Use your favorite eggnog to make this buttery Eggnog Pound Cake. Combining the flavors of eggnog in a pound cake will get you rave reviews at your holiday celebrations.
A luscious pound cake, this recipe celebrates the season with the addition of a popular beverage in the cake. The custard base of eggnog makes it the ideal addition to pound cakes. Eggnog is silky and creamy thus making the cake soft, velvety and buttery tasting.
Always a crowd-pleaser, this dessert is wonderful at holiday celebrations.
Here is a sample of some of my pound cakes.
Eggnog Pound Cake
I want to stress a few things when attempting my pound cake recipes, or any cake recipe in general. Review my post Baking Cakes: Problems and Tips.
- You may think you have your oven set at the right temperature, but you need to calibrate your oven to be certain. It’s may read correctly on the outside, but the actual temperature on the inside be way off!
- Test the cake for doneness carefully (without moving the cake too much) with a small, long wooden skewer. The cake is done with no crumbs or dry crumbs are on the skewer.
- Finally, when it comes to measuring flour, a cup is not always a cup. Please read this post on how to correctly measure flour.
- If you use flavored eggnog, your pound cake will naturally take on that flavor. For this reason, I recommend plain eggnog that doesn’t contain cinnamon or a strong vanilla flavor.
- You can substitute eggnog in your favorite pound cake recipe for the buttermilk, sour cream, cream cheese, or milk. I adapted this cake from my favorite whipping cream pound cake and was thrilled with the result.
- I opted not to put a glaze on my Eggnog Pound Cake simply because the outside was nice and crispy and I didn’t think it needed anything else. If you want to make an Eggnog Glaze, whisk together 2 to 3 tablespoons eggnog (depending on how thin you want the glaze) with 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Pour over cooled cake.
- If omitting the glaze, serve simply with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, fresh fruit, or a raspberry sauce and ice cream.
- I use this tube pan. You can also use this bundt pan.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.
Eggnog Pound Cake
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Add flour and eggnog alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
- Add vanilla and mix on low to medium until well combined.
- Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes. Test cake for doneness by inserting a wooden pick into the thickest part of the cake. The cake is done when no crumbs or dry crumbs remain on the pick.
- Cool in the pan for 20 to 25 minutes before inverting onto a serving tray to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container on the countertop 3 to 4 days.