Egg Nog Cupcakes!

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On the First Day of Christmas my True Love Gave to Me… Egg Nog Cupcakes with a Sweet Whipped Egg Nog Frosting!!!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 30-35 Minutes.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 2 (12 count) muffin tins with cupcake liners, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.


In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the cake, and whisk until batter is smooth. Divide the batter evenly between the 24 muffin tins. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.


Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the milk and pudding mix until smooth. Fold in cool whip, rum extract, and pumpkin pie spice. Chill frosting in the fridge until the cupcakes are completely cooled, and ready to be frosted.


When cupcakes are ready to frost, place whipped frosting in a large ziplock bag. Cut the tip off a corner of the bag, and squeeze frosting down to the cut corner. Squeeze frosting out while making a swirling/upward motion and lift at the peak! Dust with cinnamon if desired. Store cupcakes in fridge until ready to serve.


1 Box yellow cake mix
5 Egg whites
1/3 cup Plain fat free yogurt
1 cupWater
1 1/2 tbs Rum extract
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice (or 1/4 tsp nutmeg)
1 cup Cold fat free milk (or milk alternative)
1 Small package sugar free vanilla pudding mix
1 (8 oz) Container fat free cool whip (or truwhip, a natural alternative to cool whip)
1/2 tbs Rum extract
1/2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice (or a pinch of nutmeg)
OptionalCinnamon for dusting

Nutrition Breakdown

24 Servings (cupcakes)
115 Calories Per Serving
2 g Fat
19 g Carbohydrate
11 g Sugar
2 g Protein
3 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Anna @ The Guiltless Life said:

That is a GREAT calorie count for a cupcake! And they look so amazing…yum for eggnog cupcakes, very creative, Katie!!

December 1st, 2011 — 8:49am  |  Reply

andrea said:

These sound so good, I love eggnog! Is it possible to use a 9×13 pan instead of doing cupcakes? Thanks!

December 1st, 2011 — 9:22am  |  Reply

Shannon (Healthiful Balance) said:

You come up with the BEST recipes! <3

December 1st, 2011 — 9:22am  |  Reply

Brittany @Little b's healthy habits said:

What a great idea for the frosting! Definitely trying this out! Thanks :)

December 1st, 2011 — 10:02am  |  Reply

Katrina said:

These sound unreal! Can’t wait to try :)

December 1st, 2011 — 11:00am  |  Reply

Jennifer@ ItSuxToBeFat said:

Another great recipe, Katie! Yum-o!

December 1st, 2011 — 11:49am  |  Reply

Karen said:

Katie, for WW points plus-I need the protien, cholesterol, fiber & fat. Am I missing it someplace?

December 1st, 2011 — 12:32pm  |  Reply

Karen said:

Never mind Katie–DUH! I just found it on your page-sorry for the confusion.

December 1st, 2011 — 12:36pm  |  Reply

Carrie said:

Loving your blog features for Christmas and all the beautiful photos! Thanks for this! :)

December 1st, 2011 — 1:50pm  |  Reply

Brittany @ it's gonna be somethin' good said:

Eggnog cupcakes?! What an amazing idea!! I love your blog! I use your recipes with my husband allll the time!

December 1st, 2011 — 7:18pm  |  Reply

Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) said:

I just thought of making eggnog cupcakes the other day. These look great! Beautiful presentation too. Thanks for sharing! :)

December 2nd, 2011 — 7:07am  |  Reply

Haley said:

Can’t WAIT to try these! Using a sugar-free Cake Mix will knock the cupcakes down to 90 calories each! I’m SO ready to try these! (:

December 2nd, 2011 — 9:05am  |  Reply

Terri Champion said:

Love the recipe! Love your blog! Could you tell me where you got the cupcake liners and the cute little festive stars etc? Thanks!

December 2nd, 2011 — 10:01am  |  Reply

Allison said:

Yum! If only Dashing Dish shipped :P

December 2nd, 2011 — 4:13pm  |  Reply

Krissy's Creations said:

Great recipe Katie! The frosting looks especially delicious :)

December 2nd, 2011 — 11:52pm  |  Reply

Alyson @ Nourished Fitness said:

Love! Just bookmarked to make today for a get together with a few fitness girls tonight! Also on my agenda, to email you back :-) Hope your December is off to a beautiful start!

December 3rd, 2011 — 7:16am  |  Reply

Maggie said:

I made these yesterday & they are great! They passed the kid test too! :) I think I over-cooked the cake part & will remedy that next time I bake them (stupid oven!). Thanks, Katie!

December 5th, 2011 — 1:54pm  |  Reply

Andrea said:

These look amazing! Definitely attempting them this week.

December 5th, 2011 — 2:46pm  |  Reply

Mary said:

I just found your page via Pinterest, these cupcakes look so good! I may have to try this for a party this Saturday. Random question, which lens does your husband use? I love the macro shots!

December 13th, 2011 — 4:48pm  |  Reply

Trieste said:

These were a HUGE hit at my church Christmas party last night! I made mini cupcakes with sugar free cake mix and unsweetened almond milk, which made them fat free and very moist. Each cupcake was about 40 calories. Thanks for the great recipe! I want to try other flavors now!

December 14th, 2011 — 7:42am  |  Reply

Julia said:

Can you use unsweetened almond milk instead of fat free milk or will it throw off the taste? Looks amazing!

January 2nd, 2012 — 10:39pm  |  Reply

Katie Brown said:

Katie, thanks for making this recipe. I was just wondering how full you made the cupcake liners on yours. I followed the standard 2/3rds full and definitely did not get 24. I got 20. Did you do half full?

Thanks! Even without frosting, the one I ate was tasty.

December 3rd, 2012 — 8:30pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

sure @terri! :) the liners are from world market! :)

December 2nd, 2011 — 11:22am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

@trieste thanks for sharing! :)

December 16th, 2011 — 5:16am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

either would work great julia!

January 3rd, 2012 — 5:25am  |  Reply

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