Our Favorite Gingerbread Muffin Recipe

When most people thing of gingerbread, they conjure images of crunchy little cookies. But, traditionally gingerbread is a soft, spicy cake. Served with a dollop of whipped cream or drizzled with sweet icing, gingerbread cake is a true holiday treat. So we’re serving up our favorite foolproof recipe!

Whether you’re collecting ideas for your homemade holiday plates, or simply hunting down a seasonal breakfast (or dessert!) idea, this delish treat deserves to be on your menu! Easy to whisk together, the batter turns into mini muffin loaves with pretty, perfectly rounded tops. When prepped in Sweet Creations Holiday Treat Boxes, this basic recipe turns into a splendidly sweet giftable. Make a whole batch to share at a party or give individually wrapped mini muffins to friends and coworkers this Christmas. No matter what you decide to do with this recipe, we guarantee it will make your holidays absolutely delicious!

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How to Make Mini Gingerbread Muffins



Mini Gingerbread Muffins

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Tiny bites of sweet, soft gingerbread, baked in Sweet Creations mini muffin papers. So cute! So sweet! Sooo delicious!

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cream


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add molasses and egg. Beat until well combined. Add flour, salt, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon. Add buttermilk and beat just until combined. Spoon mixture evenly into 12 Sweet Creations paper muffin cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the center of the muffins spring back when touched lightly. Cool slightly. In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and cream until a thin icing forms. Drizzle this icing on top of the warm gingerbread. Serve and enjoy!


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