With December approaching it’s time to shift gears away from all things pumpkin spice and add more Christmas flavours into your life, eggnog all this things! Last year I made some great eggnog cookies, which has become one of my favourite holiday treats to make, of all time.
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. Eggnog Cupcakes is one of those recipes that I’m happy to have added to this collection.
I knew I wanted to make these cupcakes months ago, and have been chomping at the bit waiting for eggnog to arrive in stores – and now they are! With an eggnog cake and eggnog frosting, this is one cupcake that is tasty all over – yet not too strong and overwhelming.
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. Decorating and these cupcakes helped kickstart our holiday season!
Enjoy the recipe and here’s to the holidays!
With an eggnog cake and eggnog frosting, this is one Christmas cupcake recipe that is tasty all over - yet not too strong and overwhelming.
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 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 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2-3 cups icing sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Whisk together flour, sugar and baking powder.
Add butter, egg whites, vanilla, nutmeg, eggnog and milk to a bowl and mix on medium speed until smooth.
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 18-20 minutes.
Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes, then move to cooling rack.
To make icing, cream together butter, egg nog, vanilla, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
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.
Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes and enjoy!