Eggnog Bundt Cake with Eggnog Sugar Glaze

The other day I was sitting on the couch watching The Walking Dead with my husband and thought….hmmm I should make an eggnog bundt cake.  True story.  Why this occurred to me at that moment, I have no idea.  I think that it’s likely due to the fact that my brain is pretty much never quiet.  That and I do everything I can not to pay attention to The Walking Dead because really, it’s a horrible show.  It really is.  Anyway.  At least one good thing came out of it that night…an idea.

This idea…a delicious and warm spicy eggnog cake.  With an eggnog sugar glaze.

Eggnog Bundt Cake with Eggnog Sugar Glaze  {A Pretty Life}

So in the morning I set to baking and made this cake come to life.  I essentially made my coconut bundt cake, but adjusted it for the eggnog.  And once it was done I of course covered said cake in an eggnog sugar glaze then shared it with my 5 year old for lunch.  Because why not?  Some days just call for cake in the middle of the day.  😉


Yields 8-10

Eggnog Bundt Cake with Eggnog Sugar Glaze

15 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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    Eggnog Bundt Cake
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg (more if you like)
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • Eggnog Glaze
  • 1 cup icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • splash of vanilla


    Eggnog Bundt Cake:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a Bundt pan by buttering the pan and lightly dusting with flour. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  5. Then add vanilla, and mix well.
  6. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  7. To the butter mix, add 1/3 of the flour mix, then 1/2 of the eggnog. Repeat until all combined.
  8. Pour into the prepared Bundt pan.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  10. Eggnog Glaze:
  11. While the cake is baking, mix together the glaze ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
  12. Putting it all together:
  13. Once the cake has baked, let it cool for about 10 minutes in the pan, then turn the cake out onto a plate, and drizzle on the eggnog glaze.

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Eggnog Bundt Cake with Eggnog Sugar Glaze  {A Pretty Life}

 But really, this eggnog cake is perfect for the holiday season…I mean, what’s more festive than eggnog?!  And you can have it ready to serve guests in just over an hour…perfect for a morning coffee date or afternoon aperatif.  It’s amazing served slightly warm…mmmmmm

Eggnog Bundt Cake with Eggnog Sugar Glaze  {A Pretty Life}

I hope you try this cake recipe and LOVE it as much as we did!

Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply Candice November 20, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    This looks fantastic!! I’m so glad I came across your blog through the FBC group! 🙂

  • Reply Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen November 20, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    This is gorgeous! It would be a perfect Christmas dessert.

  • Reply Nicole Neverman November 20, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    This cake looks amazing! And how perfectly festive! I saw this over on the weekend retreat. If you had a spare moment, I would be delighted if you’d drop this (and anything else you’d like to share) by at the #PureBlogLove DIY and recipe link party! You can find me here:

  • Reply Jessica November 21, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Oh that looks good! I have a bundt pan that I would like to use so this would be perfect for the holidays!

  • Reply Meredith Wouters November 21, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    This looks incredible! Pinning to make for the holidays. So nice to “meet” you on the weekend retreat party. And I’m all for eating cake in the middle of the day!

  • Reply Lindsey November 29, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! I made it for my family this Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit with everyone, including those who do not care for eggnog.

  • Reply Heather December 11, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Thank you for the lovely recipe! Unfortunately for me it came out more cinnamon than eggnog flavored, but that just gives me an excuse to bake it again and again until its just perfectly eggnogy! 🙂

  • Reply Kelsey December 22, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    This looks delicious! I’m going to make it for Christmas Eve dessert. I’m not the best baker so wish me luck 🙂

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 22, 2014 at 8:40 PM

      Good luck, but I’m sure you won’t need it! Happy baking and have a Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Tam December 30, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    I’m in the process of making this right now. I’m not sure what I did wrong but my batter became so thick it was more of a cookie batter consistency. I added more eggnog to thin it out. I hope it turns out good still.

  • Reply Julia February 17, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    I baked this cake this morning ,waiting to share with my familia. Thank you.

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife February 23, 2015 at 8:45 AM

      I hope you enjoyed it! 🙂

      • Reply Julia February 23, 2015 at 9:03 AM

        It was delicious. I belong to a women’s group in Oklahoma, I like baking and taking bundt cakes to our meetings. Looking forward to taking this one.

  • Reply Dina November 28, 2015 at 12:37 AM

    I am so excited about this recipe! this looks super yummy! Thank you for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays! Happy Holidays:)

  • Reply Karly November 28, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    I love this! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  • Reply Beverly November 28, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    Your eggnog cake looks yummy. What a great idea and so perfect for the holidays.
    Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,

  • Reply Jennifer Juniper November 29, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    I can’t see a bundt cake without replaying that scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding in my head!! This recipe looks great and it’s photographed even better!

  • Reply Sarah December 1, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    This cake looks fantastic!

  • Reply Melissa French, The More With Less Mom December 2, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    I so love eggnog. Thanks for posting. Hello from Weekly Wrap Up Linky.

  • Reply Theresa @DearCreatives December 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    This sounds and looks amazing. Love eggnog season.Thanks for sharing your cake at the party.

  • Reply Create With Joy December 3, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Dear Jo-Anna,

    Your bundt cake looks amazing! I have been looking for a bundt cake to make for the holidays and I believe I just found it!

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy. Congratulations – I’m thrilled to announce that you are our Friend Of The Week at this week’s Party (#201!)

  • Reply Tisha December 8, 2015 at 6:18 AM

    Hi Jo anna! This cake looks yum! Pinning it! Thanks for sharing this with us at Friendship Friday! Congratulations on the feature! You sure deserve it gurl!

  • Reply Evi December 19, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    We tried this recipe but it totally tasted like there was too much baking powder in it.

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