Last year it was the first time I tried eggnog. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I wasn’t impress. I didn’t feel it was something I see myself drinking while chatting with my friends and family and having a great time.
But I love baking with eggnog. I love the nutmeg sweet flavor it gives to baked goods. I have tried eggnog in a couple of recipes : eggnog chocolate chip bread, eggnog pumpkin bread, eggnog nutella cookies and eggnog pumpkin cupcakes but I wanted more.
I wanted more chocolate and eggnog.
I knew I wanted to used chocolate cream cheese frosting but wasn’t sure how I wanted the cupcakes : chocolate eggnog cupcake or just eggnog cupcakes. It was time to toss a coin. Tail? Head? Eggnog cupcakes it is.
It was time to take the butter and the eggs out of the fridge, measure the flour and prepare my kitchen for a pile of dirty dishes.
Few hours later I got out of the oven the cupcakes. The eggnog flavor was to powerful made me take a bite of one without thinking twice. I had probably eaten it all if I hadn’t burned my tongue with it. The cupcakes are sweet, with a small crumb and the nutmeg aroma makes them absolutely irresistible.
I added some nutmeg to the chocolate cream cheese frosting, but if you feel a little adventurous you can add some rum.
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Sending love your way,