Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Last minute Christmas recipe...

So today turned into a cupcake day. After the fire last night/early this morning, I tried to go to work, but any time I heard an ambulance or fire truck I worried about the kids. So I gave up on work and headed home after a few hours.

But, since I had extra time, I got to play around and found a new Christmas-y recipe. So I present, Eggnog Cupcakes!

The cupcake itself is based on Amy Sedaris' cupcake recipe:

Eggnog Cupcakes

1 ½ sticks of unsalted butter
1 ½ cups of sugar

Beat well, then add:

Add 2 large eggs
2 Teaspoons of pure vanilla
½ teaspoon of salt
2 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
2 ½ cups of flour
1 ¼ cups of eggnog

Beat well, fill cups, and bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes. You should get 24. I got 22.

For the frosting, I used my standard cream cheese frosting with nutmeg, cinnamon, and rum extract added, plus using eggnog instead of milk.

1/2 cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese
a little cinnamon and nutmeg
eggnog as needed
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon rum extract
1.Beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended.
2.Add everything else. Beat until creamy.

1 comment:

Doc said...

I thought everyday was supcake day at your house? Merry Christmas to you and your family Paige!