Are you as excited about
Thanksgiving eggnog season as I am?
I didn't think so. :-p
Eggnog seems to be as divisive as the election: you either love it or you loathe it. I happen to fall in the love box.
Mostly, I enjoyed it with a "little" bit of bourbon and freshly grated nutmeg. But last year I started thinking... why don't I bake with this stuff? It's got a pretty high fat content, lots of protein from the eggs, and plus it's thick, creamy, and delicious! It would work fabulously as a cream substitute.
So I gave it a whirl and made some eggnog french toast, tapioca pudding, and biscuits. But I'd never attempted a cake before. Not until this month's gluten-free ratio rally that is. November's theme happens to be bundt cakes and is led by the wonderful Adina of Gluten-free Travelette! Hop on over to her blog for lot's of great bundt cake ideas!
The flour : sugar : fat : liquid ratio I ended up with is 3.25 : 2 : 1 : 1.
The first time I made this bundt cake, I let it sit in the pan too long. It kind of steamed itself into a shrively cake... still tasty, but not ideal. The second time around I [set a timer and] let it sit for about 5 to 10 minutes and then turned it out of the pan onto the cooling rack.
I decided the glaze also needed more eggnog to up that flavor. In the second iteration I added some of the 'nog to the bourbon and vanilla glaze. Now the recipe produces a subtle but slightly boozy cake flavored by holiday spices of nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Have an idea for what to do with leftover eggnog? Let me know in the comments!
spiked eggnog bundt cake with vanilla bourbon glaze, gluten free
To infuse the cake with even more boozy flavor, puncture the top using a wooden skewer before adding the glaze. This will ensure that the glaze seeps into the cake and intensifies the flavor.
vanilla bourbon eggnog glaze ingredients
This recipe post is part of the gluten-free ratio rally series, where food bloggers tackle different gluten-free challenges in search of the perfect baking ratio. For more of my contributions see http://www.zestbakery.com/tags/gluten-free-ratio-rally.