Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 25 Mins
Makes 12 servings

Make an easy holiday pound cake by starting with a box of pound cake mix and adding eggnog and ground nutmeg. Not only is it perfect for holiday entertaining, you can also  toast a few slices and top with jam or preserves for breakfast.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Beat all ingredients together at low speed with an electric mixer until blended. Increase speed to medium, and beat 2 minutes. Pour into a lightly greased 9- x 5-inch loaf pan.

Step 2

Bake at 350° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).

Ratings & Reviews

jchphd78's Review

December 18, 2011
I tried this recipe after a friend gave me some homemade eggnog. Not a big fan of eggnog but did not want to thow it out since she had obviously made this with love and wonderful ingredients. The eggnog pound cake was a wonderful and delicious solution. Came together very quickly, and gave a moist and flavorful cake. Also used the mini loaf pans and froze some for later (freezes very well). And I could tell my friend how wonderful her eggnog was! Which is good because she now gives me some every year!

Note from Mary

December 12, 2015
Nice and easy. Had to use 2 boxes to make decent size pound cake

bbmhggr's Review

September 08, 2012

CookingChemist's Review

December 14, 2010
I love this recipe. It is so easy to make, travels well and makes a great impression. One of those great take-along gifts for visiting. Add a little green or red sugar on top for a festive treat or perfect gift. I've also used the batter to make mini cupcakes for my cookie platters - worked wonderfully (just watch cooking time, it bakes quickly in small containers).

muddeare's Review

December 08, 2011
If you have ever had real pound cake then you would instantly know this is from a box

stacey78's Review

November 28, 2012

catnose's Review

September 20, 2012

Drema73's Review

December 05, 2012

pennyv's Review

December 09, 2012
Read the reviews before preparing the cake. Folded in the zest of an orange and 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries after mixing the ingredients. Also used Light eggnog. Great results. So easy to make, and enjoyed by all.

Suzanne4017's Review

January 13, 2010
I first tested it on me & my husband to see if it would make a good Christmas food gift. A definite YES! Made one recipe & divided it in 4 mini loaf pans. After cooling, wrapped in clear wrap, tied with a pretty ribbon & put a gift label on each one. A big hit. One elderly gentleman ate it all in one sitting. I will definitely make this again.