Eggnog Poundcake with Custard Sauce Recipe
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Eggnog Poundcake with Custard Sauce Recipe

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A flavorful blend of eggnog and nutmeg makes this cake a natural holiday favorite. It uses a convenient boxed mix base.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 221 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Beat on low until for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt; gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolk; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  4. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool for 15 minutes. Fold in whipped cream. Store in the refrigerator. Serve with the cake. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Originally published as Eggnog Pound Cake in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p42

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"My husband enjoyed the this cake even without the custard sauce. I made an eggnog glaze to drizzle over the cake."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"super easy to do. good flavor. not dense enough to be called a pound cake though. I didn't make the custard sauce."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Very moist and delicious."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"I got compliments on this, but it didn't brown evenly like in the picture?"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"I made this cake last year and it turned out wonderful and delicious. When I made it this year it fell. Not sure why, everything is the same...same oven, indgredients etc. Any ideas?"

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