I LOVE the Holiday season, seriously it’s the most wonderful time of the year (jiji), bad jokes aside the Holidays are a great time to catch up with friends, spend time with the family and indulge in as many treats and delicious food as possible.
Let’s be honest, diets don’t exist during the Holidays, we all get a collective free pass from dieting (awwwwweeesome) so it makes it the perfect season to try new recipes, bake for your first time or try to make people think you are cool because you just baked some out of this world good cookies.
So, since we are talking about new recipes and the Holidays today we are all about how to make eggnog cupcakes.
If there is something that I love just as much as eating my weight in treats is eggnog. I actually hated it with all my heart until last year, when I made a commitment make some seriously delicious eggnog.
After countless of recipes, lots of hours trying and drinking eggnog like if there was no tomorrow I came up with a recipe that took my breath away (cause it was goooood baby).
Since then, I’ve been hooked with it and I’m pretty sure I could drink it year round (actually, please keep the secret but I kind of do it).
Actually, I entered in a crazy eggnog filled frenzy and I decided to bake anything and everything with eggnog flavor (most of them were sold at the bakery), that’s why this year I’m sharing with you this recipe, or you know this complete how to bake eggnog cupcakes.
It’s not only very dear to my heart – I still can’t believe we closed the bakery to blog about baking almost a year ago – but it’s also completely Holiday appropriate and so delicious everyone will reach for seconds and thirds.
These eggnog cupcakes are super easy to make too, so they are a great recipe if you are just starting to bake cupcakes or if you don’t want to think about baking a single thing else this month, or if you are like me and just agreed to take desserts to every party (why I feel the obligation to say yes every time is something I don’t understand yet)
How to make Eggnog Cupcakes
First keep in mind that this eggnog cupcake recipe is super duper easy. Second these cupcakes are meant to be made and enjoyed in the same day (one day after tops), because we lightly brush eggnog on top of them keeping them longer than 1 day will make them soggy (no bueno).
With that being said, they are the best single thing in like ever – and I’m a huge fan of Oreo Cupcakes so this was not an easy feat.
Besides your cupcake ingredients (think flour, sugar, butter), you are going to need a couple of awesome, delicious, Christmasy things:
- Vanilla frosting
When baking your cupcakes you are going to use part milk and part eggnog, bake them as directed and take out of the oven.
Once they are cooled it’s party time!! Lightly brush more eggnog of top (I’m drooling just thinking about it), let it sit for 10 minutes and frost, or if you are feeling extra eggy give it a second round or eggnog and then frost it.
To make the frosting mix the ultimate vanilla frosting with cinnamon ’cause cinnamon = Christmas
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How to make eggnog cupcakes
The frosting recipe is this one –> The Ultimate Vanilla Frosting + cinnamon to taste
- 1½ Cup flour
- 1 Cup sugar
- 1 Tsp baking powder
- ¼ Cup milk
- ¼ Cup eggnog
- 1 egg
- 1 Tsp vanilla
- ½ Tsp cinnamon
- ½ Cup butter
- Eggnog for brushing
- Vanilla frosting
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with 12 cupcake liners.
- In a bowl mix the butter and the sugar until fluffy.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and continue mixing on medium speed until everything is well incorporated.
- Divide the batter between the 12 cupcake liners and take to the oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until done. Remove and let them cool down.
- Brush the tops with eggnog and let them sit for 15 minutes.
- Decorate with frosting and serve.