- 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
- 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
- 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
- pan coated with cooking spray.
- For topping, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and nutmeg. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans; sprinkle over batter.
- 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.
Reviews forTasty Eggnog Cake
"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."
"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. [email protected] suggested adding an extra tablespoon or two of eggnog. Eggnog extract can be ordered online and could be used. Like [email protected], 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."
"Didn't care for the flavor at all. Egg nog flavor was way to overpowering for my taste"
"The egg nog taste was a bit over powering for me with this cake. I would have prefered a more sutle egg nog taste."
"Post script ... I didn't bake it as long as it said to ... only about 15-20 minutes and tested it early."
"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 flourThis 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!"