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Easy Eggnog Cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup dairy eggnog
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped candied cherries

Eggnog Frosting

  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
  • 3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons rum or rum flavoring
  • Nutmeg

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Instructions

  1. Cake: In a bowl, combine cake mix and pudding. Add eggnog and eggs. Beat for 8 minutes at medium speed.
  2. Fold in nuts and cherries. Turn into well greased and floured tube pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  4. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes on a wire rack, then remove from pan.
  5. Eggnog Frosting: Beat butter until fluffy.
  6. Gradually beat in sugar, salt and eggnog until smooth and creamy. Add rum or rum flavoring, if desired.
  7. Frost cake and sprinkle with nutmeg.