Eggnog Pound Cake Recipe

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Hector Published: August 3, 2021 Modified: August 11, 2021
Eggnog Pound Cake Recipe

How To Make Eggnog Pound Cake

Let the flavors of the holidays take this pound cake to the next level. It is tender, soft, and made even sweeter with a rum-flavored glaze.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



For Dry Ingredients:

  • cupsall purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼tspcinnamon
  • ¼tspnutmeg

For Wet Ingredients:

  • ½cupbutter,room temperature
  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • 2large eggs
  • ½tspMcCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ½tspMcCormick Rum Imitation Extract
  • ½cupfull fat eggnog,plus 2 tbsp

For Glaze:

  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • ¼tspMcCormick Imitation Rum Extract
  • 2tbspfull fat eggnog


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the room temperature butter until smooth. Add the sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and creamy.

  4. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in vanilla and rum extracts.

  5. Alternating between the flour mixture and eggnog (starting and ending with the flour) add in both. Mix until smooth being careful to not over-beat the mixture (will result in a dense cake).

  6. Spoon batter into a well greased and lightly floured 9-inch loaf pan.

  7. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center, comes out clean

  8. Let cake rest in pan for 15 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack and then cool it completely.

  9. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar and rum extract, adding eggnog until desired consistency has been reached.

  10. Spoon over cooled cake. Let glaze set up for a few minutes before cutting into the cake.

  11. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Cake best enjoyed within 2 to 3 days. Store the cake in an airtight container in the fridge.


  • Calories: 304.07kcal
  • Fat: 11.03g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.60g
  • Trans Fat: 0.38g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.98g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.65g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.85g
  • Fiber: 0.55g
  • Sugar: 33.10g
  • Protein: 4.02g
  • Cholesterol: 70.97mg
  • Sodium: 119.32mg
  • Calcium: 66.78mg
  • Potassium: 64.25mg
  • Iron: 1.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 103.01µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.24mg
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