Gingerbread Men Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Icing

Gingerbread Men Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Icing

Cute Christmas cupcakes with Gingerbread flavours and topped with a cinnamon buttercream frosting and homemade Gingerbread Men. Special Christmas treats for you to enjoy.
Author Cerys Parker


  • 212 g plain flour
  • 198 g light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 180 g unsalted butter softened
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C black treacle
  • 1/4 C sour cream
  • 1/2 C full fat milk
  • 1 batch Cinnamon Frosting See above for the recipe link
  • Mini Gingerbread Men See above for the recipe link
  • Edible Glitter Optional
  • Christmas Sprinkles Optional
  • Small Edible Balls Optional


  • Preheat oven to 180 C degrees and line a muffin tin with some cupcake cases.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir all the dry ingredients together.
  • Using a stand mixer, beat together the butter, egg, egg white, vanilla, black treacle, sour cream and full-fat milk until combined.
  • Gradually add in a large heaped spoon of the dry ingredients until it's fully combined.
  • Fill cupcake liners about half way.
  • Bake the cupcakes for 18 to 22 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely before icing.
  • Scoop buttercream icing into a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
  • Ice the cooled cupcakes with a large swirl and sprinkle with some Christmas sprinkles or edible glitter and balls.
  • Place a Mini Gingerbread man into the side of the cupcake.
  • Enjoy!