Are you ready for a slew of holiday sweets posts? Well they’re a-comin’, starting with this!
Eggnog is one of those things that seems to only be consumed during the last two months of the year. I have a confession to make. I don’t like eggnog. I think that’s my second worst holiday faux pax, right behind my dislike of pumpkin pie. Is anyone with me on this? There’s something about the viscosity that just doesn’t sit well with me. Mikey, on the other hand loves the stuff. He can and does easily down multiple glasses full in one sitting. Add in enough booze to my portion and my mind could certainly be swayed 😉
But, while I don’t particularly favor drinking eggnog, I think it is absolutely perfect to cook with! It lends itself super well to baked goods, and I love to the taste and texture it supplies these cakes.
These moist, sweet, and tart little cakes make perfect holiday gifts. I made up a bunch, last year, for my neighbors. Cook them in disposable, festive pans, wrap them with some cellophane, and you have a sweet thoughtful treat that would be perfect as a hostess gift for all the holiday parties you may be attending! They also make an awesome addition to brunch or breakfast 🙂
You can cook these little cakes in any size or shape pan you’d like. They make great muffins or loaves, but please experiment! I’ve made mini bunts, mini loaves, and muffins. Do note that the cooking time will vary depending upon your bakeware. Just take the cakes out when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean!