Overnight Eggnog Coffee Cake with Nog Glaze

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This overnight Eggnog Coffee Cake is drizzled with a sweet eggnog glaze.

Eggnog Coffee Cake

The most wonderful thing about making a holiday breakfast is when you are able to make it ahead. No one wants to cook on a fun (sometimes stressful) holiday morning, right? This eggnog coffee cake is one of those fantastic make-ahead recipes. You can prepare the batter in the pan the night before, and then all you have to do is pop it into the oven to bake in the morning.

making Eggnog Coffee Cake

Instead of a crumb topping for this cake (something that it called for in the original recipe), we are opting for sprinkling the crumb topping smack dab in the middle of the cake instead. Half of the batter is spooned into the pan, then the crumb layer, and then the rest of the batter. At this point, you will cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight.

Eggnog Coffee Cake

Glaze for the eggnog coffee cake:

After baking your eggnog coffee cake, you will let it cool on a wire rack. Then you can prepare the glaze to drizzle on top. The glaze is a mix of powdered sugar, eggnog and nutmeg.  It’s just enough of a sugary drizzle to add some additional pizzazz and flavor to the cake. There are no fresh cranberries in the recipe, but they look pretty to add as a garnish.

slice of Eggnog Coffee Cake

Slices reveal a tender cake. You can spot the extra crumb layer right in the middle.  And that glaze just adds a tiny bit of icing to enjoy with the cake. This is such a delicious coffee cake to enjoy on Thanksgiving or Christmas morning with your family and other relatives or friends. It’s a favorite– enjoy!

Here are a few more recipes using eggnog that you might like to try:

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Overnight Eggnog Coffee Cake

A beautiful cake to wake up to on holiday mornings!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Chill Time; 8 hours
Servings 15 servings
Calories 272kcal
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword coffee cake, eggnog coffee cake, overnight coffee cake

Ingredients

MIDDLE CRUMB LAYER:

  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

CAKE BATTER:

  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace

GLAZE:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • Grease a 12-cup bundt pan generously with shortening, butter or nonstick spray.

PREPARE THE MIDDLE CRUMB LAYER:

  • In a small bowl, mix all topping ingredients with a fork until crumbly; set aside.

PREPARE THE CAKE BATTER:

  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed. Beat in the eggnog, sour cream, rum extract and eggs until blended.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and remaining dry cake ingredients. Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Spoon half of the batter into the pan. Sprinkle the middle crumb layer on top of the batter. Spoon the remaining cake batter on top of the crumb layer. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours (or overnight).

BAKE AND ADD GLAZE:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Uncover the pan; bake 25 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes and then flip out onto a rack to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, whisk all of the glaze ingredients together until smooth. Add more eggnog if not thin enough to drizzle. Spoon over coffee cake. Cut and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 342IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg

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  • Danijela wrote:

    Can’t wait to make this, it looks so good

  • shirley vanderau wrote:

    Oh this sounds so wonderful…I think I will soak mine with real rum..

  • Amy wrote:

    Made this for Christmas morning brunch. I did the topping as a middle layer as others suggested and baked it in a 9×13 for about 35 minutes. It was very delicious and everyone loved it. I don’t care for egg nog and I really enjoyed it. Leftovers kept well for several days. I will definitely make this again! Thanks for sharing.

  • KaitlinB wrote:

    I did what Suzy suggested and put the streusel topping in as a middle layer. The cake came right out of the pan, and it is just as moist as everyone claims. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  • Suzy wrote:

    I put half the batter into the bundt pan THEN sprinkled the topping on top of the batter THEN added the remaining batter on top. The cake came out of the pan perfectly and the topping became a fun layer in the middle of the cake!!

    This cake was a hit at out Christmas Eve party. So moist & flavorful with real nutmeg flavor!!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Awesome- great tip!