12 Days of Christmas Baking Day 1: Spiked Eggnog Bundt Cake

Photo by: K. Henriques

As a fun way of baking through the holidays I decided to do a 12 days of Christmas baking challenge for myself. I thought it might be a fun way to push myself to try things I might have never thought about trying. Plus it gives me a great excuse to try Christmas baked goods from around the world.

Since eggnog appears to be more prominent in America I thought it might be fun to find a recipe that utilizes it. Thanks to Southern Living, I found this spiked eggnog bundt cake and thought that might be fun to try. As a warning: this recipe is not by any means healthy for you and if your New Year’s resolution was to eat healthy maybe hold off on this until you’ve given up on that resolution!

The cake was quite easy to put together and very typical for cakes in how the butter is creamed with the sugar and then the flour mixture and wet ingredients are alternately mixed into the sugar/butter/eggs. This does bake for an hour though so don’t expect this to be something you eat right away.

I did not follow the instructions for buttering the pan; instead I just sprayed it with cooking spray. It wasn’t easy getting the cake out of the bundt pan so I’m thinking that might have been a better idea to follow the instructions. My bundt pan is also scratched in some areas so that might have been an issue too. The icing however was a cinch to put together so I whipped that up while I waited on it to cool more in hopes that would help the cake pull away from the pan.

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Recipe Used: Southern Living

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