Thursday, December 17, 2009
Easy Eggnog Pound Cake
Here is a pound cake that is just perfect for this time of year. I had found several eggnog pound cakes I'd like to try but started with this one since is was the easiest. It starts with a cake mix and it doesn't get easier than that! Because of the cake mix this is not as dense as the usual pound cake and some of you may prefer that. I would definitely make this again and it's a recipe you can play around with and add your own things to. I found this at Recipezaar. I will be making another eggnog pound cake in a few days with the addition of coconut extract and coconut. It will be one from scratch and I will post that before Christmas. Enjoy!
1 (18 1/2 ounce) box yellow cake mix
1 (4 oounce) package instant vanilla pudding
3/4 cup eggnog (thicker the better)
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (I also used 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon)
(ice cream, optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl combine cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, eggnog and oil; beat at low speed until moist.
Add eggs and nutmeg (cinnamon, if using) and mix on high for 4 minutes.
Pour into greased and floured fluted, bundt or miniloaf pans. (I used bundt pan.)
Bake 40 to 45 minutes (20 to 30 for minis) or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan.
Cool completely and sprinkle with confectioners's sugar if desired.