So everybody knows I like to play around in the kitchen… try new things. I have a million baking-heavy cookbooks, I’ve created a few of my own baked recipes and I’ve even had some passed down to me. This recipe, however comes from WillCookForFriends.com and I personally plan go IN on these this weekend!!
To the kitchen…
1 1/2 cups (165g.) all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8th tsp. cinnamon
1 cup eggnog
1/4 cup rum, or other liquor
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
Nutmeg Buttercream Icing
1/2 cup eggnog
2 TBSP all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup plus 1 TBSP granulated sugar
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 tsp. nutmeg, plus more for garnish
1-2 TBSP rum, or other liquor, to taste (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350f., and line your cupcake tray with liners. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine eggnog, rum, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
With an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, and egg until lightened, about 2-3 minutes. Turn the mixer to low speed, and add 1/2 the eggnog mixture, mixing to combine, followed by 1/2 of the flour mixture. Repeat with the last of the eggnog and last of the dry ingredients, mixing until the flour is just barely incorporated , do not over-mix!
Spoon into prepared cupcake pan, filling each liner about 2/3rds of the way full. Bake on the center rack for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and springy to the touch.
Cool in tray for 4-5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Let cool completely before frosting.
Chile I’m EXCITED about these here eggnog cupcakes! I’ll be sure to post my first attempt on my bakery’s twitter (@HoneecakesBkry) this weekend so you all can see the results. As always, I urge you to venture through the Food & Travel section for more dessert ideas & be as adventurous in the kitchen as your heart desires! Feel free to tweet me (@DreaOnasiss) anytime with your baking questions, in the name of all things “from scratch,” your resident SoPhi baker is here to help! Also, for more baking ideas, check out the website www.HoneecakesBakery.com!