Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Eggnog Cupcakes with Spiced Eggnog Buttercream

At my work today we hosted a Holiday party for all the clients.  I decided to take on the task of making all the treats for the party instead of ordering bakery items from somewhere.  I wanted to make a few different types of things to please all taste and this was one recipe I found that I thought was festive and delicious.  It was a huge hit and everyone loved them!  I will be posting all of the recipes I made over the next few days, so stay tuned.



Eggnog Cupcakes - Adapted from Createdby-diane.com
1 Box White Cake Mix
1 1/3 Cups Eggnog - I used Vanilla Spiced Eggnog
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1 Teaspoon nutmeg
2 Tablespoons Rum - I used spiced rum
3 Eggs
1/3 Cup Oil

Directions:
  1. Follow the directions on the box - mix all ingredients together. 
  2. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full and bake at 325 for about 16-18 minutes.  Be careful not to over bake or they will become dry.

Eggnog Buttercream Frosting Recipe
1 Cup Butter, Unsalted, room temp
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
3 Tablespoons Eggnog
1 Tablespoon Rum - I used Spiced Rum from our trip to St. Lucia
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg

Directions:
  1. Beat butter and shortening until smooth.
  2. Then add powdered sugar, eggnog, rum, cinnamon and nutmeg until light and fluffy.
  3. Frost your cupcakes.
  4. Enjoy!

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