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
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (I also used 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon)
confectioners' sugar
(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.

24 comments:

Mary said...

This sounds delicious and it certainly is easy to do. What a perfect holiday recipe.

Cassie said...

My husband would LOVE this -- he is a huge fan of eggnog. I'm imagining a slice of this with some mulled cranberries and vanilla ice cream on top...oh, YUM.

George Gaston said...

Debbie... I absolutely love pound cake. And this one sounds delicious. I will have to use some of my homemade eggnog when I definitely make your cake.

Many many thanks... the timing is perfect.

Dharm said...

This sounds really yummy! and easy too...

Anncoo said...

Mmmm..very delicious and easy to follow recipe :)

teresa said...

mmm, i love this cake, i need to make some tonight!

The Blonde Duck said...

I thought for sure that'd be from Paula Deen when I saw the title!

Joyce said...

I enjoyed yesterdays Mexican recipe and I use Cottage Cheese but do not tell the kids when they visit. What they do not know if just fine:) Can you believe that I have NEVER tasted eggnog in my entire life? Not sure why. I buy a container of it every Christmas just for my son who loves it and complains how fattening it is as he polishes off the container:) Now I but the light version.
Merry Christmas and have fun with the video game GH II. I love to play that at my daughters house:)
Joyce

The Cooking Photographer said...

This is fantastic looking. Save!!! Thank-you!

Laura

Monica H said...

Oh yummy! I love egg nog. Can't wait to see your coconut cake!

Cheryl said...

I have never made a pound cake in my life and a mix sounds like my speed! Love it!

Mags said...

What a great holiday pound cake recipe. And it looks so pretty!

Pam said...

Yum! I love anything with eggnog.

Donna-FFW said...

I will ba making this this weekend .. sounds simple and easy thanks debbie.

Joanne said...

I have loved seeing all of the inventive eggnog recipes around the blog world. This looks like it must have been delicious. That coconut version sounds amazing as well. Can't wait to see it!

Katherine Aucoin said...

YUMMMM! Egg nog pound cake sounds delightful and yours came out beautiful! Can't wait to see your next one and read what you think about it.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Easy, delicious and seasonal....I'm in!!!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow what an amazing seasonal pound cake thanks so much for visiting my blog

Rebecca

COLARGOL said...

This cake is wonderful, congratulations and thank you for sharing this

Katy ~ said...

Yummmmm...eggnog!! I'm thinking that all that wonderful vanilla and rum flavor (that we have in our eggnog, grins) would be super in a poundcake recipe! Wow!

myfrenchkitchen said...

I have never made an eggnog cake...it sounds so delicious and waht could be more fitting for the season with all its gaiety and festivity..!
Ronelle

Emily said...

I love eggnog, so I know I would love this cake!

Ingrid said...

Okay, I'e got everything to make this! While I've actually been wanting a eggnog layer cake this I'm certain will kill the craving.
~ingrid

Ingrid said...

It's in the oven baking and smelling oh, so good RIGHT NOW! Being the glaze, icing, and frosting lover that I am, I'm going to glaze mine. :) Thanks for the recipe Debbie!
~ingrid