Gingerbread Chocolate Cupcakes

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When I saw this recipe  at Gingerbread Bagels blog, I knew I had to try it!

After I had made them and took my first bite, I was head over heals in love!!

One of my favorite drinks to order from a coffee shop is a Mexican Mocha,

and that is what they reminded me of. The cinnamon and chocolate go together so well,

and I iced mine with whipping cream, which brought in the milk part of the mocha.

Perfect to eat with a cup of coffee!

Here are the ingredients:

Start by sifting together:

1  1/4 cups flour

1 /4 cup cocoa

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon allspice (I left this out – didn’t have any)

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Then, in large mixing bowl, mix together :

5 Tablespoons unsalted butter (I used salted)

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

After this is combined add in:

1 large egg, room temperature (mine was cold – I am such a rebel!)

2/3 cup unsulfured molasses

Now mix 1 teaspoon baking soda with 2/3 cup boiling water –

Add this to the bowl and mix.

Now mix 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips with 2 Tablespoons flour –

(I used more chips – probably 1 cup)

Add them to batter-

Now use cupcake liners and fill them about 2/3 full with the batter.

Bake at 350 degree’s for 25 minutes.

Allow to cool before frosting.

I took whipping cream and whipped it up with a little sugar.

Then put it in a large baggie, but a hole in the corner, and piped it onto the cakes.

Then I sprinkled them with cinnamon –

Then I had fun with a photo shoot …

“Smile ladies! Show me your good side!”

“Of course that cream doesn’t make your butt look big!”

Believe me when I tell you they taste amazing – in my opinion you

can’t go wrong with this combo of flavors!

And I will let you in on a little secret…

I snuck one into a bowl last night, and put it in the microwave to warm it up.

The cream and chocolate melted and it was like a mexican mocha volcano cake…

I ate it with a spoon… yes I did… may have even licked the bowl…

YUM – O

Dare you to try them….

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4 Comments

  1. Paula
    6 years ago

    Oh my gravy, those look delicious. I can’t imagine gingerbread and chocolate :) I need another baked good in my mouth like I need a hole in my head, but I may have to try these anyway.

  2. Kathy T
    6 years ago

    I think I will bake some of these next week -I am off a few days from work and can’t wait to bake :-) -These do sound amazing! Oh yes and I heard if you eat them with a spoon it zeros out the calories :-)
    Your photography skills are amazing ! Do you have a rebel?
    Merry Christmas,
    Kathy

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    6 years ago

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