Festive Eggnog Cupcakes — A Gluten Free Cupcake Recipe

Gluten Free Eggnog Cupcakes

The air is tinged with merriment, and the aroma of spices and warmth fills the room – it’s the holiday season, and that means indulging in treats that embody the spirit of celebration. Among the myriad delights that grace our tables during this time, Eggnog Cupcakes stand as a delightful ode to the flavors of the season. With their velvety texture and rich, spiced profile, these cupcakes are a must-have for anyone looking to savor the magic of the holidays.

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Recipe card, description and text updated 8/17/23

These Gluten Free Cupcakes Taste Like Christmas

Imagine sinking your teeth into a cupcake that combines the buttery goodness of a tender crumb with the velvety decadence of eggnog. The flavors dance on your taste buds, alternating between the sweetness of vanilla and the subtle spiciness of nutmeg. And let’s not forget the crowning glory – a swirl of luscious eggnog frosting that adds a creamy, luxurious touch to each bite.

Not to belabor the point, but eggnog cake is really, really good. So good, in fact, that my son has requested it for his 12th birthday celebration. I decided to make cupcakes this time and I also whipped up an eggnog butter cream frosting to top them. I used Cup4Cup Vanilla Cake Mix, which some may consider cheating but during the very busy holiday season (which is also birthday season for us), I cut corners when I can!

Gluten Free Eggnog Cupcakes

Celebrate with Eggnog Cupcakes

As you gather with loved ones, exchange gifts, and bask in the warmth of the holiday lights, let Eggnog Cupcakes be your culinary companions. Their rich, spiced flavors and tender textures encapsulate the very essence of the season. With each bite, you’re not just indulging in a cupcake – you’re savoring the joy, the tradition, and the spirit of celebration that makes this time of year so special.

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Festive Eggnog Cupcakes — A Gluten Free Cupcake Recipe

Alison Needham
Regardless if you like to drink eggnog, I think you’ll like these gluten free eggnog cupcakes. They are festive and fun, and a very easy adaptation on a classic vanilla cake.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 425 kcal



For the eggnog buttercream frosting


  • Beat butter with 3 cups of the powdered sugar in a large bowl using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or a hand mixer). Add eggnog and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. If frosting is still too wet, add more powdered sugar until you get your desired consistency. Frost cupcakes as desired.
  • Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a muffin tin with paper liners (or spray with gluten free cooking spray). Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer), beat all ingredients together over medium speed for 2 minutes. Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full with batter.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cupcake comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely. Frost with Eggnog Buttercream frosting


Serving: 1cupcakeCalories: 425kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 2gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 269mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 0.03gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 1037IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 0.3mg
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