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Ginger Icebox Cupcakes

Are you looking for a simple holiday dessert that will still impress your guests? Well, you are in luck because today I am sharing a recipe for Ginger Icebox Cupcakes. You can practically make these in your sleep. They are that easy and everyone loves them.

I made Chocolate Icebox Cupcakes for Caleb’s first birthday and they were a huge hit! I decided to make a ginger version for the holidays. They turned out even better than expected. Now, I don’t know if I like the chocolate or ginger ones better. But since it is the holiday season, my vote is going with ginger!

You don’t even have to turn on the oven to make these cupcakes. I used Anna’s Ginger Thins for the cookie part of the cupcake. I love a cupcake that involves cookies:) I whipped up some whip cream added a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. I layered the whipped cream between the Ginger Thins and let the cupcakes chill for a few hours. Chilling them allows the whipped cream to soften the cookies, creating a cake like texture.

I sprinkled the Icebox Cupcakes with gingerbread man sprinkles right before serving. Aren’t they so cute? I served them in festive cupcake liners from Bake It Pretty to bring out the holiday cheer. These no-bake Ginger Icebox Cupcakes are easy to assemble and are perfect for any holiday party! Kids and adults will love these fun and tasty cupcakes!

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Ginger Icebox Cupcakes

Yield: 8 cupcakes

These easy no-bake Ginger Icebox Cupcakes are perfect for any holiday party!


2 cups heavy cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 (5.25 ounce) box Anna's Ginger Thins
Sprinkles, optional


1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla together on high speed until medium peaks form. Gently fold in the cinnamon and nutmeg.

2. To assemble the cupcakes, spread about 1 tablespoon of the whipped cream on top of a ginger thin. Place another ginger thin on top of the cream to make a sandwich. Spread more whipped cream over the thin and add another thin. Top the final ginger thin with cream. You want to use four wafers per cupcake and end with cream.

3. Place cupcakes in cupcake liners or on a plate and stick in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. You can refrigerate them overnight. The whipped cream will soften the ginger thins making them soft like cake.

4. When ready to serve, remove the cupcakes from the refrigerator and sprinkle with sprinkles, if desired.

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50 Responses to “Ginger Icebox Cupcakes”

  1. Erin @ Texanerin Baking — December 10, 2012 @ 5:34 am

    These are so cute! And those gingerbread sprinkles are adorable. :) So festive and easy. I think I’d like the idea of a chocolate version too!

  2. Erica — December 10, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    Those are SO cute! I am a whipped cream fanatic. I know I”d love these

  3. Oh my! Those are cupcakes? They are crazy gorgeous, they almost look unreal! I love it! Beautiful photography!!

  4. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — December 10, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    these are so fun! Hope you had a great weekend!

  5. those are super cute and I really love the idea.

  6. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — December 10, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    These are adorable and sound SOOOO tasty. Love the layers!

  7. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan — December 10, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    I love the look of these little guys!

  8. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — December 10, 2012 @ 8:42 am


  9. Summer Merrill — December 10, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    Yum! Love all the pretty layers! Who can resist gingerbread this time of year?

  10. Cookin' Canuck — December 10, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    I love Anna’s ginger thins and this is such a cute way to use them!

  11. Lori @ RecipeGirl — December 10, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    I love these easy desserts. And how cute are those gingerbread man sprinkles?!

  12. Joy Stoermann — December 10, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    Just joined via Google… with all the cookie recipes how could I resist? I think I might
    try an awful lot of them…we already have the Chcolate Mint Chip Cookies under our belt…literally…they were delicious! Lace cookies are next…and then, who knows? The girls are coming home from college this weekend for Winter Break and they may need to be kept busy methinks! Thanks for the inspriation!

  13. Amanda R. — December 10, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    The Ginger icebox cupcakes are so cute!!

  14. Katie @ Blonde Ambition — December 10, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    I’ve always wanted to try an icebox cake, but they seem dauntingly messy. But a super cute individual-sized mess…I think I can handle!

  15. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife — December 10, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    I can’t get over the cuteness! Those little gingerbread man sprinkles are too cute, and these cookie/cupcakes oh my goosh! Love!

  16. Becky — December 10, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    Brilliant idea!!! And as you know, I’m a HUGE icebox cake fan :)

  17. Mandie@ Oh So Decadent — December 10, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    YUM. Ohmygosh these look delicious and super simple! Perfect light treat when you need something sweet but just ate 8 batches of cookies :).

  18. Stephanie — December 10, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Loving the tiny little gingerbread man sprinkles!!

  19. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 10, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    I adore this! I can just taste it now!!

  20. Brian @ A Thought For Food — December 10, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    Freakin’ awesome looking! I’m kind of a ginger nut, so this is right up my alley.

  21. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — December 10, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    How cute! i made an icebox cake once and loved it!

  22. nest of posies — December 10, 2012 @ 2:04 pm


  23. tijuana smith (po' man meals) — December 10, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    this sounds so yummy! we are huge fans of ginger thins. we fell in love with them in the IKEA line of all places. the line was long, we were hungry, glanced over saw the cookies and the rest is history! anyway, this is an absolute must try! great idea. :)

  24. These are super cute! They would be great for a holiday party, love all the layers!

  25. Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook — December 10, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    These are so darn cute I can hardly stand it! Talk about a perfect holiday dessert. And despite their simplicity, I’m sure they are downright delicious.

  26. Becky @ Olives n Wine — December 10, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    These look delicious AND easy – my favorite :) Do you have a good gingerbread cookie recipe that I could use if I wanted to make the cookies from scratch?

  27. Amanda — December 10, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    These look so yummy! I have been craving gingerbread this year!! :)

  28. susan — December 10, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    wow – those are cute!

  29. HeatherChristo — December 10, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    Cute and SO EASY!! love this idea.

  30. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 10, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    This is such a cute and easy idea! Anything to make parties quicker and less stressful :)

  31. Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks — December 10, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    These are so cute, Maria! Love those cute little sprinkles!

  32. MikeVFMK — December 10, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    These are adorable. And ginger thins are a weakness of mine. Plus, I’m all about simple holiday goodies that make me look good. My wife will love these too! Oh, and happy belated birthday to your adorable one. He’s so precious.

  33. Amber (Sprinkled With Flour) — December 10, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    These are so cute and look so delicious! Plus, I’m a sucker for anything with icebox in the name. :)

  34. Joanne — December 10, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

    I love all things ginger but not really when it’s paired with molasses so much, so this is the perfect holiday treat for me!

  35. Allison [@AllisonnTweets — December 10, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

    I love the flavor of gingerbread. I can’t wait to try these!

  36. Julia {The Roasted Root} — December 10, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

    What a fun and unique treat! So creamy, gingery and festive! Definitely a crowd pleaser!

  37. Linda Gadzinski — December 11, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    Been following you on pinterest and facebook and subscribed to email updates. LOVE all your recipes and photos! My favorites recipes are those related to entertaining and of course, Christmas cookies.

  38. Esi — December 11, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    These are so cute!

  39. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking — December 11, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    These look awesome…and so easy to boot!!! Thanks Maria for sharing this.

  40. Aimee Lombard — December 11, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    So cute!

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