Friday, December 22nd, 2017

EGGNOG CAKE WITH BUTTERCREAM & BOURBON CUSTARD

OMG this cake is insane.  The perfect combination of eggnog spice in the actual cake and sweetness in the eggnog buttercream frosting.  Not too mentioned stuffed with a bourbon custard!  This was quite an advanced recipe for my beginner skill level in the kitchen but I saw it in Southern Living this month and knew I needed to try to create a masterpiece for Christmas dinner.  

I’m linking to the recipe because there are a lot of steps and ingredients.  I made a few minor changes like adding 1/2 teaspoon more cinnamon into the cake and I added more frosting between each layer and used a little less custard filling.  Finally, I did not pipe it as beautifully shown in the magazine but instead went for a naked cake feel lightly frosting the sides with the buttercream and added the rest on top.  I used a mesh sifter to dust confectioner sugar and cinnamon on the top for a ‘snowy’ feel and added these little tiny bottle brush trees I got from Michaels craft store.  Click here for the original recipe!  

This one took a while to get together but totally worth it! Happy baking! 

XO

 

 

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One response to “EGGNOG CAKE WITH BUTTERCREAM & BOURBON CUSTARD”

  1. Felicia says:

    Oh wow your cake looks beautiful and so festive! I love the trees on top and I bet it tastes amazing!

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