Christmas Recipe – Eggnog Tea Cakes with Eggnog Glaze

This eggnog tea cakes recipe uses commercial eggnog to make a festive Christmas dessert. The eggnog is added to the cake mix as well as the glaze on top, and makes a great treat for brunch or afternoon snack.

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Eggnog Tea Cakes 

I love eggnog at Christmas time and I’m always saying I wish it was sold year round. I’m not one to make it from scratch so I’m thrilled with those few months of the year when I can get refrigerated eggnog and make these mini dessert cakes. 

As much as I love to drink my easy eggnog punch, I also love to cook with it. I’ve made this eggnog tea cakes recipe several times for social gatherings, and they’re such a delicious way to bring in the flavor of eggnog in a subtle way.

The recipe starts with a box mix. No shame in that game; it’s the busy holiday season after all! And it goes together quickly.

I like to bake them in my mini bundt cake pan because the shape is so cute, but you can use a regular cupcake pan.

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Christmas Dessert Recipe

This recipe uses a pound cake mix in addition to the store bought eggnog. So this is really a semi-homemade recipe that helps you save time during the busy holiday.

It’s drizzled with an eggnog glaze so you get layers of flavor in each bite. 

HOSTESS TIP: Bake these in mini loaf pans to give as gifts. You may need to increase baking time to 30 minutes.

Wrap these mini cakes in cellophane to give as party favors or gits. They’re great for hostess gifts, teachers gifts, or neighbors.

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Eggnog Tea Cakes Recipe with Eggnog Glaze

Yield: 12 mini cakes or cupcakes


  • 1 box pound cake mix
  • 3/4 cup refrigerated commercial eggnog
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons commercial eggnog


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, eggnog, eggs, and nutmeg. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour batter into mini bundt cake pan, or muffin pan. Fill wells half way.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove cakes from pan while still warm, and let cool on a wire rack.
  6. For glaze, combine powdered sugar and eggnog until smooth. Drizzle glaze on top of tea cakes {after they have cooled}, and serve.


You can also bake these in mini loaf pans to give as gifts. You may need to increase baking time to 30 minutes.

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  1. LOVE IT! I’m going to try and make this as a surprise dessert for my husband! He would absolutely love!!

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