Thursday, December 13, 2012

Easy Eggnog Pound Cake

     I love this Easy Eggnog Pound Cake. It is simple, light, and delicious. Around the holidays everything is so rich. Sometimes, it is nice to indulge on something lighter. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the Christmas treats like Homemade Caramels, Buckeyes, Rolo Pretzel Bites, Grinch Crinkles, Santa Hat Dipped Pretzels, White Chocolate Candy Cane Covered Brownies,  Chocolate Truffles, Oreo Truffles, and my all time fave - Wheat Thin Thingies
     Sometimes, I need something that isn't chocolate, peanut butter, or frosted to make me feel like I won't die from a heart attack before Christmas even gets here. Is Eggnog Pound Cake any healthier? Probably not, but it "feels" lighter. That's all that counts. After all, it is Christmas. Treat yourself.
     Easy Eggnog Pound Cake is delicious with your morning coffee or afternoon tea. This load of  yumminess has a little zing from nutmeg and is always spongy and moist. You can whip it together in no time! I always end up with extra Eggnog in the fridge, and I refuse to drink it straight...Eww! This Easy Eggnog Pound Cake was the perfect thing to use it up on!

Easy Eggnog Pound Cake
You could choose to make a Butter-Rum Glaze for this, but I like it without. 

1- 16oz pound cake box mix
1 1/4 c eggnog
2 eggs
1/2-3/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
With electric mixer on low speed, blend all ingredients until wet. 
Scrape bowl sides and bottom.
Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
Lightly grease a 9x5 loaf pan. ( I used baking spray).
Pour batter into the loaf pan.
Pop in a 350 oven on center rack for 1 hr -to-1 hr 15 min. (Until long toothpick or wooden skewer poked down in center comes out clean.)
Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Remove the loaf from the pan onto the wire rack and cool completely.
Store completely cooled loaf in a air tight container or bag.
Serve with coffee or tea.
Freezes well.

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