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Easy Eggnog Sheet Cake with Eggnog Frosting

This Easy Eggnog Sheet Cake is made using a boxed Golden Cake Mix as the base. Topped with a delicious and creamy Eggnog Frosting. Classic eggnog flavour.

This mostly homemade Eggnog Sheet Cake is a perfect holiday dessert! If you love eggnog this cake with eggnog frosting is delicious…it has the perfect amount of eggnog flavour.

a top down view of the corner of a frosted eggnog cake in a cake pan. sprinkled wth nutmeg.

Mostly Homemade is Perfect.

I don’t know about you but sometimes I put pressure on myself to make everything from scratch, especially for the holidays.  But as I get older, and the more I cook and bake and entertain, the more I realize that we don’t need to do everything from scratch.  There are perfectly delicious recipe shortcuts that we can use…which also lifts a lot of the stress we put on ourselves (because I don’t know about you, but this year I am tired).  This Eggnog Sheet Cake is a great example of mostly homemade.  The recipe uses a boxed cake mix and a pre-made frosting as the base, with extra and delicious flavours added in.

a top down view of a frosted eggnog cake in a cake pan. sprinkled wth nutmeg.

Eggnog all the way.

To give this cake some festive holiday flavour I added creamy eggnog, rum, cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter.  And the end result is a tender and perfectly flavoured eggnog cake.  Not too overpowering and not too subtle, it’s just right.

a square of frosted eggnog cake on a plate with a fork. in the background is the pan of eggnog cake with a piece cut out of it

Don’t forget the frosting!

You can make your own buttercream frosting if you wish, but for this recipe I used a pre-made buttercream frosting as the base.  Then I added a little rum and a bit of nutmeg to give it that eggnog flavour.  This easy frosting pairs perfectly with the cake.

a square of frosted eggnog cake on a plate with a fork. in the background is the pan of eggnog cake with a piece cut out of it

Tender, moist and delicious!

The end result of your mostly homemade baking is a delicious and flavourful holiday cake!  Eggnog-y, sweet, rich, moist and super tasty.

a square of frosted eggnog cake on a plate with a fork. in the background is the pan of eggnog cake with a piece cut out of it. in the far background is Bokeh

I hope you love it!

a square of frosted eggnog cake on a plate with a fork

Recipe Tips:

  • Cake Mix:  Use a Golden cake mix for this recipe (one without pudding).  I prefer the Betty Crocker mixes.
  • Eggs:  This recipe calls for 3 eggs PLUS 2 extra egg yolks.  The extra yolks make this cake more rich.
  • Eggnog: Both Regular and Light eggnog work in this recipe.
  • Butter:  The butter adds extra flavour to the cake, so I prefer to use it instead of oil.
  • Rum:  I used rum in the cake and frosting, but you can use rum extract instead.  I have listed the amounts in the recipe card below.
  • Frosting:  I used a 340 g container of pre-made Betty Crocker Buttercream Frosting.
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Easy Eggnog Sheet Cake with Eggnog Frosting


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 - 10 servings 1x

Description

This Easy Eggnog Sheet Cake is made using a boxed Golden Cake Mix as the base. Top with a delicious and creamy Eggnog Frosting. Delicious eggnog flavours!


Ingredients

Scale

Eggnog Cake:

  • 1 golden cake mix (15.2 oz box (I like Betty Crocker))
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 eggs (plus 2 extra egg yolks)
  • 2 tsp rum (or 1/4 tsp rum extract)
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Eggnog Frosting:

  • 1 container of pre-made frosting (340 g (I like Betty Crocker Buttercream))
  • 2 tsp rum (or 1/2 tsp rum extract)
  • dash nutmeg

Instructions

Eggnog Cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the cake mix, eggnog, butter, eggs, rum, nutmeg and cinnamon in a large bowl on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the batter into a prepared 9 x 13 cake pan.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Let the cake cool completely before frosting.

Eggnog Frosting:

  1. Using a mixer cream the pre-made frosting, rum and nutmeg until mixed and creamy.

Putting it all together:

  1. Once the cake has cooled completely, spread the frosting over the cake.
  2. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.
  3. Serve!

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Have a Very Merry Day!

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2 Comments

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    Rebecca Payne
    December 18, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    Sounds interesting and looks good. I can’t wait to try it.

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