Prep Time: 2 hrs | Cook Time: 35 mins | Total Time: 2 hrs 35 mins | Yield: 12 Servings
What a cake! Oh, man, you have got to give this one a try! I have listed all the directions so make sure to follow them step by step and you are good to go. Enjoy!
2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg ground
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ground
3/4 c unsalted butter room temperature
3/4 c granulated sugar
3/4 c light brown sugar packed
3 large eggs room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 c eggnog room temperature
Rum Simple Syrup:
1/2 c water
1/2 c granulated sugar
1 tablespoon rum
Cream Cheese Filling:
1 1/2 c unsalted butter room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese full fat, room temperature
4 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg * ground, optional
White Chocolate Ganache:
3 ounces white chocolate chopped
1-ounce heavy whipping cream or eggnog
To Make the Eggnog Cake:
Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Apply cooking spray and flour in three 6-inch cake rounds, then line with parchment paper.
Step 3: In a medium mixing bowl, add the nutmeg, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, Whisk until well combined.
Step 4: Beat the butter with a stand mixer, and then add in the sugars. Beat for about 2 minutes or until well mixed.
Step 5: Add in eggs gradually and beat every addition.
Step 6: Add in the vanilla and beat until well blended.
Step 7: Add in eggnog and flour mixture alternately. Beat every addition until well combined.
Step 8: Transfer the batter into the prepared pans and spread them evenly on the bottom.
Step 9: Place the pans inside the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting it in the middle.
Step 10: Remove from the oven and let the pans sit on a wire rack to cool for at least 10 minutes.
Step 11: Inver the cakes and allow them to cool further on wire racks.
Step 12: Poke small holes over the cake and brush the cooled rum simple syrup on top.
Step 13: Allow the syrup to dry.
To Make the Rum Simple Syrup:
Step 1: In a small saucepan, add the water and sugar. Place it on the stove and turn the heat to high.
Step 2: Simmer the mixture, then remove from the heat.
Step 3: Add in the rum and stir until well blended. Cool completely.
Step 4: Drizzle over the cooled cakes.
To Make the Cream Cheese Frosting:
Step 1: Combine the cream cheese and butter. Add in powdered sugar gradually as well as the vanilla and nutmeg. Beat until well combined.
White Chocolate Ganache:
Step 1: In a microwavable bowl, add the cream and chocolate. Place it inside the microwave and allow it to melt.
Step 2: Remove from the microwave and stir until well combined.
Step 3: Spread the mixture over the cooled cake.
Step 1: Put one cake on a serving plate and spread 2/3 cup of the frosting over it.
Step 2: Repeat this process for the rest of the layers.
Step 3: Place them inside the fridge to chill for at least 20 minutes.
Step 4: Drip the edges of the cakes with the Ganache. Place it inside the fridge to chill for another 15 minutes.
Step 5: Garnish the cake with nutmeg and rosettes.
Step 6: Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 821kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 81g | Vitamin A: 1474IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 2mg
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