Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Egg Nog Coffee Cake

You must make this for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch. It is painless and effortless so you can spend time with your family instead of in the kitchen. You make the batter the night before and put it in the pan and into the fridge. Simply bake it in the morning and you are a hero. Enjoy your holiday and I will be back next week! Merry Christmas!

Printable Version

Egg Nog Coffee Cake
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup eggnog
1 container (8 ounces) sour cream
1 teaspoon rum 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 or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Egg Nog Glaze
1/2 C. powdered sugar
1 to 2 Tbsp. Egg Nog

  • Grease bottom only of a 9x13 pan.
  •  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 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.
  • In small bowl, mix all Eggnog Glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. 
  • Drizzle over coffee cake.
Note: You can wait until right before baking to make the struesel topping and sprinkle it on the batter and then bake if you want a more crunchy-type topping.


  1. WOW! Mandy this looks delicious! I made your Smores Fudge last night and it was SO GOOD I had to post it on my blog! I added a link to your site with the recipe :) Thanks for sharing it!

  2. That looks absolutely amazing. This will be a treat for our Christmas Eve get together. Thank you for sharing.

  3. This looks like such a perfect Christmas treat; moist, delicious and festive flavours!

  4. simple and yummy recipe!


  5. Oh this is definitely going to be on my table for Christmas!! Looks soooo very good! Thank you... I have shared the link on my Facebook!

  6. Oh Mandy - that coffee cake looks divine! I'm printing it right now and plan to make it this weekend. So glad you're taking a break in this busy time! Enjoy a wonderful Christmas weekend with your precious loved ones.

  7. I am going to have to run to the store and pick up the ingredients for that one, what a winner. Yummy!

  8. AWESOME! Everyone loved them. We warmed them slightly in the microwave ... YUMMMYYYYY Thank you!

  9. Mandy that looks so good. I have a recipe for eggnog coffee cake that I haven't tried I wonder if it is similar. That looks so awesome.

  10. Mandy, what happens if you cook it right away instead of putting in fridge for 8 hours?

  11. Ok, this sounds like my kind of cake for sure!!!! I am all over anything eggnog. Pinning this for Christmas morning:-)

  12. I'm totally pinning this for future use. I love eggnog and this cake looks SO good, especially the do-ahead part! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday! :)

  13. I love love the soy egg nog by silk - so this looks delightful! Any ideas on keeping this dairy free (aka without the sour cream?) ??

  14. Skally- I found this link for you. Apparently there's soy based sour cream. Check it out.

  15. Skally, you could also use soy yogurt, instead of sour cream

  16. I just found this on Pinterest. I have some extra eggnog leftover from some frosting I made and I have been looking for the perfect recipe to try and I think I just found it. This sounds so good and I love that it is so easy.

  17. Thanks for sharing...I posted on our facebook page it sounded so good. We can't wait to try it.

  18. Just came across this on Pinterest. Who wants to wait until Christmas!? I'm makin' it this week!!!!

  19. I made this tonight after coming across it on Pinterest, it is pure heaven, thank you for this recipe.

  20. YUM! I would love it if you would share this at Mushki Loves My Stuff Party going on right now!


  21. Sounds very yummy! I have also a recipe for Egg Nog Smoothie on my blog. I've been baking all night, I may just give this a try for Christmas morning Breakfast.

  22. oh my heavens!
    found you through tam p. on pinterest's pin!
    i think i have died and gone to heaven.
    this will be perfect as we open gifts on christmas morning!
    thanks so much for posting.

    your newest follower,
    alison :)

    merry merry christmas!!!!

  23. Thanks for sharing! I shared on pintrest and Facebook! I made 3 of them and they are in the fridge, can't wait to taste them!

  24. I made this for breakfast while having out of town guests during Christmas Holidays. It is so easy and delicious. Thank you so much for sharing.

  25. Can I use something besides rum extract do you think?

  26. Looks great! Why do you have to wait 8hs to bake?

  27. Made this today, did not let it sit in the fridge, and it was spectacular. I can only imagine the overnight delight that it will be next time around. Thanks for the recipe, it's a keeper. :)

  28. I have the same question as some of the others. Why do you have to wait 8 hours? Can this be cooked right away? If you cook it right away, does it take away some of the flavor? Would like to make it for Christmas Eve dinner but do not want to have to try & make it ahead of time. Like to do all of my cooking at the same time, kind of anal that way. Have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

    1. I have prepared it in the morning and baked it right away and it was delicious. The flavors just have a better change to meld when you make it the night before. Go ahead and bake it right away.

  29. This was excellent. Light and delicious. My husband had second helpings!

  30. Love this idea! Would love to have you link up at Link'n Blogs link party. :)

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