Friday 11 December 2015

12 Days of Christmas - Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream

For today's blog post I have teamed up with 11 other kiwi bloggers for a blog collaboration. For each of the 12 days, a different blogger will bring you a festive themed blog post whether it be crafty, organisation, baking etc... Below is a full list of bloggers participating in the collaboration.

Today is the very last day of the collaboration and my turn to provide you with a festive blog post!

So, on the 12th day of Christmas "A Kiwi Mumma" gave to you...

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream 

As I spend a lot of my time baking and decorating cakes, I thought it wouldn't be right if I didn't do a Christmassy cake right?

So, here it is! Super easy and delicious Christmas Cupcakes!

You will need:

2/3 C unsalted butter, softened

3/4 C light brown sugar

3 large free-range eggs, at room temperature

11/4 C self-raising flour

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Small pinch of grated nutmeg (optional

1-2 tablespoons milk


Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. I used a stand mixer.

Add eggs one at a time until well combined.

In a separate bowl combine cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg with the flour.

Gradually add to the wet ingredients, mixing well after each time.

Add milk, mixing well to make sure all ingredients are mixed together well. I only ended up using 1 T of milk, because the mixture is quite wet.

Distribute evenly to cupcake case - makes 12!

Bake for 10 - 15 minutes, until risen and when a skewer is inserted into the middle it comes out clean.

Allow to cool and ice with...

Cinnamon Buttercream

You will need:

- 1 C Softened butter
- 2 C Icing Sugar
- 1 T Cinnamon
- 1 t Vanilla Essence
- 2 to 3 T Milk or Cream

In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add icing sugar, continuing to beat. Add vanilla essence and Cinnamon (to taste, I added a bit more than one tablespoon), continue to mix until well combined. Add milk until desired consistency. More milk for a smoother consistency and less for a stiff consistency. Then decorate as you wish!

Today is the final day of the "12 Days of Christmas" Kiwi Blogger series. If you want go back and see what the other lovely ladies blogged for the first 11 days see the list below . Please go and check out their pages for some great Christmas themed ideas to get you into the festive spirit!

Merry Christmas!

Day 1 (1st December) - Teacher by trade, Mother by nature

Day 2 (2nd December) - Mummy Do It

Day 3 (3rd December) - Sweet Mama M

Day 4 (4th December) - Lisasaurus

Day 5 (5th December) - Girl on a Mission

Day 6 (6th December) - Misses Mac

Day 7 (7th December) - Always Made With Love

Day 8 (8th December) - Dorothy Nada

Day 9 (9th December) - Mrs Cake

Day 10 (10th December) - Nesting in the Country

Day 11 (11th December) - Outdoorsy NZ

You are here ----> Day 12 (12th December) - A Kiwi Mumma


  1. Tegan, these look so good, and I bet they taste just as good :) Thanks for joining us in the 12 Days of Christmas - A Blog Collaboration.