Tuesday, December 20, 2011

chocolate cupcakes with eggnog icing

This weekend was a mad rush! I had two Christmas parties to attend. One with my whole family and then one with my immediate family i.e. mom, step dad, brother and his family. At our family party on Saturday, we played Dirty Santa for the first time and it was a riot. I ended up with a cool iron lantern and lovey ended up with a O'Charley's gift certificate..Way to go Team Alley! My cousin, Justin on the other hand who is the biggest Alabama fan in the world ended up with a University of Tennessee snuggie. Waaaaaaah! It was the highlight. He refused to try on the snuggie, but we did laugh alot. Our theme was "Italian Christmas" and we feasted on lasagna, spaghetti, salad and bread. I love having theme Christmas's. It gives your palate a rest from all the ham you consume. We also had cookies, pumpkin snowman cake and chocolate cupcakes with eggnog icing provided by yours truly. They were a hit. I love eggnog so I found a recipe on Pinterest, and whipped up a batch. Here is the recipe for the icing. Enjoy! 

Chocolate Cupcakes
1 box Devils Food Chocolate Cake mix. Follow directions on box and insert into paper cups. Bake and cool.

Eggnog Icing
4 cups powdered sugar
1 stick salted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring (or 1 teaspoon vanilla flavor, 1 teaspoon rum flavoring)
8 -10 tablespoons Eggnog

Mix ingredients in bowl. To the consistency you want, add 8 tablespoons eggnog. If you would like it creamier add more. My love also suggested the Southern Comfort Eggnog. I may try that next time, but remember to minus the rum flavoring in favor of 2 teaspoons vanilla.

Frost Cupcakes and chill for an hour.

These were gone, gone, gone! I didn't even get to take a picture. But just imagine it. I know you can even if you've had too much eggnog and real whiskey..

Happy Holidays!


  1. okay I don't understand the eggnog thing...GAGS!! hahaah

  2. I can only drink a little at a time or I gag. Its very rich, but I like it. Maybe you have to mix it with alcohol to ejoy it more. But the cupcakes were pretty good.

  3. Sounds yummy,but what no Cannoli's???