THE PERFECT HOLIDAY CUPCAKE!
Fluffy eggnog cupcakes topped with a rich eggnog cream cheese frosting. Take to a Christmas or New Year’s Eve party, make for a bake sale, give as small gifts or add to your dessert table. Whatever you choose to do these cupcakes will be a hit!
Eggnog Cupcake Recipe (makes 9 standard or 24 mini cupcakes)
3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup eggnog, room temperature
1 large egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 eggnog cream cheese frosting recipe (below)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake cups with 9 cupcake liners.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Turn the mixer on to mix the ingredients. Beat in butter and oil until the mixture resembles moist crumbs.
In a measuring cup, lightly whisk together, eggnog, egg and vanilla. Add to the butter mixture. Beat until batter is smooth and fluffy.
Using an ice cream scoop distribute the batter into 9 baking cups. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack before frosting.
Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
8 ounce cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
pinch of nutmeg
2 tablespoons eggnog
American Gold Disco Dust (optional garnish)
Combine cream cheese and butter until creamy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar until well combined. Add vanilla, nutmeg and eggnog. Mix until smooth and creamy. Either pipe on or spread and sprinkle with edible disco dust.
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