One bowl eggnog cupcakes for Christmas

7 Dec


Can you believe I only tried eggnog this week? As it is high summer in Australia at Christmas we are likely to quaff chilled champagne than a warm custard-like drink, but I have to say I quite liked it.

I bought some eggnog as I had a sudden flash of inspiration to create eggnog cupcakes. I was a bit apprehensive about how they would turn out but my colleagues at the newspaper where I work as a journalist fell upon them. I tried one and was thrilled with the results.

This easy eggnog cupcake recipe is a snap to make and uses just one bowl. The prep takes less than ten minutes, the baking less than 20, the eating – just seconds.

Decorating these eggnog cupcakes with whipped cream is another time-saver that takes mere seconds – leaving you longer to spend getting ready for the party/ basting the turkey/ having a sneaky nanna nap (or is that just me?)

eggnog cupcakes - The Hungry Mum


125g diced butter at room temperature

½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg splash vanilla

½ cup caster sugar

2 eggs

1 ½ cups self raising flour

½ cup eggnog

2 tablespoons spiced rum

Whipped cream

Freshly grated nutmeg – for decoration



Preheat oven to 170C and line 2x 12 hole cupcake holes pans with liners.

Place everything in the bowl of electric mixer and blend until all combined and smooth.

Place in cupcake wrappers and bake until golden 17-ish minutes.

When cold top with whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg.

The Hungry Mum - Eggnog cupcakes




23 Responses to “One bowl eggnog cupcakes for Christmas”

  1. Jasline @ Foodie Baker December 7, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    I’ve never tried eggnog before so I really wonder how this cupcake taste like! Wish I can have a bite!

    • The Hungry Mum December 8, 2015 at 10:24 am #

      I have to say, eggnog is good! Much better than the name suggests 🙂

  2. Lisa @ cheergerm December 7, 2015 at 9:54 am #

    That last photo is adorable! I have never tried eggnog before (or champagne…ha ha…I crack myself up.) These sound intriguing and festive Mrs H. 😁

    • The Hungry Mum December 7, 2015 at 11:55 pm #

      I don’t want to live in a world that is Champagne-free #jokingNotJoking That last photo is miss8 who posed patiently then wolfed down the cupcake in mere seconds 🙂

  3. missemzyy December 7, 2015 at 11:14 am #

    I really want to try eggnog this year!! Your cupcakes look so festive! I love the red and white cupcake holders!

    • The Hungry Mum December 7, 2015 at 11:46 pm #

      You have to! It tastes like Christmas in a cup 🙂 I love those cupcake wrappers but they are nearly all gone now.

  4. jessguarnieri December 7, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

    These are adorable! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum December 8, 2015 at 8:13 am #

      thanks! ps – I love your blog name (and blog!)

  5. Stephanie Leduc December 7, 2015 at 6:34 pm #

    Ah, that must be so yummy. I don’t drink too much eggnog either, but my sister once made a type of warm spicy drink with it on christmas last year, and that was amazing! I love how these look!

    • The Hungry Mum December 8, 2015 at 3:12 am #

      Oooh, that drink sounds good! The best thing about Christmas is all the food and drink x

  6. ChgoJohn December 8, 2015 at 7:27 am #

    I’d love to try these cupcakes but eggnog has an extremely short shelf life here. Yes, I could buy twice as much but, honestly, we both know how that would end. 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum December 8, 2015 at 8:13 am #

      Yes, it is a bit of hazard having open eggnog in the fridge #oopsAllGone 😉

  7. A Cookbook Collection December 8, 2015 at 10:27 am #

    I’ve never tasted eggnog either but I am intrigued. Your cupcakes look delicious!

  8. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella December 8, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

    I love eggnog cupcakes. I was once given some with a custard filling of eggnog and I just had to recreate it. I think it’s because I adore nutmeg!

    • The Hungry Mum December 13, 2015 at 10:32 am #

      Yes! Nutmeg is amazing – I love grating it into baked goods 🙂

  9. quilt32 December 8, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

    The spiced rum sounds like an interesting addition.

    • The Hungry Mum December 13, 2015 at 10:31 am #

      Spiced rum is amazing for baking with – and drinking, of course 😉

    • The Hungry Mum December 15, 2015 at 2:43 am #

      I need to buy some more spiced rum, I trend to bake with a little TOO much…

  10. FrugalHausfrau December 14, 2015 at 8:11 am #

    I am a HUGE eggnog fan! I wish it weren’t so many calories – these cupcakes, though! Wow!

    • The Hungry Mum December 14, 2015 at 10:00 am #

      Ahhh, calories don;t count at Christmas! Everyone knows that ;))

      • FrugalHausfrau December 14, 2015 at 10:42 pm #

        But they count on New Years day when scale remorse sets in…bummer…

  11. December 14, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    I feel very guilty when I have a glass or two of eggnog but not when it’s in some baked treats like cupcakes!

    • The Hungry Mum December 15, 2015 at 2:40 am #

      Life is too short to feel guilty 🙂 I command you to have a glass of eggnog right now!

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