Eggnog Poke Cake Recipe

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posted: 12/02/18

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This Eggnog Poke Cake is so simple to make! It comes together with cake mix, a few other simple ingredients, and real eggnog to create a delicious easy holiday cake recipe! If you are looking for another great recipe using the rest of that eggnog, make my Eggnog Fudge! It is melt in your mouth delicious.

poke cake recipe with cool whip frosting on white plateTis the season for all things treat-tastic and delicious, right? One of my favorite go to and easy treats is a poke cake. I love that you can take an ordinary yellow cake mix and spice it up with literal spices or so many other delicious things and turn it into a super fun poke cake.

I have so many great poke cake recipes using sweetened condensed milk, including this Eggnog Poke Cake!

two pieces of eggnog poke cake sitting on plates
 HOW DO YOU MAKE A POKE CAKE USING CAKE MIX?

There are so many great poke cake recipes you can use by just jazzing up a cake mix recipe. I like to start by just adding some spices to the dry mix. In this case I added nutmeg and cinnamon. I did the same in my Caramel Apple Poke Cake Recipe.

In this recipe, I then replaced the water that the cake mix called for with eggnog. It worked perfectly. In my Samoas Poke Cake Recipe, I replaced it with coconut milk!

After the cake comes out of the oven, you make holes and add sweetened condensed milk, or something else delicious that works with the flavor profile you are creating. (How sophisticated do I sound? It’s all an elaborate ruse.)  In my Bailey’s Poke Cake I added Baileys. In my Watergate Cake, I added crushed pineapple. Yummy!

golden fork digging into a eggnog poke cake

WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS EGGNOG POKE CAKE RECIPE?

  1. White Cake Mix. I Betty Crocker Super Moist White Cake Mix, it calls for eggs, oil, and water.
  2. Eggnog.
  3. Nutmeg and Cinnamon.
  4. Rum or Rum Extract. This is optional, but I like the little bit of flavor it adds.
  5. Sweetened Condensed Milk.
  6. Cool Whip. If you are serving your cake right away you can just top with homemade whipped cream. If you aren’t, you can make your own stabilized whipped cream with this Homemade Cool Whip recipe.

homemade poke cake recipe on a plate

 

poke cake recipe with cool whip frosting on white plate
5 from 1 vote

Eggnog Poke Cake Recipe

Serves: 10 people
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
This Eggnog Poke Cake is so simple to make! It comes together with cake mix, a few other simple ingredients, and real eggnog to create a delicious easy holiday cake recipe!  

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix see note
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg plus extra for topping
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp rum extract or rum optional
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 ounces cool whip

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven according to the directions on the box.
  • Pour the dry cake mix into a bowl. Whisk in the cinnamon and nutmeg.  
  • Now mix in the eggnog, vegetable oil, eggs, and rum or rum extract.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 9 by 13 inch pan and bake according to box instructions.
  • After removing the cake from the oven, poke holes in the top.  Then pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cake, making sure to get some in each of the holes.
  • Refrigerate at least four hours. Before serving top with Cool Whip.  Lightly dust with nutmeg or cinnamon.

Notes

I used Betty Crockers Super Moist White Cake Mix that calls for three eggs, 1 1/4 cups water, and 1/3 cup vegetable oil.  I replaced the water with eggnog.  You could use any white cake mix you like, just swapping out the water amount for eggnog.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
poke cake recipe with cool whip frosting on white plate

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poke cake recipe with cool whip frosting on white plate

poke cake recipe with cool whip frosting on white plate

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  1. Katy says

    So you start off your Holiday recipe with the words “Holy Hell”. Your recipes may be good, but your language could certainly use some improvement.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Lol!! And to think that that was a tamed down version of what was running through my head. If the words “holy hell” offend you, then my blog probably isn’t for you.

      • Jackie says

        Preach it Lisa. And HOLY FKN HELL that cake looks yummy.

        • Lisa Longley says

          Lol! Thanks Jackie :)

      • Ashley says

        5 stars
        Mic drop!

        • Lisa Longley says

          ????

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