Eggnog Pound Cake #ChristmasWeek

Just when you thought pound cake couldn’t get any better. The addition of Eggnog makes this cake a natural holiday favorite.

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Welcome to Day Three of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on!

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Egg Nog Pound Cake

Ingredients:

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup egg nog
5 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons powdered sugar for dusting

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large bread pan with cooking spray
Cream butter and shortening in your mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the sugar and cream on medium speed until light and fluffy.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt with a whisk. In another bowl combine your egg nog, eggs and vanilla extract.
While your mixer is on low add the flour and egg nog mixtures to your sugar mixture in three increments. Alternate between dry and liquid. Beginning and ending with the flour. Fill your bread pan with the prepared batter. Bake 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and after 10 minutes invert the pan and allow to cool to room temperature before adding powdered sugar.