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Gingerbread Caramel Cupcakes

  • Makes: 24 cupcakes  
  • Freezes: excellent 
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes 
  • Baking Time: 20 minutes  

Ingredients

Cupcake

1 cup 250 mL Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening

1 ½ cups 375 mL packed brown sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp 5 mL vanilla extract

3 ⅓ cups 825 mL Robin Hood® Best for Cake & Pastry Flour

2 tbsp 30 mL ground ginger

1 tbsp 15 mL baking powder

1 tsp5 mL cinnamon

¼ tsp1 mL cloves

¼ tsp 1 mL nutmeg

1 can 354 mL Carnation® Regular, 2% or Fat Free Evaporated Milk

Icing

¼ cup 50 mL butter, softened

1 can 300 mL Eagle Brand® Dulce de Leche Caramel Flavoured Sauce

4 cups 1 L icing sugar

1 -2 tbsp 15-30 mL milk, if necessary

Directions

  1 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 2 regular sized cupcake pans with paper liners.

  2 Cupcake: Cream shortening and brown sugar in a large bowl of an electric mixer until well combined.

  3 Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.

  4 Sift flour, ginger, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Alternate adding flour mixture and milk to egg mixture.  Add one third of the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Add half the milk and another third of the flour mixture, beating after each addition. Add remaining milk and end with the flour mixture.

  5 Place batter into prepared pans.

  6 Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centre of cupcake comes out clean. Cool on wire cooling rack.

  7 Icing: In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat all ingredients for icing excluding milk. Add 1 to 2 tbsp (15 to 30 mL) of milk if icing is too thick.

Tip(s)

Add fun toppings such as caramel drizzles to dress up your cupcakes for the occasion!


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