Made with cake mix and eggnog, this bundt cake is full of flavor and its topped with a spiced rum glaze. It’s the ideal Christmas dessert.

Hello everyone! Checking in from Colorado. So far so good on vacation. Its been colder than usual the past couple of days, but the riding has been good and I am hoping for sunnier weather later this week.

The first couple of days before Thanksgiving are slower on the hill and I really enjoy not having to weave in and out of people! Plus yesterday, I got the most amazing Apple Pie Cookie from my favorite spot, Mary Mountain Cookies.

hate thing. I happen to love eggnog, but my eggnog has to be ice cold and is only drinkable in small doses. So I decided to try and add some eggnog to one of my favorite rum cakes. My rum cake recipe (which actually is from my friend Rachel), is very popular with my family and friends. So I imagine this Spiced Rum Eggnog Cake will be equally as popular. This recipe is adapted from another one of my old Pillsbury cookbooks. The original recipe called for heavy cream instead of eggnog. Have you ever made a cake with a cup of heavy cream? I havent, but I was very intrigued. This cake is also glazed with an eggnog and spiced rum glaze. I am thinking I will be making this again for Christmas dinner!I posted a poll on my blog earlier this week asking if you guys liked eggnog or not. The response was mixed, I think its a love

Lets be honest, bundt cakes are intimidating, mostly because there is no easy way to get them out of the pan. Plus, there is always that fear that they will break apart. Well let me tell you, with enough Crisco and flour, I can tell you that your cake will come out no problem! No cooking spray, no butter- use Crisco and make sure you get every little nook and cranny. When you cake is done, let it cool for 15-20 minutes and then gently run a knife around as much of the edges as possible, and around the center. Turn your pan over and gently tap until the cake releases. You can totally do it!


Spiced Rum Eggnog Bundt Cake

  • Author:LEE
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • 45-minute cooking time
  • Total Time:1 hour


This bundt cake is made with cake mix and eggnog and topped with a spiced rum glaze.


For the cake

  • 1 white cake mix box
  • 1 cup of eggnog
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup spiced rum
  • three large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste

For the glaze

  • 4 C Powdered sugar, sifted1
  • 3 tablespoons eggnog
  • 2 tablespoons spiced rum
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 8 tsp Nutmeg1


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Generously grease (with Crisco) and flour a bundt pan.
  2. To prepare the cake, combine cake mix, eggnog, vegetable oil, spiced rum and eggs in your mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until smooth. Add nutmeg and vanilla bean paste and gently mix into batter.
  3. Pour batter into bundt pan and spread evenly with a spatula if necessary.
  4. Bake at 350 F for 40-45 minutes. Check for doneness by sticking a toothpick into the middle of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is ready. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Gently run a knife around as much of the edges as possible, and around the center. Turn your pan over and tap lightly until the cake comes out. Let cool on a wire rack.
  6. To prepare the glaze, sift powered sugar into a medium-sized bowl. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  7. Put wire rack over top of a sheet pan with edges. Pour glaze over top of cake slowly and allow glaze to drip down the sides. Gather excess glaze from the sheet pan by pouring it back into the bowl and pour over top of cake again. Repeat 2-3 more times.


What kind of rum is best for eggnog?

If you’d like to add rum to your mugful, opt for a golden or dark rum. These kinds of rum have more depth of flavor than white rum. You can also add spiced rum if you want to add a kick to your drink, but know that spiced rum may overwhelm the flavor of your homemade eggnog.

What happened to the bundt cake mixes?

By the 1990s, the Bundt cake had faded from popularity and with the downturn in sales, Pillsbury eliminated the Bundt cake mixes and grandma’s Bundt pan was officially relegated to the back shelf.

What alcohol is best for eggnog?

While brandy is the most traditional alcohol to add in for eggnog, according to traditional recipes, you can also use a mixture of dark rum and Cognac. If you like your eggnog a little more boozy, you can also add bourbon, but we recommend sticking to rum and Cognac to preserve the ‘nog’s flavors.

Does rum cook off in a rum cake?

The heating procedure. That being said, the conventional saying that “all” of the alcohol cooks out during baking isn’t completely true.Does Rum Cake Contain Alcohol? Though there is rum in both the cake and sauce, a lot of it cooks off during the baking

Should I use spiced rum for eggnog?

Bad rum can ruin the best eggnog batch, so it pays to find rums you enjoy on their own to mix in. Spiced rum works well and can take so-so nog over the top. It also makes a great nog even better, though heavily spiced nog might only need a traditional rich rum to finish it off.

Is spiced rum good for egg nog?

Spiced Rum – The best rum for eggnog is Spiced Rum. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum is what we use. Ground cinnamon and nutmeg.

Why is Nothing Bundt Cakes so moist?

Why is Bundt Cake So Moist? A bundt pan requires a moist cake mix because the shape of a bundt pan exposes more of the cake mix to high temperatures than in a normal cake tin. This recipe makes a perfectly moist lemon bundt cake due to the added wet ingredients to the cake mix to ensure an even cooking of the cake.

What flavors did Nothing Bundt Cakes get rid of?

Our Marble and Pecan Praline flavors are being retired from our everyday menu soon. Order online today to enjoy these classic recipes while supplies last!

Should I use two boxes of cake mix for a Bundt cake?

Traditional Bundt cake pans hold 12-cups of batter, which is the perfect two-cake cake mix size. Most recipes that make 10 to 12 cups of batter will fit perfectly in most bundt cake pans. As far as other pans go, there is a 6-cup Classic pan, and the Wreath pan holds 6-cups as well.

Is whiskey or rum better in eggnog?

This time, the original brandy and rum choices were pitted against the sweeter bourbon of Maker’s Mark and the spicier High West Double Rye Whiskey. No matter which style, whiskey does make the most flavorful eggnog because the spirit’s profile pops out of the drink.

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