Frosted Eggnog Cupcakes

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December 9, 2019

Frosted Eggnog Cupcakes on plateThese eggnog cakes are the perfect comforting dessert for the holidays. They're topped with a luscious spiced cream cheese frosting. Perfect with a cup of coffee!


Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: I made 12 large cupcakes and 12 mini cupcakes


  • 1 package (15.25 oz) yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Frosting
  • 1 cup butter, slightly softened
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • cinnamon sugar for sprinkled topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, flour and sugar.
  2. mixing cake mix, flour & sugar
  3. Stir in the eggnog.
  4. adding eggnog to flour

  5. Mix in the vanilla and sour cream, stirring until smooth.
  6. adding sour cream, eggs & vanilla to batter
  7. Stir in nutmeg and cinnamon.
  8. adding spices to batter
  9. Place into greased cupcake tins. I used a standard 12-cupcake tin and a mini 12-cupcake tin.
  10. filling baking tins
  11. Bake for about 20 minutes (I pulled out the mini cupcakes a few minutes earlier). Let cool on racks.
  12. baked Eggnog Cupcakes

  13. To make the frosting, cut the softened butter into chunks and beat until fluffy. Beat in cream cheese.
  14. mixing butter & cream cheese for frosting
  15. Beat in vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  16. adding spices to frosting
  17. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar on low speed until smooth.
  18. adding powdered sugar to frosting
  19. Frost the cooled cupcakes, then sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon sugar.
  20. sprinkled cinnamon sugar on Frosted Eggnog Cupcakes

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