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Egg Nog Cupcakes December 30, 2008

Filed under: Dessert — tiffanyrose913 @ 3:02 pm

011-smallThese were really different, Mike really liked them , and I just thought they were perfect for Christmas!

Next time , I will use less rum – it is really powerful!  This is from the blog ” Annie’s Eats”:

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

¼ cup dark rum

1 cup eggnog

¼ cup vegetable oil

1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

1 cup sugar

1 1/3 cups  flour

¼ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

 

For the frosting:

¼ cup butter, softened

3 tbsp. eggnog

 

generous pinch of nutmeg

2 (or more) cups confectioners’ sugar

 

ground cinnamon

cinnamon sticks

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F.  Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.  In a small bowl, mix together the rum, eggnog, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract.  In a large bowl, mix together the nutmeg, sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.  Divide evenly between prepared muffin wells. 

 

Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the cakes spring back when lightly pressed.  Cool in the pan 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

To make the frosting, cream together the butter, eggnog, rum, nutmeg and confectioners’ sugar.  Add in more confectioners’ sugar if needed to make the frosting stiff, but spreadable.  Frost the cooled cupcakes.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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