Eggnog Cupcakes

  • Recipe By
  • Published Dec 23rd
  • Ready In1h 10m
  • Servings24
  • Calories239
These are a great way to use up leftover eggnog and a simple holiday treat.

Eggnog Cupcakes Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Eggnog Cupcakes for 24 servings:

  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 (16 ounce) package pound cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups eggnog
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Icing:
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Eggnog Cupcakes Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In1h 10m

To cook Eggnog Cupcakes, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Eggnog Cupcakes is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Eggnog Cupcakes within 1 hour 10 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Eggnog Cupcakes easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. 2 Beat cake mix, 1 1/4 cups eggnog, eggs, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl using an electric mixer on low until batter is blended. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 more minutes. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. 4 Beat butter and cream cheese together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Gradually beat confectioners' sugar, alternating with small amounts of 1/4 cup eggnog and ending with confectioners' sugar, into butter mixture using an electric mixer on low speed until icing is smooth and fluffy. Beat 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg into icing until incorporated; spread over cooled cupcakes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 239 calories; 11 grams of fat; 33.5 grams of carbohydrates; 2.6 grams of protein; 50 milligrams of cholesterol; 124 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 20th 2015

    After reading one reviewers opinion that there was not enough fat in these, I added the 1/4 cup of butter listed on the package and lowered the eggnog to one cup. I think the added fat is im ...

  2. Dec 7th 2014

    Great taste with the pound cake mix. . I added a splash of rum to the pound cake and skipped the frosting. Just whipped up some heavy whipping cream to thick and then added in a splash of eg ...

  3. Nov 26th 2014

    While the flavor was good, the cupcakes were just too dense. I think I would try using a white cake mix next time instead of a pound cake mix.

  4. Feb 13th 2014

    I really liked these. It is thick like pound cake. Smells and tastes like eggnog very good. I brought them to work for a Christmas party and everyone loved them. I even got a joking marriage ...

  5. Dec 15th 2013

    these were "oh my goodness!" good! Made no changes, only added shaved white chocolate on top...our company that day was impressed!

  6. Dec 9th 2013

    Okay, I'm convinced - these cupcakes are fragrant with the aroma of eggnog as they bake and when you bite into one you are most definitely tasting eggnog as well. The flavor is delicious bu ...

  7. Dec 7th 2013

    We just got done making these cupcakes. We didn't change anything. They came out SO good. We love them and will definitely be making more of these this year and years to come! Thanks!!!!

  8. Dec 6th 2013

    Super simple and delicious! I got 21 cupcakes out of the batter, and accidentally used a whole 8oz. cream cheese in the frosting (oops), but it worked out fine. Everyone I shard these with t ...

  9. Nov 25th 2013

    Super easy but fancy! Eggnog and nutmeg add perfect holiday flavor. Dense, moist cake and thick yet light frosting.