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January 22, 2014

Eggnog Pound Cake

Christmas season comes once a year.It was probably the reason why  the Food and Beverage Department had overstocked holiday nog.  The beverage comes in 1.5 Liter bottle.  I used up two  and there are seven more in stock. I wonder if I could finish all  before they go off. Well I have a few more months to go. So expect to see loads of eggnog recipes in the weeks to come.

I made this pound cake for our guests today. I added more eggnog to boost the flavor and it made a huge difference. The cake was soft, tender and moist. Absolutely wonderful! I could eat more of this.

375 g all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
225 g butter
400 g granulated sugar ( I reduced it to 350)
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
360 mL eggnog

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Set aside. Cream  butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add  eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all the ingredients get mixed properly. Add vanilla.
Alternately add the flour mixture and eggnog, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Continue beating until smooth and well blended.
Spoon batter into a greased and lined two 9 inch loaf pans. Bake in a preheated 175C oven for 50-55 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Leave the cake in the pan for 20 minutes before turning it onto a wire rack to cool completely.

To celebrate the fourth anniversary of my blog, I allowed myself to indulge in this delicious eggnog pound cake. So so good! I need to work it off though.

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