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Cranberry Eggnog Cupcakes With Spiced White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

A yummy cupcake that takes the flavors of Christmas and runs with them. Seriously, it's like taking a bite out of Christmas, and actually tasting it too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18
Calories: 217kcal


  • For The Cranberry Eggnog Cupcakes
  • 1 16.5 oz box of white cake mix
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 cup of roughly chopped cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • For The Spiced White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • heaping 1/4 cup while chocolate heaping
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened (optional)
  • 2 heaping cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp eggnog
  • cinnamon/nutmeg either for sprinkling
  • cranberries for accents


  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cake mix, egg whites, canola oil, and eggnog just until the mixture's smooth.
  • Gently fold in the chopped cranberries, cinnamon, and nutmeg.= until evenly incorporated.
  • Spoon the batter into 24 cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees for 18-22, minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • For The Spiced White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips or wafers, stirring constantly until completely melted and smooth. Remove the chocolate from heat and let it rest/cool for a few minutes.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip together the softened butter and the softened cream cheese, until evenly combined and fluffy. Reduce speed and whisk the mixture while slowly pouring in the white chocolate. Whip the mixture or another minute to get it fluffy and evenly incorporated.
  • Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, spices, and eggnog. Beat for 2 minutes.
  • Refrigerate the frosting for 1-2 minutes to 'firm' up.
  • Frost the cupcakes as desired.
  • Sprinkle with a little additional spice, and top with a fresh cranberry, if desired.


recipes adapted from Your Cup of Cake


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg