Monday, December 23, 2013

Eggnog Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

My kids pretty much gag at the idea of eggnog.  I don't know if it's too thick or just too strong of a flavor but it's not a holiday flavor they enjoy...until now.  They've definitely figured out a way that the flavor of eggnog tastes good to them - in my eggnog cupcakes with white chocolate frosting.

These cupcakes are super easy to make because they use a boxed cake mix and a little eggnog, plus my awesome, not-too-sweet, white chocolate frosting recipe.

Eggnog Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup eggnog
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
½ tsp nutmeg

1.  Preheat oven to 350˚.  Line muffin tin with 24 cupcake liners.
2.  Mix all ingredients and then beat on medium for 2 minutes.
3.  Divide the batter into the cupcake liners.  Fill about 2/3 full.
4.  Bake for about 18-23 minutes, until the cupcake springs back to the touch.  Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
5.  Using a piping bag and a tip, frost the tops of the cupcakes with white chocolate frosting.

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup white chocolate chips, melted and cooled
2-3 Tbsp milk

In your mixing bowl, slowly mix together the butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and melted white chocolate.  Gradually add milk until frosting is at the consistency you want.