This eggnog pound cake is sure to be a hit at all of your holiday parties. The eggnog flavor is enhanced with the addition of nutmeg and cinnamon. Everything balances together to give the perfect bite.
The Story Behind the Recipe
Back when my oldest daughter was 2 1/2-years-old, we tried to convince her that eggnog was the best drink ever. We first poured it straight into a cup and let her take a sip. She was not a fan.
Then we did what my in-laws all do, we mixed a little bit of eggnog with a little bit of milk. I don’t know if this is something a lot of people do. I’m a purist when it comes to eating foods, but they swear by it. Even with the addition of the milk though, she was still not pleased with the taste.
Since our daughter was on to us at this point, my husband and I thought we had the greatest idea. Instead of calling it eggnog, we were going to call it “melted snowman drink”. She was so excited to try it! Let me tell you, it worked! Never think that a cute name change won’t help your picky kids try a new food. She tried it, and then begged the rest of the season for the “melted snowman drink”.
This was also the same holiday season that I was pregnant and gave birth to my second child. Having a baby around Christmas time is just special. Since I just had a baby, my mom came out to help. She always bakes something yummy for my husband when she is in town, and she knew he loved eggnog and she knew he also loved her pound cake.
So along with my son, this eggnog pound cake recipe was born. My husband could not get enough. He absolutely loved it. So my mom, my husband, and daughter gobbled this cake up. Me, on the other hand, did not. I’m not the biggest fan of eggnog, but if you are, your are going to love this!
However, after just baking this eggnog pound cake up, I tasted the batter and I was pleasantly surprised. It was heavenly. Maybe I like eggnog after all. Actually, maybe I just love cake and this eggnog pound cake is too tasty to pass up.
F.A.Q.s and Troubleshooting for Eggnog Pound Cake
If you love eggnog and pound cake, make sure to check out these other recipes of mine.
Eggnog Pound Cake
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup shortening
- 3 cups sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- Preheat the oven to 325°. Grease and flour a bundt pan and set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy in texture.
- Add in the eggs, eggnog, and vanilla and mix on medium speed for 3 minutes.
- Add flour, baking powder, and spices. Mix on medium slow speed for 7 minutes.
- Spread the batter into the bundt pan evenly. The batter will be extremely thick.
- Bake for 1 hours and 25 minutes. Do not open the oven to check on it. That will release heat and cause your cake to sink.
- Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes before flipping it out on to your cake plate.