Cake Mix Eggnog Cake

Monday, October 1, 2018
Making this semi-homemade Eggnog cake is so easy using a doctored cake mix!

The cake is moist and delicious and totally a great way to use up any leftover homemade eggnog from the holidays.

Really just the title of Eggnog Cake shouts Holiday and is perfect for bringing to a party or to serving some last-minute unexpected guests during the busy Christmas season.

If you're a busy homemaker who works from home, busy with kids, has a job outside the home, or maybe just not fond of baking, this recipe is the perfect delicious holiday cake.

Even if you don't decorate it, this cake tastes marvelous just dusted with powdered sugar!

I love it topped with whipped cream and sliced bananas with caramel topping or a homemade buttercream rum frosting with eggnog in it!

This eggnog cake tastes great plain or frosted and just shouts Holiday!

If you want my Dad's recipe for eggnog click here or grandma's eggnog bread pudding click here.

You're going to get lots of compliments on this one for sure!

Scroll down to the recipe card to print this off and pin it for later when you need a great recipe like this one!

eggnog cake

Plain for Decorated

It doesn't matter how you serve this cake whether it's sprinkled with powdered sugar, all dressed to the nines for the holiday, or with a dollop of whipped cream, it's the perfect blend of flavors.

Fall flavors are so comforting and this cake brings them all together in one bundt pan.

The above is a swirly pan, we love the effects it gives.

You can order a swirly pan in my shop or click the Amazon link, and I will make a small commission on being an affiliate for Amazon.

eggnog cake batter

Eggnog Lovers

I don't know about you, but my eggnog doesn't last long, so I have to make this cake as soon as I make my dad's homemade eggnog.

I haven't had store-bought in years but use whatever you want to make life simpler!

This cake is moist, full of eggnog flavors, and perfect for a potluck, holiday gatherings with family or just because it's so delicious you will want a slice with your morning coffee!

icing drizzled over eggnog cake

More Doctored Cake Mix Recipes:

Carrot Cake with a Cake Mix
Raspberry Red Velvet Cupcakes
Blueberry Muffins with a Cake Mix
4 ingredient Pumpkin Cake

this is an eggnog bundt cake with red hots on top, a sugar cone christmas tree and snowy like powdered sugar sprinkled on top of the green drizzled frosting

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Suggestions for Decorating:

The sugar cone trees are easy and you can find a video and instructions here.

There are several cute sugar molds you can make holiday decorations using this recipe by making sugar molds by clicking here.

Or just decorate the cake with any canned frosting of choice and sprinkle it with coordinating holiday sugars or festive candies.

Green and red cherries are also a great choice with some powdered sugar for a snowy effect.

Just get creative and decorate to the theme of the party or gathering you're bringing this too.

I have even used marshmallow snowman and Santas, they're perfect for a 13 x 9 sheet cake!

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Easy Eggnog Cake Using A Cake Mix

Easy Eggnog Cake Using A Cake Mix

The perfect holiday cake for a busy homemaker, working individual or hates to bake!This eggnog cake is semi-homemade starting with a mix and decorated for the holiday parties during the season! Perfect and festive but delicious all year long! Take a look at the link for homemade eggnog!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 55 Min


  • 1 standard-size box of spice cake mix or yellow cake mix a
  • 1 small box of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup of eggnog
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg combined for a little of both
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon rum or pure vanilla extract
  • Frosting:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla dark rum
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (1stick) softened butter


  1. Grease and flour a bundt pan or a 13x9 sheet cake pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl add all the ingredients.
  3. Beat using an electric mix until well combined around 2 1/2 minutes.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake until center springs back around 40 minutes.
  5. Test with a toothpick.
  6. Cool and frost with Eggnog frosting or sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  7. Egnnog Frosting:
  8. Whip together the butter, cinnamon, and sugar( adding gradually).
  9. Add a few tablespoons of eggnog, rum, or brandy until desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

17.24 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

7.51 g

Carbs (grams)

67.46 g

Fiber (grams)

0.56 g

Net carbs

66.9 g

Sugar (grams)

49.88 g

Protein (grams)

4.49 g

Sodium (milligrams)

408.15 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

87.38 mg

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  1. Definitely a must try recipe for this festive season. Perfect gifting option too.

  2. I always keep cake mix on hand in the pantry for when the baking mood strikes and was excited to try your recipe. This recipe is a keeper, especially for the holidays!

  3. What a fun flavor for the holidays! And I love that I can make it using cake mix!

  4. I love how simple it is to make this cake! The egg nog is the perfect addition for the holiday, and the egg nog icing is a winner


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