This sweet, creamy Eggnog Buttercream Frosting is perfect for frosting cupcakes or making sandwich cookies during the holiday season.  Even non-eggnog drinkers like eggnog in frosting form!
Eggnog Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This sweet, creamy Eggnog Buttercream Frosting is perfect for frosting cupcakes or making sandwich cookies during the holiday season.  Even non-eggnog drinkers like eggnog in frosting form!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggnog buttercream, eggnog frosting
Servings: 18 cupcakes
Calories: 197 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer using the whisk attachment, beat butter until light. 

  2. Add powdered sugar and mix on low speed.  Drizzle in eggnog or cream, along with the nutmeg and rum extract, then increase speed to medium-high and beat until light and creamy.  Add additional eggnog or cream as needed to get a smooth buttercream consistency.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have eggnog on hand, cream works just as well.  You may just want to add a pinch more nutmeg and an additional drop or two of room extract.

Nutrition Facts
Eggnog Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Potassium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Sugars 26g
Vitamin A 6.4%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 0.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.