While we all love enjoying a glass of traditional eggnog, it's all of the delicious eggnog flavored foods that we look forward to the most. Which is exactly why I decided to go all out this year and create a stunning eggnog layer cake that will be taking center stage on our Christmas dinner table.


Be sure to allow the butter and the eggnog to come up to room temperature before using. The rum simple syrup can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until needed. Make your own eggnog by following this easy eggnog recipe. It will add amazing flavor to this cake. !


Unsalted Butter

Cocoa powder

Vegetable oil

large eggs

Vanilla extract

All-purpose flour

Baking powder

Baking soda


In the bowl of your mixer, beat together butter, oil, and sugar until pale and fluffy (2-3 minutes). Scrape down sides of bowl and add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly before each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.


In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining dry ingredients.


Gradually alternate adding the dry mixture and the eggnog to the butter/egg mixture (3 flour additions, 2 eggnog additions), mixing only until just combined. After all ingredients have been added, stir batter a few more times with a wooden spoon or spatula.


Evenly spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake cakes for 25-27 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted in the center and comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans for 10 minutes then invert onto a cooling rack to cool completely.


Beat butter, spices, and vanilla until light and fluffy. With the beaters running on low, gradually powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons of eggnog. Increase mixer speed to high and beat frosting until airy, about 5 minutes. If frosting is still too stiff, add the additional tablespoon of eggnog.


Give this recipe a try! Tap the link below for the full recipe details.