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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.

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 Eggnog Pound Cake



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.

I have reviewed A LOT of pound cakes and shared them with you. You can get all of those reviews and recipes here. I also wrote an extensive post on Bake the Perfect Pound Cake that’s worth a read.

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.

  1. You may think you have your oven set at the right temperature, but you need to calibrate your oven to be certainIt’s may read correctly on the outside, but the actual temperature on the inside be way off!
  2. 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.
  3. Finally, when it comes to measuring flour, a cup is not always a cup. Please read this post on how to correctly measure flour.

 Eggnog Pound Cake

More tips

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. If omitting the glaze, serve simply with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, fresh fruit, or a raspberry sauce and ice cream.
  5. 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

Eggnog Pound Cake

Eggnog Pound Cake

A luscious pound cake, this recipe for Eggnog Pound Cake celebrates the season with a crowd-pleasing ingredient. Eggnog adds a luxurious flavor and creaminess to the cake. It's buttery, soft inside with a crispy outside and top. 
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 16 slices



  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Grease a 10-inch tube pan (or this bundt pan) with solid vegetable shortening then sprinkle flour or granulated sugar over the shortening.*If you have a 2-part, 10-inch tube pan, wrap aluminum foil around the outside of the bundt pan to prevent any batter from leaking out.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream butter until smooth. Add sugar and mix until smooth about 2 to 3 minutes on medium speed.
  • 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.
  • Pour batter into your prepared tube pan or bundt pan.
  • 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.


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Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 476IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    We have a small family dairy in my area that in addition to egg nog, puts out other flavored milk. I’ve made this cake with their root beer milk and tonight I’m making it with orange Creamsicle milk. It’s such an easy and versatile recipe, it was a big hit at Thanksgiving

  2. 5 stars
    Omg. I made this cake yesterday and I just cut it today. Lawd have mercy. I used the southern comfort eggnog and added a little nutmeg and a tablespoon of Hennessey. Perfection. Taste is unbelievable. Thanks for sharing recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this last year. It tasted better by third day. Loved it. Made again this year but had trouble getting it out of pan. It fell apart. I let it cool 20-25 minutes. Used tube pan. It baked one hour and 45 minutes cause pick kepttt coming out with crumbs on. What’s wrongg.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this cake and the flavoring was so delicious! I was so surprised of how it taste. It was a winner for my family at Christmas. I will still continue to make this best kept secert! Mum, mum good.🤗

    1. 5 stars
      Also I had to cook the cae for at least an hour and a half at 325 degrees. Good ingredients though

  5. 5 stars
    Imade this ccake and the flavoring was so delicious! I was so surprised of how it taste. It was a winner for my family at Christmas. I will still continue to make this best kept secert! Mum, mum good.🤗

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