Frosted Eggnog Cupcakes

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Spiced eggnog cupcakes with cinnamon and nutmeg cream cheese frosting are the perfect dessert to serve with a cup of coffee or tea. Lean how to make them here.


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These 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.
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  3. Stir in the eggnog.
  4. Mix in the vanilla and sour cream, stirring until smooth.
  5. Stir in nutmeg and cinnamon.
  6. Place into greased cupcake tins. I used a standard 12-cupcake tin and a mini 12-cupcake tin.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes (I pulled out the mini cupcakes a few minutes earlier). Let cool on racks.
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  9. To make the frosting, cut the softened butter into chunks and beat until fluffy. Beat in cream cheese.
  10. Beat in vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  11. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar on low speed until smooth.
  12. Frost the cooled cupcakes, then sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon sugar.
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