Ultra moist and buttery eggnog bundt cake with hints of rum, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then coated with an eggnog glaze. It’s the sweeter way to enjoy eggnog!

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About Eggnog Bundt Cake

You know what I love?

Baking.

Baking is peaceful. Baking is comforting. Plus, anything you bake is usually good for five whole days. That kind of return on investment is totally worth an hour or two of my time.

But you know what I don’t love?

Decorating baked goods. I’m just no good at it, in the same way I can’t play the violin or walk across a flat surface without tripping.

Decorating is stress. Decorating is disappointment.

Thankfully I must not have been alone in this struggle, because a long ago some kind culinary soul discovered the solution to all my frosting woes:

Glaze.

Eggnog Bundt Cake! Ultra moist and buttery eggnog bundt cake with hints of rum, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then coated with an eggnog glaze. It's the sweeter way to enjoy eggnog! | HomemadeHooplah.com

Glaze is easy. So easy, in fact, that it’s practically foolproof. And best of all, glaze doesn’t need to be pretty.

Heck, you don’t even really need to see the glaze on a cake.

As soon as you know it’s there, you know it’s going to taste awesome.

Eggnog Bundt Cake! Ultra moist and buttery eggnog bundt cake with hints of rum, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then coated with an eggnog glaze. It's the sweeter way to enjoy eggnog! | HomemadeHooplah.com

This was a cake I threw together the week of Thanksgiving, as something to tide us over until the onslaught of Thanksgiving dinner arrived. Plus, I absolutely love eggnog and jumped at the chance to finally make some baked goods with it (that would last five whole days!). I totally missed out on doing this last year so I was anxious to make up for lost time.

As for the eggnog cake itself: it’s adapted from this Kentucky Butter Cake recipe, which already had an extremely moist and buttery texture – but when you add the rich eggnog and rum, it gets even better. The eggnog flavoring is very “there,” yet still subtle enough that it’s not overpowering. The glaze ended up being the perfect touch, giving the cake the right amount of sweetness and just a little crunch.

And you know what? Cake totally tastes better when you’re not suffering the bitter defeat of frosting gone awry. My glaze application still wasn’t the prettiest (I mean, seriously, didn’t I just say this was “fool proof”? Stop toying with my emotions, glaze!) but I like to think of it as oddly “trendy.”

I can be happy with trendy.

Trendy is still delicious.

notes & tips for this eggnog cake

  • If you’re nervous about baking with a bundt cake pan, I totally understand. And while I’m certainly no expert, I do believe that some cake pans bake better when the pan is prepped the “old fashioned way” with a healthy coating of butter that’s dusted by flour. It’s messy and time-consuming, but I’ve had enough cake fails in my life to know that someones a little extra prep work makes all the difference. That’s not to say you can’t use a baking spray – you most certainly can, and your bundt cake will probably turn out just fine – but for an ungifted baker like me, I’ve had the most success with butter and flour.
  • I bought the bundt pan used in these photos a few years ago, but I’ve never been able to find the exact same item online. The closest I’ve found to the same style is this 10 inch jubilee bundt cake pan.
  • Looking for more bundt cake recipes? Be sure to check out Red Velvet Bundt Cake, Champagne Bundt Cake, and Kentucky Butter Cake.

Eggnog Bundt Cake! Ultra moist and buttery eggnog bundt cake with hints of rum, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then coated with an eggnog glaze. It's the sweeter way to enjoy eggnog! | HomemadeHooplah.com

Recipe Details

Eggnog Bundt Cake! Ultra moist and buttery eggnog bundt cake with hints of rum, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then coated with an eggnog glaze. It's the sweeter way to enjoy eggnog! | HomemadeHooplah.com
3.72 from 32 votes

Eggnog Bundt Cake with Sugary Eggnog Glaze

15 mins prep + 1 hr 5 mins cook
512 kcal
Yields: 12 slices
Ultra moist and buttery eggnog bundt cake with hints of rum, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then coated with an eggnog glaze. It's the sweeter way to enjoy eggnog!

Ingredients 

Eggnog Bundt Cake
Eggnog Glaze

Instructions

For the Eggnog Bundt Cake
  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Generously butter a 10 inch bundt cake pan and dust with flour. Place bundt pan on a baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer + large bowl), sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl: butter, eggnog, eggs, dark rum, and vanilla extract. Beat on low until ingredients begin to mesh, then increase speed to medium. Beat for another 3-4 minutes so that batter is thick and smooth.
  • Pour batter into the prepared bundt cake pan and bake for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (no crumbs).
  • Transfer bundt cake (still in the bundt cake pan) to a wire rack to cool. Allow cake to cool completely before removing from the pan, about 1 hour.
For the Eggnog Glaze
  • In a small bowl, whisk together powered sugar, eggnog, cinnamon, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Check for consistency - if glaze is too thin, add 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar at a time until desired thickness is reached. If glaze is too thick, add 1 teaspoon of eggnog until glaze is workable.
  • Using a spoon, drizzle glaze on top of bundt cake. Allow glaze 20 minutes to set before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 149mg | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1.9mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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24 comments

    • Luckie

    I don’t wish to buy rum just to make the cake as I can’t drink alcoholic beverages. Could I substitute rum extract, and if so, how much would you recommend? Otherwise, the cake sounds and looks delicious.

    • dawn
    • 5 stars

    I made this for a work party today. I used eggnog liquor from trader joe’s in both the cake and the glaze. here’s to hoping it tastes as amazing as it smells 😀

    • Barbara J Howell
    • 5 stars

    Hello and thank you for this awesome recipe!!!! I had some leftover eggnog and was looking for something to do with it when I came across your recipe. It was the most delectable and yummy surprise. I added bourbon in stead of the rum and it went over really well at my party!!!!!!!
    You have to love the ease of a good glaze. Making this for Thanksgiving at my family’s request!!!!

    Babs

    • Bea
    • 5 stars

    Torta fatta per un invito a cena.. uno spettacolo!
    Grazie!!!!!

    • Anointed

    Hi Chrisy, where did you buy the bundt pan? I love it, gives the cake a unique touch!

    • Hey there! You’re not the first one to ask me this question, but for the life of me I can’t find a link to this bundt pan online. But I bought it at Walmart and it is Wilton brand. Hope that helps!

    • Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox
    • 5 stars

    Your cake is stunning, I love the glaze and eggnog desserts have my heart this time of year. 🙂

    • aimee @ like mother like daughter
    • 5 stars

    This cake sounds incredible and is so gorgeous too! I’m with you – I’m terrible at frosting cakes, but your glaze looks awesome 😉

    • Jennifer Stewart
    • 5 stars

    What a gorgeous cake and perfect for the holidays! I don’t usually use eggnog but this is changing my mind! I try not buy it because I will drink the whole thing but maybe I can make 15 of these cakes and use it all!

    • jessica
    • 5 stars

    How festive looking! And it looks delicious!!! Will have to try this!

    • Angie | Big Bear’s Wife
    • 5 stars

    I love the overhead photo! The details in this cake are so cool! Love the glaze too!

    • Valerie
    • 5 stars

    This cake is gorgeous- and I love eggnog! This is definitely my next bundt cake!

    • Angelique Campbell
    • 5 stars

    Beautiful photo’s! This cake looks amazing!

    • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
    • 4 stars

    Gorgeous cake and the texture looks awesome!

    • Erin
    • 5 stars

    Bingo!! I am all about the glaze! Your cake looks gorgeous. I am definitely going to be making this eggnog glaze – genius.

    • Julie @ Texan New Yorker
    • 5 stars

    I totally hear you on the decorating thing. I’m so bad at it. Glazes are awesome. This cake sounds terrific, I’m SO ready for eggnog season! And your bundt pan is so pretty – mine is so plain, I wonder if it’s time to upgrade? 🙂

    • Alyssa @ Good + Simple
    • 5 stars

    I think it’s gorgeous! I like it better than a fancy elaborately decorated cake any day! And the recipe sounds delicious, too. I might have to make this for our Christmas dinner this year.

    • Shamira West
    • 5 stars

    This is the most beautiful cake I have ever seen! It looks yummy.

    • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness
    • 5 stars

    If this isn’t the most beautiful bundt cake I’ve ever seen, I don’t know what is! That glaze though. I love this recipe!!