These fast and easy cupcakes are great with ginger frosting or a can of buttercream, and are very easy to decorate. If you're an entertainer, these cupcakes are great for special occasions, and can be adorned with candy and other treats to match a holiday. I used these cupcakes for Christmas and they were delicious!!! Try them with a warm cup of milk or some coffee. Anything you can make with gingerbread is better with gingerbread cupcakes.
Makes 12 jumbo, 24 standard, or 48 mini cupcakes. Variations: add 1 cup of chocolate chips, or 1 cup of peppermint pieces (candy canes).
Baking times: for jumbo cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes; for mini cupcakes, bake 8 to 10 minutes.