Desserts

Eggnog Cupcakes

With an eggnog cake and like-minded frosting, Eggnog Cupcakes is one Christmas cupcake recipe that is tasty all over – yet not too strong and overwhelming.

easy to make Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting

Eggnog Cupcakes

Seeking other festive holiday desserts? I have many that I think you need to try! These Eggnog Cookies, Cranberry Eggnog Bread and Peanut Butter Snowballs are always a hit.

Turtle Cookies are also sure to impress. I love that they taste exactly like the famous treat, but in cookie form. Also, you can’t beat tradition, so you need to make these Peanut Butter Confetti Squares at least once a season.

With December approaching it’s time to shift gears away from all things pumpkin spice. It’s time to add more Christmas flavours into your life, eggnog all this things! Even your coffee can get a seasonal kickstart with this homemade Powdered Eggnog Creamer!

Last year I made some great eggnog cookies, which has become one of my favourite holiday treats to make, of all time next to Eggnog Donuts.

easy to make Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting recipe

While I continually make my tried and true recipes, I also like to add new ones here and there to mix things up and build up the recipe box. I love to provide my family with new flavours to enjoy during the holiday season.

Eggnog Cupcakes is one of those recipes that I’m happy to have added to this collection, along with these Santa Hat Cupcakes.

I knew I wanted to make these holiday cupcakes months ago, and have been chomping at the bit waiting for eggnog to arrive in stores – and now they are here!

With an eggnog cake and eggnog frosting, this is one cupcake that is tasty all over – yet not too strong and overwhelming. Just a nice light sweet treat that reminds you of Christmas in every bite.

easy to make Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting recipe

This homemade cupcake recipe is light & fluffy and piled high with a delicious Eggnog Buttercream. These are perfect for a holiday party, or a sweet treat to have one chilly winter evening. You will just love this easy recipe!

My daughters and I put up the tree over the weekend and decorated for Christmas, a tad sooner than previous years yet they’ve been wanting to and honestly, our lives need that extra dose of happy when we can get it.

eggnog cupcakes

After we completed our holiday decorating, together we iced these cupcakes and toasted to the start of the season. Toasted with cupcakes that is, which was perfect.

All cuddled up and admiring the lights on the tree. Let’s just say the moment was perfect.

Decorating and these cupcakes helped kickstart our holiday season, and I hope they provide some smiles and sweet warmth to yours.

Enjoy the recipe and here’s to the holidays!

easy to make Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting recipe
easy to make Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting recipe

Eggnog Cupcakes

Yield: 20 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

With an eggnog cake and eggnog frosting, this is one Christmas cupcake recipe that is tasty all over - yet not too strong and overwhelming.

Ingredients

FOR THE CUPCAKES

  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup room temperature butter
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup milk

FOR THE ICING

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup egg nog
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2-3 cups icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar and baking powder.
  3. Add butter, egg whites, vanilla, nutmeg, eggnog and milk to a bowl and mix on medium speed until smooth.
  4. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes, then move to cooling rack.
  6. To make icing, cream together butter, egg nog, vanilla, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  7. Mix in 2 cups of the icing sugar, then if it's too runny add more in 1/4 cup increments until it's the consistency needed.
  8. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 20 cupcakes
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Saturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 24gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g

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39 Comments

  1. What a fabulous addition to the holiday treat plate. I have already printed this one, even before I read the recipe. lol. Your cupcakes look perfect, I must take the time to pipe on my icing, it looks so much nicer. Thanks again for another delicious recipe.

  2. These sound great, my husband loves eggnog so I know he would enjoy these. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Hoping to make these n the weekend when the grandkids visit….they can help me eat them

  4. Oh boy, these cupcakes look delicious. I’m hoping that my son will make them for New Year – well I’m away for Christmas so New Year would be best eh?

  5. these sound amazing , a must try , thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂 so festive !

  6. Curious that the recipe is almost identical to the one from Love, Life, and Sugar – 1 3/4 cup flour versus 1 2/3 – and the frosting recipe is all over the Internet, including on Simply Stacie, yet neither is credited. If there is no source, it’s assumed you created it. I highly doubt that.

    1. Curious. I just did a search for love life and sugar’s recipe and found it – I see 4-5 differences in the cupcake recipe, therefore different. and I cannot even find the frosting recipe you refer to of Stacie’s. Yet she’s a good friend of mine, so I’ll have to ask her for the link to compare, though it is a standard frosting with the addition of eggnog, most likely decades old. If you find the source which I assume to be pre-internet, please let me know and I’ll gladly credit. Happy holiday baking!

  7. I didn’t think it was possible, but I baked just a few too many pumpkin items this autumn and now I am tired of it! Let’s try the same with eggnog!

  8. My husband loves eggnog so I know he would enjoy these cupcakes, thanks for the recipe!

  9. These look absolutely delicious! I would never have thought of putting the flavor of egg nog in a cupcake – nothing more seasonal than that!

  10. You are a baker after my own heart. These look delicious. I was contemplating an eggnog cake, but I’d rather make cupcakes.

  11. I too have been waiting for eggnog to be in stock but for drinking, but now I’ll have to try this cupcake recipe. My family loves eggnog so I am sure they would be delighted if I made these!

  12. This looks like an amazing recipe , another one im going to have to bookmark ! perfect for the holiday guests

  13. I am planning to make these as mini cupcakes. How long do you think I should bake a mini version compared to the regular size?

    Thanks! 🙂

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  16. They sound wonderful. And I really like the idea of nutmeg in the frosting.

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