Okay, I'm convinced - these cupcakes are fragrant with the aroma of eggnog as they bake and when you bite into one you are most definitely tasting eggnog as well. The flavor is delicious but I am not a fan of the cupcake itself. Clearly the reason these are so flavorful of eggnog is because so much of it is used in the batter. Unfortunately, however, I missed the butter that was cut from the package directions in order to accomplish that. The texture is just off. Yes, they are dense like a pound cake, but there is no crumb to speak of and they're not tender - just dense with the texture resembling that of a sponge. There simply is not enough fat in the eggnog to eliminate the butter that otherwise would have, and should have, been included. Now the frosting, on the other hand, is perfect and beautiful. The proportions of each of the ingredients is spot on, right up to and including the eggnog - and I enthusiastically rate it five stars. Still, the frosting cannot make up for the cupcake underneath it, so overall, I unfortunately cannot rate this any higher than 3 stars.
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Okay, I'm convinced - these cupcakes are fragrant with the aroma of eggnog as they bake and...