Eggnog Bundt Cake with Vanilla Rum Glaze

by Chef Pandita on December 3, 2011

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Yesterday I said on my FB page “eggnog = no thanks!” and most people agreed with me, both on Twitter and FB. Two of them told me to try coconut nog which im guessing is a version of puerto rican coquito, but I just don’t like the thick pudding-like texture and the flavor of eggnog. I hate drinking my calories, unless its wine or champagne 😉

This bundt cake was a hit with my family and customers last year, I knew I had to add this to my holiday menu. The recipe comes from the Kiss My Bundt Bakery Cookbook, I came up with the rum glaze by mixing powdered sugar, homemade vanilla extract and dominican rum.

Eggnog Bundt Cake

Adapted from Kiss My Bundt


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups eggnog
  • 2 tablespoons rum


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease a bundt pan, I always grease and dust with flour.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and spices together. In another bowl, mix eggnog, rum and vanilla.
  4. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  5. Add eggs one at a time.
  6. Beggining and ending with the flour, add 1/3  flour into wet mixture, alternating with eggnog mixture.
  7. Pour into bundt pan and bake until done [use toothpick method].
  8. Vanilla rum glaze: mix 1 cup powdered sugar, add 3 tablespoons of dark rum and a teaspoon of vanilla.


Quick poll: eggnog or no thanks?

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Michelle Jaffee December 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I love egg nog! Once a year. Mmmm. My favorite is eggnog served in a big, beautiful punch bowl with vanilla ice cream in the center to keep it cool and *gasp* make it even more delicious and caloric. One very small serving per person. And I will take mine with a splash of rum, please, and a dash of nutmeg! Happy Holidays!!


Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide December 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I love egg nog, especially in July. No wait, that’s wrong. I love this recipe any time though.


Micaela December 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I make coquito, and we all love it! As for regular eggnog, I like it in my coffee instead of milk during the Christmas season. Puts me in the mood :) So: YES!

I’m going to have to make this cake, aren’t I? Darnit!!!


Aimee @ Food: Je t'Aimee December 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Egg nog makes me a little weak in the knees… truth be told! I love the stuff! Your bundt looks so pretty! And yes, please – I DO want a slice! :)


Junia @ Mis Pensamientos December 4, 2011 at 12:58 am

i’ve actually never had eggnog before lol. i love the icing that drizzles off that bundt cake!


Valérie ( France ) December 4, 2011 at 4:32 am

Voilà une bien bonne gourmandise vive les petits déjeuners
Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche


rebecca December 4, 2011 at 7:01 pm

looks beautiful and so good for the season


Terra December 5, 2011 at 12:48 am

That is my problem, I always say no way to eggnog too. Then I tried eggnog panna cotta, it changed my world! Now I want to try other eggnog goodies! Your cake looks so moist, love that! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra


yummychunklet December 5, 2011 at 11:06 am

Such a gorgeous look bundt! And holiday appropriate!


Baker Street December 6, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Holy yum! How did I miss this?! Your bundt looks gorgeous yuri. love the idea of eggnog bundt. :)


Asmita December 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm

OMG, this not only looks gorgeous but must taste heavenly, with all that rum glaze! Incredible!


Richa@HobbyandMore December 9, 2011 at 7:01 pm

i think i am love with that glaze.. that is going to feature on everything now! lovely bundt yuir!


Fai December 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm

This was my first attempt at a bundt cake. I bought the pan last summer and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it. It tasted delicious! However, it didn’t come out in one piece :( How long did you cook yours for?? I had mine in for about 50 min, and let it cool for 25. What did I do wrong???


Yuri December 11, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Did you grease and flour your bundt pan? I had a few failures with bundt cakes because I used oil spray to grease the pan. Now I use a pastry brush to grease with melted butter and use a fine mesh strainer to flour it. I put it upside down and tap to remove excess flour, this assures release of cake all the time. Hope this helps. I’m glad you tried this cake, it is a favorite around here :)


Rochelle (@AcquiredLife) December 13, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Lovely way to get the flavor of eggnog but not the heavy drink! I bet it make for a moist and fragrant cake and the vanilla rum glaze sounds to die for.


sabkry November 12, 2013 at 1:06 am

Alternating with milk…ummm, no milk listed in ingredients….?.


Chef Pandita December 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I just corrected it, thanks. Alternating with eggnog mixture :) milk is used in the original recipe.


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