Spiced Eggnog Cupcakes

Spiced Eggnog Cupcakes ::GranolaGirlBakes

It’s eggnog season! πŸ™‚ If your like me, you anticipate this season, hoping the stores see the need to stock their shelves with the creamy spicy goodness a few weeks early. And when the day finally arrives and the eggnog is lining the shelves, you buy near a gallon! πŸ˜‰ Best brand I have tasted by far is Promise Land!! Seriously delicious. πŸ™‚

So this morning I woke up to near freezing temperatures, the air was crisp, the sun was shining, and it finally and truly felt like FALL! Plus, I was super hungry and couldn’t think of anything I would rather do this fine day than bake. πŸ™‚ So, I set out to create a recipe I had been thinking about for a few days, Spiced Eggnog Cupcakes!! An added plus was I was kid-sitting 2 little ladies who just happen to have way more energy than I do! So they both lent an overly helpful hand. πŸ˜‰ A spicy pound-cake baked to golden perfection, a bit of buttery caramel, then a rather decadent eggnog cream cheese icing tops it off, but don’t forget to sprinkle the nutmeg & cinnamon and add a caramel drizzle to complete this mouth-watering cupcake! Truly, one bite will have you saying “now that’s fall!” πŸ˜‰

Yields 24 decadent cupcakes! πŸ™‚

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 1/2 cupsΒ  flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup eggnog

Eggnog Icing Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter {softened}
  • 1 8oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup eggnog
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 pkg {7 cups} powdered sugar
  1. Line 24 muffin cups with liners and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, cream butter and sugars together, beating until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Add vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg.
  4. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt; add flour mixture to egg mixture alternating the eggnog, and beginning and ending with the flour.
  5. Pour into prepared muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes or until golden and inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool on wire rack.
  6. Meanwhile prepare the icing! Place all icing ingredients in large mixing bowl, beat(starting on slow speed and working your way up to med-high speed) until fluffy(about 4-5 minutes!)
  7. Spread about 1tbs caramel on top of cooled cupcakes. Then pipe on icing, sprinkled with a bit of nutmeg & caramel, and finish with a delightful caramel drizzle!
  8. Enjoy!!

 

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“Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near”
Isaiah 55:6

 

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  2. Amarie. says:

    Hi there! I just wanted to thank you for such a beautiful recipe. The frosting is nothing short of amazing and the cupcake batter is to die for. I’m currently making these for a christmas party at my work tonight and I made a “Tester” set a couple days ago.

    I have a few notes for anyone who is like me and “doesn’t know how to read” haha:

    – You MUST beat the batter. I did it by hand the first time and they turned out un-even and undercooked on the inside.

    – So far I have gotten over 60 MINI cupcakes out of his batch and I’ve been baking them for about 18 minutes. I find they have a bit of a crunch on the top so cook less if you want just fluffy. I personally like the little bit of crunch with the frosting/spices.

    Again, Thank you so much for this recipe, I cannot wait to try out more that you have put up, I already have my eyes on a couple πŸ™‚

    God bless <3

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