Homemade Eggnog Cupcakes

Homemade Eggnog Cupcakes:Moist eggnog cupcakes topped with a decadent eggnog frosting. Your favorite Christmas drink in cupcake form!

Eggnog Cupcakes

If you like eggnog you are going to L-O-V-E these cupcakes.


The cupcakes are made from scratch and include actual eggnog in the batter. The eggnog adds the most amazing flavor AND tons of moisture for a light pillowy cupcake.


Eggnog Cupcakes

Then they’re topped with a rich frosting that also contains eggnog with just a hint of warming nutmeg.

These would be perfect for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day!

Nothing Says Christmas Like Eggnog Cupcakes!

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Eggnog Cupcakes
Recipe type: Cupcake
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12 Cupcakes
Homemade Eggnog Cupcakes:Moist eggnog cupcakes topped with a decadent eggnog buttercream. Your favorite holiday drink in cupcake form!
  • For the Eggnog Cupcakes
  • 1⅔ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1¼ Teaspoons of Baking Soda
  • ¾ Cup Butter, Softened
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Teaspoon Nutmeg, To Taste
  • ¾ Cup Eggnog (I used store bought)
  • ¼ Cup Milk
  • For the Eggnog Frosting
  • ½ Cup Butter, Softened
  • ½ Cup Shortening
  • 3-4 Cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Eggnog
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Rum Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  1. For the Eggnog Cupcakes
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, combine butter,sugar egg whites, eggnog, milk, vanilla, and nutmeg.
  4. Stir in baking powder and flour a little at a time until just combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Fill cupcakes liners ~3/4 of the way full.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pan for 3-4 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely before frosting.
  8. For the Eggnog Frosting
  9. In a large bowl, combine butter and shortening.
  10. Stir in eggnog, rum extract, and nutmeg.
  11. Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Add more eggnog if icing is too thick.
  12. Spread or pipe frosting onto your eggnog cupcakes.


Recipe adapted via Life Love and Sugar


Eggnog Cupcakes

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Eggnog Cupcakes


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  1. These look really yummy. I pinned them for the weekend!!!!!!!
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