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5 from 3 votes

Eggnog Buttercream Frosting

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 cupcakes
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • 1 cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons eggnog
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon rum extract
  • Pinch of salt


  • In a stand mixer using the whisk attachment, beat butter until light. 
  • 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.


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.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg