The holidays aren’t complete until you sink your teeth into one of these Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes! Celebrate the season with a batch of fluffy vanilla cupcakes made with eggnog and topped with a rum-spiked eggnog fudge frosting.
This post is sponsored in conjunction with ChristmasSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
Just like that, we’re just shy of two weeks away from the big day.
Christmas day, that is!
Do you have your dinner menu – including dessert – planned out? Is your workplace having a holiday potluck in need of treats? Are you giving edible gifts out to your loved ones?
Well, you picked the perfect week to stop by the blog, because I have SIX festively delish desserts (and a dessert cocktail) coming your way!
JUST TAKE ME TO THE CHOCOLATE EGGNOG CUPCAKES ALREADY!
If you’d rather skip my (pretty darn helpful) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this deliciously easy eggnog cupcake recipe, just scroll right on down to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card!
Are you ready for ALL the holiday sweets you can handle?!
I might have missed Cookie Week last week, but there was no way I was gonna miss ChristmasSweetsWeek!
I’ve teamed up with dozens of my fellow bloggers to fill your head with visions of sugarplums, sprinkles, and sweets galore.
I’m kicking off the week strong, with a cupcake that’s as pretty as it is tasty!
Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes
Last week I shared my recipe for Homemade Eggnog, and I put it to good use in a bunch of holiday goodies! First up were these cupcakes.
The cupcake base is vanilla, with eggnog mixed into the batter along with a healthy dose of LorAnn Oils Eggnog Flavor. I wanted to replace some of the liquid in the cupcake with some rum, and using the super-concentrated Eggnog Flavor made that possible.
The finished product is light and fluffy, with a nice crumb perfect for a crown of fudge!
Chocolate eggnog fudge, that is. LorAnn came into play in that recipe, too – which gave the slightly boozy frosting an extra layer of eggnog goodness.
LorAnn can help your holiday baking out, too! The best part of Christmas Sweets Week is the MASSIVE GIVEAWAY we’re holding! Read on to see what you can win, and scroll down to enter!
Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2018 hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and a fun giveaway? 44 bloggers from around the country have come together to share over 180 sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, martinis, cocoa, and more! Our #ChristmasSweetsWeek sponsors are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you so much, Sponsors, for your generosity. We have an incredible giveaway below and would love if you would take a moment to read about it and what you can win!
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Easy Cranberry Orange Madras from Love and Confections
Glogg from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Grinch Cocoa with Peppermint Marshmallows from Kate’s Recipe Box
Salted Caramel Toffee Martini from Family Around the Table
Sparkling Snowfall Cocktail from Seduction in the Kitchen
Sugar Cookie Martini from The Redhead Baker
Christmas Cranberry Bread from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Easy Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree from Jonesin’ For Taste
Overnight Caramel French Toast from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Cherry Mash Truffles from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Chocolate Covered Orange Cheesecake Truffles from Cooking with Carlee
Dark Chocolate Cherry & Peppermint Snowflake Bark from Sweet Beginnings
Grinch Fudge Topped Brownies from Big Bear’s Wife
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Fudge from Lady Behind the Curtain
Red Velvet Fudge from Live Love Texas
Black Forest Tiramisu Parfait from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Chocolate Bundt Cake from Juggling Act Mama
Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes from The Crumby Kitchen
Christmas Chocolate Chip Sprinkles Butter Cookies from Moore or Less Cooking
Cookie Butter Pudding Cups from The Beard and The Baker
Cranberry Almond Ecstasy Bars from Tip Garden
Date Filled Cookies from Platter Talk
Easy Snickerdoodle Cake from Daily Dish Recipes
Eggnog Blossom Cookies from Blogghetti
Eggnog cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Gingerbread Cheesecake Trifle from My Suburban Kitchen
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Eggnog Buttercream from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Glazed Gingerbread Loaf from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Marbled Star Cookies from Eat Move Make
Mint Chip Cookies from The Mandatory Mooch
No Bake Peppermint Eggnog Pie from Who Needs A Cape?
Peppermint Shortbread from Cheese Curd in Paradise
Pepper Jelly Rugelach from Take Two Tapas
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies from April Golightly
Sugar Cookie Cheesecake from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Toffee Thumbprint Cookies from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Ugly Sweater Cake from Mildly Meandering
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Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¾ cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon LorAnn Oils Eggnog Flavor
- ¾ cup eggnog
- ¼ cup rum
Rum Fudge Frosting
- 6 ounces dark chocolate melted & cooled
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder sifted
- 2 ½ cups powdered sugar sifted
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon dark rum
- 1 teaspoon LorAnn Oils Eggnog Flavor
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 standard muffins tin with 16 cupcake liners. Set aside.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
- In a separate bowl, add butter and sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, 4-5 minutes
- Add eggs one at a time, scraping bowl between each mix. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
- Add half of the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Mix in ½ cup of the eggnog. Repeat with remaining flour, then add the rest of the eggnog and the rum. Mix until just combined - do not overmix.
- Divide batter among cupcake liners, filling each about 3/4 of the way full.
- Bake 3 minutes, then reduce oven temp to 350 degrees F. Bake an additional 13-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow to cool 5 minutes in pan, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Rum Fudge Frosting
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring each time with a rubber spatula until the chocolate is melted. Once melted, stir until completely smooth, then set aside to cool.
- In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, whip butter for 5-7 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally, until light and smooth.
- Add the cocoa powder and beat until well mixed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and mix until combined. Add the heavy cream, rum, and eggnog extract and mix well. Add the remaining powdered sugar and whip 2-3 minutes until fluffy and lightened in color.
- Pour in the melted chocolate and beat on slow speed to incorporate. Increase speed to medium-high and whip for 2-3 minutes until fluffy and smooth.
- Pipe the frosting on the cooled cupcakes, then garnish with festive sprinkles.
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Such beautiful cupcakes! Love those sprinkles
Every year we make sugar cookie cut outs and each of our children decorate their own cookie to leave for Santa.
These look so moist and delicious. I bet the combination of eggnog and chocolate is scrumptious.