Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes

Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes

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 chocolate gingerbread cupcakes

I’ve made gingerbread cupcakes before, but this time, I wanted to take gingerbread cupcakes to the next level.  I added chocolate, a splash of coffee, and a bold, ginger orange glaze – and ended up with an unforgettable, sophisticated holiday cupcake.

I totally fell in love with the handmade paper gingerbread toppers from Etsy seller LOVE2STAMP4U.  If you’d rather use edible toppers, these chocolate gingerbread cupcakes would be adorable topped with real gingerbread men or homemade gingersnap cookies.

Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes

Yield: 10 Cupcakes

Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes


    Cupcake Ingredients
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground clove
  • ¾ cup brewed or instant coffee, near boiling
  • Glaze Ingredients
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • ¼ teaspoon orange extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon whole milk


    Cupcake Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  3. Mix in the egg and molasses until fully combined.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and clove.
  5. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the coffee to the wet ingredients. Mix well after each addition.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched.
  7. Glaze Instructions
  8. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. The glaze should be thick, but easily spreadable.
  9. Spread onto cooled cupcakes.

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6 comments on “Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes”

  1. jo-lyn says:

    hhhmmmm these sound very interesting! i have to try these some time! thnx! :)

  2. Deirdre says:

    Those look amazing, so cute!! I will try those for my daughters birthday.

  3. Priya says:

    Cute looking fabulous cupcakes..

  4. These cupcakes sound wonderful. I am like you, I love to experiment with different flavors in a recipe. The addition of chocolate convinces me that they are good. I just found your blog tonight and glad I did because I would love you to share these or any gingerbread item on my Gingerbread Linky Party. It closes at midnight Mon. So there is still time. There is also a separate giveaway for 12 people. Hope to see you!——– Shannon

  5. Anonymous says:


  6. This blog is very well written and I appreciate your efforts.. Keep up the good work.

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