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gingerbread buttercream frosting
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Gingerbread Buttercream

A fluffy gingerbread buttercream that's perfect for sheet cakes, layered cakes and cupcakes. This frosting is whipped with butter, molasses and gingerbread spices. It's perfectly sweet and the best buttercream for the holidays! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 ounces
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $5


  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter must be room temp. and soft.
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup pure
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream


  • In a mixing bowl with the fitted attachment, beat the room temperature butter and sugar on high.
  • Add in the molasses, spices, maple syrup and heavy cream and whip on high for 3 minutes.
  • Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl and continue to beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.


Add more powdered sugar if the frosting cuddles. Then, continue to beat on high. 


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg