Spiked Eggnog Ganache Cupcakes recipe

The cakes have a shot of rum in the batter, and if you have concerns about serving them to children, feel free to omit it. But like most boozy cakes, the alcohol bakes out only leaving behind nuances of flavor. The buttercream frosting is made from an eggnog ganache (white chocolate + eggnog = eggnog ganache!) and it gets whipped with butter and confectioners' sugar for a creamy, decadent cupcake covering. Grate a little fresh nutmeg over each mound of frosting and you've got Christmas in a cupcake! This amazing recipe I founded at Truly's site.

Yield: 12 cupcakes
Source: cake recipe adapted from Intoxicated Cupcakes with Sprinkle Bakes original frosting
Prep: 55 minutes; total time about 3 hours

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoons dark rum
3/4 cup commercially prepared eggnog
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

8 oz. quality white chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup commercially prepared eggnog
1/2 cup/ 113g unsalted butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
Freshly grated nutmeg