'Tis the season for some truly delicious desserts! Today I have a unique recipe that combines everyone's favorite holiday beverage (eggnog!) with decadent chocolate cupcakes. The result is simply incredible, especially when topped with creamy, homemade buttercream frosting!
These Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes are elegant without being too fancy— they're perfect for holiday parties where you want to impress a crowd. I love how the taste of eggnog comes through, and though this recipe doesn't have alcohol in it, I don't see why you couldn't add a splash or two of spiced rum or brandy in the mix for a more grown-up version of this holiday dessert.
Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes Recipe
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 oz chocolate chips
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup cocoa
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 3-5 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon for sprinkling
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg for sprinkling
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, 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 bowl and then add to wet ingredients.
Mix in eggnog until combined.
Fill liners half way and bake for 21 minutes.
Combine all ingredients into a standing mixer and mix until stiff peaks form.
Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and sprinkle cinnamon & nutmeg on top.