Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cupcakes

Another fall recipe and expect many more! I love this time of the year and cannot get enough of fall baking. Spices abound!

What better way to welcome in this cooler season with Gingerbread Cupcakes? These are gluten-free and contain coconut flour vs a wheat-based flour. They are rich, super moist and spiced to perfection. I topped them with a vanilla bean buttercream but a cream cheese frosting would also be incredible.

For depth of flavor I added 1/4 cup of molasses to accompany the honey as a sweetener. It adds a dark spicy flavor so well loved in gingerbread.

These little cakes are perfect for back to school treats or to savor with a hot drink on a cool night. I will be making many more of these !

LET'S GET BAKING

RECIPE:
*altered source recipe for cupcakes only: Ginger Cupcakes, Gluten-Free Cupcakes, Elana Amsterdam

WHAT YOU NEED

CUPCAKES

1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil (preferably grapeseed)
1/4 cup molasses (NOT black strap)
1/4 cup honey

FROSTING

1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
3 tablespoons whipping cream

MAKE IT

PREHEAT oven to 350F
LINE 10 muffin cups with paper liners
IN LARGE BOWL, whisk together first 5 ingredients
IN MEDIUM BOWL, whisk together remaining wet ingredients
ADD wet ingredients to dry ingredients whisking briskly until fully combined
ADD 1/4 cup of batter to each muffin cup
BAKE 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
LET cool in pan 5 minutes then transfer cupcakes to cooling rack

MAKE FROSTING

IN BOWL OF STAND MIXER, fitted with paddle attachment
BEAT butter on high speed until light and fluffy
SLOWLY add in powdered sugar and once somewhat combined, mix on HIGH speed for 3 minutes
ADD cream and vanilla
MIX on high speed another 2-3 minutes
PIPE over cooled cupcakes

ENJOY !


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25 comments:

  1. You are just making one awesome recipe after another! I made some gingerbread cupcakes last fall and we all loved them and out of the blue a couple days ago my daughter just said I wish you would make gingerbread cupcakes again! These look so yummy!

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  2. I have been wanting to make something gingery but have yet to decide what. Your cupcakes look delicious-great fall flavors!

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  3. These are so cute and they make me yearn for the holidays!!

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  4. Oh, thank you! I love cooking with coconut flour and I love ginger bread. This make a girl happy!

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  5. Your cupcake looks delicious, spicy and tasty I may say :) thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh, it's that time of year again! Thanks for starting off fall with such a lovely treat. Thank you for linking to Fat Camp Friday. Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. These really sound delicious. I'm rather new to your blog and don't often comment, but I wanted you to know I'm here and love the food and recipes you share with your readers. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  8. omg these look amazing! Posting this on my facebook fan page

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  9. Thank you all for the lovely comments and all the ongoing support !

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  10. Oooh, I love the festive cupcake liners (yes, I'm already thinking Christmas)! Would love for you to link up to my Sweet Treats Party this weekend! Hope to see you there :)

    Ashton @ Something Swanky>

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  11. These look amazing!!!! I eat g-free and I just bought coconut flour the other day so I can't wait to try these!!!!!! Thank you!!

    ~Michelle
    check out my blog, it's all about my g-free experiments! :-)
    http://michellebelanger.blogspot.com/

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  12. These are really putting me in the fall and holiday spirit. They're beautiful! I can just imagine how good your kitchen smelled when you baked them. I need to add molasses to my shopping list. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  13. these sound perfect for fall baking come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  14. Looks good.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

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  15. You've introduced me to a new ingredient--coconut flour and a new way to bake. Thanks. XOXO

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  16. Hi Linda,
    I just love Gingerbread and your Gingerbread Cupcakes look delicious! Sure wish I had one right now to go with my coffee. Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  17. YUM! Your recipe looks really good! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this recipe with us.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

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  18. I came across your blog on Lady Behind the Curtain and I love your post! Gingerbread Cupcakes sound perfect for fall!


    I would love it if you would drop by Jane Deere and link up to Fusion Fridays with your favorite or most recent recipes, handmade crafts, diy projects, tips & tricks, and how to's! { open through Wednesday! }

    http://janedeereblog.blogspot.com

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  19. I came from Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday. I'm looking to try gluten free desserts and I was just "eyeing" the coconut flour this morning when I was in the supermarket but I wasn't sure what to blend it with. I will buy it tomorrow and try your recipe. It sounds delicious and looks fairly easy.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Joanne

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  20. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Red Plate.
    Miz Helen

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe is being featured tomorrow at CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY by Lady Behind The Curtain! Please come by and grab your "featured" button. Also, don't forget to share more of your delicious recipes with us!
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

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  22. the recipe only calls for 1/2 cup of flour above. is this correct?

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  23. Hi Lauren - yes that is correct. Coconut flour is one incredible sponge. It soaks up moisture like mad so a little goes a long way!

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  24. Sherry WebbJanuary 08, 2013

    I made several of these cupcakes for Christmas ... ate some right away with the yummy cream chesse frosting and stashed a bunch (unfrosted) in the freezer. I have been having one unfrosted cupcake the last few mornings for breakfast...they are sooo good. I am in a bit of a panic though...my freezer stash is down to one...looks like I will be baking this weekend. Thank you for such a great recipe

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