- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
- 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached 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
- 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 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.
Reviews for Eggnog Cake(14)
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I LOVED this recipe. I followed the directions completely except I used rum extract instead of vanilla in the frosting and I sprinkled nutmeg on the top after I frosted it. This will be a family holiday tradition at our house.
The icing is a complete waste of ingredients. It's runnier than pudding. I used 1/4 of the egg nog mixture and more than doubled the icing sugar and it was still "glaze like". What a dissapointment the cake look like its ruined. There's no way they "reviewed" the recipe!
Due to some of the comments here about the frosting, we have reviewed and retested this recipe again. If followed as written, the method for the cooked frosting does work fine. However, we did find switching to confectioners' sugar produced a smoother texture and have made that change.
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My niece made this for Christmas Day and it was excellent!! It was not an overpowering taste of eggnog or too sweet. Perfect!!!
OK so after reading all the bad frosting reviews I decided to go with a crumb topping and make it more like a coffee cake. VERY yummy this way! was a huge hit and also less calories with the crumb topping instead of frosting :)