Eggnog Crumble Coffee Cake


Eggnog Crumble Coffee Cake recipe is a wonderful holiday dessert or breakfast cake full of eggnog flavor that is a nice change of pace from all of the cookies, fudge, and candy!

Eggnog Crumble Coffee Cake recipe is a wonderful holiday dessert or breakfast cake full of eggnog flavor that is a nice change of pace from all of the cookies, fudge, and candy!

I know it may be true for a lot of people that you are still recovering from stuffing your faces over the long Thankgiving weekend.  Maybe I just speak for myself there, but here I am today sharing an amazing Eggnog Crumble Crunch Cake with you.  Eggnog is not just for sipping anymore (this makes me think of the Griswold’s, of course) but it is also to add to baked goods to add flavor and a nice richness (have you tried this Orange-Glazed Eggnog bread yet?).

Eggnog Crumble Coffee Cake recipe is a great Christmas morning breakfast recipe!

You can save SO many calories in your baked goods by simply swapping out regular sugar for SPLENDA (even if it’s just a fraction of it)!  Every little bit helps when it comes to the holidays.  SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener has the sweet taste of sugar, but with fewer calories, so you can continue to enjoy foods while making better choices all at the same time.  Did you know that Swapping one cup of regular granulated sugar with one cup of granulated SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener can save more than 600 calories?  It’s hard to deny the significance of saving that many calories!  I need to save all of the calories I can get this time of year (and all year ’round, really) and SPLENDA Sweetener products can be used almost anywhere that regular sugar is used while cooking and baking.

SPLENDA zero calorie sweetener is great for saving calories while baking.

What I like most about the SPLENDA brown sugar is that if you use that in place of regular brown sugar, you use HALF the amount of the Splenda.  Keep that in mind if you substitute it in this recipe or any others.  With the granulated no calorie sweetener it is cup for cup so it’s easy to remember!

This cake is what I like to call a “coffee cake” which means it’s completely acceptable to eat it for breakfast along with your coffee.  Cake for breakfast is always a good idea.  This particular  Eggnog Crumble Coffee Cake is crumbly and delicious!  If you need an idea for a festive dessert or Christmas morning breakfast that has a bit of a kick (from the eggnog), this one is easy to put together and tastes awesome.  The eggnog flavor is not incredibly overpowering but you will be able to taste the distinct flavor enough to tell it’s not just your ordinary vanilla cake recipe.

Eggnog Crumble Coffee Crunch Cake recipe is the perfect holiday dessert or Christmas breakfast to serve to your family and guests!

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So, you should definitely gather around the Christmas tree and dive head first into this cake with your friends and family, whether it be for breakfast or after-dinner dessert.  Enjoy!

Eggnog Crumble Coffee Crunch Cake dessert recipe is the perfect holiday treat or Christmas breakfast to serve to your family and guests!

Eggnog Crumble Crunch Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: one 9x13 cake
Eggnog Crumble Coffee Cake recipe is a wonderful holiday dessert or breakfast cake full of eggnog flavor that is a nice change of pace for Christmas!
  • Cake:
  • 2 cups pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon + an extra ¼ teaspoon
  • ½ cup loosely packed brown sugar + and extra ⅓ cup
  • ⅓ cup SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener, granulated (or the same amount of regular sugar)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • Crumble topping:
  • ⅓ cup pastry flour
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Eggnog glaze:
  • ⅓ cup eggnog
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener, granulated (or the same amount of regular sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon of nutmeg
  1. Cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray. In a small mixing bowl, combine ⅓ cup brown sugar and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. In another small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon and whisk together to combine.
  4. Add butter and sugars to a separate bowl and whisk until smooth.
  5. Add eggs one a time, mixing until completely combined, then stir in vanilla extract.
  6. Stir in dry ingredients (the flour mixture), mixing until a batter forms (it will be a cookie dough consistency), then mix in eggnog until smooth and no lumps remain.
  7. Pour half of the batter in the greased baking dish, then sprinkle the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture over top.
  8. Cover with remaining batter and use a spatula to very gently spread over sugar. It's OK if some of the sugar shows through in spots.
  9. Top with the crumble topping (directions below).
  10. Crumble: Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until crumbly.
  11. Sprinkle evenly over cake, then bake the cake for 28-32 minutes or until cake is set in the middle. use a knife to test and when it comes out clean, the cake is done.
  12. While cake is baking, make glaze following directions below.
  13. After removing cake from oven, immediately poke holes all throughout the cake using a toothpick, then drizzle glaze over top, making sure it gets into the holes.
  14. Glaze: Whisk all ingredients together in a small saucepan over medium heat, and allow to come to a boil. Immediately reduce to a simmer and cook for about 2 minutes, then remove from heat and let sit until cake is finished. Drizzle glaze over cake once it is cooled. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Recipe source:  pretty heavily adapted from

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21 Responses to “Eggnog Crumble Coffee Cake”

  1. December 10, 2015 at 8:24 AM #

    What a great way to use eggnog in a dessert, Ashley!

  2. Ginny McMeans
    December 10, 2015 at 12:38 PM #

    Oh my gosh! You made such a special dessert and low in calories too. Love you!

  3. December 10, 2015 at 12:48 PM #

    I love anything with eggnog and the idea of using it in coffee cake sounds amazing!!

  4. December 10, 2015 at 1:17 PM #

    I love cake for breakfast too. It’s all good as long as you eat a scrambled egg with it right? LOL. This cake is amazing!

  5. December 10, 2015 at 1:29 PM #

    This sounds great for those who hate to *drink* eggnog, but love the flavor!

  6. December 10, 2015 at 4:20 PM #

    eggnog and coffee sound perfect together

  7. December 10, 2015 at 6:39 PM #

    Yum I love the sound of this and I bet it is so rich and creamy in texture too!

  8. December 10, 2015 at 6:47 PM #

    Coffee cake is my absolute favorite! I love that you made this one seasonal and added eggnog! YUM!

  9. December 10, 2015 at 10:36 PM #

    Love this idea of using eggnog in a coffee cake! Just what I need with my morning coffee!

  10. December 11, 2015 at 7:56 AM #

    Yum – you’ve combined two of my favorites – eggnog & crumb cake – into one delicious treat! (And being lower sugar – I won’t feel so guilty having more than one slice!)

  11. December 11, 2015 at 8:54 AM #

    What a delicious recipe for the holidays. We’re hosting a Christmas day open house and think this would be a perfect addition to my menu. Thanks so much!

  12. December 11, 2015 at 10:04 AM #

    What a great idea to bring in the eggnog-flavour, it looks incredible .)

  13. December 11, 2015 at 12:57 PM #

    I am not a fan of drinking ‘nog – but I adore eating baked goods with it – like this cake!

  14. December 11, 2015 at 4:22 PM #

    I didn’t know Splenda could save so many calories. I bet know one would ever know you used it. This cake looks scrumptious especially with that glaze soaking into it. I love anything with a glaze like that.

  15. December 11, 2015 at 7:29 PM #

    I totally prefer my cake in the morning (really, coffee cake is my fave) – and I love eggnog, so this sounds like something that needs to happen in my kitchen. Looks delicious!

  16. December 11, 2015 at 10:46 PM #

    I love your logic – coffee cake is suitable for breakfast, of course!! 🙂 This is my kind of cake; I do like eggnog but rarely drink it so baking with it is absolutely genius!!

  17. December 12, 2015 at 12:11 AM #

    Breakfast, lunch or dinner, I’d gobble this up any time of the day. I love everything about this cake, eggnog just screams holidays to me.

  18. December 14, 2015 at 10:34 AM #

    I’m convinced eggnog is even better for baking than for drinking! What a treat to bake this up and have it around at this time of year!

  19. December 14, 2015 at 6:01 PM #

    I’m dying over this eggnog crumb cake! It looks amazing.

  20. December 14, 2015 at 8:51 PM #

    I’ve never liked drinking eggnog but I LOVE baking with it! This coffee cake sounds delicious!

  21. December 15, 2015 at 12:43 PM #

    Oh that sounds good! Funny how I really don’t want to drink eggnog…I just want to eat it in baked goods! Yummmm!

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