Eggnog Frosting

Eggnog Frosting


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Eggnog Frosting

This eggnog frosting tastes just like the holiday drink.  It’s not surprising because the eggnog frosting is made with rum, nutmeg, and – keeping true to traditional eggnog – egg yolks.  If you’ve made frosting with eggs before, it’s likely that you’ve used the whites for a meringue buttercream (like this calamondin frosting).  Egg yolk frosting (French buttercream) is to buttercream as French vanilla ice cream is to plain vanilla ice cream.  The yolks yield a thick, smooth, and creamy frosting that you’ll want to eat by the spoonful mugful.

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There is always a concern about salmonella when working with any frosting that contains eggs; my dad had salmonella and it was not something that I would wish on anyone.  So, I used Safest Choice eggs.   Safest Choice eggs are pasteurized for safety, but the eggs can still be used just like any other eggs.  If you’re curious about how Safest Choice performs its safety magic, read more about Safest Choice’s egg pasteurization process on their site.

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Eggnog Frosting Recipe

Eggnog Frosting

Serving Size: Frosts 10 cupcakes

Eggnog Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum

Instructions

  1. Follow Brave Tart's Faux French Buttercream instructions using all ingredients except the nutmeg and rum. Brave Tart explains how to make French buttercream so well that I dare not even try to repeat her directions here. However, if you prefer cups to weights, you can use my measurements above instead of hers. My ingredient list is also considerably scaled down; hers makes enough to frost a three layer cake and mine frosts 10 cupcakes.
  2. Mix in the nutmeg and rum.
  3. Enjoy!
http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2013/12/eggnog-frosting-and-a-huge-holiday-giveaway.html

This post was sponsored by Safest Choice eggs.  However, the recipe, concern for safety, and excitement about this giveaway are all mine.

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68 comments on “Eggnog Frosting”

  1. Geeni says:

    This looks great! Eggnog is too much dairy for me, so I’ve always avoided it, but I probably would love the flavor combo otherwise!

  2. LauriM says:

    I love eggnog, but have to drink dairy-free nog. I do like baking with eggnog and even pinned Safe Eggs Eggnog Scones.

  3. Desiree says:

    Eggnog lattes! I don’t actually drink coffee, but I have one of these every year. :)

  4. JennB says:

    Wow, that looks so yummy! I need to figure out a dairy-free egg nog recipe.

  5. Kittish says:

    This is not something I’d be inclined to try myself, but I know other folks who like the stuff and they’d probably enjoy the frosting.

  6. SaraC says:

    I’m not a fan of eggnog by itself, but I really like it in cakes and this frosting sounds good as well.

  7. Kathleen says:

    I’m not a fan of eggnog, but I think this frosting will be perfect for the gingerbread cupcakes I was planning!

  8. Ashley says:

    Eggnog frosting sound delicious! Especially with a little rum!

  9. Allison G. says:

    My favorite way to enjoy eggnog is the eggnog latte from starbucks!

  10. Judy says:

    I usually use it in pancakes but the Eggnog Frosting really got my attention!

  11. lauren says:

    I love egg on ginger dread broiwns.

  12. Tee says:

    I love eggnog lattes.

  13. Maria in NJ says:

    with a little something, something 😉

  14. Brave Tart has amazing recipes and how-to’s! I love this super eggnog-y frosting!

  15. Leah says:

    straight from the glass!

  16. Catalina says:

    Lattes, cookies and out of the carton :)

  17. Lyn says:

    I love eggnog with a little whipped cream and nutmeg

  18. Christine says:

    will definitely try this frosting.

  19. Sommer says:

    This looks really good! Especially the rum part. 😉

  20. Jessie C. says:

    I like it ice cold, straight up. Or eggnog smoothie!

  21. Amy says:

    I just discovered eggnog last week (eek, I’m so behind!), but I loved the donut holes I made with it!

  22. Jenn says:

    Oh gosh. Nog. Must have.

  23. Jenn says:

    Nog is good any way. Warm would be nice right now, but nog is wonderful, period.

  24. sara says:

    I like it ice cold with a generous sprinkle of nutmeg on top.

  25. Sherri Lindsey says:

    My favorite way to enjoy eggnog is straight up, liquor free, with a dusting of freshly-grated nutmeg.

  26. Jennifer says:

    I love a glass of eggnog with Frangelico and freshly grated nutmeg

  27. christine says:

    I love eggnog and French buttercream, but never would have thought to combine them. I can’t wait!

  28. Heather says:

    I love eggnog either cold or as a latte

  29. Michelle Thayer says:

    Watching my husband drink it.

  30. Misha says:

    Sounds like a great recipe!

  31. Marilyn M. says:

    I usually enjoy it very cold or would love to try it as this frosting!

  32. Lisle says:

    I love eggnog cookies!

  33. Jaan L says:

    I love a mug of icy cold eggnog while sitting in a dark room with just the Christmas tree lite up.

  34. Susan F says:

    looks good! You would not believe the number of egg yolks I have saved after making royal icing for a gingerbread house!

  35. Rachel says:

    I’ve never had egg nog, maybe I will give it a go this year

  36. Barbara Bradford says:

    I always buy eggnog at the end of the season and freeze it in 1 cup freezer zip-locks. The add it to my cheesecakes to give them an extra richness.

  37. Jennifer says:

    I’m boring as anything but I love me some straight-up regular eggnog in a glass

  38. I love my eggnog straight up with ice and a grating of fresh nutmeg… a dash of brandy doesn’t hurt, either :)

  39. Jan says:

    I really love a glass of eggnog with a little rum in it

  40. Chiara says:

    I’m Italian, we don’t use to eat eggnog but but this Eggnog Frosting really got my attention! I’m going to try it during the holidays!

  41. I love eggnog throughout the holiday season, but I think my favorite time is Christmas morning, or whenever my husband and I have Christmas with my parents, brother and sis-in-law. Growing up, we always had a glass (or three) of Dean eggnog with nutmeg sprinkled on top. Nowadays, we make it with lactose-free milk so my mom can enjoy it, too! Very, very good!

  42. Rebecca Feigenblatt says:

    With friends and family!

  43. Shaina says:

    I made cookies with eggnog and rum and they came out pretty good. A glass of spiked eggnog is always the best way to enjoy it though :)

  44. Carol says:

    I am really excited to try this recipe! Thanks for posting it. My favorite way to enjoy eggnog is by a fire. Period.

  45. BMG says:

    I enjoy baking eggnog into my poundcake

  46. Emma L. says:

    I feel like when I was little I never liked eggnog, but I haven’t tasted any for a while so I’d probably like it now. :)

  47. Dorothea says:

    straight up!

  48. Andrea says:

    I like eggnog in my cupcakes… This frosting would be amazing!

  49. Crystal says:

    eggnog lattes are my favorite!

  50. Eggnog = Holidays! Can’t wait to try this recipe….as well as the bread pudding recipe I found on your website!

  51. mechele johnson says:

    I enjoy Eggnog in my coffee!

  52. Debbie says:

    Eggnog is THE drink of the season! I also enjoy a splash in my coffee. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  53. Camly says:

    Eggnog with some gingerbread cookies by the fire is the best way to do it! No other way :)

  54. Patricia says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Hope I win!

  55. Tara Cardwell says:

    Cold, in a mug, in front of a fire!

  56. Jessica Z says:

    I love eggnog ice cream mixed with Cleveland Christmas Whiskey

  57. While I was growing up, my dad always mixed store bought eggnog with skim milk to cut the sweetness and I still have to drink it that way! I think he was doing me a favor!

  58. Gina Guthrie says:

    I love it with a good shot of bourbon and some nutmeg on top.

  59. Amanda S says:

    I like the flavors, but not the actual drink.

  60. Lindsay says:

    Love the flavor, but have to go with a dairy free version!

  61. Dawn L says:

    I enjoy it spiked as a beverage but I also love to bake with eggnog

  62. Dani H says:

    I like a classic eggnog to sip on while making Christmas Eve dinner.

  63. Lisa Dirks says:

    My daughter could drink eggnog all year long so she will love this recipe!

  64. Jacqueline says:

    I love eggnog pie!

  65. Katie says:

    I love eggnog cold in a glass. The frosting recipe looks great!

  66. Debbie says:

    Love to drink it cold. Nice that it is now available in October.

  67. Karina says:

    I like eggnog with cinnamon and nutmeg sprinkled on top!

  68. Amy says:

    I’ve never tried eggnog.

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