The holiday is here!
For me, it started last Friday. It was our last day of work at the school until after the first of the year, and we had a kitchen staff party. We had a present exchange and some goodies to eat. I brought Chocolate Pecan Bars as requested, and I brought this beautiful Eggnog Spiced Pound Cake.
I’m assure you, this cake was a hit. I returned home with an empty cake plate. Those are my kind of reviews!
I baked it in a Kugelhoff pan but you could make it in a regular bundt pan or even a couple of loaf pans.
Next time, I’d like to make some mini loafs to give as gifts. Or put them in a gift basket with some homemade Cranberry Tangerine Chutney and some homemade Vanilla.
Add a pretty tea towel or a Christmas ornament and you have a great gift.
This post is linked to the AllThrough The Year Cheer
Spiced Eggnog Pound Cake
Found in Southern Living’s Book Book Of Christmas
1 cup butter, softened
3 cups granulated sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups sifted cake flour
½ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup refrigerated or canned eggnog
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons brandy (optional)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground allspice
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon whipping cream
Generously grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan; set aside.
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer about 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating 5 to 7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with 1 cup eggnog, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla and, if desired, brandy.
Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Stir cinnamon and next 3 ingredients into remaining batter. Spoon spice batter over plain batter. Swirl batters together, using a knife.
Bake at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes (check at 45 minutes) or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.
Place cake on a cake plate; dust with powdered sugar.
Combine 1 cup powdered sugar and whipping cream, stirring until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cake.
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