Eggnog Poke Cake (Tres Leches Style)


This delicious eggnog-enriched dessert in the style of a traditional tres leches cake is perfect for the holidays. Serve topped with whipped cream.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 servings



  • 1 tablespoon butter, or as needed

  • 4 eggs, at room temperature

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup white rum

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 ½ cups eggnog, at room temperature

  • 3 tablespoons white rum


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat an 11x7-inch baking pan with butter.

  2. Beat eggs in a bowl until frothy. Add sugar and continue to beat until thick and creamy, 4 to 5 minutes. Add rum and vanilla extract. Add flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until just combined; do not overbeat. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 23 minutes. Allow to cool.

  4. Combine sweetened condensed milk, eggnog, and rum in a bowl and stir until well combined. Poke holes throughout the cooled cake using a skewer or toothpick. Slowly pour sauce over the cake. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate until sauce is absorbed, at least 2 hours.

Cook's Note:

If you prefer, 1/4 cup room-temperature eggnog can be substituted for the rum in the cake batter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
8g Fat
43g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 166mg 13%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 206mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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