Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pinned and Did It - Bourbon Eggnog Coffee Cake

Yes you heard me right in that title - bourbon eggnog coffee cake.  Well ok, it's called Cinnamon Sugar Coffee cake with bourbon glaze, but this seemed easier to say.  I found this recipe on Pinterest and it's from the blog Culinary Concoctions by Peabody.  When I saw this pin, I was still pregnant and still dealing with GD - but I figured if the baby was born before Christmas, this would be a great breakfast treat for Christmas morning so I saved the pin.  I am so glad I did.

Now I have to tell you - I have made a few recipes off of Pinterest and truth be told, they haven't been anything to write home about.  But this one...oh man.  It was SO good.  It was done completely from scratch which I love.  You basically make a cake batter that includes eggnog (we used a NA eggnog since the alcohol would bake out anyway) and fresh ground cinnamon and nutmeg.  It doesn't need to bake terribly long and then you make a glaze out of powdered sugar and bourbon.  I'm not a huge bourbon fan on it's own - but it went VERY well with this cake.  The only problem was that the glaze is pretty runny, so we kept adjusting to get it to be the consistency that we wanted.

We served it on Christmas morning for brunch with my parents and they brought a bunch of savory goodies - so having something sweet was fantastic.  I would actually make this anytime of year for brunch, but you can't get eggnog year round darn it!  Anyway, it was a wonderful treat for the holidays, I totally recommend!!  Make sure to check out the link right here for the recipe!  And head over to Heather's blog for more Pinterest inspired blog posts!

This is not my cake - this is from the recipe blog - mine looked pretty close though!


  1. yum!!!! i think i just found a use for our leftover eggnog!!

  2. That sounds amazing!!! So glad you were able to make this and find a recipe that you actually liked from Pinterest. A lot of my recipes pinned don't always turn out that great, but I have found some keepers. Thanks for taking the time to link up!

  3. That sounds delicious Beth! Have a good weekend:)

  4. That sounds tasty! I love Pinterest and can't wait to try new things.

  5. Man that looks and sounds fantastic. Maybe I can still find me some eggnog on clearance.

  6. That sounds delicious!! If I get ambitious this weekend I should make that since I have a bottle and a half of eggnog in my kitchen. :)

    Jess - J's Style


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