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Eggnog Tres Leches Cake

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Eggnog tres leches cake is the perfect light, airy, and moist cake for the holidays. Whether you love or hate eggnog, this cake will make anyone love it and it's perfectly festive for the holiday season!

Eggnog tres leches cake is the perfect light, airy, and moist cake for the holidays. Whether you love or hate eggnog, this cake will make anyone love it and it's perfectly festive for the holiday season!

I really hate to use the word ‘moist’ to describe anything but what other adjective can I use for an eggnog tres leches cake? It’s not juicy because that’d be disgusting. Or soggy because that just ruins it.

It’s certainly light and airy and full of flavor and it has the most incredible texture and honestly? It really is moist because of all the eggnog and milky goodness that just seeps throughout the air bubbles of this spongey cake. You would think it’s a dense cake but oh my gosh, it’s the exact opposite.

Eggnog tres leches cake is the perfect light, airy, and moist cake for the holidays. Whether you love or hate eggnog, this cake will make anyone love it and it's perfectly festive for the holiday season!

I love that the air bubbles in the cake basically trap the eggnog and the milk and then when you cut into it, a little bit of it seeps out but not like completely. It’s not a runny cake. The cake completely soaks up most of the liquid and you’re left with the most incredible cake that is perfect for the holidays.

Eggnog tres leches cake is the perfect light, airy, and moist cake for the holidays. Whether you love or hate eggnog, this cake will make anyone love it and it's perfectly festive for the holiday season!

I know there are eggnog haters out there (me) but when it’s paired in a baked good or breakfast item, I’m ALL about it.

I’ve had homemade eggnog before and I just can’t get behind basically drinking eggs. I know some people love it and it’s a family tradition but it’s just not something I can love. Just bake me something with eggnog and that’s pretty much the only way I’ll have it, haha

Eggnog tres leches cake is the perfect light, airy, and moist cake for the holidays. Whether you love or hate eggnog, this cake will make anyone love it and it's perfectly festive for the holiday season!

What about you? Are you an eggnog fan or only an ‘eggnog in baked goods’ fan?

Eggnog tres leches cake is the perfect light, airy, and moist cake for the holidays. Whether you love or hate eggnog, this cake will make anyone love it and it's perfectly festive for the holiday season!

Oh my gosh. Just look at the MOIST cake. I’m sorry, I’d rather say that than “look at those soggy layers!” or “look at how damp that looks.” Ew, omg — I think that’s totally way worse.

ANYWAY. Just make the cake. K? :)

Eggnog Tres Leches Cake
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
9 hrs 10 mins
 

Tres leches cake is so light, airy, and full of flavor. Add eggnog during the holidays and you've got yourself the perfect celebration cake!

Servings: 1 9x13-inch cake
Ingredients
For the cake
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 whole eggs separated
  • 1 cup granulated sugar divided
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 5 ounces evaporated milk
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
For the topping
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and liberally spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with 3/4 cup of sugar on high speed with a hand mixer until they're pale yellow. Then mix in the milk and vanilla.
  4. Gently pour the yolk mixture over the flour mixture and stir gently until all are combined.
  5. In another bowl, beat the egg whites on high speed with a hand mixer until soft peaks form. Turn the speed down a little to add in the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar then turn it back up to high to beat until the egg whites are stiff but not dry.
  6. Fold the egg white mixture into the batter very gently until just combined.
  7. Pour into prepared baking pan and spread to even out the surface.
  8. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool completely in the pan.
  10. In the meantime, combine eggnog, evaporated milk, and condensed milk in a measuring cup and mix together.
  11. When cake is cool, pierce the surface with a fork several times (like I pierced it at least over 50 times).
  12. Slowly drizzle milk mixture all over the cake.
  13. Allow the cake to absorb the milk mixture overnight in the fridge.
  14. When ready to serve, using a hand mixer, beat the ingredients for the topping until whipped cream-like texture, about 5 minutes. Spread over the surface of the cake and sprinkle nutmeg on top.
  15. Cut into squares and serve!
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Posted on December 12, 2017

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  1. Elizabeth @ Take On E
    12/12/2017 at 5:33 pm

    YASSS! I am one of those people who LOVES eggnog — and this twist on tres leches cake sounds fantastic!

  2. Jefta Callaghan
    12/21/2017 at 11:18 am

    Looking to make this for Christmas dessert! Any idea how far in advance it can be made?

    • Julie
      12/21/2017 at 12:11 pm

      You can definitely make this at least 2-3 days in advance and just keep it in the fridge! The cake continues to soak up the liquid and becomes even more flavorful :) we kept ours in the fridge 7 days after I made it and it was still fine but I would say since it’ll be a Christmas dessert, 2-3 days is best to ensure freshness and not too soggy!

  3. MIAN MUHAMMAD IQBAL
    12/22/2017 at 7:07 am

    Its really nice to read your provided recipe

    kindly inform about EGGNOG HOW TO MAKE
    THANKS

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