Easy Eggnog Cake

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The delicious flavor of eggnog is packed into this simple, yet easy-to-make, eggnog Bundt cake! This is a perfect holiday dessert.


My husband loves this time of year. And I can tell you why in one word - eggnog. He absolutely loves eggnog, and gets quite excited when it hits store shelves. I am not a huge eggnog fan; I like the flavor, but not the texture. This eggnog cake is the perfect way to get the decadent flavor of eggnog without pouring it into a glass.



To keep it quick and easy, this cake starts with a yellow cake mix. You won’t be following the directions on the box, we’re doctoring this cake up! To the cake mix you’ll be adding eggnog, French vanilla pudding mix, eggs, oil, nutmeg, water and vanilla extract. Let’s get baking!


Eggnog Bundt Cake Recipe



1 (15oz) yellow cake mix

1 (3oz) dry French vanilla (or vanilla) instant pudding mix

1 cup eggnog

4 eggs

1/3 cup canola oil

1 tsp nutmeg

1/4 cup water

1 tsp vanilla extract

Optional Glaze:

1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled

1/4 cup eggnog

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp rum flavor extract (optional)

1/2 tsp nutmeg

2 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine yellow cake mix, dry French vanilla pudding mix, eggnog, eggs, canola oil, nutmeg, water and vanilla extract. Using a stand mixer or power mixer, mix until well combined, approximately two minutes. Use a rubber spatula to wipe down the sides of the bowl, making sure that your cake batter is thoroughly mixed.

Spray a Bundt cake pan generously with non-stick cooking spray. Pour cake batter into the Bundt cake pan. Bake for approximately 45-55 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for approximately ten minutes. Invert cake onto a wire cooling rack to cool.

Allow cake to cool for at least another ten minutes. After ten minutes the cake can be transferred to a cake stand or plate. It’s a matter of preference as to whether you pour the glaze on your cake while it’s still warm, or wait for it to cool. I prefer to put the glaze on the cake while the cake is slightly warm.

To make glaze, combine glaze ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine. This can be done by hand or with a mixer. Drizzle glaze over cake. Slice, serve and enjoy!


I hope your family enjoys this easy eggnog cake as much as we do. It’s so simple to make, but you will get rave reviews when serving it to your friends and family. Make sure to check out my Bundt Cake Baking Collection here on eBay to see some of my must have Bundt-baking tools.

Eggnog Bundt Cake

A simple and delicious holiday cake that is full of eggnog flavor.