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Eggnog Pound Cake

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"A sumptuous holiday pound cake with a Northwestern flavor. Excellent for Christmas buffets or open houses!"
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1 h 40 m servings 387
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 - 10 inch tube or Bundt pan)


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  1. In a small bowl, combine dried blueberries, dried cherries, dried cranberries, and 2 tablespoons brandy. Soak for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan or Bundt pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the eggnog, mixing just until incorporated. Fold in soaked fruit mixture. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together brandy, water, and 3/4 cup sugar. With pastry brush, brush entire surface of cake with glaze. Cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 387 calories; 13.9 59.5 4.5 75 106 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is destined to become a family holiday favorite. So good!

Most helpful critical review

Followed the recipe and I really like the taste, but it came out pretty dry.

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This is destined to become a family holiday favorite. So good!

Moist, tall cake. I didn't have any dried fruit, so instead I used 6oz. fresh blueberries and 6oz. cooked fresh cranberries. Also didn't have brandy, so I used rum instead. For the glaze, I m...

An instant holiday favorite! I can see myself making this every year! I was going to take this to work, but my husband wouldn't let me. :) Thanks a bunch!

I made this recipe last year for friends and family, it was a hit! They asked me to do it again this year. I made individual loafs.

This cake was a big hit at Thanksgiving dinner. I only used dried cranberries and cherries because that is what I had on had. I didn't use the brandy called for either. I used two tablespoons...

Very delicious! Can't taste the eggnog; I didn't have cranberries so I did what another reviewer did, I substituted fresh blueberries and cherries in proportions to equal 3/4 cup and soaked thes...

really taste , i used 1 cup of cranberries only for fruitsand i added 1 tbs ginger.

I made quite a few changes but still this came out excellent; it was delicious, soft and moist. First off, I had only dried cranberries so I added 1 cup cranberries and reduced the sugar by 1/4 ...

This recipe makes a gorgeous batter and a beautifully moist delicious cake! I omitted the brandied fruit (per my 7 yo 's request) and it still came out wonderful. I did substitute Disaronno for ...