Thursday, December 11, 2014

Eggnog Pound Cake

Need a host or hostess gift for the holidays? How about the perfect teacher/coworker gift? I've got one for you! This delicious Eggnog Pound Cake is decadent and wraps beautifully for the perfect from-your-oven gift this season.

When I found this recipe an internet search turned up loads of different recipes. Many involved boxed cake mixes (yuck), rum, currants, or other ingredients I did not have on hand. This recipe I found from Chocolate, Chocolate, and More (check out her site, loads of great stuff!) was a simple and classic pound cake recipe that had a very subtle eggnog flavor. Perfect for my taste- nothing overwhelming. I hope you enjoy it!



Eggnog Pound Cake
(Recipe Source: Chocolate, Chocolate, and More)
((Printable Recipe))

Ingredients:
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup room temperature butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup eggnog

Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons eggnog

Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt with a whisk. Set aside.

3. In a mixer bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

4. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in the vanilla.

5. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the eggnog.

6. Spread into two prepared loaf pans.

7. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the pans rest on a cooling rack for 20 minutes before removing. Remove the loaves and finish cooling completely before glazing.

8. Mix the glaze ingredients until it has reached a desired consistency. Pour over the cooled loaves. Let the glaze set before serving. Chill the bread before wrapping to give as a gift.


Other host/hostess holiday gift ideas:
Candy Cane Cookies & Cream Popcorn 
Candy Cane Marshmallows 
Easy Homemade Marshmallows
Hot Fudge Sauce
Peppermint Bark Munch

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