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Eggnog Cake with Pink Marshmallow Frosting


This week has been filled with holiday songs, gift buying, gingerbread decorating, cake baking and advent calendaring. I'm trying to be fully present in the season despite the unusually warm weather here in East Tennessee.

This cake helped a little with that.
Let your heart be light, dear friends.  And your frosting, too.





So fluffy!

I chose a simple 7-minute frosting for this cake because it needed something that wouldn't take away from the cake's delicate flavor. It's a nice compliment, not too sweet and so very light.  I really love the eggnog cake, too. Prepared eggnog is used in the batter, and it seems to help keep the baked cake nice and moist.


The Christmas tree decoration is made from a sugar cone. I can't remember where I first saw this technique, but it's really cute and as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Dip sugar cones into melted candy.
2. Roll dipped cone in sprinkles.
3. Place on wax paper until candy hardens.

See, easy! I went one step further and added metallic dragees to my tree using a little extra melted candy. I prefer the flavor of the almond bark from the grocery store, but you can also use candy melts available at most craft stores.


The little deer figurines are from Hey YoYo, but I painted them white with food-safe acrylic paint. I think they turned out pretty cute, and they add just the right amount of kitsch and nostalgia.

Eggnog Cake with Pink Marshmallow Frosting
Yield: One 9-inch double layer cake                                               [click for printable recipe]
Cake portion adapted from Taste of Home Magazine

Eggnog cake:
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs 
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup prepared eggnog
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease and flour two 8 or 9-inch round cake pans, set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Add vanilla extract. 
  3. In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt.  Whisk well to combine.  Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with the eggnog. Begin and end with the flour mixture. 
  4. Pour batter into the two round baking pans.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pans, and then turn cakes out onto wire racks to cool completely.
Pink Marshmallow Frosting (7 minute frosting):
2 egg whites
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Pink gel food coloring
  1. Place all ingredients in a stainless bowl and set over a simmering (not boiling!) pan of water.  Beat mixture with a handheld electric mixer until thick and fluffy. This should take about 7 minutes. Remove bowl from pan of water and continue to beat frosting until slightly cooled. Add one or two drops pink gel food coloring. Mix well.  Frost cooled cakes immediately.
Note: If left uncovered, this frosting will become very gummy.  Keep under a cake cloche or in a plastic air-tight cake carrier.

Supplies:
Snowflake Sprinkles/Quins
Goldas Kitchen Dragées Multi-coloured
Americolor Soft Gel Food Coloring Deep Pink
Jimmies/Sprinkles Bottle, White

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52 comments :

  1. so pretty! and love the sprinkle tree!!

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  2. A beautiful cake! I love those pretty decorations.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. If you were going to make cupcakes instead of a layer cake, would you change anything?

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  4. I think they'd make AH-MAZing cupcakes! Wouldn't change a thing!

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  5. I finally broke down and bought your book (at Mikael's) in October...it is such a great book. I can't wait to make this one for my family and friends.

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  6. Is it possible to make this frosting without an electric mixer? It's looks awesome!

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  7. Thank you _Julie_! That means the world to me!

    Anonymous - I'm afraid you'd need an electric mixer. I think it would take too long to beat it by hand (not to mention your poor arm would be so tired!) and the whites might try to cook into scrambled eggs.

    Wish I could be more help! xo

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  8. What a beautiful cake!
    Love from Spain
    Marialuisa

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  9. I love how you decorated this cake plus pink marshmallow...yes!

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  10. Your cakes are a dream--I could live on top of this one! So pretty!

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  11. This cake is so pretty and whimsical. I love it :)

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  12. So cute with the tree atop the marshmallow mountain! Well done, as always~

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  13. I'm trying to be present in the season despite it being soooo different this year than others. <3 Different's not always bad, right?

    Love love love this cake! I think I may need to get some of those little dear deers for my birthday cake this year. :)

    P.S. that tree is brilliant!

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  14. Yum, so pretty! What an incredibly gorgeous cake! And I love marshmallow frosting, yum.

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  15. Heather! I am so completely smitten with this cake. I want to freeze dry it and keep it forever and ever, just to look pretty in my house at Christmastime!

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  16. looks like silk pillow :) beautiful

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  17. This is soooo beautiful - a winter wonderland! Thanks for the recipe.

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  18. Muy bonita, te felicito.
    Me gusta todo lo que haces...!!!

    *Pilar*

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  19. I am so going to have to try the ice cream cone Christmas tree!

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  20. If frosting cupcakes made from this, would you say to forgo the 7 minute frosting and use something like SMB? I'd be worried about the gummy issue :(

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  21. My family is going to think I'm nuts if I add one more dessert to the menu, but I have to make this.

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  22. great combo. Making eggnog cake next week.

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  23. This cake is beautiful! Very festive :D

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  24. could you recommend an alternative to the frosting that could be made by hand? thanks so much :)

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  25. What a beautiful cake - so simple and delicate. Great cone idea.

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  26. Have I told you lately, you blow my mind in a good kinda way. :)

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  27. I love this cake and the light pink marshmallow frosting. I could see using that on so many cakes. Great recipe. I look forward to making it.

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  28. I ADORE what you did with the reindeer toppers! I didn't even recognize them as my own! I thought they were a vintage treasure you must have found. Amazing!

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  29. I love the frosting on this cake. It's like a gorgeous pink snowscape. So christmassy!

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  30. Love the color scheme. The deer and tree, so festive and eggnog? Swoon worthy!!

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  31. This is amazing!
    I love youre blog so much!

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  32. Would anything need to change to make this as a bundt cake?

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  33. What a gorgeous cake! I'm blown away by this one.

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  34. I love how you made the Christmas tree! This is a fabulous cake!

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  35. These are Christmassy and adorable. I love marshmallow frosting. I know what you mean about hot weather and Christmas, its easy to forget its Christmas in QLD Australia, no snow for us.

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  36. I love this beautiful fluffy Christmas dream cake. Lovely!

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  37. This looks so girly and gorgeous - love it! :-D

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  39. Hi i love in the UK and would love to make this beautiful cake but I can not seem to get hold of corn syrup or eggnog.
    I have done a little research and I think the replacement for eggnog in the UK is Advocaat. I was also wondering if instead of using corn syrup I would be able to use golden syrup, which I would be able to get hold of ?

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  40. Hi Natalie,

    Hi Natalie. Advocaat should work fine as a replacement. I haven't used golden syrup much, but several sources indicate that golden syrup can be used in place of corn syrup in equal amounts.

    http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/tools-and-techniques/corn-syrup-questions.htm

    Hope this helps!

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  41. O thank you very much for getting back to me. I was just worried that the advocaat was not the same and the cake might not turn out well.
    Thank you very much for the link and ill be making this beautiful cake very soon :D happy holidays from all of us in the UK

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  42. this cake looks beautiful, the pink frosting, and the cone tree, gorgeous for winter. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  43. hehehe, the snow it's back..back to eat and taste this delicious and marvelous cake ;)

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  44. I actually want to cry at how beautiful this is. Absolutely amazing!

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  45. I made this cake 2 years ago for my family on Christmas Day, they loved it! Now I'm making it again this week for a Christmas party, should be just as good the second time :) Don't stop baking, you are amazing at what you do <3

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