Don’t be afraid of the amount of fresh ginger in these cupcakes from Maxie’s Supper Club. The balance of the fresh ginger, black pepper, molasses, and warm spices is just right, and topping the cupcakes with cream cheese frosting rounds out all the flavors. Add a festive sprinkling of candied ginger for some flair.
What to buy: There are various intensities of molasses available, from light to blackstrap. Light (sometimes marketed as mild) tastes best in this recipe.