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Eggnog Cupcakes from Box Mix

An easier take on our classic eggnog cupcakes, using a boxed mix as a base. (Shhhh!)
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cupcakes, christmas dessert, egg nog cupcakes, egg nog recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 24 cupcakes



  • 1 box white cake mix
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil


  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup eggnog



  •  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    Line cupcake pan with paper liners
    In a small mixing bowl toss the cake mix, cinnamon and nutmeg together, breaking up any lumps or bumps.
    Using a mixer and a larger bowl, blend vegetable oil, eggs and eggnog together.
    Add dry ingredients to egg mixture on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds.
    Increase speed and blend 1-2 minutes more.
    Fill each cupcake liner ½ full and bake immediately about 18 minutes.
    Remove from oven and cool completely before removing from pan.
    Top cupcakes with eggnog buttercream frosting.


  • Whip room temperature butter and vanilla extract together.
     Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time.
     Blend in eggnog until desired moisture is achieved.

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