Eggnog Bundt Cake Recipe

Eggnog lovers, you're going to go crazy over this eggnog bundt cake! Moist and fluffy, sweet and warmly-spiced, this cake tastes just like your favorite winter beverage and makes for an amazing holiday dessert to share with friends and family. While the cake is perfectly delicious on its own, you can top it with a homemade glaze or cream cheese frosting for an even tastier treat!

Eggnog Bundt Cake (Image: Julia Mueller)

Cake

Things You'll Need

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened

  • 2 cups granulated cane sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 6 large eggs

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour or cake flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

  • 1 cup eggnog (or half & half)

  • 2 Tbsp spiced rum or brandy

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spray or oil a bundt cake pan, then dust with flour (this will ensure the cake comes out of the mold easily).

Step 2

Add the butter to a stand mixer and beat on medium-high until very creamy.

Add butter to a stand mixer and beat until creamy (Image: Julia Mueller)

Add the sugar one cup at a time and continue beating until mixture is fluffy and well incorporated. Beat in the vanilla extract.

Add sugar and beat until creamy (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 3

Beat in the eggs on medium speed, one at a time. Mix just until the yolk is combined. Avoid over-beating the eggs.

Beat in the eggs (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 4

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and sea salt. Add half of the flour mixture to the mixer with the wet ingredients.

Add half of the flour mixture to the mixer. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Beat in half of the eggnog just until combined.

Add half of the eggnog (Image: Julia Mueller)

Repeat with remaining flour and eggnog, beating just until the mixture is combined. Don't over-beat the cake batter.

Alternate flour and butter until batter forms (Image: Julia Mueller)

Step 5

Pour batter into the prepared bundt cake pan.

Transfer batter to cake pan (Image: Julia Mueller)

Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven 50 to 60 minutes, until cake is golden-brown and tests clean. Once the cake is out of the oven, allow it to cool completely.

Bake cake for 50 to 60 minutes (Image: Julia Mueller)

Glaze

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 Tbsp eggnog or cream

  • ¼ tsp brandy extract, optional

  • Pinch cloves

  • Pinch sea salt

Step 1

Stir together all of the ingredients for the glaze in a bowl until glaze is creamy and all of the powdered sugar lumps are out.

Gently run a knife between the cake and the bundt cake pan (to help release it from the mold), and turn out onto a serving plate or cake stand.

Turn cake over onto a cake stand and make the glaze (Image: Julia Mueller)

Pour the glaze over the cake.

Pour glaze over cake (Image: Julia Mueller)

Slice and serve!

Slice and serve the eggnog bundt cake (Image: Julia Mueller)