Easy Eggnog Cake recipe made with a cake mix and pudding mix. The perfect Christmas cake that is quick and easy to make. Paired with a delicious eggnog glaze this will be a holiday party favorite!
Eggnog Cake with Eggnog Glaze Recipe
This holiday season is all about eggnog in our house! I have been on a mission to use the 2 Costco size containers of eggnog I bought in as many recipes as possible.
I am adding eggnog flavoring to all of our holiday favorites. My husband keeps laughing because every day he comes home from work there is a new assortment of eggnog recipes ready for him to taste test.
I can't believe Christmas is this week. I feel like I looked up from working and realized ohhhhhhhhhh it is already the week of Christmas. EEK!
Thankfully we mailed out all of our holiday gifts crazy early this year so we would know that they were done. We sent my sister in law and her family their gift a couple of days after Thanksgiving. When I said we mailed them early we really did.
I wanted to make sure that everyone had their gift and there was no shipping issues plus it made it easier to play in the kitchen and create 8 zillion eggnog recipes since I didn't have to stress about shopping.
Though I will admit I may head out in the next day or two to visit some of my favorite Spokane boutique home goods stores and see if I can find new holiday accessories for next years recipes.
This eggnog bundt cake is my new favorite dessert for holiday parties.
Eggnog Cake Ingredients
- Vanilla Cake Mix
- Vanilla Instant Pudding
- Vegetable Oil
- Vanilla Extract
Cake Mix - If you don't have a vanilla cake mix you can use a yellow cake mix or white cake mix. Go crazy and make a chocolate eggnog cake! The skies the limit on flavor combinations.
Pudding - this cake would be delicious with a white chocolate pudding mix if you don't have vanilla.
Optional - Rum Extract, you can add in a bit of rum extract to bring more flavor to the cake.
Eggnog Frosting Ingredients
- Powdered Sugar
Large Mixing Bowl - We are big fans of this glass batter bowl that has a handle. It makes it easy to mix ingredients and keeps the mixing bowl steady on the counter.
Measuring Cups, Tablespoons, teaspoons
Bundt cake Pan - I use this Analon Bundt Pan and love it! You can also make this in regular cake pans.
How to make Eggnog Cake with Cake Mix
Step 1 - Add all of the cake ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
Step 2 - Mix cake ingredients with a hand mixer or you can do it by hand.
I love using the hand mixer to make it quick and easy to make this cake.
Make sure to use a spatula and scrape the sides and the bottom of the mixing bowl a few times to get all of the dry ingredients.
Step 3 - Pour eggnog cake batter into a greased Bundt pan.
Bake for 40-45 minutes. Check your cake around 40 minutes to see how dark the edges are.
Step 4 - Test to make sure the egg nog cake is done with a long toothpick or cake tester. Make sure to insert in the center of the cake.
Allow the cake to cool for 10-12 minutes in the pan before turning it onto a cooling rack.
How to make Eggnog Glaze
Step 1- Add softened butter, vanilla, and eggnog to a mixing bowl and whisk together.
Step 2 - Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until you get the consistency you want.
Step 3- Make sure to use a spatula or the whisk to get all of the powdered sugar off the side and bottom of the bowl.
Pour eggnog glaze over the warm eggnog cake and allow it to fall down the sides.
You can do this while the cake is on a wire rack on top of a jelly roll pan or place the cake on a cake platter and allow the glaze to pool around the cake.
We tend to do it while the cake is on the platter so guests can scoop extra glaze from the middle and smear it on their slice of cake.
For a thicker glaze add in additional powdered sugar until it is nice and thick.
You can decorate the cake with sugared cranberries or leave it plain.
This can be made into an eggnog layered cake by baking it in smaller cake pans and stacked the layers with eggnog icing in between.
We do not add any alcohol to this recipe. You could mix bourbon or whiskey into the glaze.
Store leftovers in an airtight container
Printable recipe card instructions are below.
Nutrition information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.
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Eggnog Cake with an Eggnog Glaze
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine dry cake mix, dry pudding mix, eggnog, eggs, vegetable oil, nutmeg, water, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Mix together until fully mixed.
- Pour eggnog cake batter into a Bundt pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes
- Turn cake onto a wire rack and allow to cool. Cover with eggnog glaze or place on a cake stand and cover with glaze.
- Combine eggnog, butter, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Whisk together.
- Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until you achieve the consistency you are looking for.