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Eggnog Cupcakes

These homemade from scratch Eggnog Cupcakes are super light and fluffy with a tight crumb. Must be because they are made with real rich eggnog. YUM!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 200



  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose or cake flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg (freshly grated )
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup eggnog


  • eggnog frosting (see link in Notes)


  • candied hazelnuts (see link in Notes)


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line 12 regular size muffin cups with paper baking cups.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attached, combine flour, sugar, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • With the mixer running on medium speed, add about a tablespoon at a time of softened butter. Continue to mix until the dry mixture is coated with the butter.
  • Mix together eggs and eggnog in a measuring cup with a spout. With the stand mixer running on low speed, add just enough of the liquid mixture (shouldn't be more than half) to the flour to barely moisten the batter. Increase speed to medium and mix until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape bowl, add remaining liquid, and mix on low speed until well combined, scraping as necessary.
  • Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until tops of cupcakes spring back when touched lightly in center and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; place on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • Top with eggnog frosting, candied hazelnuts, and more freshly grated nutmeg


Eggnog Frosting Recipe: https://selfproclaimedfoodie.com/eggnog-frosting/
Candied Hazelnut recipe: https://selfproclaimedfoodie.com/candied-hazelnuts/
Nutritional info based on cupcake without frosting or hazelnuts


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg