Eggnog. Any thoughts on eggnog? Personally I like it a lot – when I’m in the mood for it. And remember that I’ve got some… Mister Meike’s Kitchen likes it with lemonade at Christmas. I think that’s just plain wrong but different tastes and all that.
Anyway. We’ve had two nearly empty bottles lurking at the back of the cupboard so I decided to try out this Eggnog Pound Cake. Years and years ago we made lots of cake with eggnog but I haven’t had one for a long time.
I didn’t have quite enough eggnog so made it up with a splash of milk. Also, I only used half the amount of sugar and that was sufficient. I made the cake in a ceramic bundt pan and I was awfully scared the it would stick and I wouldn’t be able to get it out. I therefore greased it really well, maybe too well and dusted it with a fair amount of flour. The recipe says to leave the baked cake in the tin for 20 minutes before turning it out – and, miraculously, this worked really well. The cake just slid out.
At first I thought the cake wouldn’t rise. But eventually it did, beautifully. It just seemed to be taking quite a long time.
I glazed the cake – not only to cover up the bits of butter from greasing the pan, also to keep the cake fresh. I swirled the empty eggnog bottles with milk and used that for the glaze instead of neat eggnog. It was a bit more child-friendly that way.
It’s a lovely cake that smells and tastes awfully good. Everybody here loved it!