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Eggnog Pound Cake is the perfect treat if you love eggnog. It is thick, rich, and delicious. A delicious indulgent holiday treat that can be made with your favorite eggnog.
The holidays are much more of a social time for me. I find myself going out more, spending more time with family and friends, and having more people stop by my house for a visit. For this reason, I always try to have something sweet on hand. Cookies, brownies, and cake recipes that are simple to make and in smaller batches.
I love having cake in my home, except with a big cake, comes the reality of me eating way too many slices. I cannot help myself, if I visually see a whole cake in my house, then I will definitely eat my fair share. It is what it is and I can admit it. So with that being said, I love to make cakes that are smaller in portion, so that my guest will consume most of it during their visit. See how that works.
This rule especially applies to pound cake which is rich, fluffy, and delicious. But most recipes tend to yield a lot of servings. To avoid this I prefer to scale the recipe down and make it in a loaf pan.
Same great flavor...just in a smaller size.
Since it is the holiday season, I decided to add a bit of seasonal eggnog to the pound cake mix to make it more festive. This recipe is rich, fluffy, and delicious. You will really enjoy it if you are a fan of eggnog and pound cake. Be sure to give it a try.
What kind of Eggnog should I use?
The good part about this recipe is that you can use any brand or type of eggnog that you prefer. I chose to use the Lactaid Holiday Nog and it turned out delicious.
What ingredients are needed for Eggnog Cake?
- Your favorite eggnog
- Granulated sugar
- All-purpose Flour
- Ground nutmeg
- Vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
How to make the best eggnog pound cake:
This recipe begins by preheating the oven and preparing a loaf pan.
In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, salt, and ground nutmeg.
For this recipe, you want to use a stand mixer or hand mixer. On medium speed mix together the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Then add in the eggs and mix until combined.
Turn the mixer down to low speed and slowly add in the flour mixture until combined. Add in the eggnog and vanilla extract. Once mixed together, pour into the prepared loaf pan, and bake 45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing.
To make the glaze, mix together the powdered sugar and eggnog. Drizzle over the cake and enjoy.
Does Eggnog Cake need to be refrigerated?
The eggnog cake does not need to be refrigerated. It can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. If you would like to store it in the refrigerator you may do so and this will extend the life of this cake up to 5 days.
Eggnog Pound Cake
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup eggnog
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons eggnog
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Using a mixer on medium speed, mix the butter until smooth. Add the granulated sugar and cream together until light and fluffy.
- Add in the eggs and mix until combined.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, nutmeg.
- Slowly add to the batter a little at a time and mix just until it comes together.
- Mix in the vanilla and ¾ cup eggnog.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until golden and a cake tester comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and allow the cake to rest on a cooling rack for 15 minutes in the pan before removing the cake and allowing it to cool completely.
- For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons eggnog. For thinner glaze add less eggnog, for thicker add more eggnog.
- Spoon the glaze over the cooled eggnog pound cake. Allow the glaze to thicken and set before serving.
*All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
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Do you have any entertaining tips, kitchen hacks, or other holiday ideas for this Eggnog Pound Cake? Please share them in the comments below!
I love your idea of making it a smaller size! Lord knows I would eat the entire thing myself if I wasn't careful! ha!
Yes Wendy! I completely understand because I have the exact same problem when it comes to cake!
wow this looks so good! I wish I could bake that easily but i bet I would mess this up if I tried lol
Thank you! This recipe is really easy to make!
Girl!! You play too much!! I can't wait to make this eggnog cake! I'm already drooling at the thought of the smell!
LOL!! Thank you!! It is so good and smells so amazing when it bakes!
This sounds and looks so good! I've not had eggnog pound cake yet, I want to try it!
Thank you, give it a go!
Oh, wow! This looks amazing! I've never heard of eggnog cake before. Definitely one to make!
Thank you! It is soooo delicious!
Wow! This cake looks absolutely amazing! I know this will be a hit for the holidays!
Thank you! Yes, it never lasts long.
I’ve been looking for new holiday recipes to try. This one looks perfect!
Thank you, hope you enjoy it!
I’m not a big fan of egg nog, but this pound cake is perfectly moist and delicious! It would make for a great gift idea as well.
Thank you! I agree it would make a nice homemade gift!
Now this Pound Cake looks so moist and delicious! My two favorite things in one recipe. YUM!
Thank you Shanika!!
I love baking so I definitely will have to try this recipe!!!
Thank you! Yes, please do 🙂
Made two versions: with eggnog and with coquito! Both were serious hits!
I will have to try it with coquito!!
This looks perfectly moist! My dad would love the eggnog flavor.
Thank you, it is so moist!
I love eggnog pound cake. Really eggnog everything!
So do I Kenya!
This is seriously easy to make!!! Everyone loved it at the potluck I brought it to! Thanks
Thank you Aline! So glad to hear it was a success!
Could this recipe work with salted butter and remove the 1 teaspoon of salt? Or would the salt ratio just not work out?
Yes, that switch would absolutely work for this recipe!