If you haven't figured this out already, I love seasonal flavors. It's so much fun to make special recipes with unique flavors. And gingerbread is definitely one of those flavors that just evokes thoughts of Santa and Christmas trees and general holiday goodness.
I found a recipe for gingerbread cupcakes on Pinterest from Creme de la Crumb a couple of years ago. It's been on my baking bucket list ever since! This weekend, I wanted to make a little treat for the staff at my apartment complex, and thought it was a perfect opportunity to try out this cupcake flavor.
After looking over the recipe, I decided to use the spice combination from this recipe in a Food Network Magazine spice cake recipe that I've found to be tried and true. (I can only handle so much experimentation at one time!). The cinnamon cream cheese frosting recipe is a combination of ideas too and worked just perfectly on these cupcakes. I loved gifting these little treats but was also happy to have a few extra cupcakes to save for myself :)