The combination of ground, fresh and crystallised ginger gives these delicious cupcakes a multi-layered flavour that lovers of ginger will find irresistible. Revered in Asia for being both a stimulant and a calmative, ginger shows promise as a remedy for seasickness, morning sickness, and other stomach ills.
For centuries, various forms of ginger have been used to quell nausea. Several studies have investigated this effect and, in Germany, ginger is approved as a medical treatment for motion sickness and also for heartburn.
OMG....I am a ginger lover and these are the bomb. These are kind of like gingerbread cakes. I added crystallised ginger to the mix as well - about a tablespoon. I couldn't quite come at the mustard powder...but would like to know if someone else did?? - 03 Apr 2009