Indulge in These Delicious Eggnog Latte Cupcakes Today!

Attention all coffee lovers and dessert enthusiasts! I’m excited to share with you my latest recipe creation – Eggnog Latte Cupcakes. These delicious cupcakes are the perfect blend of creamy eggnog and rich espresso, creating a flavor explosion in every bite.

But what makes this recipe truly unique is how it combines two holiday favorites into one delectable dessert. Not only will you get the classic taste of eggnog, but you’ll also be able to savor the smooth texture of a latte – all in one tantalizing treat.

Whether you’re hosting a holiday party, need to bring a dish to a potluck, or just want to indulge in some delicious cupcakes for yourself, this recipe is definitely worth trying. Trust me when I say, these cupcakes will not disappoint.

So what are you waiting for? Preheat your oven and get ready to impress your taste buds with this Eggnog Latte Cupcakes recipe. Get ready for the ultimate flavor experience that will awaken your senses and leave you wanting more.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Eggnog Latte Cupcakes
Eggnog Latte Cupcakes

If you love the warm and cozy flavors of eggnog latte, then trust me when I say that these Eggnog Latte Cupcakes are a treat you won’t want to miss. This recipe is the perfect fusion of your favorite winter drink and your go-to sweet treat.

These cupcakes showcase a rich and moist vanilla cake that’s infused with eggnog flavor, accompanied by a creamy and smooth eggnog buttercream on top. The decadence doesn’t stop there—we’ve added a subtle twist by including espresso powder in the cupcake batter, which perfectly complements the rich flavors of eggnog.

Moreover, for those who love to experiment in the kitchen, this recipe offers plenty of opportunities for customization. Whether you opt for gingerbread latte cupcakes or chai-spiced cupcakes, there’s no end to the exciting cupcake ideas you can explore with this recipe.

But why limit yourself to just cupcakes? You can use this recipe as a base for making a delicious eggnog latte cake or even try to make gluten-free or vegan cupcakes by substituting the necessary ingredients.

In short, if you’re looking for a cozy winter dessert or an impressive holiday treat that sets itself apart from traditional eggnog desserts or chocolate cupcakes, then this recipe is perfect for you!

Ingredient List

 A cupcake to warm your winter
A cupcake to warm your winter

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make these tempting Eggnog Latte Cupcakes:
For the cupcakes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground coffee
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup eggnog

For the eggnog buttercream:

  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup dark rum (optional)
  • ¼ cup mascarpone cheese (optional)

Note: You can use eggnog latte cake mix, gluten-free cake mix or vanilla cake mix in place of the homemade vanilla cake recipe to save time.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect eggnog latte in a cupcake
The perfect eggnog latte in a cupcake

Now, let’s dive into the fun part – making these delicious eggnog latte cupcakes!

Preparation is Key

Before starting the recipe, make sure to preheat your oven to 350°F and line your cupcake tin with paper liners. Additionally, you will need to prepare your ingredients by measuring out 2 cups of cake flour, 1 tsp of baking powder, 1/2 tsp of baking soda, and 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg. Set them aside while you mix the wet ingredients.

Mix the Wet Ingredients

In a separate mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together 3/4 cup of room temperature unsalted butter and 1 cup of granulated sugar until well combined. Add in two large eggs, one at a time, mixing until the first egg has been fully incorporated before adding the second. Pour in 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 1 tsp of rum extract, and 1/2 cup of room temperature eggnog, mixing until everything is combined.

Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

Once everything is well-mixed, it’s time to combine the wet and dry ingredients. Alternate between adding some of the dry ingredients and some more eggnog mixture into the bowl with butter mixture. Repeat this process until everything has been added and mixed together.

Bake the Cupcakes

Next up, scoop the completed batter into each paper-lined cavity of the prepared muffin pan. Make sure to fill only up to about three-quarters of each cavity. Bake for approximately 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Making Eggnog Buttercream Frosting

While waiting for cupcakes to cool down completely on a wire cooling rack, it’s time to start on making your frosting. On medium-high speed using your electric mixer, beat together 1/2 cup of room temperature unsalted butter and 4 oz of mascarpone cheese until smooth. Gradually add in two cups of confectioners’ sugar, 2 tsp of vanilla extract, and the remaining eggnog left from cupcake-making process (about 1/4 cup). Beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.

Frosting the Cupcakes

Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, use a pastry bag with a star tip to pipe the eggnog buttercream frosting onto your cupcakes, starting from the outer edge and working your way toward the center. For an extra flair on your cupcakes, sprinkle some ground nutmeg or even some caramel bits on top of each frosted cupcake.

Now that you’ve made these delicious homemade eggnog latte cupcakes, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy them with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate!

Substitutions and Variations

 A fluffy cloud of eggnog meets a creamy latte
A fluffy cloud of eggnog meets a creamy latte

If you want to mix things up a bit or try some new flavors in your Eggnog Latte Cupcakes Recipe, here are a few substitutions and variations to experiment with.

– Gluten-Free: You can make this recipe gluten-free by replacing the cake flour with a gluten-free flour mix. You can also use a gluten-free vanilla cake mix.

– Eggnog Latte Cake: If you want a larger cake instead of cupcakes, you can simply use a round cake pan and bake it for about 30 minutes. Top with eggnog buttercream frosting and enjoy!

– Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes: Replace the nutmeg with ground ginger and add extra spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and allspice to give it a gingerbread flavor.

– Chai Latte Cupcakes: Add chai tea powder or ground cardamom to the batter for a unique twist on the classic latte flavor.

– Espresso Buttercream: Instead of eggnog buttercream frosting, use espresso powder or ground coffee in your icing for an extra kick of caffeine.

– Caramel Step: Add caramel sauce or caramel chips to the batter for a sweet and decadent twist.

Remember that when making substitutions, it’s always best to try them out in small batches first to ensure the perfect results. Don’t be afraid to get creative and come up with your own fun eggnog latte cupcake ideas!

Serving and Pairing

 Drinking your eggnog has never been so easy (or delicious!)
Drinking your eggnog has never been so easy (or delicious!)

Once your Eggnog Latte Cupcakes are baked and frosted with creamy eggnog buttercream frosting, they are ready to be enjoyed.

These cupcakes are perfect for holiday gatherings or just as a sweet treat for your friends and family. They pair perfectly with a warm cup of coffee or a spicy chai latte.

For extra festive flair, sprinkle with a little ground nutmeg on top of the frosting before serving. If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing these eggnog latte cupcakes with some chocolate cupcakes, gingerbread latte cupcakes, or even a homemade eggnog.

These cupcakes are also great as a dessert for potlucks, office parties or any other special occasion. They are sure to be a hit and leave everyone asking for the recipe. Serve them on cupcake stands or platters and watch them disappear in no time.

Enjoy these delicious and festive Eggnog Latte Cupcakes as part of your holiday celebrations or anytime you want to indulge in something rich and decadent!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A new way to enjoy your favorite holiday beverage
A new way to enjoy your favorite holiday beverage

Once you’ve made these delicious eggnog latte cupcakes, you might find that you have leftovers or want to make them ahead of time. Luckily, these cupcakes are great for storing and reheating!

To store the cupcakes, place them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Alternatively, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you need to store them for longer, wrap each cupcake individually in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.

To reheat the cupcakes, remove them from the fridge or freezer and let them come to room temperature. Then either pop them in the microwave for a few seconds or place them in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 5 minutes.

If you plan on making these cupcakes ahead of time, we recommend waiting to make the buttercream frosting until just before serving. Once prepared, store the frosting separately in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to use, let it come to room temperature and give it a quick whisk before frosting your cupcakes.

By following these tips for storing and reheating, you can enjoy these scrumptious eggnog latte cupcakes any time!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A dreamy caffeine fix in a single bite
A dreamy caffeine fix in a single bite

Now, let’s discuss some tips to ensure the perfect eggnog latte cupcakes!

First, it’s important to have all ingredients at room temperature before beginning. This includes the unsalted butter, eggs, and mascarpone cheese. Room temperature ingredients incorporate evenly and create a smoother batter.

Additionally, make sure to properly measure out ingredients. Baking is a science, and precision is key! Use measuring cups and spoons instead of eyeballing measurements.

When it comes to mixing the batter, avoid overmixing. Overmixing can lead to tough and dry cupcakes. Mix just until everything is combined and there are no streaks of flour visible.

Another tip is to preheat your oven correctly. A too hot or too cold oven can cause cupcakes to come out undercooked or burnt. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and use an oven thermometer if possible for accuracy.

When baking the cupcakes, avoid opening the oven door too frequently as this can cause the temperature inside to fluctuate and lead to uneven baking.

Lastly, ensure that the cupcakes have completely cooled before frosting them with the eggnog buttercream. Warm cupcakes will melt the frosting, creating a mess.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to have perfect eggnog latte cupcakes every time!

Bottom Line

These eggnog latte cupcakes are the perfect holiday treat for any coffee lover or dessert enthusiast. With their light and fluffy texture and rich flavor, they’re sure to please any crowd, whether at a party or a family gathering.

So why not try out this recipe for yourself? You’ll love the combination of ingredients that come together to create these irresistible cupcakes. And with the substitutions and variations listed, you can make them according to your personal preferences.

Don’t forget to make ahead and store them properly for convenience, while also following the tips for perfect results. And if you still have any questions or doubts, refer to the FAQ section for additional guidance.

In conclusion, these eggnog latte cupcakes are an excellent way to enjoy the flavors of the holiday season in a creative, delicious way. So gather your ingredients and get baking – your taste buds (and friends) will thank you!

Eggnog Latte Cupcakes

Eggnog Latte Cupcakes Recipe

Another one for my "to bake" list. I got this off of a great blog
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 332.9 kcal


The Cake

  • 4 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups eggnog
  • 1/4 cup dark rum

The Frosting

  • 1 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 8 ounces mascarpone
  • 2 teaspoons coffee extract
  • 1/4 cup ground coffee
  • 2 -3 cups confectioners' sugar (depending upon how thick you prefer frosting)


  • The Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line twenty-four 1/2-cup muffin cups with paper liners.
  • Into a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy and beat in vanilla.
  • Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, and with mixer on low speed beat in eggnog and rum until just combined.
  • Add flour mixture in 3 batches, beating until just combined after each addition.
  • Bake for approx 20 minutes.
  • The Frosting:
  • Whip up whipping cream in mixer until soft peaks begin to form.
  • Fold in mascarpone, coffee extract, and coffee grinds.
  • Then while mixing over low speed, slowly add the confectioner's sugar one cup at a time, being careful not to over whip frosting.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 2396gCalories: 332.9kcalCarbohydrates: 47.5gProtein: 3.9gFat: 13.8gSaturated Fat: 8.2gCholesterol: 80.1mgSodium: 307.6mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 28.2g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert, Easy
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