Eggnog Cake with Buttered Rum Frosting

This is a “Lazy Lady” recipe.  Meaning, it doesn’t take much or is a “doctored up” canned or boxed meal item.

Today it’s an amazing cake made from boxed cake and canned frosting.  Why?  Because I’m lazy.  Also, I can’t make frosting to save my life.  Seriously.  It’s pathetic.  It always comes out wrong.  So, I rarely make my own frosting.

Back to the topic at hand, Eggnog Cake is simple enough, buy yourself the following:

*White cake mix

*1 Can Buttercream Frosting (That plus rum equals buttered rum.  Clever, right?)

*Eggnog

*The ingredients listed on the cake mix box

Step 1 - Prepare the boxed cake as directed making one minor change.  Instead of using water, use eggnog in the mix.*  This will make the batter thicker than usual and you will probably have to bake the cake a bit longer, but it will turn out delicious.

*In order to increase the eggnoggy flavor, add 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice to the mix. Yum.

Step 2 - Mix the can of Buttercream frosting with 1 teaspoon rum (or if it’s for kids like mine, substitute artificial rum flavoring), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.  Fold it into the the frosting with a spatula, there’s no need to use a mixer, the spatula is fine.

Once the cake is cool, frost it.  It tastes better after sitting in the fridge for a few hours.

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El Fin.

2 thoughts on “Eggnog Cake with Buttered Rum Frosting

  1. Carolyn

    I made this for Christmas and it was a big hit. I made a buttercream frosting and used eggnog in it instead of milk. Turned out great.

  2. hotmess Post author

    Awesome! I’m glad you liked it. I cannot make frosting to save my life. It never turns out right, so I usually resort to buying some off a bakery.

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