Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
These festive gingerbread cupcakes are the perfect change of pace from regular gingerbread or gingerbread men cookies.
1-1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1-1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup molasses
3 large egg whites
3 cups lite whipped topping
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat two 12-cup muffin tins with cooking spray.
Combine flours, sugar, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and allspice in a large bowl; stir to mix well. Add applesauce, molasses and egg whites; stir until mixture is moist and well combined. Fill each muffin tin 3/4 full with batter.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool cupcakes to room temperature and serve each topped with 2 tablespoons of whipped topping.
Recipe makes 24 servings Gingerbread Cupcakes.
Did you know?
On June 5th of each year, gingerbread lovers celebrate National Gingerbread Day. The term 'gingerbread' originally referred to preserved ginger. Later, it would be referred to as a confection made up of honey and spices. The creator of National Gingerbread Day is unknown and this day is not known as an official national holiday.
You may also like...
In Portugal, the traditional Christmas meal (consoada) is eaten in the early hours of Christmas Day. Burning in the hearth is the Yule log (fogueira da consoada). The ashes and charred remains of the Yule log are saved; later in the year, they are burned with pine cones during Portugal's thunderstorm season. It is believed that no thunderbolt will strike where the Yule log smoke has traveled. .