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Almond Eggnog Pound Cake

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


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


  • Grease a 10-in. fluted tube pan with 2 tablespoons butter. Press almonds onto the bottom and sides of pan; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

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  • maritab
    Apr 24, 2013

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  • kjordet
    Feb 18, 2012

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  • RavenC09
    Nov 25, 2011

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

  • millief
    Oct 27, 2011

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

  • cortlen
    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

  • Beckster19
    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.

  • getpal
    Dec 20, 2009

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  • maggie007
    May 1, 2009

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

  • tattooed_angelwings
    Dec 29, 2008

    I've made it using light butter and light eggnog and its come out great every time. Next time I'm going to try using just egg whites to cut down the fat a bit more.

  • jp3witts
    Oct 24, 2008

    I used Silk Soymilk Nog and Smart Balance 50/50 Butter Blend to make this a little healthier, and it came out perfect!