Eggnog crumb cake

Christmas and eggnog just belong together. I love making this again every year.

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Difficulty: Medium

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 45 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 560 / Protein 7g / Carbohydr. 0g / Fat 17g

Ingredients (12 servings)

285 mleggnog (divided)
550 gall-purpose flour
270 gsugar (divided)
70 gbrown sugar
0.25 tspsalt
0.75 tspcinnamon
150 gbutter (divided)
200 gsour cream
1 tspvanilla extract
2 tspbaking powder
0.5 tspbaking soda
0.25 tspnutmeg (ground)
3 tbsprum
200 gconfectioner’s sugar


loaf pan (approx. 26 cm/10 inch), standing mixer or hand mixer with beaters, oven, cooling rack, sieve, 2 small bowls, large bowl, small saucepan, parchment paper, spatula

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Step 1

Eggnog crumb cake

For the cumbs, add part of the flour, part of the sugar, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon to a large bowl. Melt part of the butter, add to bowl, and mix into coarse crumbs. Set aside.

large bowl, small saucepan

230 g all-purpose flour / 70 g sugar / 70 g brown sugar / 0.25 tsp salt / 0.75 tsp cinnamon / 60 g butter

Step 2

Eggnog crumb cake

Preheat oven to 160°C/320°F. Add part of the butter and sugar to a standing mixer and beat until fluffy. In a small bowl, mix part of the eggnog with the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract.

standing mixer, spatula, small bowl

60 g butter / 200 g sugar / 240 ml eggnog / 2 eggs / 200 g sour cream / 1 tsp vanilla extract

Step 3

Eggnog crumb cake

Sift the remaining flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt into another small bowl. While mixer is running, add alternating spoons of flour and eggnog mixtures until both mixtures are incorporated into the dough.

sieve, small bowl

325 g all-purpose flour / 2 tsp baking powder / 0.5 tsp baking soda / 0.25 tsp nutmeg / salt

Step 4

Eggnog crumb cake

Line loaf pan with parchment paper. Transfer dough into pan and top with crumbs. Bake in preheated oven at 160°C/320°F for approx. 40 – 45 min.

loaf pan, parchment paper

Step 5

Eggnog crumb cake

Remove cake from oven, transfer to a cooling rack, and let cool. In the meantime, make the glaze by melting remaining butter and mixing with the remaining eggnog, rum, and confectioner’s sugar. Drizzle glaze over cake.

cooling rack, small saucepan

30 g butter / 45 ml eggnog / 3 tbsp rum / 200 g confectioner’s sugar

Step 6

Eggnog crumb cake

Once the glaze has set, cut cake into slices and enjoy.