Easy Rum Eggnog Cake Recipe

Eggnog Cake with Rum
Easy Rum Eggnog Cake. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 56 mins
  • Prep: 11 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: Serves 12
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This easy cake is made with eggnog, a cake mix, and optional rum. This is a delicious cake, and it's quick and easy to make for the holidays.

The rum, eggnog, and some nutmeg transform the cake mix and give it classic holiday eggnog flavor. Finish the cake with the flavorful butter rum glaze or dust it with powdered sugar.

What You'll Need

  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened (4 ounces)
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup rum, or use 1/4 cup more of the eggnog with 1 teaspoon rum flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) white cake mix
  • For the Rum glaze:
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons rum (or use milk and rum flavoring)

How to Make It

  1. Generously grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt cake pan. Heat the oven to 325 F.
  2. Beat the 8 tablespoons of butter until light; beat in eggs and eggnog and 1/4 cup of rum or rum flavoring. Add vanilla, nutmeg, and cake mix; beat slowly to combine, then beat on high speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Spoon into the prepared Bundt cake pan.
  4. Bake the cake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a cake tester or a long wooden pick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake.
  1. Cool in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes. Invert the cake onto a serving plate or cake tray and cool completely.
  2. Combine the confectioners' sugar with the 2 tablespoons of rum and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Add milk or eggnog to thin, if necessary. Add more confectioners' sugar if too thin. 
  3. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 284
Total Fat 17 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 139 mg
Sodium 68 mg
Carbohydrates 14 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 15 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)