Spiced Rum Eggnog Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
How you can prepare a holiday dinner for two or more without spending all day in the kitchen. Make this holiday meal sweet and simple. No stress for you or your guest, only pure comfort and joy. I know that creating a meal for many can be a big deal, but today I’m sharing some tips to make it a bit better plus a really amazing spiced rum eggnog cupcakes that is sure to please your guests!
After confirming the number of guest that will be attending your holiday affair, start planning your meal it is time to go into action. Make a shopping list of the items you want to serve for your holiday feast.
In advance, order pre-cooked meals from your local grocery store or supermarket; perhaps your favorite local restaurant; or, you can even find some fantastic meals on the internet and have the whole menu shipped directly to your home.
Go to the grocery store
Take a break from cooking and check with your local grocery store/supermarket you will be surprise of all of the holiday meal choices they have available. Even, if you and your guest are not in the mood for a very large meal, stop by their deli and just order a party platter. The size of your platter will depend on the number of guests you had invited, you want to be sure to have enough for everyone.
In the deli section you will find all the finger food your heart desires, sliced meats, a variety of domestic and imported cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables displayed stylishly on holiday platters to satisfy everyone’s palate.
Don’t forget dessert
Check out their bakery section for desserts. Don’t be afraid to ask to taste a sample the food items. You are their customer and they want you to come back again for your next event. If you have the time, it doesn’t hurt to shop around until you find just the right menu items at the prices you are happy with.
Using your favorite local restaurant can be like having a chef in the kitchen for any host. Once you have selected the restaurant of your choice, pick up a menu or go to their menu section on their web site to plan your feast.
Now, place your advance order for enough quantities of each food item to cover the number of guest you had invited to your holiday gala. It is a piece of cake, just remember dessert–look no further I’ve got that part covered for you below with the spiced rum eggnog cupcakes!
Finally, you can find a variety of food and beverage items online to have delivered directly to you. This is a very helpful tool for those of you that are too busy to physically go out and shop around for your menu items. (I do this ALL the time with 3 kids!)
You can order everything you need, mouth watering appetizers, the main course, and dazzling desserts. No stress, no traffic, just more time to pick out your party outfit and entertain your guests.
- 1.5 cups flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup spiced rum
- 3/4 cup eggnog, room temperature
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- Frosting Ingredients
- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tablespoon espresso powder or coffee
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 sticks room temperature unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon spiced rum
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 teaspoons milk, if needed
- Chocolate sprinkles for decoration if desired
Directions for Cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder,
baking soda, salt and allspice.
Step 2: Whisk dry ingredients together.
Step 3: In a small bowl, add eggs, sugar, rum, vegetable oil
and butter. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Step 4: Add small bowl ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Fold in with spatula.
Step 5: Layer each muffin cup 2/3 of the way with batter. Bake
18-20 minutes or until it springs back when touched. Let cool.
Directions for Frosting:
Step 1: Add powdered sugar, espresso powder and cocoa powder to a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
Step 2: Add in butter and mix for 1 minute or until creamy.
Step 3: Mix in the rum and vanilla extract until light and
fluffy. If mixture is too thick, add a bit of milk.
Step 4: Add frosting to piping bag
Step 5: Frost cupcakes and decorate with chocolate sprinkles
Amount Per Serving Calories 473 Total Fat 23g Saturated Fat 11g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 10g Cholesterol 84mg Sodium 193mg Carbohydrates 61g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 1g Sugar 47g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 4g