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Gingerbread Muffins with Eggnog Buttercream

Amanda
Spiced muffins, moistened with honey and topped with a vanilla and nutmeg buttercream
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Servings 6
Calories 570 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the muffins

  • 115 g butter
  • 115 g dark brown sugar
  • 115 g flour self raising
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon gingerbread spice

For the buttercream

  • 90 g butter
  • 180 g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon brandy or milk
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, along with the honey and maple syrup.
  • Mix the flour with the gingerbread spice mix and add to the mixture.
  • Gently fold in the flour with a metal spoon.
  • Line a 6 cup muffin tin with paper cases and divide the mixture between them.
  • Bake at 180C/160FAN/350F/Gas4 for about 30-35 minutes until well risen.
  • Beat the butter until soft then add in the icing sugar, vanilla extract and brandy, if using. You may need to add up to a tablespoon of milk instead.
  • Beat the butter until soft then add in the icing sugar, vanilla extract and brandy, if using. You may need to add up to a tablespoon of milk instead.
  • Pipe swirls with a star shaped nozzle and decorate with grated nutmeg.

Notes

Disclaimer:
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.

Nutrition

Calories: 570kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 4gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 273mgPotassium: 85mgFiber: 1gSugar: 56gVitamin A: 933IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg
Keyword eggnog, gingerbread, muffins
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