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Eggnog Poundcake with Custard Sauce Recipe

Eggnog Poundcake with Custard Sauce Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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 in 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.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 3929200 215139
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."

crazy4sushi User ID: 5824124 69979
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."

twestmo User ID: 4915991 32093
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Very moist and delicious."

Dutchr User ID: 3322390 49191
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

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

tamimiller User ID: 4031487 23989
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?"

warning User ID: 3473603 85536
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

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

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