Eggnog Cake – Browned butter, eggnog cake with eggnog buttercream and cinnamon chip ganache.
I also tried another recipe from Tessa Huff, which I also liked, but felt like I could change up a bit. So, I decided to merge the two recipes and come up with one of my own.
For the cake layers, I wanted a really rich flavor. I’ve combined actual eggnog, browned butter and lots of yummy spices. For the frosting, I also added a bit of eggnog and cinnamon. And to take this cake to the next level, I added my cinnamon chip ganache between each layer!
When baking any cake, especially one that is a white or yellow based cake, it’s so important to watch the cake like a hawk while it bakes. Those last 5 minutes are crucial and if your oven runs hot, you can easily over cook the cake layers. Over cooking the cake layers is often why the cake tastes dry. To avoid this, make sure you take the cake out of the oven when a few moist crumbs come out on a toothpick when inserted into the center of the cake.