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The Best Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes Recipe

Spread some holiday cheer with a special treat like these Chocolate Eggnog cupcakes. Enjoy them with a cup of homemade eggnog or a cup of hot chocolate.

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It’s mid-November and all the stores have the Christmas decorations out and ready to purchase. Decorating is one of my favourite parts of the holiday which is the perfect time to have snacks and drinks with the family. Now is the time to start your holiday baking so you are prepared for the season that is upon us.

What is in Eggnog

Eggnog is a mixture of beaten egg yolks, cream, and, often, whiskey or rum to make it boozy. It’s served chilled with a few ice cubes. Just make sure to make 2 batches so you have one with no alcohol so the kids can have a taste. While most people purchase eggnog at the store, (I recently saw Candy Cane Eggnog at No Frills) or you can make it yourself, however, it is better to use pasteurized egg yolks from a carton since the recipe calls for raw eggs. Burnbrae Eggs have a few available. Make your own using these Eggnog recipes for Any Occasions.

Easy Eggnog Cupcakes

When it comes to holiday baking, many start early because they become busy with parties, work functions or house guests. Baking can take time if you have a few recipes you want to make. If you are like us, we love chocolate and making desserts from scratch. If you are an avid baker then you will have all the ingredients already on hand to make these easy chocolate eggnog cupcakes.

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Decorations for Christmas Cupcakes

It’s always fun to add some extras to your cupcakes instead of just the frosting. You can add red or green candies, edible glitter and there are also many fun cupcake liners or cake toppers. No matter how you decorate your eggnog cupcakes make them special and from the heart for those you love and care about.

Best Eggnog Cupcakes

Are you ready for the holiday season baking? It’s my favourite time to bake Christmas cookiesmeat piesmeatballs stew, and Stewed Pig’s Feet. Can you ever tell that we are a French Canadian family! We also like to drink eggnog, so why not bake my favourite chocolate cupcakes with eggnog for a deliciously sweet Christmas dessert!

For this recipe for eggnog cupcakes, you will need the following ingredients:

Cupcake Ingredients

Makes 24 cupcakes 

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 oz chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup Eggnog
  • Cinnamon to sprinkle
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How to make eggnog cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line pan with cupcake liners.

In a standing mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and remove as soon as it’s melted or in the microwave in a microwavable safe bowl 30 seconds at a time, set aside until it’s cool to touch.

Add in the butter and sugar. Add in the eggs, one at a time until fully mixed. After, add in the oil and vanilla. Sift the flour, salt and cocoa in another and then add to the wet ingredients. Mix in the eggnog until combined. Fill liners half way and bake 21 minutes.   

Eggnog cupcake frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  •  3 cup powder sugar
  •  1 tsp cinnamon 
  •  1 tsp nutmeg
  •  3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream 

 Frosting Directions 

  • Combine all ingredients into a standing mixer and mix until stiff peaks form
  • Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and sprinkle cinnamon on top. 
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Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes

Lyne Proulx
Spread some holiday cheer with a special treat like these Chocolate Eggnog cupcakes. Enjoy them with a cup of homemade eggnog.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Frosting and Decoration 10 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 408 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 line pan with cupcake liners
  • 1 Standing mixer
  • 1 Piping bag with star tip

Ingredients
  

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 oz chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup Eggnog
  •  cinnamon to sprinkle

Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cup powder sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream

Instructions
 

Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Line pan with cupcake liners
  • In a standing mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy
  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and remove as soon as it's melted or in the microwave in a microwavable safe bowl 30 seconds at a time, set aside until it's cool to touch.
  • Add in the butter and sugar.
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time until fully mixed.
  • Add in the oil and vanilla.
  • Sift the flour, salt and cocoa in another and then add to the wet ingredients.
  • Mix in the eggnog until combined.
  • Fill liners half way and bake 21 minutes.

Frosting Directions

  • Combine all ingredients into a standing mixer and mix until stiff peaks form.
  • Pipe the frosting with your favourite star tip (I recommend Wilton 2D or Wilton 1M tip) and swirl the frosting onto cooled cupcakes and sprinkle cinnamon on top.

Notes

Frosting Tip

Twist the open end of the pastry bag and squeeze the frosting to the tip. Start at the outer edge of each cupcake moving in a circle inward to the centre of the cupcake.

Nutrition

Calories: 408kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 4gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 69mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 2gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 446IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
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Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. These cupcakes sound good. At this time of year I really enjoy a Christmas pudding (Plum pudding) literally swimming in custard, yummy but oh so filling. 🙂

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