Let’s see about my delightful southern eggnog cake. It is delicious. Even for the nahysayers who are adamant that they do not like eggnog. What? Not like eggnog? I never knew such people existed. This cake will change their minds. It is moist and has a terrific tang of eggnog with a hint of fresh nutmeg. Yummy.
Forgive me for posting this after the holidays but I decided you have to try this. To prepare for next year. There is still eggnog on the grocery store refrigerated aisle. Try it for New Years. Go ahead. It will get rave reviews.
Loaf Pans Are A Good Size For Cakes
My favorite type of cakes to bake are either a bundt cake or a loaf cake. Both take a minimal amount of time to prepare. Both use either a dusting of powder sugar or a glaze. No cake layers to frost. Or whole cake to make sure it is perfectly covered in buttercream. Now, for a birthday cake I will go all out with the layers and frosting. But for everyday cakes, hands down it is a loaf cake.
Most loaf cakes are smaller than a traditional layer cake. Or for that matter a bundt cake. This ensures that it will be eaten quickly. Which for my small family is a plus. Well, maybe not for them. They like cake.
Being a collector of cake pans made by Nordic Ware I. Love. Nordic Ware. Cake. Pans. The one I used for my southern eggnog cake is a Santa’s sleigh with a reindeer. I got mine at Williams Sonoma. The Nordic Ware website has this loaf pan. Purchase through Nordic Ware. This pan is adorable. If you like pumpkin, see how I used the pumpkin loaf pan here.
Using a hand mixer, stand mixer or simply mixing by hand. It is very easy to put together. The most time consuming part of the process is waiting for it to bake. Or as my family thinks is the wait time for the eggnog cake to cool and be glazed.
Speaking of glaze, this eggnog cake uses eggnog instead of milk in the powdered sugar glaze. Giving the eggnog cake an extra layer of flavor.
Delightful Southern Eggnog Cake Recipe
If you use a regular loaf pan, you could also decorate the top with sprinkles, fresh nutmeg, chopped nuts. Lots of options to really dress up a loaf cake. Not that it really needs it. A plain glaze is very pretty.
This is my go to cake for the holidays. I hope it becomes one of yours as well.