It starts with some ground ginger it's Gingerbread after all I'm also going to be adding some cinnamon to that then I've got even more great spice flavor with some ground nutmeg some allspice and some cloves
Now you could leave it here but to make my gingerbread extra special with just a little bit of kick I also add just a touch of black pepper to it I know it sounds a little odd but trusts me will not regret it this adds a bit more spice
I'm just going to whisk this mixture up until it's well combined and then I'm going to take a couple of tablespoons to add to my cupcakes
Now I will fully admit that for each of the cupcakes we are going to be making today I am using some store-bought cake mix if you do not want to use store-bought so I've got a vanilla cake mix here and to that...
I am going to add that incredible spice blend that we just made I'm using about two tablespoons of it you could add a little more if you want to make it extra spicy