‘The Pioneer Woman’: Ree Drummond’s Holiday Eggnog Cake is a Christmas Classic with 1 Surprise Ingredient: ‘Watch it Disappear’

Ree Drummond loves to modify Christmas desserts with surprise ingredients to enhance their flavor. The Pioneer Woman star created a delicious dessert with the taste of a traditional Christmas drink and the addition of one surprise ingredient. Drummond said, “watch it disappear” when you place it on your holiday dessert table for guests or your immediate family to enjoy.

Ree Drummond poses in front of a red background for a press photo.
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Holiday Eggnog Cake is a Christmas Classic

This type of cake is traditionally served around the holiday season. It is easy to pull together, baked in a pretty bundt pan, and iced with hard vanilla sugar to create a sweet dessert sensation.

In a post shared on her Pioneer Woman website, Drummond sang the praises of this delicious treat.

“This cake has a creamy, vanilla flavor that everyone at your holiday party will love. Serve it up with your favorite eggnog recipe (or a glass of milk) and watch it disappear,” Drummond penned.

What are the ingredients in this uniquely flavored dessert?

Ree Drummond put her spin on a birthday cake freezer kit which is ready to assemble as needed.

The ingredients that comprise this uniquely flavored dessert are a mix of aromatics and spices, with one surprise ingredient that sends the recipe over the top in flavor.

These include unsalted butter, granulated sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, and kosher salt.

Also used to flavor the cake are nutmeg, eggnog, bourbon, and vanilla.

How to make Ree Drummond’s Holiday Eggnog Cake

Ree Drummond uses spirits in another tasty confection, her Pumpkin Rum cake.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a Bundt pan with non-stick baking spray.

Beat the butter and sugar with a mixer until smooth. Add eggs one at a time to the mix, incorporating each egg well into the batter.

Subsequently, add a third of the flour, and all the baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.

Then add half the eggnog and the bourbon and vanilla bean paste. Add another one-third of the flour, then the remaining eggnog, and the remaining flour, mixing well to combine between each addition.

Pour batter into greased pan and bake for about one hour until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pan comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely.

If you choose to top with Drummond’s delicious icing, the recipe follows.

Whisk together powdered sugar, eggnog, bourbon, and vanilla until smooth.

Spoon icing over the cake and let stand until hardened, about 15 minutes.

The recipe can be found on the Pioneer Woman website.

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