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Eggnog Pound Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Makes

20 servings

When you're having company, this cake—served with a custard sauce and a dash of nutmeg—inspires oohs and aahs.
Eggnog Pound Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups eggnog
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • CREAMY CUSTARD SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Additional nutmeg, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube can. Combine first six ingredients; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a heavy saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
  4. In a bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolk; return all to pan, whisking constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool completely. Fold in whipped cream; refrigerate until cold. Serve sauce with cake; if desired, sprinkle with nutmeg.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 206 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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