Eggnog Latte Cupcakes

Eggnog Latte Cupcakes are the perfect holiday cupcake with a quick pick me up frosting.
Eggnog Latte Cupcakes from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - eggnog cupcakes topped with a mild coffee butter cream
A Few Things I Love About The Christmas Season:
* Seeing all the beautiful Christmas lights
* Baking and eating lots of cookies
* Buying presents for loved ones
* Wearing new jammies
* Reading the Christmas story
* Decorating our house/tree
* Wrapping presents
* Watching old favorites on tv…Hello, Mr. Grinch
* Making a card to mail out
* Drinking lots of Eggnog Latte’s
Eggnog Latte Cupcakes from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - eggnog cupcakes topped with a mild coffee butter cream
I look forward to eggnog latte’s each winter.
After having a few too many of them so far,
I realized that I wanted to recreate my favorite drink
into a cupcake form.
This cupcake is going on my must make list
for every Christmas season after.
It had a mild eggnog flavor paired
with a delicious light coffee frosting.
Just perfect for this coffee addict!!!
Eggnog Latte Cupcakes from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - eggnog cupcakes topped with a mild coffee butter cream
I am thinking about freezing some eggnog
just so that I can enjoy these year round:-)

(I say that but, in reality I won’t)

What do you love about this time of year?
Eggnog Latte Cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Eggnog Latte Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes made with eggnog and topped with a coffee butter cream

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes
1 vanilla cake mix
3 eggs
1 c. eggnog
1/3 c. oil
1/4 c. sour cream
1 tsp. rum extract
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
For the Coffee Cream Butter Cream
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. shortening
2 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. hot water
2 Tbsp. instant coffee
1/2 tsp. rum extract
pinch of salt
4 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream

Instructions

    For the Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Line pan with cupcake liners. Beat all ingredients on low for 1 minute and then on medium for 2 minutes. Fill liners 2/3 of the way full. Bake 22 minutes. Cool on a wire rack completely before frosting with coffee buttercream. Dust with nutmeg. Keep cupcakes refrigerated.
  2. For the Butter Cream
  3. Dissolve the coffee in hot water and set aside. Beat butter, shortening and cream cheese until fluffy. Add coffee water, extract, and salt. Beat in sugar slowly. After all the sugar has been mixed in, beat in whipping cream to thin it slightly. Keep refrigerated.
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Comments

  1. says

    Have you ever frozen eggnog? I had a reader tell me she does it every year, it might separate a little, but she stirs it up and uses it in her baking.

    Not sure if I would enjoy it and look forward to it if it was available to me all year.

    Oh, and have I told you lately I love you and your baking? Oh em gee these are so right up my alley. I mean seriously, you think like I think….and I think that’s quite scary :)

  2. says

    We just decorated our mini Charlie brown tree last night and I think I’m FINALLY REALLY in the Christmas spirit. Which means I want eggnog in everything! Cupcakes, perfect! I’ll take 6 please :)

  3. says

    I completely understand why making these special treats are an every year thing, they look delicious. Coffee and eggnog together is hard to not like-yum!

  4. says

    Found you on Miz Helen’s! Your blog is ABSOLUTLY ADORABLE and these cupcakes are SUCHHHHH a must make! CAN NOT WAIT TO TRY THEM!!! Thanks for sharing:)

  5. says

    I noticed your Eggnog Latte Cupcakes when you brought them in and I could hardly wait to get over to see them. This is an awesome recipe that we will just love and perfect for holiday entertaining. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. says

    You have captured this perfectly! But I’m not at all surprised. You continue to amaze me with your creations and innovations. I always love checking out what you’ve been up to. Thanks for sharing at this week’s BFF Open House!

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