December 9, 2012

Our Tree & Eggnog Pound Cake....

Happy Sunday all.... This year we decided to go with a little smaller tree than usual. Gracie and I fell in love with this little guy so we brought him home. We couldn't fit all our ornaments but it is a cozy little thing.....

I was feeling very festive today decorating the tree, finishing up some ornaments and listening to Christmas music that I decided to bake some eggnog pound cake.
Eggnog Pound Cake
3 cups flour, sifted
2tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cinnamon
8 oz (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temp
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup eggnog (I used sugar cookie flavor)
1 tsp vanilla extract
pre heat oven to 350 degrees
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg & cinnamon.
Beat the butter in a bowl of a stand mixer until creamy and smooth (about 1 min). Slowly add the sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 min. Add eggs on at a time and mix well after each addition. Turn mixer on low speed and add flour mixture in three additions, alternating with eggnog and vanilla. Mix on low speed until completely incorporated. Spoon batter into a bunt pan, tube pan or two loaf pans.
Bake at 350 for 55 to 65 minutes (I baked for 55min and it was perfect).
Dust with confection sugar and serve warm with vanilla ice cream!
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