#12DaysOfBaking Day Seven – Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes 

It’s chocolate and eggnog together as a mini cupcake… tic tac toe! Do I really need to say anything more? Happy day 7, bakers!

Chocolate Eggnog Cupcakes


Mini Cupcakes

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1⁄4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3⁄4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1⁄2 cups fine granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3⁄4 cup Eggnog

Frosting

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp shortening
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted but cooled to room temperature
  • 3-4 tbsp egg nog
  • 4-5 cups of icing sugar

Assembling the cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350* and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Mix together eggs, sugar, vegetable oil and Eggnog.
  3. In seperate bowl, mix together baking powder, cocoa, baking soda and flour. Gradually add to the wet mixture. Stir until completely smooth.
  4. Pour 1/4-1/3 cup of batter into each cupcake liner. Bake for 18 minutes. Remove let cool completely.
  5. To make the frosting, beat butter until fluffy. Add in shortening and beat until combined.
  6. Once melted chocolate has reached room temperature mix into butter and shortening. Gradually mix in icing sugar, alternating with Eggnog.
  7. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and garnish with sprinkles, if desired.

Enjoy,

-Adele

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