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Easy Homemade Gingerbread Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting- Partial Bite Removed

Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes With Cake Mix

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Easy gingerbread cupcakes recipe with cake mix, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft, moist and full of spices like ginger and cinnamon plus molasses.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas cupcakes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 328
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 3 Eggs Large
  • 2 tbsp Molasses Can add up to 3 tbsp if you prefer a very strong molasses flavor and dark color
  • 1/2 cup Milk Whole or 2%
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 1 box Spice cake mix
  • 1 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 3 cups Cream cheese frosting Colored blue and pink if you like
  • 24 Candy cane shards Optional, For decorating


  • In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, molasses, milk, water, oil and mix until smooth.
  • Add spice cake mix, ginger powder, cinnamon powder and mix until just combined.
  • Pour batter in cupcake liners.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
  • While cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting and color half of it pink and half of it blue, if you like.
  • Fill a piping bag with both colors of icings and attach Wiling tip # 1M (large star tip).
  • Pipe a swirl of frosting on top of each cupcake.
  • Stick candy cane shards on top of the icing, if you like. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Please note that candy cane shards can become soft and soggy in the fridge and should be added, prior to serving. 


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg