Thursday, December 23, 2010

Eggnog Cupcakes with Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting

I recently cleaned out the cabinets in an effort to integrate some of the food from my old apartment into the pantry.  During this process, I was reminded of the baking mix that I was given as part of our swag bag from the King Arthur trip.  

Upon discovering this EggNog Cake mix, I decided that I HAD to make it for this holiday season since it would be somewhat inappropriate after Christmas.  

Then of course, life got a little crazy.  There were gifts to buy (and wrap), friends to visit, errands to do....And when I got home from yoga last night, baking ANYTHING was not high on my list of priorities.  But since I promised eggnog cupcakes to my friends, I felt guilty if I didn't try.

Although the cake is for a bundt, I decided I'd prefer to bring cupcakes for our little holiday gathering, since they are easier to serve than cutting a cake & needing plates, forks and whatnot.  I consulted my #1 baker friend Megan for some tips and got to baking my cuppers.

I don't why I was so worked up over it - the mix couldn't have been easier.  Just cream some butter together with the cake mix, add milk and eggs, and the batter is done.

I made the cupcakes last night - then tonight after work I came home and made a frosting.  The cake mix came with a glaze, but for eggnog cupcakes I really thought something boozy would be fun -- especially since they were all for adults over 21!  Again, I consulted Megan on the addition of booze, and decided to make a cream cheese frosting with bourbon....

So I added a few tablespoons of this.....

To this....

To make these.....

I'll let you know the verdict after the party!! I haven't tasted the cupcakes, but Rafe had to take the leftover frosting away from me - I was getting a little tipsy.

Happy Holidays!  And don't forget, you still have a few days left to enter to win free pasta!  


  1. Looks like you found this box at just the right time! Mine is still in my cabinet.

    The cupcakes look awesome, the addition of bourbon is such a good idea!!

  2. I can envision you sitting in your sweats with the leftover bowl of frosting! :-) These look fantastic and I love that we all contact Megan for our personal baking hotline!

  3. ohmygosh these look amazing. I love cream cheese frosting and I bet it's fantastic with eggnog. Also, the last pic is beautiful. As if I didn't want them enough just from the description.

  4. I should start charging! :) Beautiful cupcakes. I'm sure they tasted amazing.

  5. Booze and cupcakes together is always a success! These look delicious!

  6. Oh my YUM...that is all I have to say. That and why didn't you save me one?? :)