This eggnog tres leches cake puts a holiday spin on a classic dessert

Betty Crocker

Put a twist on tradition this year and serve eggnog in an entirely different way. Sure, it’s great for sipping — but wouldn’t it taste even better when soaked into a nice, moist cake? We sure think so!

Eggnog tres leches cake puts a holiday spin on a classic dessert and gives you all the more reason to mix things up this season. Plus, the recipe from Betty Crocker proves just how easy it can be to make this delicious, out-of-the-ordinary dessert.

For starters, it calls for a box cake mix, so you don’t have to be an expert baker to pull this off! All you need are sweetened condensed milk, regular milk and heavy whipping cream to take this plain old cake to the next level. Finally, the addition of bourbon and nutmeg is what gives this treat its ultra-festive flavor.

If you’d like to take it a step further, the recipe suggests swapping one cup of heavy whipping cream for actual eggnog. Yum!

Once the cake is cooked and cooled, poke holes along the top. From there, pour the liquid filling into the holes so that this goodness can be fully absorbed by the spongy cake.

After a couple of hours in the refrigerator, the liquid will have completely absorbed into the cake, making it extra sweet and moist. Top with a mixture of heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar as a homemade frosting, and your eggnog tres leches will be ready to serve:

Betty Crocker

If you’re looking to make the cake portion of this dessert from scratch, a recipe from Flavor Mosaic details how you can make the cake (without any help from a box — your secret’s safe with us!).  You’ll need nothing more than a little flour, baking powder, nutmeg, butter and sugar.

The recipe suggests using store-bought whipped topping as the frosting, which sounds delicious and makes it a close second in terms of simplicity.

Flavor Mosaic

But if you want the recipe to be made entirely from scratch, you could also mix and match — the cake from Flavor Mosaic and the frosting from Betty Crocker.

You could really show off your baking skills by making your own homemade eggnog to be used in the dessert, too. Thankfully, that’s not as tricky as it sounds, thanks to this 5-minute recipe from The Chunky Chef. It can be mixed up right in your blender:

The Chunky Chef

Regardless of how much or how little of this you decide to make from scratch, this festive take on a classic dessert is very likely going to become a new family tradition. Because who could pass on an eggnog-soaked cake?

Food, Holiday & Seasonal

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