Almond Eggnog Pound Cake Recipe
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Almond Eggnog Pound Cake Recipe

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For the Christmas rush, this easy-to-make pound cake is a must. It makes a great hostess gift. —Joylyn Trickel
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/2 cups eggnog
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 273 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 305mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein


  1. Grease a 10-in. fluted tube pan with 2 tablespoons butter. Press almonds onto the bottom and sides of pan; set aside.
  2. Melt remaining butter. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, eggnog, eggs, rum extract, nutmeg and melted butter on low speed for 30 seconds or just until moistened. Beat on medium for 2 minutes or until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Originally published as Almond Eggnog Pound Cake in Taste of Home December/January 2004, p19

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"Just made this, and it looks and smells so good! I can't wait to make it again!"

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"I used chopped walnuts instead of almonds and poured a rum glaze oure the warm cake it was very good"

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"have made it every year for the past 3 years. A great gift item. I just put it on a piece of cardboard covered with foil. Travels great... people ask for it every year"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"Delicious cake! Very easy to make, baked up lighter and fluffier than I expected. Everyone loves it, including my 2-year-old. I followed the recipe exactly, with regular eggnog and butter and whole eggs. I plan to bake this from now on for our New Year's Eve celebrations, since I don't like drinking eggnog."

Reviewed May. 1, 2009

"I would like to find a pound cake, that is true. All the butter, cream, sour cream and all."

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