GINGERBREAD CUPCAKE w/ LINGONBERRY-CURD

Both my two exams are done and went well so I’m relived to finally be able to say that I’m officially on christmas-break!  Since my university are international (we’re probably 50/50 Swedish and the rest is from all around world) we start our school-year early to be able to have a long christmas-break so everyone can go home over christmas, meaning that I’ll not start next term until the 18th January.

Next week I’ll be going to a get-together and they asked me to bake something “christmassy”. After a lot of thinking I came up with this recipe, a sweet and spicy gingerbread cupcake with a tangy lingonberry-curd and a sweet and smooth white chocolate frosting. Also a great way to get use of all of those lingonberries I picked this summer taking up space in my freezer. Really hope you will like this recipe, I completely fell in love with it.

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Ingredients;
Cupcakes;
100 g butter, room tempered  
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1,2 cups plain flour
0,5 cups buttermilk
1,5 tbs ground cinnamon
0,5 tbs ground ginger
0,5 tbs ground clove
1 tsp bicarbonate 

Lingonberry-curd;
225 g lingonberry
0,5 cups sugar
50 g butter
2 egg yolks 

Frosting;
200 g good quality white chocolate
200 g creme cheese (the full fat version)
Icing sugar (if needed)

+ toppings and sprinkles of choice 

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How to make this?
Cupcakes;
Preheat the oven to 215 degrees and place 12 cupcake-cases onto a baking tray. Beat the egg and sugar until its white and fluffy, then add in the butter and the buttermilk, whisking until all is combined.

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Mix the flour, spices and bicarbonate and sieve it into the egg-mixture, gently folding it in to avoid knocking too much air out. Then fill your cupcake-cases to 2/3, bake for about 15 min. To test if they are done, put a toothpick in the middle, if it comes out clean they are perfectly done. Allow to cool on a rack.

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Lingonberry-curd; 
Mix the lingonberries with the sugar and set aside for 10 min, then put them into a pan on medium heat. Let it start to simmer and then press them with a spoon to make them release all of their juices. Take of the heat and sieve it into a ban marie to get rid go the skins. Put the butter into the lingonberry-juice and when its all melted, whisk in the egg yolks and continue wishing until it thickens. Take it of the heat, put a clingflim on it (if you make it touch the curd, you will avoid the horrible skin) and let it cold down in the fridge. 

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Frosting;
Melt the white chocolate in a ban marie or a microwave (be carful so it doesn’t burn). Start whisking the creme cheese and when the chocolate have slightly cooled down, pour it down into the creme cheese and whisk a bit more. Sometimes you need to add some icing sugar to get the right texture, but it varies from time to time. 

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Assemble;
With a apple-corer, take out the middle of the cupcake. Fill the hole with lingonberry-curd, then pipe your frosting on top and finish it off with some sprinkles or other toppings of your choice. 

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. These look divine. I love a good cupcake and these sound just perfect 🙂 . I am guessing that a lingonberry is something like a cranberry?

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    1. Yeah, it have the same fruity-tangy flavor but I believe cranberries taste more intense than lingonberry 🙂

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  2. sarahpratley says:

    These look so delicious! I made gingerbread cupcakes the other day with my sister, they’re so nice to have around this time of year! x

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    1. Oh thank you, did you have any frosting or fillings in them? (have to make them the third time in a week and looking for a way to change them up a bit) 🙂

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      1. sarahpratley says:

        Yes, we did them with toffee frosting. It’s quite sweet but the cinnamon in the cupcakes balances it really nicely! There’s a post about them on my blog if you want some inspiration! They must be popular for you if you’re making them three times this week 🙂 x

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      2. Oh thank you, I will check it out it sounds amazing! Haha, the downsides of having a foodblog 😉 made them once for me, once today to a babyshower and next week to my finance’s family 🙂

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      3. sarahpratley says:

        Well please let me know if you do have a go at the ones with toffee frosting 🙂 I hope your family like them! x

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