Eggnog Coffee Cake

Eggnog Coffee Cake

I know I’ve been on an eggnog binge (kinda) lately with all these baking with eggnog.  In just a few weeks, there won’t be any left in the stores so I thought I take this opportunity to go crazy with it.  Chris and I picked up a couple of bottles of aged spice rum at the Duty-free shop in Mexico.  We added some into our eggnog last night and it tasted fantastic! This aged spice rum is smooth and has a very slight hint of sweetness so I thought it would be phenomenal in this Eggnog Coffee Cake.  If you like eggnog and you like coffee cake, you’ll dig this one.

Eggnog Coffee Cake

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Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup of dark muscovado sugar
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, softened

* this rendered a lot of crumb topping so feel free to scale it back.

Coffee Cake:

  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup of eggnog
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of aged spiced rum (brandy or bourbon works here too or you can use vanilla extract)
  • 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 8-inch square baking pan.

Crumb topping first.  In a small bowl combine dark muscovado sugar, flour, nutmeg and butter.  Use your fingers to mix until you have a crumbly mixture and set aside.

Using a stand mixer (or mix by hand) add together sugar and butter.  Mix until smooth.  Then add eggnog, egg and rum.  Beat until well combined.  In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Slowly add the dry ingredients to the eggnog mixture until
just combined.

Pour batter into the greased pan and sprinkle crumb topping mixture evenly over the top.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out clean.  Let the coffee cake cool in the pan on the cooling rack.

Adapted from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Eggnog Coffee Cake


34 thoughts on “Eggnog Coffee Cake

    • Thanks Julie! It was absolutely delicious. Oooh, spiced rum from Barbados –that would be yummy! Would be interested in seeing the rum cake recipe on your blog if you plan on making it. 🙂

    • Thank you! 🙂 That ad isn’t mine. I think when a site generates enough traffic, WordPress will throw an ad in there at the bottom. I’ve seen this with other blogs too.

  1. I lived in the island/country of Malta for eight years – and had to learn to “substitute” quite often…. I was wondering, if eggnog isn’t available in all countries (and it isn’t here in the States, except for perhaps two months), couldn’t “homemade” eggnog be made and subsituted for the commerical eggnog. After all, eggnog is just eggs, cream/milk and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg!! And, if someone was afraid of using raw eggs in the eggnog, it would end up being cooked anyway, as part of the coffee cake!

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