These are a great way to use up leftover eggnog and a simple holiday treat.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cupcakes:
Icing:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Beat cake mix, 1 1/4 cups eggnog, eggs, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl using an electric mixer on low until batter is blended. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 more minutes. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Beat butter and cream cheese together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Gradually beat confectioners' sugar, alternating with small amounts of 1/4 cup eggnog and ending with confectioners' sugar, into butter mixture using an electric mixer on low speed until icing is smooth and fluffy. Beat 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg into icing until incorporated; spread over cooled cupcakes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

239.5 calories; 2.6 g protein; 33.5 g carbohydrates; 49.6 mg cholesterol; 123.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2013
Super easy but fancy! Eggnog and nutmeg add perfect holiday flavor. Dense moist cake and thick yet light frosting. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2013
Okay I'm convinced - these cupcakes are fragrant with the aroma of eggnog as they bake and when you bite into one you are most definitely tasting eggnog as well. The flavor is delicious but I am not a fan of the cupcake itself. Clearly the reason these are so flavorful of eggnog is because so much of it is used in the batter. Unfortunately however I missed the butter that was cut from the package directions in order to accomplish that. The texture is just off. Yes they are dense like a pound cake but there is no crumb to speak of and they're not tender - just dense with the texture resembling that of a sponge. There simply is not enough fat in the eggnog to eliminate the butter that otherwise would have and should have been included. Now the frosting on the other hand is perfect and beautiful. The proportions of each of the ingredients is spot on right up to and including the eggnog - and I enthusiastically rate it five stars. Still the frosting cannot make up for the cupcake underneath it so overall I unfortunately cannot rate this any higher than 3 stars. Read More
(17)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2013
Okay I'm convinced - these cupcakes are fragrant with the aroma of eggnog as they bake and when you bite into one you are most definitely tasting eggnog as well. The flavor is delicious but I am not a fan of the cupcake itself. Clearly the reason these are so flavorful of eggnog is because so much of it is used in the batter. Unfortunately however I missed the butter that was cut from the package directions in order to accomplish that. The texture is just off. Yes they are dense like a pound cake but there is no crumb to speak of and they're not tender - just dense with the texture resembling that of a sponge. There simply is not enough fat in the eggnog to eliminate the butter that otherwise would have and should have been included. Now the frosting on the other hand is perfect and beautiful. The proportions of each of the ingredients is spot on right up to and including the eggnog - and I enthusiastically rate it five stars. Still the frosting cannot make up for the cupcake underneath it so overall I unfortunately cannot rate this any higher than 3 stars. Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2016
After reading one reviewers opinion that there was not enough fat in these I added the 1/4 cup of butter listed on the package and lowered the eggnog to one cup. I think the added fat is important. I liked these cupcakes; they had the typical pound cake crust (which is the best part) and the dense but not heavy texture. There really is only enough batter to make about 21 decent sized cakes. I did not like the frosting: It was tooth-achingly sweet (a pound of sugar plus the sweet eggnog!)and made me feel a bit sick. I noticed that others felt the same way scraping off the frosting (though the kids didn't seem to mind). I agree with the reviewer who added a lightly sweetened whipped cream topping. I will try them that way if I chose to make these again. (Perhaps the eggnog whipped cream on this site). Without the frosting and with the change in the cupcake recipe these would get four solid stars and would definitely earn my recommendation to both eggnog and pound cake lovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2013
Super easy but fancy! Eggnog and nutmeg add perfect holiday flavor. Dense moist cake and thick yet light frosting. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2014
I really liked these. It is thick like pound cake. Smells and tastes like eggnog very good. I brought them to work for a Christmas party and everyone loved them. I even got a joking marriage proposal because of these cupcakes haha. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2013
Super simple and delicious! I got 21 cupcakes out of the batter and accidentally used a whole 8oz. cream cheese in the frosting (oops) but it worked out fine. Everyone I shard these with today loved them...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2014
While the flavor was good the cupcakes were just too dense. I think I would try using a white cake mix next time instead of a pound cake mix. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2014
Great taste with the pound cake mix.. I added a splash of rum to the pound cake and skipped the frosting. Just whipped up some heavy whipping cream to thick and then added in a splash of egg nog and 1/2 t rum to whip cream frosting. Spread whipped cream in each cupcake and sprinkled on nutmeg. put in frig til tight before serving. Also used Nog made with coconut milk. Super yummie. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2013
We just got done making these cupcakes. We didn't change anything. They came out SO good. We love them and will definitely be making more of these this year and years to come! Thanks!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2013
these were "oh my goodness!" good! Made no changes only added shaved white chocolate on top...our company that day was impressed! Read More
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