Gingerbread Mini Cupcakes

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Okay well, it might not be looking like Christmas here in Hawaii (sorry – Christmas will always mean chilly temps and snow for me!), but it sure is feeling like it with all the lights and decor in my house AND the yumminess that is happening in my kitchen. These delicious Gingerbread Mini Cupcakes got a test run when I was visiting my parents this fall and now it’s time for the main event! Whether you are swapping baked goods with a neighbor, whipping something up for your own holiday party or heck – just want to treat your family (and yourself), these little bites do the trick!
Gingerbread Mini Cupcakes - Holiday Desserts - Easy Gluten Free Dessert - Desserts For Christmas - Christmas Dessert - Mini Dessert Recipe - Communikait by Kait Hanson

Gingerbread Mini Cupcakes

You Will Need:

1/1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup ghee (or softened butter, margarine – whatever you prefer!)

1/2 cup dark corn syrup

2 eggs

2 cups Cup4Cup (or other gluten free flour)

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. Calicutt’s Autumn Harvest Blend

1/2 tsp. allspice

3/4 cup water

Gingerbread Mini Cupcakes - Holiday Desserts - Easy Gluten Free Dessert - Desserts For Christmas - Christmas Dessert - Mini Dessert Recipe - Communikait by Kait Hanson

1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

2. Grease a mini muffin/cupcake tin liberally! I like this one for muffins/cupcakes that pop right out!

3. Mix together granulated sugar, ghee, dark syrup and eggs.

4. Sift in flour, baking soda and spices. Add in the water gradually to bring the mixture to a batter consistency.

5. Distribute batter evenly into muffin/cupcake tin.

6. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until slightly browned.

7. Wait until cupcakes cool completely before icing.

Gingerbread Mini Cupcakes - Holiday Desserts - Easy Gluten Free Dessert - Desserts For Christmas - Christmas Dessert - Mini Dessert Recipe - Communikait by Kait Hanson

Icing

The best part about these delicious little morsels is that they are perfectly acceptable to consume without icing, but just in case you want to make them a little extra festive like I did – here’s what you’ll need.

1 container of Daiya Cream Cheeze

1/2 cup ghee (or butter)

10 oz. confectioner’s sugar

splash vanilla

1. Blend together the Daiya and ghee (or butter).

2. Slowly add in the confectioner’s sugar and vanilla until icing becomes thick.

3. Pipe onto cupcakes.Gingerbread Mini Cupcakes - Holiday Desserts - Easy Gluten Free Dessert - Desserts For Christmas - Christmas Dessert - Mini Dessert Recipe - Communikait by Kait Hanson

I topped mine with edible shimmer dust and a bit more Calicutt’s Autumn Harvest Blend – but again, you could just leave them alone and serve them without it. I’ll be honest – you cannot go wrong with these bad boys. They are so freaking good it hurts. I have eaten them for breakfast, as a snack, alongside lunch, pre-dinner, dessert — basically all the mealtimes and snack times you can think of, because WHOA! They are definitely at the top of my holiday party must-make list. Gingerbread Mini Cupcakes - Holiday Desserts - Easy Gluten Free Dessert - Desserts For Christmas - Christmas Dessert - Mini Dessert Recipe - Communikait by Kait Hanson

Whether you make these for yourself, your family or your next holiday party, I know they’ll become a favorite. If you do wind up giving them a shot – I’d love to know what you think 🙂 Enjoy!

Gingerbread Mini Cupcakes - Holiday Desserts - Easy Gluten Free Dessert - Desserts For Christmas - Christmas Dessert - Mini Dessert Recipe - Communikait by Kait Hanson

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  • These are so cute! And sound yummy. Fun way to change things up from my usual Christmas cookie recipe.

    • And they are SO EASY! I feel like some cookies these days have like 400 steps and ingredients…who has time for that?!

  • I love mini desserts like this – only bad part is that I eat like 5 before I know it 😉 Gingerbread is my favorite this time of year!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    • I can totally relate to this! I’m like oh they’re so small, one bite and GONE!

  • Jen

    Mini desserts are the best! You can feed a lot of people this way and it’s so smart especially for parties.

  • So cute! And they look delicious! I’ve been searching for an easy Christmas dessert for when the fam is here! Adding this to the list! Right after those ricotta cookies that I STILL need to try!