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Spread holiday cheer with these perfectly spiced eggnog cupcakes. Careful, you may just break out in carols!
For the cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and soda; mix well.
In your mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, blend butter, sugar and vanilla at medium speed until pale and fluffy. Add eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition. Reduce speed to low and add 1 cup of the flour mixture, followed by 1/3 of the eggnog. Repeat this 3 times, until you have incorporated all the flour and eggnog. Spoon into greased cupcake pan, and bake for 18-20 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting:
Mix all ingredients in an electric mixer on medium until combined. Once completely combined, increase your mixer speed to high and mix for about 3-5 minutes until smooth. Pipe or frost cupcakes and decorate if desired.
These cupcakes are all about decoration. My favorites are the monster cupcakes. They are colorful, fun and so easy to achieve the cuteness. No piping skills required. I guarantee you. You can go as crazy as you want. After all they are monsters.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!