EggNog Pound Cake

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Eggnog Pound Cake with an Eggnog Glaze!

Eggnog Pound Cake with an Eggnog Glaze!

Eggnog. You either love it or hate it. Here in our house, 3 of us adore it. I start looking for it in the stores the day after Halloween and usually withing a few days, I’ll find my first jug of it. For the 7-8 weeks my grocery store stocks it, I buy it weekly.  Sometimes 2 half gallons at a time.

Eggnog Pound Cake with an Eggnog Glaze!

My son and youngest daughter will come in after school and grab a small glass, as their afternoon snack. Honestly, we just can’t get enough. That eggy, creamy, custardy, vanilla-y yumminess.

Eggnog Pound Cake with an Eggnog Glaze!

I’ve used Eggnog to make Fudge but I wanted something more. I wanted cake. And I wanted a cake that would make a nice gift.

This Eggnog Cake will delight anyone who gets a taste. Not overly eggnoggy but you know it’s eggnog and not just ordinary vanilla. And the glaze on top. Well…I’m gonna say it…It’s the icing on the cake!

Eggnog Pound Cake with an Eggnog Glaze!

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Egg Nog Pound Cake

Egg Nog Pound Cake


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup egg nog
  • for the glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons egg nog


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, cream butter until smooth, slowly add in sugar until all combined. Beat butter on medium speed until light and cream and color pales.
  3. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in vanilla.
  4. Alternating the flour mixture and egg nog, starting and ending with the flour add in both. Mix until smooth.
  5. Spoon batter into greased and floured two 9 inch loaf pans or a bundt pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center, comes out clean. Let cake rest in pan for 20 minutes before turning out onto rack to cool completely.
  6. For the glaze, whisk together egg nog and powdered sugar, adding egg nog until desired consistency. Spoon over cooled cake. Let glaze set up for a few hours before serving or storing.


Eggnog Pound Cake with an Eggnog Glaze!

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. Although my kids love drinking Egg Nog, I much prefer to bake with it. This cake will be a winner in my house.

  2. It’s funny. I don’t particularly care for eggnog when it’s in beverage form. However, I absolutely LOVE the flavor in desserts and baked goods. I have no doubt I would devour this pound cake. Pinned for future reference because I must make this ASAP.

  3. I really need to make something with egg nog so many good recipes out there this year 🙂 This cake looks delicious!

  4. I have never consumed eggnog by itself but I don’t mind it in things. Especially rich, dessert things like this!

  5. Joan,

    I am crazy about Eggnog and Pound cake, just henius that you brought them together! I am making your cake! Nettie

  6. what’s so special about the vanilla? I clicked on the link, but that was not helpful! Thanks!

  7. Delicious! We have two dueling camps in my house, but I’m firmly on the ‘love it’ side of the eggnog debate. This cake looks perfect to bring to a party or even just as an afternoon snack.

  8. Jeanne Wagnon says:

    I have a quart of eggnog about to expire and this recipe looks like my solution as I hate wasting food! Question: can this cake be frozen? Just until Christmas? And would you glaze it before freezing or after? Help LOL! Thank you! I’ve already taken the butter out of the fridge to soften LOL!

    • Yes jeanne, you can freeze it, with or without the glaze it will freeze beautifully. Enjoy!

      • Jeanne Wagnon says:

        Thank you! All loaves (4 mini and 1 big) are in the freezer, minus the cupcakes my husband snagged and LOVED! I’ve decided to make the glaze when I’m about to serve/give them on Christmas as my eggnog is borderline expired, so I’ll make the glaze with nice fresh eggnog! This cake was absolutely delicious! My husband does not even like cake but he loves eggnog so he tried the cupcakes, LOVED them! I don’t have a traditional-sized loaf pan, the one I have was my mom’s and it’s a little smaller, so I was able to make one that size, plus 4 in my beloved mini loaf pans, and still ended up with 6 cupcakes! Fantastic recipe thank you so much!

        • Jeanne Wagnon says:

          Update: Everyone LOVED these pound cakes! I made fresh glaze on Christmas day as I was about to give them as gifts and/or serve at the family dinner(s). I got so many compliments on these, but did tell them I could not take the credit! The credit goes to the recipe and I just followed it! I will definitely be making these again next year!!

  9. I love love love egg nog…ohh boy do I,so when I saw this recipe it was a go…made them yesterday…freezing one for the holidays and of course had to keep one to sample…the whole house loved it…you could hear those lips smacking 3 rooms away….absolutely delicious…thanks for sharing it with us….will make this again for sure…

  10. You’re right. You either love it or hate it. My dad has been in love with it as long as I can remember. I only love it around the holidays.

    This sounds and looks heavenly. I’m going to have to try it. Or send it to mom to try. I can promise you, it won’t last 4 minutes around my dad.


  11. Jeanne Wagnon says:

    Ok I just made this! I made 4 mini loaves and 1 big loaf and I can’t wait till it’s cool enough to eat!!! I’m going to go ahead and freeze it since Christmas is two weeks away, but I think I’m going to wait and glaze it until I defrost it and get ready to serve it or give it as a gift!!! Thank you so much for this recipe!

  12. Beautiful cake, I am not a eggnog drinker but would enjoy this cake for sure Merry Christmas I’ll send my address so maybe you can be my santa and send me a loaf.! or I could make one ………….Andi thewednesdaybaker

  13. Question. Does the icing ever get setup? I used this as a glazes on some cookies and after 6 hours it is still sticky. Just wondering what I did wrong.


  14. I made this last night for my office Christmas potluck!!! A HIT!!!! Was moist and super Yummy!! Definitely going in the keep and make again notebook!!!

  15. The only thing I’ve changed about any of my pound cakes is adding a measuring cup full of water to the oven. I don’t why but they are soooo moist! Cannot wait to try this recipe! =)

  16. I have this in the oven now. Smells so so good. Can’t wait to try with some vanilla custard.

  17. Does the egg nog pond cake need to be refrigerated after the cake has been iced?

  18. I saw this recipe and was so intrigued, I had to bake it the next day! Although I’ve never been a big eggnog fan because of the consistency, the idea of that flavor in a cake seemed perfect for me. My daughter and husband are eggnog fanatics, so I thought that this would be the perfect Thanksgiving day dessert for our family. The first cake was just a run-through, to see how it would come out. It smelled so delicious while it was baking that I was sold already! I sent a couple of slices to work with my husband, and he came home with 3 orders! The cake is so rich and flavorful, but not overwhelmingly eggnoggy (is that a word?). It has just the right amount of nutmeg, and so moist and delicious! I let my mother try some, and she asked me to bake one for her for church! It’s only been a week since I first baked this cake, and I’ve already made 5 more! This is the exact thing for the holiday season. I’ll definitely have this on the menu every year!

  19. Yummy!

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