Eggnog cake

Eggnog cake

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This eggnog cake makes for a delightful Easter treat. The eggnog imparts a rich, sweet, slightly spiced flavour and ensures the cake remains moist. Topped with sweet eggnog icing and adorned with colourful Easter eggs, it serves as a perfect centrepiece for your Easter celebrations, subtly embracing the holiday spirit.


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C (fan oven).
  • Whisk sugar, butter, and vanilla sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, whisking well after each one.
  • Gradually pour in eggnog while continuing to whisk.
  • In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt then, fold it into the batter.
  • Grease a bundt pan and pour the batter into it.
  • Bake the cake for about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool.
  • Whisk eggnog and icing sugar together to create a thick icing.
  • Pour the icing over the cooled cake and decorate with Easter eggs and, if desired, edible flowers.

Use high-quality eggnog for the best flavour in the cake. The richness and spice profile of your eggnog influence the flavour of the cake significantly, so choose one that you enjoy drinking to make sure it is also enjoyable in the cake. You should also mind the consistency of the eggnog. If it is too liquid, it might affect both the cake and the icing.


If you want to make sure the cake is easy to remove from the pan and maintains a good texture, let the cake cool in the tin for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. This prevents the cake from breaking apart but also ensures it does not become soggy from condensation inside the pan or on a flat surface.


275 g
Vanilla sugar
1 tsp
Soft butter or spreadable
200 g
250 ml
Wheat flour
300 g
Baking powder
1 tsp
½ tsp
Eggs nog
75 ml
Icing sugar
200 g
Easter Eggs
Edible flowers

Try our easy recipe for eggnog cake

Eggnog cake is a delicious cake with a festive flavour, making it perfect for Easter and other holiday gatherings. It stands out with its addition of eggnog, a traditional holiday drink known for its rich, creamy texture and comforting blend of spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon, depending on the specific recipe. Our eggnog cake recipe is easy, and besides the eggnog, you only need baking staples to make it. With simple ingredients and rich, creamy eggnog, you get a harmonious and indulgent flavour experience.

A moist cake with decorative icing

The eggnog not only infuses the cake with its distinctive flavour but also contributes to a moist and tender crumb. Eggnog has a creamy consistency and is, as the name suggests, egg-based, and these elements put together are why the cake gets its light, fluffy, and delicate crumb. If you want, you can use a homemade eggnog. The eggnog icing, a simple yet elegant finishing touch, adds an extra layer of sweetness and moistness, draping the cake in a glossy coat that entices the eye as well as the palate.

Decorate with Easter eggs and edible flowers

Our eggnog cake already has the flavour, and with the Easter and springtime decorations on top, it gets the looks as well. Choose your favourite Easter eggs, whether they be marzipan eggs, chocolate eggs, cream-filled eggs, or other delicious variants. You can use eggs in different sizes and colours to give it a lively look or stick with a theme, using uniform eggs in the same colour to create a simplistic and elegant look. If you use edible flowers it will give the cake a delightful springtime touch, adding elegant bursts of colour with a delicate, intricate expression. Do you want to set the table with other desserts decorated with Easter eggs and edible flowers? Have a look at our beautiful Easter simnel cake with Easter eggs, blueberry cheesecake muffins with edible flowers, or no-bake Easter cheesecake with both flowers and eggs on top.

A delicious part of any Easter celebration

Eggnog cake is a traditional German cake, also known as the German Eierlikörkuchen. It is quite popular in German-speaking countries, especially around holidays and festive occasions. Serve it for your guests or your family around Easter for a delicious, spiced, and quite special dessert with a lot of flavour and a delicious texture. Its traditional bundt pan shape gives it an elegant appearance that ensures it stands out on any festive table.

Add your own touch

Depending on the eggnog you choose and how spiced it is, you can experiment with the batter, adding ground spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice complement the eggnog very well, amplifying the warm, comforting notes. You can also give it an edge with a bit of ground ginger. Or try making a chocolate eggnog cake by introducing cocoa powder to the batter. Adjust the amount of wheat flour accordingly to accommodate the cocoa powder. To mimic other classic holiday cakes, consider adding dried fruits such as cranberries, raisins, or chopped apricots and toasted nuts like pecans or walnuts to the batter.