Eggnog Tube Cake With Cranberries

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"Taste of Home & I appear to be on the same pg this holiday season. It's all about eggnog & cranberries for me this yr. Nothing could be easier than this eggnog cake that was credited to Mary Ellen Severance of Biggs, Calif. I expanded her recipe to include dried cranberries & listed them as an optional ingredient. *NOTE: I'm not always consistent w/icing, glazes, etc & often prefer a cake plain, lightly dusted w/powd sugar or even use my pastry brush to apply a syrup or clear glaze. Feel free to make that choice for yourself.* Time does not include cooling time. ENJOY!"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (126.9 g)
  • Calories 344.6
  • Total Fat - 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 82.7 mg
  • Sodium - 334.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 56 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 38.2 g
  • Protein - 5.2 g
  • Calcium - 135.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg


Step 1

In a lrg bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, eggnog, oil, extract & nutmeg. Beat on med speed for 2 min. Fold in optional cranberries, if using.

Step 2

Pour into a well-greased 10-in fluted tube pan. Bake at 350F for 38-41 min or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (Mine was cooked the full 41 min & tested done). Cool on a wire rack for 10 min before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.


Step 3

In a sml bowl, combine the powdered sugar, extract & enough eggnog to achieve a drizzle consistency. Drizzle over cooled cake.

NOTE RE YIELD: I listed 12 servings for this recipe, but it can easily be cut into 16 servings.

NOTE RE DRIED CRANBERRIES: I like using my kitchen scissors to cut the large cranberries into smaller pieces. I also prefer plumping them in water & pressing them nearly dry B4 I fold them into a batter. I admit my process is a little tedious, but so worth it. If you use them, select your own choice of method.

NOTE RE PIC: I made this cake w/the intent to photograph it & freeze a major portion of it for holiday food gifts, so no decoration was considered & I'll decide that later.

FINAL NOTE: I'm guessing, but now that I've made this cake & IMO - If you want the eggnog flavor to be more prominent, make the cake as written & leave out the cranberries .. If you want the cranberry flavor to be more prominent, follow the entire recipe as written w/the cranberries .. If you want a blend of flavors, make the cake as written & use roughly half the amt of dried cranberries listed.

Tips & Variations

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Daily Inspiration

What a wonderful cake for the holidays. The only changes I made was to use vanilla extract vs. the rum and for dietary reasons, we left off the glaze. But I did add the cranberries.

(31 Dec 2016)