Saturday, November 24, 2012

Eggnog Cupcakes with Nutmeg Frosting

There are two kinds of people in this world.
Those who love eggnog...
and those who don't.

If you fall in the latter category, these Eggnog Cupcakes with Nutmeg Frosting
just may convince you to switch sides.
They are full of yummy eggnog flavor, 
topped with nutmeg cream cheese frosting.

These cupcakes are so delicious...WOW!
I need to give some away quickly, before I eat them all!

Eggnog Cupcakes with Nutmeg Frosting
by Bird On A Cake
Eggnog Cupcakes (Yield: 22-24 cupcakes)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Nutmeg Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons eggnog
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cupcake pans with paper liners.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Beat in the eggs. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl, mix the eggnog, rum extract and vanilla. Alternate adding the dry and wet mixtures to the butter/sugar/eggs until thoroughly combined.

Fill cupcake liners 2/3 with batter and bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from pans and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the eggnog. Mix in the confectioners' sugar a little at a time, until thoroughly combined. Add the nutmeg.

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  1. I love Eggnog! These cupcakes look scrumptious!! I'd love to make them!


  2. Mmm these look beautiful AND delicious! I love eggnog, and these cupcakes sound wonderful!

  3. I am one of those eggnog lovers! These sound fabulous!

  4. These look fantastic. I tried an eggnog cupcake recipe last week that was totally disappointing. These look way better! Visiting from Craft-O-Maniacs linky party

  5. Yum! These look so good. Gonna have to try them out!

  6. They sound tasty! I'm definitely going to have to try them.

  7. I happen to be one who loves eggnog (in small doses during the holidays)...but even if you didn't, I think these cupcakes would be a win!

  8. These sound great. I've never had an eggnog cupcake, i bet they are awesome!

  9. Oooooh, sweet yumminess! I've got to make these. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. Now this is something I am dreaming about today. Wish I had a batch right now!!! Loving the eggnog this time of year! PINNED.

  11. I love the idea of nutmeg frosting!!! That has to taste amazing!!! Perfect topping for eggnog cupcakes!

  12. I am Eggnog obsessed this year & these cupcakes look Amazing!

  13. Those look fantastic! My hubby would love these because of the egg nog. :) Pinning this recipe to use soon.

  14. This looks and sounds great. I love eggnog especially around this season. Great idea and thanks for sharing. I am following you from the Grow Your blog hop and would love for you to follow along.

  15. Hi Robin,
    I found you through the Grow Your Blog Link party and I LOVE your blog. Everything is scrumptious looking. New follower :) I'm going to go check out your FB page next. I'd love for you to stop by my blog too. Have a wonderful day :)

  16. Hi Robin,
    I love your cake and cupcake creations! All the pictures are drool-worthy. I found your blog through the Grow Your blog hop and I am looking foward to more recipes from you. Esther Norine Designs

  17. They look too good! Thank you for the recipe!

  18. Hi Robin, I'm your new follower and you have a lovely blog. Looking forward to reading your recipes. Your cupcakes are so beautiful!
    You can visit my blog at

  19. OMG - yumminess! These look sinful! Thanks for linking up to the Keep Calm and Link Up! Hope to see you back next week!

  20. Look SO yummy!

  21. Would love to give these as holiday party favors!

  22. family LOVES eggnog! Well, everyone buy my middle child. I just pinned and tweeted this...too good not to share! I'd love for you to link this project as well! Have a wonderful day!

  23. I am in love with all things Egg Nog this time of year! I would love to have you come over and join my new Linky Party "Show Me Your Plaid Monday's"

  24. I LOVE eggnog and these look so very good... I just shared them on my blog.
    Have a great week!

  25. I just made these, turned out perfectly. I used 1/2 tsp real rum instead of the extract. Didn't have cream cheese so I just made buttercream frosting, still using the egg nog and nutmeg like you suggested. Delicious!!! Thank you for the recipe.

    1. You are welcome, Michelle! I'm glad you enjoyed them! :)

  26. Out of curiosity, does the recipe mean uncooked or cooked eggnog?

  27. Hi Robin,
    I found your recipe via Pinterest and just wanted to thank you so much for sharing it, these cupcakes are wonderful! I am making this recipe as a regular cake for our Christmas dessert because I want to make sure we get to have this one more time before Christmas is over. Thanks again and Merry Christmas!

    1. You are very welcome, Jessica! I try to enjoy eggnog as much as possible during the holidays, too. :)

  28. I made these today, and they are delicious. Especially the icing! It's amazing!


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