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Eggnog Coffee Cake

Eggnog Coffee Cake – the perfect breakfast or brunch recipe for the holidays. Use your eggnog to make the most flavorful, tender and moist coffee cake!

I love baking with eggnog. I won’t touch the stuff to drink it from a glass, but if you put it in baked goods, I am more than happy to eat them all day long. There is just something about the spices and works with baking, and it makes everything so tender and delicious.

This Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake has to be one of my favorites, because I am just a chocolate lover to the core. But there is something about this one that I crave every holiday season.

What You’ll Need

  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Nutmeg
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Sour Cream
  • Eggnog
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt

You will notice there isn’t a lot of spices in this recipe, just a little nutmeg. That is because the eggnog gives it all the flavor it needs without overpowering it with lots of cinnamon and other warm spices.

eggnog coffee cake on a plate

How To Make Eggnog Coffee Cake

  1. The first thing to do is making the crumb topping. Use your fingers to mix together all of the ingredients in a small bowl until it is the texture of coarse sand.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together the sugar and melted butter, until smooth.
  3. Stir in the eggnog, sour cream, egg and vanilla. You want to mix until everything is well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together all of the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt). Then, slowly add the dry ingredients to the eggnog mixture, until just combined.
  5. Pour batter (it will be thick) into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the crumb topping over, and gently press down. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
eggnog coffee cake on a plate

Recipe Tips

  • I like to line my baking dish with parchment paper or foil, so that I can remove the coffee cake cleanly. The crumb topping will melt and stick to the sides, and this just makes it easier to get it out and serve.
  • You can definitely make this the night before. You can store at room temperature and then warm in the oven for just a few minutes to get it hot for serving. It is best served just slightly warmed.
  • If you like nuts, you can add chopped pecans to the crumb topping. They add great flavor and add a really great texture to the coffee cake.
  • Want to double the recipe? No problem, just double all of the ingredients and bake in a 9×13 inch baking dish.
close up slice of coffee cake on a white plate

More Tasty Holiday Breakfast Recipes

Yield: 9

Eggnog Coffee Cake

Eggnog Coffee Cake

Eggnog Coffee Cake - perfect for holiday breakfast

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Crumb Topping

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

Cake

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 whole large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree. Grease or line an 8 inch baking pan with foil.
  2. In a bowl mix together all of the ingredients for the crumb topping. Use your fingers to mix well, it will be like coarse sand. Set aside.
  3. Using a fork, mix together the sugar and melted butter, until smooth. Add the eggnog, sour cream, egg and vanilla. Beat until everything is combined. In a separate bowl whisk together all of the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt). Slowly add the dry ingredients to the eggnog mixture, until just combined.
  4. Pour batter (it will be thick) into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the crumb topping over, and gently press down. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Notes

Adapted from Mandy's Recipe Box

Nutrition Information

Yield

9

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 340Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 69mgSodium 328mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 1gSugar 26gProtein 5g

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Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

Saturday 15th of December 2012

This cake is making my mouth water! Perfect for the holiday season!!!

Magic of Spice

Thursday 13th of December 2012

I do love eggnog and this coffee cake looks like it would satisfy the craving :)

The Café Sucré Farine

Thursday 13th of December 2012

My daughter and husband are crazy about eggnog - I will HAVE to add this to the holiday sweet treats! Thanks!

Valerie

Thursday 13th of December 2012

Your coffee cake looks so moist! I'm not an eggnog fan, but this I could definitely enjoy. (That crumb topping is perfect!)

Erin

Thursday 13th of December 2012

We can't stand eggnog here either, but love muffins and coffee cake with it!

Laura (Tutti Dolci)

Wednesday 12th of December 2012

This coffee cake looks so good, I love the crumb topping!

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