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Eggnog Poundcake with Custard Sauce

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


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Beat on low until for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 221 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • NanZim
    Dec 17, 2014

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

  • wendysue54
    Jan 8, 2013

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  • crazy4sushi
    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.

  • twestmo
    Jan 31, 2011

    Very moist and delicious.

  • Dutchr
    Jan 6, 2011

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

  • tamimiller
    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?

  • warning
    Dec 16, 2009

    this cake was delicious. The sauce was awesome. I have requests for more.

  • Lehewzher
    Aug 13, 2007

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