‘Tis the season to make eggnog cupcakes. Spiked with bourbon and sprinkled with nutmeg, this cupcake version of the holiday cocktail is a crowd pleaser.
Let the holiday baking commence! This season is full of delicious goodies on If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen including these mini eggnog cupcakes. I made them over the weekend for a holiday party and they were a hit!
Mini cupcakes are one of my favorite things to make when I’m going to a party. The bite-size portion is perfect for large groups—everyone gets to try the dessert without committing to a large portion. And, let’s be honest, we all feel a little less guilt eating two or three mini cupcakes than one whole one!
So with the holiday season here, I was eager to make eggnog cupcakes spiked with bourbon.
Eggnog is truly one of those flavors that can only be eaten around Christmas. Unless you’re going to make eggnog from scratch, December is the only time when you can find it in stores. I try to take full advantage of that during the holiday season and incorporate the festive drink into desserts.
Turns out eggnog is an excellent ingredient for cupcakes. It lends a delicious flavor to both the cake and the frosting without being overwhelming since the cupcakes are bite-sized.
To make the eggnog cupcakes truly like the yuletide cocktail, I incorporated bourbon into the frosting and also brushed each cupcake with bourbon as well. This turned out to be the perfect spike for the cupcakes—just enough to taste, but not overwhelming at all.
Cupcake recipe inspired by Life, Love and Sugar.