I’m in total shock that Christmas is only four days away. Christmas Eve is only three days away! Consider this a last minute recipe idea, because if you’re anything like us, you have yet to plan your Christmas brunch menu. Usually, it’s easy for me because we go to the family farm in New Jersey, and my parents put together quite the spread. My brother brings doughnuts, my dad cooks up bacon and sausage, and my mom makes an overnight breakfast casserole, cinnamon buns, and Orange Julius. So we’re making do here at home. Cassidy is a great cook and baker so I have no doubt it will all be delicious. And who wouldn’t want to try this Eggnog Coffee Cake?
Eggnog Coffee Cake:
What You Need:
½ cup butter
1 ½ cups sugar
⅓ cup brown sugar
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups eggnog
3 ½ cups flour
For the streusel topping:
½ cup sugar
½ cup flour
¼ cup butter
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
What You Do:
1 – First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2 – And then, grease and flour a baking pan and set aside.
3 – In a bowl beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until incorporated.
4 – Add the eggs and beat until creamy.
5 – Add half the flour and mix, pour the eggnog and combine, and finish with the flour.
6 – Beat for 3 minutes until the batter is shiny; and then pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
7 – In a separate bowl combine all the streusel topping ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
8 – Sprinkle over the coffee cake.
9 – Take the coffee cake to the oven and bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and cooked thoroughly.
This coffee cake is delicious! The eggnog already has a light spicy flavor so you don’t need to add any additional cinnamon or nutmeg to the mix. I like to serve it with a light eggnog drizzle made with confectioners’ sugar and a little bit of eggnog.