Eggnog Pound Cake

by Renee on December 15, 2011

Eggnog Pound Cake

My third holiday cake post. If you have been following my blog you know my last two posts have been cakes. First my Glazed Carrot Cake and then a Fruitcake (a.k.a. Cherry Pecan Cake). I do bake a lot during the holidays. It is not unusual for me to bake several cakes plus cookies, brownies, pies, candies, and so on.

I was invited to participate in a Holiday Recipe Club and blog hop. It is hosted by Erin of the Big Fat Baker blog (@BigFatBaker on twitter). This is my first blogging recipe club event and I am very excited to be a part of it. The requirements included using at least one of three flavors: peppermint, eggnog, or gingerbread. The first thing that came to my mind was this cake. No only do I have a reason to get eggnog, I also get to use my holiday cake pan. I love that pan. It makes such a festive cake.

This is an easy and basic cake. The recipe is adapted from Paula Deen’s Southwest Georgia Pound Cake. I substitute eggnog for heavy cream, add some nutmeg, and change up the flavorings. I like to dust the cake with powered sugar as it brings out the detail on the cake. You could also drizzle it with a glaze. For extra fun, surround it with candies on the platter. Why not have some candy with cake? It is the holidays after all.

Be sure to blog hop too! There are links below for the other Holiday Recipe Club posts. Enjoy the season and have the happiest of holidays!


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BigFatBaker December 15, 2011 at 2:51 am

I am so glad you participated in the blog hop!! This cake sounds delicious. I agree, the pan is so cute and festive! The m&m’s were such a good idea too – thank you for sharing! :)


Renee December 15, 2011 at 7:32 am

Thank Erin! So happy to be a part of the Holiday Recipe Club


Erin December 15, 2011 at 5:23 am

What a beautiful cake, I love your pan shape!


Renee December 15, 2011 at 7:33 am

Thank you! I found it at Williams-Sonoma many years ago. I think you can find it online at other retailers but I have not seen it in stores in the last few years.


Pam @ From Apples To Zucchini December 15, 2011 at 7:24 am

What a beautiful cake! (I have been wanting a holiday pan forever). The cake sounds absolutely delicious and I agree – you can never have too much cake!


Renee December 15, 2011 at 7:34 am

Thanks Pam. “Tis the season for indulgences! Bring on the cake…


Terry B Gardner (@tbgdesign) December 15, 2011 at 9:15 am



Renee December 15, 2011 at 10:21 am

Thanks Terry!


Karriann Graf December 15, 2011 at 11:29 am

Your pound cake looks really yummy. Who doesn’t love eggnog ;) Nice to meet you we are on the bloghop together!


Renee December 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I have to have eggnog every year…so good! I’m enjoying the blog hop too.


Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts December 15, 2011 at 11:55 am

How pretty is this cake! I have never tried eggnog before, but this cake sounds like it would be wonderful! I am going to have to buy some eggnog this year and try it!


Renee December 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Definitely worth getting the eggnog for this cake.


amy @ fearless homemaker December 15, 2011 at 12:49 pm

your cake turned out so pretty – love that pan! i love eggnog + i love pound cake, so this is right up my alley.


Renee December 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Thanks Amy!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers December 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

This cake looks amazing. I just love the pan! It looks like a pretty present. I have to agree with some posters, I need to buy, no make, some eggnog and try out all these wonderful recipes. I can’t wait for the weekend!


Renee December 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Thank you Jennifer! So many good recipes on this blog hop with eggnog and the other ingredients. Glad I participated in it.


Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray December 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I love your holiday pan!! And I’m totally with you–adding candies to the plate (and to dessert) only adds to the wonderfulness. :)


Renee December 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Thanks Tara. I could not pass up another level of decadence to a holiday treat.


Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry December 16, 2011 at 1:41 am

Wow this cake is gorgeous! It was so nice to meet you through the Blog Hop as well!


Renee December 16, 2011 at 7:52 am

Thanks Laura!


Lynn at Southern Fried French December 16, 2011 at 4:09 am

WHAT a concept, and what a gorgeous cake! I adore eggnog so now I’m thinking about what other things I can add it to. Fun post, thanks, and happy to find your blog through Cindy at The Daily Basics.


Renee December 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

Thank you Lynn! And thanks to Cindy for the introduction. Nice to meet you too.

Reply December 17, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Oh, yet another recipe to add to my holiday baking list–I’m running out of time! I wasn’t part of the holiday blog hop (wish I had known!), but I did make some great eggnog cupcakes. :-)


Renee December 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Thanks Fran!


Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) December 17, 2011 at 6:44 pm

So glad you joined our little group! Your eggnog poundcake looks delish!


Renee December 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

Thank you Melissa! Glad I joined the Holiday Recipe Club too. Good people involved in this blogging community.


Shelby December 4, 2012 at 10:27 am

I made your Eggnog Pound Cake for a fundraiser. I didn’t have your gorgeous pan, so I drizzled it with a glaze made from 2/3 cup powdered sugar and 1-1/2 tablespoons eggnog. It was a huge hit!


Renee December 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Thank you so much! You made my day. I am so glad this cake was a hit for your fundraiser.


Nancy @ gottagetbaked December 5, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Renee – I swoon! I love eggnog in baked goods and this sounds SO incredibly delicious. I mean, how do you go wrong with a Paula Deen recipe (answer – you don’t!). And I covet your bundt pan – it makes a gorgeous bundt!


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