3 Baked eggnog recipes

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Eggnog isn't just for drinking during the holiday season. In fact, we love this thick and creamy drink baked in desserts and breakfast goods even more than we like to drink it!

Even those family and friends who hate eggnog will have trouble saying no to these soft, fluffy and decadent desserts. They may become a new holiday tradition in your family.

Cranberry orange and eggnog mini loaves

Recipe inspired by Taste of Home

Yields 3 mini loaves


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • About 1/2 cup chopped pistachios


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 3 mini loaves with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, apple pie spice and orange zest together. In another bowl, beat the eggnog, orange juice, sugar, butter, extract and eggs together. Stir in the dried cranberries.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pans. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool completely.
  4. Whisk the powdered sugar, eggnog and vanilla together. Glaze each of the loaves and garnish with chopped pistachios.

Chocolate drizzled eggnog pound cake

Chocolate drizzled eggnog poundcake

Serves about 12


  • 1 (16 ounce) package pound cake mix
  • 1-1/4 cups eggnog
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the glaze: 

  • 6 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a standard 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the pound cake mix, eggnog, eggs and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Pour mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  4. Let cool slightly. While it cools, melt chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Whisk in the butter and glaze and stir to mix.
  5. Drizzle pound cake with chocolate and serve!

Rich chocolate eggnog cake with chocolate buttercream

Rich chocolate eggnog cake with chocolate buttercream

Serves about 10


  • 2 ounces milk chocolate
  • 1 (18 ounce) package chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

For the frosting: 

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup espresso (placed in cool water)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8-inch square cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the chocolate cake mix, milk chocolate, eggnog, water, eggs, vanilla and vegetable oil together. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until soft and fluffy.
  3. Let cool. While cake cools, prepare the frosting. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave until melted, about 60 seconds. Cream the butter, chocolate, espresso, vanilla and powdered sugar together.
  4. Frost the cake and cut into thick slices.

More eggnog recipe inspiration

Vegan eggnog recipe
New eggnog recipes
Breakfast recipes with leftover eggnog

Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.