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Spice Cupcake with Eggnog Buttercream and Caramel Drizzle!

Eggnog Buttercream

Confession time: I don’t like eggnog.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Eggnog Buttercream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c eggnog
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 c butter room temperature
  • caramel sundae sauce optional


  1. In medium saucepan, stir together 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup flour with whisk.
  2. Continue whisking and add in 1 cup eggnog and nutmeg until no lumps remain.
  3. Heat mixture over medium heat, whisking until mixture comes to a low boil and thickens enough to coat a spoon.

  4. Remove from heat and cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  5. In stand mixer beat 1 cup butter until creamy, about 1 minute.
  6. Pour in cooled eggnog mixture, beating until light and creamy.
  7. If frosting looks curdled or separated, keep beating! It will come together after a few minutes.
  8. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.
  9. Drizzle with caramel sauce.