Delicious eggnog cupcakes

Hello I Heart Naptime Fans! It’s so good to be here. I made this recipe a few weeks ago and knew that it needed to be shared on a bigger platform than my own blog. I was so glad when Jamielyn gave me the thumbs up for sharing these with you because they are so worth sharing.
I’ve found there are two kinds of people in the world: eggnog lovers vs. eggnog haters. If you are on Team Eggnog than this recipe may change your life. If you are a hater, shame on you (kidding…), but this is a perfect gift to give any eggnog-lover. Seriously, nothing says love like an eggnog cupcake. Make these for the eggnog lover in your life and you’ll be sure to get something extra special in return.
I hear Santa is on Team Eggnog, and he may appreciate these instead of the normal cookies on Christmas Eve. Just a thought :)


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Delicious Eggnog Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Eggnog Cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Delicious eggnog cupcakes - So yummy and perfect for eggnog lovers! 



For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter (at room temp)
  • 1/2 cup eggnog (at room temp)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 lb powdered sugar (about 4 cups)


For the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tin with paper lines. In the bowl of your stand mixer add the eggnog, melted butter, vinegar, vanilla, and sugar. Beat on medium speed until well combined. Sprinkle the flour on top of the eggnog mixture and then sprinkle the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg on top of the flour. Mix on low speed just until everything is mixed in.

  2. Fill the lined cups up 2/3 full with the prepared batter. Bake for 22-24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for a few minutes before you transfer them to a wire rack. Let them cool completely before decorating.

For the Frosting:

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the butter, eggnog, salt, vanilla, nutmeg, and 1 cup of powdered sugar on medium-high speed until the mixture is very light and fluffy, around 3 minutes. Add the remaining powdered sugar, one cup at a time until you get a medium consistency icing. Scrape the edges of the bowl down as you go.

  2. Put the icing in a pastry bag and pipe onto cool cupcakes. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick if you like.

Recipe Notes

You don’t have to use a stand mixer for the cupcake batter, but using one for the icing really lends to a light and fluffy icing.


Nutrition Facts
Delicious Eggnog Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 155mg 6%
Potassium 48mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Sugars 28g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 6.6%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 3%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


The flavor of these only improves with a little time. Make them a day in advance and let them sit, iced, overnight if you can. Just keep them in the fridge and not on the counter.

So I’m curious… are you an eggnog lover or hater?
I”m Melissa. I’m a food-loving mom of three who has found she has a knack for making up sewing patterns, loves her backyard chickens, and will never say no to dessert. I’ve also discovered that living in an on-going remodel is hard, getting a DSLR in July was life changing, and no therapy is better than dirt therapy. You can find recipes, tales of raising backyard chickens, posts on all the crazy things we find in the walls of our house while remodeling, and more on my blog : Bless This Mess
Here are my three favorite posts from the past month. I think you’ll like them too:

1. Cheesy Broccoli Soup (in the crock pot!)

2. DIY Sewing Kit in a Jar – perfect quick and easy gift

3. Homemade Oreos with a Candy Cane Cream Filling dipped in chocolate! Life doesn’t get much better than that. Your goodie plate needs these.

Thanks for having me Jamielyn.

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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10 comments on “Delicious eggnog cupcakes”

  1. I’m not a fan of drinking eggnog straight, but I sure love baking with it! These look fantastic, so I am pinning so I can make them later. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yea! I feel so fancy and the post is so pretty. Thanks again Jamielyn!!!

  3. OMG these too amazing!! I want one now!!

  4. Waaa! These look amazing! I’m not a hater… I’m more of an aversion to drinking egg type of person. But I do agree that the taste of eggnog is divine. It’s more of a mental process I have to get over. I will say that I’d have no qualms with cooking with the stuff though!

  5. I don’t really drink eggnog that often, but I’m sure open to using it in bakery! I don’t know where I’ve been, but this is the first year I’ve ever seen it being baked with.

    These look delicious!

  6. These cupcakes are simply amazing! I will be making them again, very soon!

  7. Hi! High altitude may require an egg and about 1/4 cup more flour. I tried it the original way posted and they baked flat with a nice hole in the middle. Then my brain woke up and remembered I’m not on flat ground. :) It worked great with a little more flour and an egg! Thanks for the recipe!!

  8. I just made these yesterday and oh my goodness are they delicious! I took them to a Country Women’s Association pot-luck dinner, and they were well appreciated! The only wish was that they would taste a bit stronger of the eggnog, which I can understand. I love eggnog! :)

    If I could make a tiny suggestion, it might be to mention in the recipe that the melted butter should be cooled slightly before adding it to the cupcake batter, or it might come out lumpy like mine. Oops! Seems obvious, I know, but I’m a total noob at this baking thing. :) The oven sorted out the lumpy butter bits in the end, but it worried me for a little while!

    All newbie mishaps aside, seriously, these were amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! Here’s a photo of my attempt, if you’d like to see (my first attempt at piped icing too!):

    I’ll be trying the cookies next! Wish me luck! :D

  9. Aww. :( I don’t know what I did wrong, but these came out really dense and just… Wrong. The flavour is great, I just didn’t want a cornbread (as my sister put it lol). We didn’t over beat either… Hmmm.

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