Spiced Eggnog Cupcakes with Vanilla-Rum Swiss Buttercream

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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When most people think of Thanksgiving desserts, the first thing that usually comes to mind is pumpkin.  Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cakepumpkin flan, pumpkin cheesecake – the list goes on.  Thanksgiving is the one day of the year when pumpkin lovers unite and unabashedly share their mutual adoration for all things…pumpkin.  But, what about all those poor, unfortunate souls that don’t like pumpkin?  Don’t they deserve tasty Thanksgiving treats too?  Hard as it may be to believe, these people do exist.  Mr. SGCC is one of them.  And his dislike for pumpkin extends to most other orange foods as well.  He won’t touch sweet potatoes, butternut squash, cantaloupe persimmons or even a benign little carrot.   Enter eggnog…

Eggnog is another one of those quintessential holiday items that start popping up in the supermarkets around this time each year.  However, most people don’t ever notice it until weeks later because they’re too consumed by all things pumpkin.  But, eggnog is quite a versatile little product.  It’s great to enjoy all by itself, and even better spiked with a little bourbon and cinnamon.   Whizzed in a blender with ice cream, it makes a fabulous milkshake.   And, it can be swapped with milk in most baked goods, like these eggnog cupcakes, with amazingly delicious results.

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