Eggnog Cake

This Eggnog Cake is for the extreme eggnog lover in your life.  Eggnog in the cake and in the glaze makes it one cake you will remember.

Eggnog Cake - this delicious holiday cake is full of eggnog flavor

Clearly all the veggies I have been eating lately has affected my brain.  I can’t stop thinking about desserts.  I usually have a running list of desserts that I want to make, create, blog, EAT!!!  And these past few weeks have been no exception.  My husband and I decided to do a 24 day challenge from the gym that he has been going to.  I think eating veggies makes me want sugar even more than usual.

24 days of eating healthy and cleansing.  Sounds like a definite challenge for this dessert baking girl.  I have to admit that I did not make it 100% without some sort of sweets, but I did completely change the way I eat now.  And I have completely changed how I work out too.  The gym that my husband goes to is all free weights…that was a big change from the easy treadmill routine my cupcake butt was used too.  It has been challenging lifting, but I am seeing great results, and I am excited to keep going.  No pain, no gain right?  

Eggnog Cake - this delicious holiday cake is full of eggnog flavor

But even all that healthy food and working out just can’t stop the baker in me.  Can I just tell you how hard it is to bake amazing looking treats and not be able to devour them?  I had to rely on my taste testers for full feedback on the ones I only tasted one bite from.

My oldest son and I are the only eggnog drinkers in our house.  He gets so excited when he sees a jug of the creamy goodness in our refrigerator…until he realized that mom has a baking plan for that eggnog.  But he also knows that he will get to finish off any of the leftovers when I am finished.  This Eggnog Cake tasted just like a glass of eggnog.  It should with eggnog in the batter and in the glaze!!  My son had a big piece and then washed it down with a glass of Christmas in a glass as he calls it.  He would be so happy if eggnog was available year round.  He gave this cake a big thumbs up!

I’m thinking I should make another one of these cakes today to celebrate making it through 24 days of almost no sweets.

Eggnog Cake - this delicious holiday cake is full of eggnog flavor


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Eggnog Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 14 cake slices

Eggnog Cake

This holiday cake is full of delicious eggnog flavor.


1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 cup eggnog
3 eggs
1 Tablespoon rum extract
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 1/2 cups flour
For the glaze
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons eggnog
dash of nutmeg
mini chocolate chips for garnish, if desired


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugars, oil, eggnog, eggs, and extract until well combined. Sift together the baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cloves, and flour. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Do not over beat.
  2. Spray a 10 inch bundt pan with non stick baking spray. Gently spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 55 minutes.
  3. Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. If needed, level the bottom of the cake with a sharp knife before placing on a serving tray.
  4. Stir together the glaze ingredients. Spoon over the top slowly. Let set for a few minutes. Top with mini chocolate chips if desired. Cut into 14 slices.

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  1. says

    The strength training is awesome. I knew it was better than cardio, but never put any time into it. Now, a few months later, and I’m seeing total results even though I haven’t lost any weight and I still eat tons of sugar! #miracle

    LOVE this cake. I love eggnog sooooooooo much!
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    • says

      I have never done strength training, but the cardio alone just wasn’t doing it. Well…that and the no consistency. LOL! But after seeing the great results I am definitely going to keep at it. Now if only I could curb my sweet tooth. I did good for about 12 of the 24 days, but now I’m starting to eat more again.
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  2. says

    You are on another level with the self control, I lick the batter, I eat the sugar that fell on the counter, I eat the crumb left inside the cake pan when I take the cake out, I literally eat every single ounce of sweet I can!! What an achievement for you!! I need to get on this egg nog thingie, I have always been put off by it but I think this is the year I give it a fair shot!! This cake looks gorgeous!
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  3. says

    That’s wonderful, congrats on completing the challenge Jocelyn! That definitely calls for a celebration and this cake fits the bill perfectly :) It looks beautiful and so delicious! Pinning – it’s perfect for this festive season :)

  4. says

    Wow, what a good idea! I love the flavor of eggnog, but normally find it too thick to actually drink–this seems like the perfect way for me to get my fix.

  5. Tia says

    Would I be able to use another type of pan or is this recipe specifically for bundt pans? (as you may guess, I’m not a baker!) Thanks!

  6. Joanne Crupi says

    This cake was incredible! I made it to bring to my cousin’s house for Christmas. It was a huge hit. Thanks for sharing!

  7. says

    I made this recipe today in one of the Nordicware “duet” pans-they’re small enough I got three cakes! I think next time I’ll make a little more icing for them, but it was super tasty regardless. I’m thinking it’d be excellent with coffee! :)

    Thanks for a wonderful dessert!

  8. says

    Hi Jocelyn- I have to say, you rock! I made the Eggnog cake to RAVE reviews (including my own and I am very picky) and now I found a pumpkin cookie recipe here that I am about to make which I’m sure will be perfect too! I would have liked you on Facebook- but then I’m afraid my friends will steal your recipes from me! Maybe I’ll like you on Pinterest instead, hmmmm. ;o)

      • says

        OK, I just did it on Pinterest… will finess the details later, but I just had to share you. yes, my husband liked the pumpkin cookies very much and I have to say I liked them too, especially since they were not too sweet- thanks Jocelyn!


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