have been searching recipes, but not having ever tried gingerbread cake/cupcakes, I hesitate to go with one without knowing if it's dark or strong versus light and not-so-strong on the gingerbread flavor!

Does anyone have a tried and true gingerbread cake recipe (for cupcakes)?

Thanks!

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pammycake64 Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 4:28am
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There is a light and easy cupcake recipe that tastes like a gingerbread cookie. It is light and not strong like your typical gingerbread. It is from the 101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 minutes book by Wendy Paul. (AWESOME BOOK!! LOVE IT!)
1 Box spice cake mix
3 eggs
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup milk

Mix it all together. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes. Cool and frost. I use an orange cream cheese frosting on the top. Hope this helps!

lrlt2000 Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 4:36pm
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Thank you! Coincidentally, this is the first project for which I am trying scratch recipes (never baked scratch)!!! I am hoping I can just adjust the yellow or white cake recipes I found by adding molasses and a few spices. I'll definitely post if it turns out nicely.

sweettreat101 Posted 3 Dec 2011 , 9:12am
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This is the one I have saved. Gingerbread - emiyeric "I made the gingerbread cake yesterday, following the suggestions by dandelion, GrandmaG and MacsMom - SO GOOD!!!
2 boxes white cake mix
2 c flour
2 tsp ginger
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp cloves
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1/2 c molasses
1/4 t baking soda
1 pkg vanilla pudding (considered butterscotch, but figured I'd try that next time cheesecake pudding mix
1-1/2 t salt
2 c sour cream
6 eggs
1-1/3 cup Gingerbread creamer (though if all you've got is cinnamon bun creamer or something along those lines, I don't think you'd miss it)
1-1/3 cup water
1/4 c oil
2 t vanilla extract
2 t butter flavoring (or 1 dram LoRann butter)

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