Overnight Eggnog Streusel Coffee Cake

This make-ahead holiday coffee cake is infused with eggnog and rum extract, and topped with a streusel topping and drizzled with an eggnog glaze.
Eggnog is one of those things that you either love or hate. For me, I love to drink eggnog and bake with it as well. When I saw this recipe for Eggnog Streusel Coffee Cake over at Mandy's Recipe Box, I knew I had to make it! I wanted to make this as part of our Christmas morning breakfast along with a savory breakfast casserole. 

This festive coffee cake can be prepared the night before and stored in the refrigerator or prepared the morning of serving. I like to assemble this coffee cake the night before so the flavors have time to blend and mingle together. This is also a huge time saver on Christmas morning.   

Once I got my first bite this coffee cake definitely did not disappoint! It was so moist and have a delicious eggnog flavor. Even my little guy who dislikes eggnog said he loved it. I think this recipe will become a holiday favorite in our house.  

Yield: 10
Author: Tina Butler | Mommy's Kitchen
Overnight Eggnog Streusel Coffee Cake

Overnight Eggnog Streusel Coffee Cake

This make-ahead holiday coffee cake is infused with eggnog and rum extract, and topped with a streusel topping and drizzled with an eggnog glaze.
Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 35 MinInactive time: 8 HourTotal time: 9 H & 5 M


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 8 oz container sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon rum, butter or vanilla 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
Streusel Topping
  • 1/3 - cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/8 - teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 - teaspoon cinnamon
Eggnog Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon Eggnog


  1. Grease the bottom only of a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan with non stick baking spray. In small bowl, mix all of the Streusel topping ingredients together with fork until crumbly; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, beat 1 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer until blended. Beat in 1 cup eggnog, sour cream, rum, butter or vanilla extract, and eggs until blended.
  3. Stir in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Spread the batter evenly into prepared pan.
  4. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the batter.
  5. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Remove foil; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool 20 coffeecake for about 15 minutes and then drizzle with the eggnog glaze.
  8. To prepare glaze in a small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar and 3- 4 tablespoons eggnog until creamy and smooth. You want the glaze thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over coffee cake and serve.
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adapted from: Mandy's Recipe Box


Anonymous said…
Looks like a wonderful recipe! Gonna make it soon! Thanks!
Unknown 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.
Maude Lynn 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. ;)
Southern Cafe 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…
I wanted to try this recipe for dessert, tonight after dinner. Why does it have to be refrigerated for at least 8 hours
Tina Butler said…
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.
Unknown said…
I made this with the rum extract and it was a favorite at a recent family party!
Anonymous said…
Don't have the extract. Just leave it out or maybe use vanilla? Let me know what you all think. Thanks.
Anonymous said…
Seems to be copied exactly from "Overnight Eggnog Streusel Coffee Cake - Betty Crocker".
Tina Butler said…
(Comment #14) It always amazes me how someone has something to say and they post "Anonymous". Perhaps it is because they are embarrassed to leave their real name. Get your facts straight as I have credited the source of this recipe and it is not written word for word. Anonymous you are barking up the wrong tree and I hope you have a blessed day.