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Easy Eggnog Cupcakes

Rated as 4.14 out of 5 Stars

"These cupcakes are a great way to get the flavor of eggnog without being overwhelmed by its richness. The frosting is light and creamy, not overly sweet or waxy!"
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Ingredients

55 m servings 213 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen cupcakes)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 24 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Stir yellow cake mix, 1 1/2 cups eggnog, eggs, 1/4 cup melted butter, and nutmeg together in a bowl until batter is smooth. Pour cupcake batter into prepared muffin cups to fill about 2/3 full.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Stir 1 cup eggnog and flour together in a saucepan over medium-high heat until mixture thickens, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  5. Beat butter, shortening, and sugar together in a bowl with an electric mixture until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly beat in cooled eggnog mixture and beat until desired frosting consistency is reached. Spread frosting onto cooled cupcakes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • For a sweeter frosting, substitute 2 to 3 cups confectioners' sugar for the 1 cup white sugar.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 213 calories; 10.9 g fat; 26.6 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 57 mg cholesterol; 171 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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While I haven't made the frosting yet, I wanted ot review the cupcake. Some eggnog cupcake recipes result in a dense cupcake. In anticipation of this, I mixed the batter for 2 minutes at medium ...

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This review is for the cupcake only, as I chose to use another frosting, "Smooth Buttercream Frosting," also from this site. I thought I might like this cake mix eggnog cake recipe better than t...

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This review is for the cupcake only, as I chose to use another frosting, "Smooth Buttercream Frosting," also from this site. I thought I might like this cake mix eggnog cake recipe better than t...

While I haven't made the frosting yet, I wanted ot review the cupcake. Some eggnog cupcake recipes result in a dense cupcake. In anticipation of this, I mixed the batter for 2 minutes at medium ...

I made these for Christmas party. I was surprised when they were done cooling they had fallen. Prior their were fluffy and high. However, after breaking them open I found they were not dense and...

I didn't have a yellow cake mix so used the white one that I had. They were very good. I would make these again. I took 1 doz. to my sister's work and they were a hit. For the frosting I made Wi...

The cake was a bit heavy, but still tasty. Disapointed with the frosting which after a few hours drooped off. Next time I will try the butter cream frosting suggested by another reviewer

Turned out great! Tastes like eggnog!