Sunday, November 21, 2010

76. Eggnog Pound Cake

From 2009 Southern Living Annual Recipes

I've been hanging on to this recipe all year, waiting for eggnog to hit the shelves, which I mistakenly thought happened after Thanksgiving.

This cake is a such a surprise in your mouth. It looks like a traditional pound cake, so that's what you're expecting, and then you're hit with the rich, creamy, decadent flavor of egg nog, which takes this dessert to a higher level. What a perfect addition to any holiday gathering. It just tastes like Christmas.

My only complaint was that this over-browned in my oven, which always cooks true, so I will decrease the cooking time next go-round.

1 (16-oz.) package pound cake mix

1 1/4 cups eggnog
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°. Beat all ingredients together at low speed with an electric mixer until blended. Increase speed to medium, and beat 2 minutes. Pour into a lightly greased 9- x 5-inch loaf pan.

Bake at 350° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).

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