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Eggnog Cupcakes

by Jennifer Wieland
Eggnog Cupcakes

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Today I thought we would cover a holiday cupcake recipe. Since I’ve had eggnog in the house I’ve been baking pretty regularly with it. Today I am going to share my recipe for eggnog cupcakes with an eggnog buttercream. If you are a fan of eggnog or just like a really good cupcake then you should definitely give these a try.

Now before I share the recipe with you I thought I would share an interesting eggnog fact. Did you know that on December 24th & 25th, 1826 that the Eggnog Riot took place at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY? It is sometimes also referred to as the Grog Mutiny. (One of the original names for eggnog was actually egg-grog.) Some of the cadets had smuggled large amounts of whiskey into the academy in the days leading up to the riot. They had planned a party using the whiskey to make eggnog and using foods taken from the mess hall. By the end of the riot on Christmas day more than 1/3 of the cadets were involved in the riot including, future Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Twenty cadets and one enlisted soldier were all court martialed for their involvement in the riot. So there you have it, a bit of history about the United States, eggnog and young fellas doing dumb things. It’s so nice to know as the parent of a college student that even back then kids did really dumb things while away from home.

 Eggnog Cupcakes


Eggnog Cupcakes
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5055 calories
742 g
859 g
219 g
49 g
137 g
1655 g
1074 g
610 g
7 g
67 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 5055
Calories from Fat 1925
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 219g
Saturated Fat 137g
Trans Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 58g
Cholesterol 859mg
Sodium 1074mg
Total Carbohydrates 742g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 610g
Protein 49g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the cupcakes
  1. 1 c. + 2 tbsp. cake flour
  2. 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  3. 1/4 tsp. salt
  4. 1/2 c./ eggnog
  5. 2 tbsp. whole milk
  6. 2 lg. egg whites
  7. 1/2 stick (4 tbsp.) butter, softened
  8. 3/4 c. sugar
  9. 1 tsp. vanilla
  10. 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
For the frosting
  1. 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 c.) butter, softened
  2. 3 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar
  3. 1/4 c. eggnog
  4. 1-2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
For the cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line cupcake pans with liners.
  2. In a bowl mix together the cake flour, baking powder & salt, set aside. In another bowl whisk together the eggnog, milk and egg whites, set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg on medium-high speed. Turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add in 1/3 of the flour mixture and stir to combine. Add in half of the wet mixture and stir to combine. Continue alternating the wet and dry ingredients making sure you end on the dry. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then beat on medium for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Scoop batter into the prepared pans filling 2/3 of the way full and bake for 18-24 minutes. Let cool in the pans for about 5 minutes and then remove and continue to cool on a wire rack. While the cupcakes are cooling make the frosting and then frost when cooled.
For the frosting
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream the butter on medium-high speed. Add the sugar in a few batches, stirring on low each time to incorporate. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add in the eggnog. Stir in on low until combined. Add the milk 1 tbsp. at a time until you reach the desired consistency. You may not need all of it. Turn the mixer on medium-high speed and beat for 4-5 minutes until the frosting is fluffy.
  2. Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle each with a very small bit of nutmeg.
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

9 Responses to “Eggnog Cupcakes”

  1. 1

    I’ve actually never had Eggnog before but these look pretty good.
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  2. 2

    Holy smoke those looks delicious! Also, what a unique take on egg nog too!
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  3. 3
    Angela says:

    I love baking with eggnog for the holidays. Your cupcakes look fantastic!
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    Kira says:

    Those looks like something I will gobble up in seconds – so yummy.
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    Rachel says:

    Yum, these look so good. We buy eggnog every year and never use it all. This would be a great way to use up the excess.
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  6. 6

    We go through untold amounts of eggnog during the holidays – what a great way to change things up!
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  7. 7

    WOW these looks delicious. We love eggnog here but it would be nice to offer it in a cupcake. How cool!
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    jeanae says:

    Eggnog & cupcakes? What’s not to love?
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  9. 9

    I love eggnog and would love to use it in a recipe! This one seems so nice and yummy. Gotta try it
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