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Eggnog Cake Recipe
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Eggnog Cake

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"This is a wonderful refrigerator cake for any time you can find eggnog at the grocery store. It is a beautiful and decadent cake for any holiday or New Year's party, but my family will eat it any time."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. For the Cake: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix, eggs, 2 cups eggnog, melted butter, nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp rum flavored extract. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans.
  3. Bake the cake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven to cool on wire racks.
  4. For the Filling: Mix together the vanilla pudding mix, 2 cups eggnog, and 1/2 teaspoon rum flavored extract in a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  5. For the Whipped Topping: In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over the cold water, allow to stand for 5 minutes to soften and then stir until the gelatin is fully dissolved. Whip the heavy cream in a large mixing bowl to soft peaks. Add the sugar, gelatin, and 1/2 teaspoon rum flavored extract, and continue whipping to stiff peaks. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. To Build the Cake: Remove the cakes from the cake pans. Place one round onto a serving plate. Spoon the filling onto the cake round, and spread over the cake evenly. Place the second cake round on top of the filling. Cover the top and sides of the layered cake with the whipped topping. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • The cake looks especially nice when dusted with ground nutmeg or red and green decorators' sugar just before serving.
  • For a simplified topping recipe, use 3 cups of whipped topping mixed with 1/2 teaspoon rum flavored extract.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 23, 2009

This recipe was really great! I did make some alterations - I used a white cake mix instead of yellow, I didn't have rum extract, I used vanilla instead, I also used oil instead of butter. I baked in a 10x13 pan and didn't use the filling. For the icing, I used 500ml of whipping cream, 1cup of icing sugar, 1/2cup of eggnog & 1 pkg instant vanilla pudding. This cake was super moist & even my husband who doesn't like eggnog loved this cake. I will definitely make this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 24, 2009

I was so disappointed with this recipe. Followed the recipe to a T. The cake was just ok. Tasted like regular boxed mix to me. The filling was not spreadable at all and the icing was beyond sweet. Add super sweet icing on top of a bland cake with thick looking filling and you get something that just isn't eatable. Maybe a kid with a sweet tooth will like this, but it won't be on my table again. Sorry.


24 Ratings

Dec 08, 2008

THIS WAS SPECTACULAR! I needed to make something festive for a Christmas potluck at work, and a cake seemed pretty easy to transport. I chose eggnog because that flavor isn't my favorite and I didn't want to be tempted to eat a TON of it. I cut a piece to bring a coworker and noticed how moist it looked, and had to try some myself. PEOPLE, this has got to be one of the most delicious and professional tasting cakes ever. It has a strong but delicious and rich eggnog flavor. It was very easy too aside from the weird geletin in water thing which I found to be clumpy but mixed into the whipped cream anyway. I sprinkled mine with some color since it was white white white. If you are a fan of eggnog, do NOT pass this one up! My house still smells delicious days later too!

Mar 19, 2008

I submitted this recipe, but forgot to tell you that you can put it in a 9 by 13 inch pan, also. Make sure that you use a deep 9 by 13 because there is a lot of filling and toppings. Enjoy!

Feb 10, 2008

I went looking for a recipe to use up my Christmas eggnog, and was very happy I found this one. This recipe is very easy to make, since it starts with a cake mix. In no time at all it's in the oven. Filling and frosting are also easy. The only thing I would recommend is that there is too much batter for 8-inch pans. Next time I will use 9-inch. I highly recommend this cake.

Dec 11, 2009

For an easy icing just mix eggnog and powdered sugar...sprinkle nutmeg over and voila!

Mar 02, 2009

Great recipe for eggnog lovers. Makes a lot of filling so used it as frosting as well.

Dec 07, 2008

Wow o wow o wow..... First let me start off if you are an eggnog lover then this is the cake for you! I followed the recipe to the T except I changed the rum extract to 1 teaspoon instead of a half a teaspoon. This cake is extremely rich in flavor and oh so decadent. I made this for my great uncles birthday and everyone raved about it! I was told I must make it again. I am going to be making this for our church Christmas party this weekend. Thanks for an awesome recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 599 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 75 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 146 mg
  • 49%
  • Fat
  • 30.8 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 502 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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