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Tasty Eggnog Cake Recipe

Tasty Eggnog Cake Recipe

“We enjoy this cake so much! During the holidays, I actually buy eggnog to freeze so I can make this year-round.” Katie Wollgast — Florissant, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat eggnog
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 cups reduced-fat vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the eggnog, sugar, oil, applesauce and egg until well blended. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; gradually beat into eggnog mixture until blended. Stir in raisins and pecans. Pour into a 9-in. round baking
  • 2. pan coated with cooking spray.
  • 3. For topping, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and nutmeg. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans; sprinkle over batter.
  • 4. Bake at 350° for 20-25 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. Serve with ice cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 255 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 285mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein .

Reviews for Tasty Eggnog Cake

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abbygal
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012

"This was an alright cake. Moist and very much like a coffee cake but not enough flavour for our house."

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georgiegirl2
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"I made this cake and it didn't turn out well. It may be due to the fact that my flour was old and may have been dry also I didn't have applesauce so used chopped fresh apple. It was heavy. I will try this recipe again and use the called for ingredients and fresh flour."

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galinstchas
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"Whew! I never saw so much dissension over a cake! Some said it was so dry and tasteless they threw it away. Others said it was moist and delicious. Some said it had no eggnog flavor and others said there was too much eggnog flavor. Some said they had to bake it less than called for and others baked it longer. I don?t know why there is so much disparity. What I found was that the taste of the cake was probably about like that of a yellow cake, so it was not tasteless and was not terrible. It just did not taste a lot like eggnog. npoolstra@kc.rr.com suggested adding an extra tablespoon or two of eggnog. Eggnog extract can be ordered online and could be used. Like npoolstra@kc.rr.com, I substituted applesauce for the oil to save a few calories. The recipe called for 20-25 minutes baking time. I found I had to bake it 25 minutes. The cake was very moist and, I thought, quite good."

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Lesia53
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"The cake was dry and tasteless! We were invited to my daughter's for dinner and I made this cake to bring along for dessert and needless to say, I was quite embarrassed. We ended up throwing the cake out along with the recipe. It just wasn't worth wasting calories on."

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jk1029
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"My friends and family like this cake. I find that eggnog freezes well and reconstitutes when thawed to use in the recipe. Yes, it may be a little dry as a cake, but at holiday time I love to add a scoop of eggnog ice cream to the cake when I serve it!"

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mymolly1998
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"Dry and flavorless."

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masprojects
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"I made this cake according to the recipe directions and it was awful. It was more like a bland coffee cake than an actual dessert cake. It needs more sweetness added to it to qualify as a dessert."

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myfather
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"Didn't care for the flavor at all. Egg nog flavor was way to overpowering for my taste"

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nanadiof6
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"This was a very moist and tasteful cake. I made it exactly as posted but found I had to cook it about 10 minutes longer. Might cut down on the brown sugar or use Splenda next time but otherwise, wouldn't change a thing."

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JenfromFlag
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"The egg nog taste was a bit over powering for me with this cake. I would have prefered a more sutle egg nog taste."

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nspoolstra@kc.rr.com
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"Post script ... I didn't bake it as long as it said to ... only about 15-20 minutes and tested it early."

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nspoolstra@kc.rr.com
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"I just made this cake, using the following substitutions:

* I used all applesauce, no oil
* I used a tablespoon or two more egg nog
* I used Splenda instead of the white sugar and Splenda Brown sugar mix for the topping, 2 T instead of 4 T of regular brown sugar
* I used 1/4 cup egg substitute instead of one egg
* I used crushed walnuts instead of pecans because that's what I had left over from Christmas cookie baking!
* I used 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup white flour
This cake was AMAZING. Very moist, could easily taste the eggnog, and didn't taste "healthy" at all. It says I gave it 4 stars but it won't let me change that rating, so if I could, I'd give it five stars!"

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crazy4sushi
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"The mixed reviews on this one made me have to try it for myself. This cake came out really dense and flavorless. At first I thought I may have forgot the sugar. It was sweet but not enough. I added rum extract but still no eggnog flavor comes through. I was worried about the dryness that others complained about so I doubled the applesauce. It was moist but not worth the waste of good holiday eggnog. Glad I didn't add the raisins and pecans."

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nannyto15
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"I don't drink eggnog but it does make a delicious cake!!!"

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brendajo0110
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"I did not like this cake and I absolutely love eggnog. The topping was a little different. The cake was dry. I threw it out."

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lorraylew
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"Jan. 9 lorrylew

The cake was dry and tasteless. I threw it out along with the recipe."

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ukiegirl
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"This was absolutely FANTASTIC. I made the cake Saturday, one on Sunday, and one to bring in to work on Monday. You have to be very careful not to overbake because it will be dry (I learned this from cake #2). I made the cake exactly as the recipe states except for one thing: they didn't have lo-fat eggnog, so I used soymilk eggnog. I will be making this cake often. I also will take the advice of past reviewers and freeze 3/4 cup portions of the eggnog so I can make it during the year - not just during the holidays. Thanks for a great recipe!"

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bakyser@comcast.net
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"It was very heavy and dry - also not very sweet. We ate a few pieces at first but ended up throwing it away and I also discarded the recipe."

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foodie29
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"i for got to tell you i used Sugar Cookie flavored eggnog and it added to the flavor."

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foodie29
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"i only printed out this recipe two weeks ago and have already made the cake two times. it is delicious everyone loved it. thank you."

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vora26
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"I thought it was dry but very tasty. The ice cream on top helped. I didn't add the raisins. My husband liked it."

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gregorya
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"It was delicious. I plan to make it every New Year's Eve. My guests loved it."

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daisy7889
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"We found this cake very dry. I did add extra nutmeg to make the cake taste more like eggnog which helped, but I wouldn't make it again."

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MDIsunset319
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"It was very delicious though we couldn't taste the egg nog"

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staatsl
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"Very good! My entire family liked it. I will definitely make it for my next event that requires a dessert, even if it's not during the holidays. I love eggnog and the topping was delicious."

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vhoran
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"I took this to a New Year's Eve celebration and received very good reviews. My husband told me it was the best dessert there!"

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Bill W. Dodge
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"My holiday dinner guests scarfed down this cake even after a very heavy, colorie laden meal. They loved it - I less so. Felt it was a bit on the dry side (the melting vanilla ice cream helped make it less so) and was eggnoggy enough for my taste (and I used regular eggnog and not "light." All-in-all a nice addition to your holiday meals (but only ranks a 3 star with me, but my guests I am sure would give it at least another star - possibly all the way to the top rating!"

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damara
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"I made this for my sisters family.Every bit of it was gone It was so yummy going to make for my other sisters family. Patty"

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ddcollett
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"It was a little dry - next time I won't bake it quite so long. Otherwise, very good!"

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Eudocia
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"I made it because I LOVE eggnog! I couldn't find reduced fat eggnog so I used regular. I realized after I made it that I forgot to add the applesauce! It was light and ok--but I don't know if I can truthfully rate it because of my mistake! I like the yogurt substitution mentioned above."

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LynnLeach
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"Very good. Tasted nice and light"

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deannea12
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"Going to make it again tomorrow and use the rest of the eggnog. Yummy."

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dryerlint
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"I made this cake several times last year and everyone loved it! Thanks"

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nspoolstra@kc.rr.com
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"I just finished my second batch, and I made some adjustments. I make lots of mini loaves of different kinds of quick breads, so I doubled this recipe and baked it in 4 mini loaf pans. I used 2 cups of eggnog, 3/4 cup applesauce, omitted the oil, used 1/2 cup Splenda for the sugar, and 1/2 cup egg substitute. I doubled all the dry ingredients, of course. I didn't use any nuts but it wouldn't change much. For the topping, I just sprinkled 1-2 T Splenda brown sugar on top. No butter or flour. My family loves it, and the nutritional content per 1/8th mini loaf (40 grams) is as follows:

81 calories
Total fat .8 gm
Cholesterol 6 g
Sodium 94 gm
Total Carb 16 gm
Fiber .5 gm
Sugar 6.2 gm
Protein 2.2 gm"

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tarilyn
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"I made this last year with leftover eggnog and loved it so much, I froze 3/4 cup portions of eggnog to make it later. I also plan to make it for New Year's!"

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cinderbell
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"I had leftover eggnog from Christmas and this recipe came just in time. I baked this cake today but replaced the unsweetened applsauce with plain yogurt and it came out moist and tasty. Eggnog lovers' should like this recipe!"

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stay cute01
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"thank you so much for this recipe the cake was simply delicious!!!!!!!"

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