Are you a fan of eggnog? I’m a big fan of items flavored with eggnog, but could never actually drink a glass of it. Actually the thought of drinking eggnog kind of revolts me. Keep in mind I don’t like milk either, unless of course it’s poured over Lucky Charms.
However, I caught the festive holiday bug and ending up purchasing a carton of it a couple of weeks ago. Needless to say, it sat unopened in my refrigerator until yesterday when I decided I either needed to use it or toss it. I decided to do some online searching for recipes that utilized a random supply of eggnog, then it hit me and I had my game plan!
I remembered a glorious eggnog pound cake that graced the cover of Flo Braker’s book, Baking For All Occasions. By the way, this cookbook is a splendid and comprehensive collection of delicious recipes. Flo’s precise directions make this cookbook the perfect addition to any baker’s bookshelf, I just wish it had more photos.
Okay, back to the eggnog pound cake. The batter was seriously divine and was beautifully flecked with the raisins that I swapped in for the currants. The flavor of the baked cake was really tasty, it just didn’t have as much eggnog flavor as the batter did. If I make this again, I think I would add in a bit more nutmeg, just to kick it up a notch. The crystal rum glaze was the perfect addition and definitely gave the cake some character. If you have some extra eggnog hanging out in your fridge, this is definitely a great way to use it up! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!