Eggnog Brandy Cake

28 Feb 2013

Eggnog Brandy Cake




As promised, I am posting this recipe for Eggnog cake.

Eggnog has only been introduced into my life recently: two years ago to be precise, but I am now addicted. Starbucks eggnog lattes, eggnog ice cream, eggnog cookies... the list of the fixes for my addiction is endless.




But eggnog cake is where it gets good. I was going to just make a plain coffee cake, but I had some extra eggnog left over, and since I've been drinking it far too often, I decided to make a glaze for the cake. In other words, share the love of this eggnog so it will last longer.




I've got some eggnog haters in the house, so I didn't tell them what was in the cake, but they LOVED it. The cake was gone by the end of the day, which is when I told them my secret ingredient.

I am converting them. Slowly but surely, everyone I know will start to be an eggnog fan.





What you'll need:

Cake:
-2 eggs
-1 cup eggnog (from store, or homemade)
-2 teaspoons brandy extract
-3 tablespoons oil
-1 cup white sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Glaze:
-2 cups confectioners' sugar
-2 tablespoons butter, softened
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-3 tablespoons eggnog (or more) 


Directions:

    1.   For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly spray a springform pan with cooking spray. 
    2.   In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs, eggnog, brandy extract, oil, white sugar, vanilla and butter together. 
    3.   In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, salt and nutmeg until fully combined. Mix in the wet ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
    4.   Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 40-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove to cool on wire racks.
    5.   For the glaze: In a medium bowl, mix together all the glaze ingredients, adding more eggnog until the glaze reaches your desired consistancy.




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24 comments:

  1. An eggnog cake? Wow, that's a first for me. Never tried eggnog before. Let me go check your eggnog recipe :)

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  2. Amazing! Where can I find a recipe for eggnog? :D

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    1. I used this recipe:
      http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Luscious-Eggnog/Detail.aspx?prop24=RD_NextRecipe
      I love eggnog so much, I must make it year round! :)

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  3. I didn't know I can make egg nog too! I am sure this cake is delicious with that lovely glaze.

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  4. Cathleen , I've never thought making eggnog is so easy ! If not for your "addiction" to this beverage , I would never thought of googling eggnog :D Will definitely try to make this sometime .... Your eggnog cake looks really delish !

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  5. That sliver of a slice looks delicious!

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  6. I'm sad that you've only recently been introduced to eggnog, so many wasted years!

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  7. I am totally craving eggnog now, one of my fave holiday drinks! This cake looks beyond good!

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  8. Between the hint of brandy and the eggnog...this sounds like a cake to be reckoned with! yum!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by Savoring Today and commenting -- I always enjoy discovering new blogs! I like how you flavored the glaze for the cake with eggnog too, looks delish!

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  10. Mmmmm this cake seems to have Christmas written all over it :)
    Yum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. Looks great! I am not an egg nog person but in a cake, I too could be converted.

    Nazneen @coffeeandcrumpets.com

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  12. What a great idea! I don't like eggnog alone but I love it in desserts!

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  13. Brandy and eggnog, together in a cake! What can be better?!

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  14. Hahaha, I like the part where you don`t tell them eggnog is in the cake. Brilliant technique!

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  15. I've actually never had eggnog before! This looks like a great way to try it out :)

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  16. This looks YUMMY!! I'd like to invite you to participate in my Pin Me Linky Party. It goes Fri-Tue. I allow up to 3 links each week! I am a new follower!

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  17. Eggnog is good stuff. But I've never had it in a cake - what a great idea! This looks incredibly good. Thanks so much.

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  18. What an awesome idea, I would LOVE this!! :)

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  19. Hi Cathleen! I've had a lot of eggnog flavored desserts but NEVER in the form of a cake before! What a fabulous idea. It looks so good! The glaze in particular is calling my name... ;)

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