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Eggnog Pound Cake is a festive dessert for the holidays. It is a classic pound cake flavored with eggnog and baked in a bundt pan.

Eggnog Pound Cake

Eggnog Pound Cake is a festive dessert for the holidays. It is a classic southern pound cake flavored with eggnog and baked in a bundt pan.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 to 16 servings
Author Renee Dobbs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg freshly grated preferred
  • 1 cup eggnog non-alcoholic, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons brandy optional

Instructions

  1. Do not preheat oven. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add flour mixture and eggnog alternately beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  5. Stir in vanilla and brandy (if using). Pour into prepared bundt pan.
  6. Put in a cold oven. Set oven temperature to 325°F.
  7. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes and do not open the oven door during this time.
  8. Cake is done when a toothpick or cake tester is inserted into the cake and comes out clean.
  9. Cool cake in pan for 15 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
  10. Dust cake with confectioners sugar if desired.

Recipe Notes

Eggnog Pound Cake is a festive dessert for the holidays. It is a classic southern pound cake flavored with eggnog and baked in a bundt pan.