Easy Rum Eggnog Cake

Eggnog cake with rum

Diana Rattray

  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
284 Calories
17g Fat
14g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 284
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 15g
Calcium 26mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 8 tablespoons butter / 1 stick (softened)
  • 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 powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons rum (or use milk and rum flavoring)

Steps 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, 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.

  5. Cool in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes. Invert the cake onto a serving plate or cake tray and cool completely.

  6. Combine the powdered sugar with the 2 tablespoons of rum and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Add milk or eggnog to thin, if necessary. Add more powdered sugar if too thin. 

  7. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake.