National Eggnog Day

Sunday, December 24 is National Eggnog Day.  Not surprising as it is also Christmas Eve.  Fresh eggnog shows up in our grocery stores only between Thanksgiving and New Years Day.  I once tried what was purported to be an eggnog recipe from the writings of George Washington.  I cannot tell a lie, it was OK.

While I love the flavor of eggnog I try to limit intake or I carry many extra pounds around with me.  I also like it as a flavor in other goodies.  Most especially Graeters Eggnog ice cream, again only available in this season.

An easy special cake can be made from readily available ingredients – Eggnog Pound Cake.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large mixer bowl combine
1 box Yellow Cake Mix
1 box instant vanilla flavor pudding mix
3/4 cup eggnog
3/4 cup vegetable oil
beat on low speed until moistened
add
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
beat on medium high for 4 minutes
Pour into greased and floured bundt cake pan
Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool completely.  Sprinkle with confectioners sugar before serving.

Happy National Eggnog Day!

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