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Spicy Christmas Cupcake Recipe

This Christmas Cupcake Recipe makes cupcakes which are a fantastic blend of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and golden syrup.

Add to this a couple of tablespoons of fruit mince (or mincemeat) and you have a cupcake that is perfect for Christmas.

When teamed up with brandy buttercream, these are wonderful light and tasty Christmas cupcakes

Prep Time

Cooking Time



15 minutes

25 minutes




  • 3 1/2oz (110g) brown sugar
  • 2 1/2oz (75g) all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 2 1/2oz (75g) self-raising flour

  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3oz (90g) butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 fl oz (60 ml) buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp fruit mince (mincemeat)


  • Preheat oven to 350F (170C).
  • Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
  • Sift all dry ingredients together into mixing bowl and gently combine.
  • Add buttermilk, egg, butter and golden syrup and beat on low speed until ingredients are combined. Increase sped and beat until mixture changes to a paler color.
  • Fold in fruit mince (mincemeat).
  • Spoon mixture into paper cases.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes.
  • Let spice cupcakes cool completely before frosting with brandy buttercream or dust with icing sugar.

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