Monday, December 26, 2011

Egg Nog Coffee Cake

Egg Nog is one of those things that you either love or hate. Me, I love to drink it and bake with it as well. When I saw this recipe for Egg Nog Coffee Cake over at Mandy's Recipe Box, I knew I had to make it. Mandy's photos had me drooling all over my keyboard.

I wanted to make this as part of our Christmas morning breakfast. I already had a savory breakfast casserole, so this coffee cake was perfect for the sweet portion of the meal.

The best part about this recipe is that I could prepare and assemble the coffee cake the night before. Then it stores easily in the refrigerator. This was such a huge time saver on Christmas morning.

When the coffee cake was baked and out of the oven I could hardly wait to dig in. All I can say about this recipe is that it defiantly didn't disappoint. Goodness this coffee cake was so moist, so delicious and had such a festive flavor to it.

Even my little guy who dislikes eggnog said he loved it. I know this recipe will become a holiday favorite from here on out in our house. I think I might even freeze some egg nog so I can enjoy it throughout the year.





Egg Nog Coffee Cake
Ingredients:
1 - cup granulated sugar
1/2 - cup butter, softened
1 - cup eggnog
1 - 8 oz container sour cream
1 - teaspoon rum or butter extract
2 - eggs
2 1/2 - cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 - teaspoons baking powder
1/2 - teaspoon baking soda
1/2 - teaspoon salt

Struesel Topping:
1/3 - cup granulated sugar
1 - tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 - tablespoon butter, softened
1/4 - teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 - teaspoon cinnamon

Egg Nog Glaze:
1 - cup powdered sugar
3 - 4 tablespoon Egg Nog

Directions:
Grease bottom only of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening. In small bowl, mix all Streusel Topping ingredients with fork until crumbly; set aside.

In large bowl, beat 1 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Beat in 1 cup eggnog, the sour cream, rum or butter extract and eggs until blended. Stir in 2 1/2 cups flour, the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Spread in pan.

Sprinkle Streusel Topping over batter. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours. Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover pan; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes and then drizzle with the egg nog glaze.

To prepare glaze in a small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar and  3- 4 tablespoons eggnog. Mix until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over coffee cake.

Slightly adapted from: Mandy's Recipe Box





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12 comments:

Anonymous said... #

Looks like a wonderful recipe! Gonna make it soon! Thanks!

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said... #

All I need is a cup of coffee to go with this cake.
Merry Christmas!
I hope you and your family have a blessed New Year!

Oklahoma Granny said... #

So glad you posted this recipe! I forgot to get the egg nog out of the fridge for Christmas morning breakfast. Now I have a recipe to use it in.

Mama Zen said... #

This sounds delicious!

Michele said... #

Yum! I bet this is delicious! I love eggnog. I have some in my fridge right now that needs to get poured into this recipe. ;)

vlbeck said... #

Delicious! Everyone raved about it! I am adding it to my Holiday traditions cookbook. Thanks for a new Christmas tradition!

Anonymous said... #

I made the egg nog coffee cake there are no words to describe how good this is everyone should at least try it. Thank you so much.

Jeejee said... #

Hi!
I wanted to try this recipe for dessert, tonight after dinner. Why does it have to be refrigerated for at least 8 hours

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

@jeejee,
That is what the orginal recipe stated. It is an overnight coffee cake. I can't answer that ? for you so you will need to ask Mandy at Mandy's Recipe Box. That is where the original recipe came from.

Cathy Pieroz said... #

Mmm these look so tasty! I think they'll have to be getting a try this weekend hehe :) - Cathy Pieroz at Ray White Alexandra Hills

Anonymous said... #

@Jeejee letting it rest in the fridge enaybles all the flavours to mellow and really bring out all the yummy flavours of this dessert.
This recipes looks amazing. I will have to make it soon.

Lisa B.

Gina Gentilini said... #

I made this with the rum extract and it was a favorite at a recent family party!