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Eggnog Pound Cake

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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.

overhead view of eggnog pound cake on silver platter with napkin

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.

Especially cake!

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.

close up side view eggnog pound cake on platter with berries

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?

ingredients for eggnog cake arranged on the counter

  1. Your favorite eggnog
  2. Butter
  3. Granulated sugar
  4. Eggs
  5. All-purpose Flour
  6. Salt
  7. Ground nutmeg
  8. Vanilla extract
  9. 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.

flour, nutmeg, and salt in a white mixing bowl

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.

butter, sugar, and eggs mixed together in silver mixing bowl

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.

eggnog pound cake batter in a loaf pan before cooking in the oven

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.

slice of eggnog pound cake on a plate with a napkin

side view of slice of eggnog pound cake on plate with full cake in the background

Eggnog Pound Cake

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.
4.78 from 9 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggnog pound cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Resting Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 358kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons eggnog

Instructions

  • 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 3/4 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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hand holding a piece of eggnog pound cake over plate

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Wendy Polisi
    December 4, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    5 stars
    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!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 5, 2019 at 1:19 PM

      Yes Wendy! I completely understand because I have the exact same problem when it comes to cake!

  • Reply
    glenny
    December 4, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    wow this looks so good! I wish I could bake that easily but i bet I would mess this up if I tried lol

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 5, 2019 at 1:20 PM

      Thank you! This recipe is really easy to make!

  • Reply
    Marta
    December 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    5 stars
    Girl!! You play too much!! I can’t wait to make this eggnog cake! I’m already drooling at the thought of the smell!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 5, 2019 at 1:20 PM

      LOL!! Thank you!! It is so good and smells so amazing when it bakes!

  • Reply
    Shayla Marie
    December 4, 2019 at 10:43 PM

    This sounds and looks so good! I’ve not had eggnog pound cake yet, I want to try it!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 5, 2019 at 1:20 PM

      Thank you, give it a go!

  • Reply
    Helen Little
    December 5, 2019 at 6:14 AM

    Oh, wow! This looks amazing! I’ve never heard of eggnog cake before. Definitely one to make!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 5, 2019 at 1:21 PM

      Thank you! It is soooo delicious!

  • Reply
    Desiree
    December 5, 2019 at 8:51 AM

    5 stars
    Wow! This cake looks absolutely amazing! I know this will be a hit for the holidays!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 5, 2019 at 1:21 PM

      Thank you! Yes, it never lasts long.

  • Reply
    Christa
    December 5, 2019 at 12:10 PM

    I’ve been looking for new holiday recipes to try. This one looks perfect!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 5, 2019 at 1:21 PM

      Thank you, hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply
    Tamara J
    December 5, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    5 stars
    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.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 5, 2019 at 3:19 PM

      Thank you! I agree it would make a nice homemade gift!

  • Reply
    SHANIKA
    December 7, 2019 at 12:55 AM

    5 stars
    Now this Pound Cake looks so moist and delicious! My two favorite things in one recipe. YUM!

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