Eggnog. Count me in. A sip, a glass, or perhaps an entire carton. I cannot and will not say no to a frosty cup of festive eggnog. It’s only natural for me to take my deep love and appreciation of the beloved Christmas beverage and turn it into cupcakes. May I introduce to you the most scrumptious vegan and gluten-free eggnog cupcake you will ever eat!
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Warm notes of cinnamon and nutmeg waft through the kitchen as the eggnog cupcakes bake to fluffy perfection. Creamy eggnog buttercream frosting is whipped to silky goodness before it is swirled high upon each vegan and gluten-free cupcake. And topped with a festive mini snickerdoodle, these eggnog cupcakes are the chef’s kiss to Christmas!
Ever since a kid, I’ve adored eggnog. Smooth, rich, creamy, and full of nutmeg goodness. Much to my misery, I had to give up eggnog when I went dairy-free and it wasn’t until a handful of years ago that I found a vegan version of eggnog. Believe me when I say I happy danced in the grocery store aisle!
There are several different types of vegan eggnog out there and I’ve tried them all. Coconut nog, almond nog, soy nog, and oat nog. The last, oat nog, is my favorite vegan eggnog alternative to date. It’s rich, creamy, full of bold nutmeg flavor, and worked spectacularly in this eggnog cupcake recipe. That said, I bet the other versions will work just as well.
Easy One-Bowl Gluten-Free Cupcakes
One-bowl recipes are some of my favorites. You cannot beat the ease and simplicity of measuring and mixing everything together in one bowl. And that’s exactly what these gluten-free cupcakes are, easy!
First, In a large mixing bowl combine the eggnog, melted butter, vanilla, and white vinegar until fully combined and smooth. Second, add in all of the dry ingredients and mix until the eggnog batter is smooth. Make sure the gluten-free flour contains xanthan gum and always double-check your ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.
This batter will make approximately 12 cupcakes when filing your cupcake liners ¾ full. They are ready to bake at 350ºC for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with only a few moist crumbs.
Vegan & Gluten-Free Eggnog Cupcakes
Let’s ring in some extra holiday cheer this season with these amazingly easy gluten-free and vegan eggnog cupcakes. A simple one-bowl recipe for the cupcakes baked to warm nutmeg perfection and topped with a dreamy fluffy whipped eggnog buttercream frosting. The perfect cupcake for Christmas celebrations or the eggnog-lover in your life!
Christmas Baking Ideas
I don’t know about you but I love to spend the holidays in my kitchen baking up all sorts of sweet treats for family and friends. I bet you’d love these merry recipes:
- Mint Nanaimo Bars
- Maple Walnut Cake
- Christmas Cakesicles
- Chocolate Coconut Fudge
- Christmas Cookies
- Boozy Marshmallows
- Gingerbread Trifle
- Peppermint Brownies