Spiced Christmas Cake with Eggnog Frosting

Spiced Christmas Cake with Eggnog Frosting


Servings 6
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 29
Difficulty Medium

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  • Cake
  • 2.5 cups Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Clove
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Finely Ground Pepper
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 370g Jar Apple Sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp Molasses
  • 1 And 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar tightly packed
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • Eggnog (Makes 4 large cups)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup White Sugar Or Raw Sugar
  • 1.5 cups Milk
  • 3/4 cup Cream
  • 1/2 cup Bourbon Or Cognac
  • 1 Whole Nutmeg grated for serving
  • Christmas Eggnog Frosting
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Butter (250g) at room temperature
  • 4 cups Icing Sugar
  • 1/3 cups Eggnog

Nutrition Information

Qty per
670g serve
Qty per
Energy 1001.1420833333kcalcal 149.32575540999kcalcal
Protein 32.65375gg 4.8704833878165gg
Fat (total) 43.95625gg 6.5563123811418gg
 - saturated 25.363333333333gg 3.7830783190186gg
Carbohydrate 123.41416666667gg 18.407890321057gg
 - sugars 95.42gg 14.232408984127gg
Dietary Fibre 12.119166666667gg 1.8076392427877gg
Sodium 1183.0704166667mgmg 176.46135010503mgmg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Whole nutmeg

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Spiced Christmas Cake with Eggnog Frosting

We don’t often associate eggnog with an Australian Christmas because it can be so damn hot here at this time of the year. But the flavour is so lovely – so when you flavour the frosting on this Christmas Cake with eggnog – you get the best of both worlds.

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Eggnog does not need to be a hot drink it also tastes great cold. And there is no cooking involved! Luckily you’ll have some leftover to enjoy with this fragrant, moist, delicious spiced Christmas cake.

Spiced Christmas Cake with Eggnog Frosting | Stay At Home Mum

Reserve 1/3 c of the eggnog for the frosting before you add the egg whites at the end.  Or just buy some if you prefer.


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C

  2. Grease and line two 20cm cake pans

  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices in a medium-sized bowl.

  4. In a separate bowl add apple sauce, molasses, vegetable oil and sugar to a large bowl and mix together on medium speed for a few minutes.

  5. Add eggs and vanilla extract and continue mixing for a further 2 minutes.

  6. Turn the speed down to low and add the flour mix a little at a time.

  7. Divide the mixture between the cake tins and bake for about 30 to 35 mins or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

  8. Allow cakes to cool in the tins.

  9. Place a layer of eggnog frosting on the top of one cake, place the other cake on top, then use the rest of the frosting to cover the outside of the cake.

  10. Separate the eggs and place in separate bowls

  11. Whisk the eggs yolks and sugar together with an electric mixer until really pale and the sugar has dissolved.

  12. Add the milk, cream and alcohol and whish together.

  13. Just before serving whisk the egg whites until peaks form and gently stir it through the eggnog. Otherwise, pop it in the fridge until you want to drink it. Don't forget to reserve a 1/3 c for the frosting before you add the egg whites.

  14. Grate over a little fresh nutmeg.

  15. Combine butter and icing sugar in a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy, about 4 to 5 mins

  16. Add the eggnog and vanilla extract and beat for a further minute or until well combined and fluffy.

If you find the top of the cake moves around too much when you are frosting it secure it with a couple of skewers.

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