Eggnog Cupcakes

These Eggnog Cupcakes are made from scratch with my favorite spice cake and topped with creamy eggnog frosting. The perfect holiday treat!

These Eggnog Cupcakes are made from scratch with my favorite spice cake and topped with creamy eggnog frosting. The perfect holiday treat!

My family thinks they love eggnog. I mean, starting this time of year, they say “don’t forget to buy eggnog.” And then I buy 3 quarts of it and it sits there….for the entire month. Apparently I am the only TRUE eggnog lover in the house.

My kids love the tradition of eggnog. We pour ourselves a glass every Christmas Eve, before opening presents to each other, and reading the Night Before Christmas. Even that night, I find half full glasses of eggnog on the table after they have all lumbered up the stairs for bed. As the TRUE eggnog lover, I guzzle every last sip, backwash and all. Because I know it won’t be long before it disappears from the grocery store and I’ll be left waiting 11 months to enjoy it again!

These Eggnog Cupcakes are made from scratch with my favorite spice cake and topped with creamy eggnog frosting. The perfect holiday treat!

One thing I love to do with all the eggnog I buy is make treats. Everyone loves eggnog flavored food, haha. Including these eggnog donuts, or eggnog cheesecake bars. YUM.

Today, I’ve made Eggnog Cupcakes. Using my favorite homemade spice cake recipe, I topped these cupcakes with a sweet, creamy Eggnog Frosting! So good you guys.

So tell me, do you have a love or hate for eggnog? And, have you ever made your own? I haven’t done that yet….

These Eggnog Cupcakes are made from scratch with my favorite spice cake and topped with creamy eggnog frosting. The perfect holiday treat!

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Yield: 24 cupcakes

Eggnog Cupcakes

Prep Time 20 minutes

These Eggnog Cupcakes are made from scratch with my favorite spice cake and topped with creamy eggnog frosting. The perfect holiday treat!

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 5 egg whites, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp rum flavoring
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup low fat eggnog

Instructions

For the cupcakes:

  1. Line 24 cupcake tins with paper lines. Set aside.
  2. In small bowl, mix egg whites and 1/4 cup buttermilk. Set aside.
  3. In mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Slowly add in egg white mixture. Beat in remaining buttermilk.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. Remove and cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:

  1. Beat butter for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add in nutmeg, rum flavoring, powdered sugar and eggnog. Beat for an additional 3-5 minutes until fluffy.
  2. Pipe onto cupcakes using your favorite decorator tip. Add a sprinkle of nutmeg if desired! ENJOY.

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These Eggnog Cupcakes are made from scratch with my favorite spice cake and topped with creamy eggnog frosting. The perfect holiday treat!

Aimee

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Posted on December 1, 2016

Comments & Reviews

    1. Nope, cake flour is a type of flour. You can find it in the grocery store near the other containers of flour….I use King Arthur Cake Flour.

  1. I will have to make home-made nog – it doesn’t exist in NZ and I’m super jealous – anyone who has a good recipe I would love to give it a go!

  2. I am with Charlotte. Boiled Custard was our Family Tradition. LOVE Boiled Custard! Eggnog is OK. My husband and Australian Shepherd are CRAZY about Eggnog though. I buy Eggnog for them. I have friends who make homemade Eggnog, but they put too much liquor in it.

  3. PERFECT! I love the creamy, custardy flavor that eggnog imparts on baked goods. I think I like it better as an ingredient than as a stand-alone drink!! These look perfect.

  4. These sound awesome. I don’t like to drink eggnog, but I do love the taste. I think its the nutmeg I like. These would be good to have on the dessert table for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

  5. I bet these are delicious. I have tasted store bought eggnog, but not really drank it. I make boil custard and add rum extract with nutmeg on top. It sure is good.

  6. LOVE egg nog!!! I grew up with a homemade recipe and it was just a couple years a go that I tried the store bought stuff for the first time. I still prefer the homemade, but won’t say no to the store bought stuff!
    Can’t wait to try these cupcakes!

  7. Oh, how I love eggnog!!!  And lucky for me, the boys love it too, so I am not the only one guzzling cups of calories all month long.  LOL!  I love that you tweaked your spice cake and used eggnog!  They look so good!!!

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