To Die for Eggnog Cupcakes

 

How can this simple looking cupcake be “to die for” you ask, let me just say that they were devoured! Devoured by people who would rather be caught dead than to take a drink of Eggnog.
Yes, they don’t even like Eggnog and they LOVED these Eggnog Cupcakes.
I happen to like Eggnog, I remember making it as a kid (no rum in those days). Mixing it up with the old beater my mom had, the kind you turned and turned to beat eggs.
It looked like this, but with no rust :)

These cupcakes were quick and easy.
The addition of Eggnog in these cupcakes is fantastic!

If you like Eggnog, you are sure to like these, If you don’t like Eggnog  these may surprise you. I couldn’t believe how quickly these disappeared.

Christmas Cupcakes

I started with a Betty Crocker White cake mix
replaced the 1 1/3 cups water with 1 1/3 cups purchased low-fat Eggnog
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 Tablespoons Rum (used Bacardi Gold)
I used three whole eggs (not just the egg whites as the instructions said)
follow the rest of the direction on the box.

I think the white cake mix is great when you want to alter flavors.

Christmas Cupcakes

I Baked my cupcakes at 325 (as my cupcakes pans are dark, nonstick) for 16-18 be sure to check your cupcakes early, they can easily be over baked and then they taste dry.

Eggnog Buttercream Frosting Recipe
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons low-fat Eggnog
1 Tablespoon Rum (used Bacardi Gold)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Beat butter and shortening until smooth, then add powdered sugar, eggnog, rum, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Christmas Cupcakes

okay so I may have went overboard with the nutmeg on this one, but it had to be done!

I piped the frosting on with a 804 tip and dusted the tops with cinnamon and nutmeg.
The cupcakes were very moist and not “box”tasting at all :)

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  1. 1

    Can you substitute the shortening for vegetable or olive oil????

    Thanks

    • 2

      In frosting you can replace the shortening with butter. Not oil it will not become the correct consistency. It’s very warm where I live and all butter frosting tends to be too soft. It was over 80 degrees today, so I you live where it’s cooler by all means use all butter :)
      Happy Baking!

      • 3

        Thank You! I am on the East Coast and it’s about 44 degrees here …warm by our winter standards!!! I want to make these for work!!

        Thanks!!!

  2. 4

    Can i sub rum extact for the rum? If so how much? Thanks:)

  3. 5

    How much does 1 Betty Crocker cupcake mix give?

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