Easy Eggnog Cupcakes


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!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
2 dozen cupcakes



  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • 1 ½ cups eggnog

  • 4 eggs

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg


  • 1 cup eggnog

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 1 cup white sugar


  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.

Cook's Note:

For a sweeter frosting, substitute 2 to 3 cups confectioners' sugar for the 1 cup white sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
11g Fat
27g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 72mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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