Accidental Eggnog Cupcakes

I did not start out to make these, but I am more than happy with the result!  Subconsciously, I must have been thinking about Christmas.

This recipe is semi-homemade and all kinds of delicious.  Oh… and it’s not actually made with eggnog!

For Cake:

  • 1 (15.25 oz) box Betty Crocker Yellow cake mix
  • 10 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
  • 2-3 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tbsp ground nutmeg

For Topping:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (not packed)
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon

For Glaze:

  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cupcake tins with non-stick spray or place liners in tin.
  1. Combine cake mix, oil, eggs and sour cream in a large mixing bowl; stir by hand with wooden spoon until smooth (no chunks)
  2. Add desired amount of cinnamon and nutmeg (to taste); stir to combine. 
  3. Using a spoon or small scoop, fill cupcake tin(s) 2/3 full.
  4. Mix together brown sugar/cinnamon topping; sprinkle on top of batter before baking.
  5. Bake according to cake mix package: 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool a couple of minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

For Glaze:

  1. Whisk together confectioner’s sugar, milk and vanilla – adding more sugar until desired thickness; allow to set for a couple minutes.
  2. Drizzle over cooled cupcakes.



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