Eggnog Buttered Rum Cake Recipe (Eggnog Pound Cake) | Grandbaby Cakes

Eggnog Buttered Rum Cake Recipe (Eggnog Pound Cake)

Eggnog Buttered Rum Cake Recipe – A moist and spiced Eggnog Pound Cake gets jazzed up with a sensational buttered rum sauce that soaks into every bite! It's the best Christmas cake recipe ever.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake recipes, holiday, party food
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 485 kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes


For the Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the Butter Rum Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • Powdered Sugar for garnish


For the Cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 315 degrees and prepare your 12 cup bundt pan with shortening and flour or non-stick baking spray.
  2. In your mixer bowl, cream together butter, granulated sugar and salt on high speed until light and fluffy for 5 minutes.
  3. Next add in eggs, one at a time, and mix until well incorporated.
  4. Slow mixer to lowest speed and carefully add in flour then eggnog, vanilla extract and nutmeg and mix until just combined.
  5. Pour cake batter into bundt pan and bake for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out moist but mostly clean.
  6. Cool cake for 10 minutes then invert cake onto cooling rack.

For the Butter Rum Sauce:

  1. Add butter, water, sugar and rum into a pot and bring to a boil and allow to combine. Poke cake all over its surface then pour sauce over the cake allowing it to seep into the cake. Once completely soaked in then sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

Recipe Notes

Poke small holes on the surface of the cake all over then pour butter rum sauce over the cake allowing it to seep into it.

Nutrition Facts
Eggnog Buttered Rum Cake Recipe (Eggnog Pound Cake)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 485 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 176mg8%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 810IU16%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.