Today I am sharing a favorite fall recipe.
This Gingerbread Cream Cheese Frosting is perfect for topping cupcakes for your fall gatherings.
It is so easy to make and you probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry. I’ve provided links to Walmart.com if you need to pick up a few things. If you have not tried having your groceries delivered from Walmart, I’m loving it.
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Gingerbread Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 tbsp molasses
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 stick butter softened (I prefer unsalted butter for baking)
- 5 cups powdered sugar, sifted
Optional for decorating
In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the softened cream cheese, butter, vanilla, molasses, and brown sugar.
Sift together the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Gradually add the sugar and spices to the cream cheese mixture and mix on high until smooth.
If the mixture is too stiff you can add a tsp to a time of water or milk until the frosting is the right consistency for piping.
Pipe onto your favorite cupcake and enjoy!
Fill a large piping bag with the Gingerbread Cream Cheese Frosting and fit it with a large tip. Pipe a generous amount of frosting on each cupcake.
Optional way to decorate:
I found some very thin, crisp ginger cookies and thought they would be a really fun addition to my holiday cupcakes. You can use white icing to pipe words like “thankful”, “joy”, “merry”, and other phrases onto the ginger cookies. When the icing was dry I placed one into the cream cheese frosting on top of each cupcake.
When you share these cupcakes at the next get-together everyone will love the gingerbread flavor and the festive cookie cupcake toppers!
Gingerbread Cream Cheese Frosting
Do you have a favorite holiday flavor you like to incorporate into your baking recipes?
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