Cream the butter in a mixer until light.
Beat in the brown sugar until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
Beat in the molasses until blended
Add the baking soda/water mixture and mix
Beat in the eggs
In a bowl, sift together flour, spices, and baking powder
Add the flour mixture in batches, alternating and ending with the eggnog
Bake at 350F for 9-14 minutes for mini cupcakes and 15-25 for regular sized cupcakes. Made 60 mini cupcakes. **