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Betty's Festive Eggnog Cake

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Betty demonstrates how to make a Festive Eggnog Cake. This eggnog-flavored cake contains maraschino cherries and toasted almonds. It is topped with a green-tinted sugar glaze. It is an elegant and dramatic cake for the Christmas table.
For cake:
  Softened butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (plus extra for greasing)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Rum flavoring 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggnog 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Maraschino cherries 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Chopped toasted almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For glaze:
  Confectioners' sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (This is the same as icing sugar or powdered sugar)
  Rum flavoring 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 4 Teaspoon
  Green food color 1 (as desired)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease baking pan with butter and set aside.


  1. In a bowl, cream together sugar and butter using hand mixer.
  2. Add rum flavoring and mix again.
  3. In another bowl, combine flour, soda, nutmeg, salt and mix well.
  4. Add flour mixture and eggnog alternatively to cream mixture and mix well.
  5. Stir in cherries, almonds and mix well.
  6. Spread the mixture into baking pan and pop into oven.
  7. Bake for approximately 15 minutes and once done allow to cool completely.
  8. In a bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, rum flavoring, milk, green food coloring and mix until smooth.
  9. Drizzle over cake and cut as desired.


  1. Serve warm or chilled and enjoy!
Things You Will Need
Large bowls
Hand blender
Specialty pan or a 15-inch by 10-inch by 1-inch jelly roll pan (Star shaped)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 521 Calories from Fat 80

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.6%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g12.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 26.7 mg8.9%

Sodium 420.2 mg17.5%

Total Carbohydrates 103 g34.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.3%

Sugars 61.8 g

Protein 9 g17.2%

Vitamin A 1.7% Vitamin C 1.1%

Calcium 10.2% Iron 15%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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