holiday guest post // gingerbread cupcakes from emma chapman.

*over the next few weeks i’m so excited to share some holiday guest posts from a few lovely bloggers. enjoy!
Hello Rockstar Diaries readers, I’m Emma and I’m a baker. I own the Red Velvet Sweet Shoppe and work along side my sister, Elsie at Red Velvet. I love trying out new recipes and making up my own. This time of year I really cannot get enough of spiced cakes! So I decided to try my hand at making Gingerbread cupcakes and then I made up a Buttermilk frosting to go along with them.
Here’s the recipes I used:
Gingerbread Cupcakes, makes about 20 mini sized* cupcakes.
Needed: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch of cloves, 3/4 cup softened butter (1 and 1/2 sticks), 3/4 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses, 2 large eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
In a bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and stir until just combined. Now add all of the remaining ingredients and stir until nearly no lumps are left in the batter. Spoon batter into lined baking cups, 2/3 full. Bake at 350 F for 18-20 minutes.
*This particular recipe is from Martha Stewart. You will notice that there is no leavening agent in this recipe, which I found made a dense and cookie-like cupcake. It’s delicious, but I would highly recommend sticking to the mini size or standard size cupcake for these, otherwise the batter may get too dry when baking.
Buttermilk Frosting, makes about 2 cups.
Needed: 1 cup softened butter (2 sticks), 1-2 tablespoons buttermilk, 1 1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar and a pinch of cinnamon.
With an electric mixer cream the butter and buttermilk together. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time (creaming in between) until you reach your desired frosting consistency. Then stir in a pinch of cinnamon and pipe or spread the frosting on your cupcakes.
xo. Emma
  1. I love Emma's blog and I am so happy to see this collaboration between two of my favourite bloggers!! :D

  2. These look WONDERFUL, I'm adding them to my list of things to make this weekend!

  3. renata

    yum i LOOOVE ginger and cinnamon, i'm making this for sure!!

  4. melissa

    Oh my goodness, I just drooled all over my keyboard :p

  5. JH

    sounds delish! i've been craving some gingerbread-something, and didn't want to do cookies… definitely will be trying it soon!

    i'll make sure to let you know when i do make them via:


  6. Yum yum yum! I will have to try these out. xoxo

  7. Just in time for my ladies-only Christmas party! Thanks!!

  8. Mariana

    They look delicious!!!


    Boah sehen die LECKER aus!

  10. Oooh! Those look awesome!

  11. Emma is so great and I sure would like one of those cupcakes right now! :) -Lo

  12. Ayley

    i've made these before and they are heavenly!!

  13. These look and sound so delicious! I can't wait to try them! :]

  14. becca

    every bit of this sounds perfect.

  15. Kim

    That was not what I needed to see when I'm hungry..

    found the route

  16. LeeLee

    Oh, boy this sounds amazing.

  17. Amy

    These sound delicious! I love Emma's blog.

  18. Delicious – the perfect holiday combo: cupcakes and gingerbread:)

  19. oh these looks scrumptious! thanks for sharing emma!

  20. Wow, I always related Christmas with Gingerbread cookies, this is a delighful twist. Definately will be posting some of my favorite holiday treats.

  21. Thank you for sharing!! These look amazing!

  22. onbeauty

    thanx for sharing!!! this one i am gonna reblog – if you don't mind- this is my first time here and i must say that i'll be back often!
    have a nice day!

  23. I made these the other day to bring to a holiday party. Not only were they delicious, but also a hit at the party! Thanks for the great recipe… i'll be keeping this one in my arsenal :)