Sunday, January 1, 2012

Eggnog Cupcakes

_MG_3114.jpgMy family likes to drink eggnog during the holidays. I wouldn't miss it if we didn't have any in the house. I love cupcakes though, so why not make cupcakes with the eggnog?
_MG_3118.jpgI thought it was a terrific idea, so I did. They were such a hit that I ended up making them three times before Christmas. I think I like eggnog now. . . in a cupcake. If you're an eggnog fan, I guarantee you will enjoy these cupcakes. Is eggnog even available anymore? Good luck finding some.
Eggnog Cupcakes
Yield: approximately 30 cupcakes


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups eggnog

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 teaspoons eggnog
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • More cinnamon for garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners.

In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.

In a mixing bowl beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, until just combined, scraping down sides of bowl. 

Add 1/3 of the flour mixture until just combined. Then add 1/3 of the eggnog. Repeat, alternating dry and wet ingredients.

Divide batter equally between cupcake liners. Bake cupcakes for 20-24 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Transfer cupcake to wired rack to cool.

Meanwhile to make frosting beat butter until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar, half a cup at a time. Add cinnamon. Then add eggnog 1 teaspoon at a time until frosting is smooth. Frost cupcakes when cooled. Garnish with cinnamon if desired.


Kellee said...

Here, try this for your post holiday egg nog needs :)

They were really wonderful cupcakes!

pooriin said...

YUM!! makes me hungry..