Yield
16 servings

Eggnog not’s just for sipping: Use it to add extra richness and flavor to a holiday bundt cake.

How to Make It

Step 1

Generously grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan; set aside.

Step 2

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer about 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating 5 to 7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.

Step 3

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with 1 cup eggnog, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla and, if desired, brandy.

Step 4

Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Stir cinnamon and next 3 ingredients into remaining batter. Spoon spice batter over plain batter. Swirl batters together, using a knife.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.

Step 6

Place cake on a cake plate; dust with powdered sugar.

Step 7

Combine 1 cup powdered sugar and whipping cream, stirring until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cake.

Christmas with Southern Living, 2005

Ratings & Reviews

Delicious and impressive!

SMSfromNC
December 07, 2017
I made this cake as a trial run for our Christmas celebration and it was DELICIOUS!!!  I will be making it again on the big day!  It has a nice, slightly detectable eggnog taste.  Even my non-eggnog liking kid liked this cake!  I thought the spices were a bit subltle so when I make it again I will increase them a tad.  I have homemade vanilla made with brandy so I just used 2 tablespoons of that instead of vanilla and the optional brandy.  The batter tasted and smelled pretty strong but it mellowed out quite a bit after it baked.  Thanks to other reviews I used eggnog in the icing instead of the cream.

mkumpe's Review

mamacooking21
March 09, 2011
This cake was delicious! Nice subtle flavors!

penguin224's Review

carmelita
December 23, 2012
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SMSfromNC's Review

kflister
December 24, 2008
Yummiest holiday cake I've ever made! Huge hit at our annual open house for 2 years. Takes a little time but well worth it.....and lasts for several days....if you have any left after the party! It's now on my holiday staples list!

kflister's Review

penguin224
January 11, 2011
I did everything that the recipe called for ,but I did add toasted pecans to the cinnamon,nutmeg cloves. I did not use the alspice. I am making another one to freeze to use later while I still have eggnog left. I used the eggnog with the powdered sugar for the icing.

mary327's Review

steelermilla36
December 25, 2012
N/A

NaplesGal's Review

mkumpe
November 11, 2008
People who like a lot of spices would probably like this cake, but I found the spices overwhelming. I will probably try this recipe again without the spices, as just an eggnog poundcake, because I do like eggnog! This cake does have a nice texture, but it just wasn't one that appealed to my personal taste.

carmelita's Review

mary327
August 22, 2012
This was a very delicious cake. Perfect for gift giving during the holidays. The cake was dense and not too sweet. The eggnog flavor was not overpowering - I would have liked to taste more of it - but I opted for a glass of eggnog while eating the cake :) Oh, I like kflister's idea of adding eggnog to the icing - that will oomph up the flavor, thank you !

mamacooking21's Review

NaplesGal
December 19, 2011
I will try this for the first time at work. I want to see what coworker thank since I dont really have time to shop this will be something that I can spread around. I am going to give it 3 stars for now but I will let you know how it turns out.

steelermilla36's Review

CoffeeQueen
December 19, 2011
N/A