There is one episode of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air where Geoffrey, the butler, is drinking eggnog the entire show. He drinks glass after glass as his life depended on it, while thoroughly enjoying every gulp (mostly because of the alcohol, I’m sure). As silly as it sounds, that one episode spurred my curiosity about this holiday drink. Many people told me that eggnog is not as tasty as it appears, so until I finally try a glass, I will stick to eggnog inspired desserts. If the beverage tastes anything like this eggnog coffee cake, sign me up for a glass!
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
The beauty of coffeecakes is that there are so many variations yet they are all easy to prepare. This eggnog variation is also a cinch to put together even with a special crumble.
When making the crumble, make sure to mix until the ingredients are well-combined. A pastry cutter really comes in handy whenever you have to incorporate cold butter with dry ingredients.
When pouring the batter into the cake pan, layer it with the crumble to create a little surprise in the center of the coffeecake.
It may seem like a lot of nutmeg for one cake but it is this specific spice that really makes the eggnog coffee cake taste like eggnog. I appreciated the bits of pecans throughout the moist and light cake, while the cake itself was the perfect amount of sweetness. Unlike other coffeecakes that are loaded on sugar, this one is more refined. Now time for that eggnog!
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