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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



  • 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


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


  • 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.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel