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Contest-Winning Eggnog Cake

 Contest-Winning Eggnog Cake
This wonderful cake is full of eggnog flavor. I especially like to serve it around the holidays.—Debra Frappolli, Wayne, New Jersey
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups eggnog
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Red and green gel food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add extracts.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture alternately with eggnog, beating well after each addition.
  • Pour into two 9-in. round baking pans coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near

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Contest-Winning Eggnog Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to
  • wire racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine flour and salt. Gradually
  • stir in eggnog until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat
  • whisking constantly; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in eggnog mixture and vanilla until smooth.
  • Remove 1/4 cup frosting for decorating if desired; tint 3 tablespoons
  • green and 1 tablespoon red. Spread plain frosting between layers and
  • over top and sides of cake. Use green and red frosting to pipe
  • leaves and berries on cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 556 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 146 mg cholesterol, 589 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.