Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist chocolate eggnog cupcakes topped off with a flavorful eggnog cream cheese frosting and a dusting of nutmeg.

Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

We’re in the final countdown now. Less than a week to go until Christmas. Not that you needed me to remind you, but my oldest keeps reminding me. So… Are you ready? Is your shopping done? Presents wrapped and under the tree? Or do you wait? I don’t have a single thing wrapped. I could blame that on the lazy elves but, let’s be real. I’m Santa, Mrs Claus and the elves. It’s hard work. ;)

I normally wrap downstairs in the basement alone. It’s cold and boring down there. Plus the table is short so my back ends up hurting. I’m totally changing my wrapping plans after Katrina told me she wraps while watching a movie. Uhmmm genius! Why have I never thought of that? So I’ll put the Mr to work lugging up things for me to wrap and he can stash them under the tree. Sounds like a good plan to me! That is of course assuming that the kids don’t claim they can’t sleep and come down while I’m in the midst of wrapping.

Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

But okay… cupcakes. That’s what you’re really here for, right? I don’t blame you. These cupcakes are worth listening (or reading) my babbling, promise. Super moist chocolate eggnog cupcakes with creamy eggnog cream cheese frosting. It’s seriously a must make seasonal cupcake. And fear not, if you don’t like eggnog, I’m sure you’ll still like these. It’s not super powerful, just a hint. The eggnog adds nice moisture and flavor to the actual cupcake but the chocolate definitely shines through. If you want one more cupcake to try this year, this is it!

Still looking for more holiday desserts? Check below for some of my absolute favorites to try!

Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist chocolate eggnog cupcakes topped off with a flavorful eggnog cream cheese frosting and a dusting of nutmeg.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cupcake
Servings: 6 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcake:

  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 C eggnog
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 - 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp eggnog

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a cupcake pan with 6 liners.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla, followed by eggnog and sour cream. mix until no streaks remain. Slowly mix in remaining dry ingredients. Divide mixture between 6 liners, roughly 2/3 full.
  • Bake cupcakes for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool for several minutes in pan prior to transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • When ready to frost cupcakes, prepare frosting. In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter. Mix in powdered sugar. Slowly add enough eggnog to desired consistency. Frost cupcakes as desired.

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

Holiday dessert recipes:
Apple cranberry squares
Mini Santa hat cheesecakes
Eggnog cranberry swirl cheesecake bars
White chocolate peppermint bark cheesecake
Mini eggnog cheesecakes
Gingerbread cheesecake
Mini red velvet cheesecake
Gingerbread chocolate chip cookies
Gingerdoodle cookies
Gingerbread kiss cookies
Candy cane thumbprints
Cranberry-orange pinwheels
Snickerdoodle cookies
Gingerbread cookies
Mini vanilla cupcakes with peppermint buttercream
Devil’s food cupcakes with vanilla buttercream
Peppermint stick ice cream
Homemade hot fudge sauce

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