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Gingerbread Cream Cheese Cupcakes
November 24, 2013

Isn’t it fun making things with your mom — or other family member you love? Check out this recipe for Gingerbread Cream Cheese Cupcakes from The Mother Daughter Cookbook that’s just right for adding some holiday magic!


8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
pinch of salt

Note: If actual baking time is short, filling can be made in advance and refrigerated.


1 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup molasses
1 cup boiling water
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
12 paper cupcake cups

powdered sugar

Makes 12 cupcakes

Mother (M.)

Step One
Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Step Two
To start cupcakes, combine sugar, oil, molasses, and boiling water in large mixing bowl.

Step Three
Get dry ingredients from D.

Use a wire whisk to mix dry into wet ingredients until smooth.

Step Four

Crack eggs into a separate bowl, beat them and then add them to the batter. Incorporate well.

Pour batter into a pitcher. Give pitcher of batter to D.

Step Five

Get batter filled cups from D., then scoop on tablespoon of cream cheese filling onto the top of each cupcake before baking.

Bake cupcakes in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

Daughter (D.)

Step One

Start filling by mixing together cream cheese and sugar with wooden spoon or electric mixer. Mix well.

Add egg, vanilla and salt, combining until smooth.

Step Two

Measure flour, ginger, cinnamon, and baking soda into a bowl and mix together. Give to M.

Step Three

Line cupcake tins with paper cupcake cups.

Step Four

Get pitcher of batter from M. Pour batter into cupcake cups, filling each 3/4 full. Give to M.

Step Five

When cupcakes have cooled, sprinkle them with powdered sugar.

mdcookbook_26-27Excerpted from The Mother Daughter Cookbook: Recipes to Nourish Relationships by Lynette Rohrer Shirk © 2011, used with permission of the publisher, Zest Books. Learn more at http://zestbooks.net/the-mother-daughter-cookbook/

Now tell us: Do you and a member of your family ever cook up something special?

  1. That looks so delicious, i love baking cupcakes!

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