A cake of the very most delicate kind! A mixture of potato flour and wheat flour, plus a good portion of eggnog! It's best to use your homemade eggnog! Thanks to the addition of oil, this cake does not require any butter! Simply delicious!
This eggnog cake has an exceptionally fluffy and light texture. And it was eaten up by friends and family faster than any cake before! 😲
But as gorgeous as it turned out, I have a confession to make. I made a pretty stupid mistake while baking. It did not affect the result in the end, but I have to make you aware of it!
I had chocolate chips leftover, which I wanted to incorporate into this cake. When the dough was ready, I didn't pay attention to the consistency of the dough and just mixed in the chocolate chips. They simply sank to the bottom of the mixing bowl.
Now it was too late. 😲
The dough has such a fluid consistency that it is absolutely not suitable for adding chocolate chips. They are too heavy, and the dough can't hold them. Since there was nothing I could do about it, I continued as usual.
At the end of the baking time, the chocolate chips had sunk and stuck to the bottom of the cake.
But fortunately, that wasn't a problem for the cake itself. It gave it a unique pattern. You don't need it for this beautiful cake! Just so you don't waste your chocolate, it's best to leave it out altogether.
- Powdered sugar
- Vanilla sugar
- Eggnog (homemade or bought)
- All Purpose flour
- Potato flour
- Butter or baking spray to grease the pan
- Powdered sugar for the final dusting
See the recipe card for quantities.
This wonderful cake is one of the few ones where you mix all the ingredients quickly and easily together and then bake it in the oven. Very simple, very fast.
So let's get right to it!
Preheat your oven to 160 °C // 320 °F top/bottom heat.
Prepare a mixing bowl in advance and mix the two types of flour an baking powder together. You will need it later and have it at hand.
In the next step, grab a mixing bowl or the mixing bowl of your kitchen machine.
Sift the powdered sugar into it through a close-meshed sieve. Then add the vanilla sugar and the eggs and beat them until creamy.
Continue by adding the oil and the eggnog. Then add the flour-baking-powder-mixture you prepared at the beginning.
Remember, the dough will not set! It has a liquid consistency!
Before you pour the dough into the springform pan, grease it with butter or baking spray so that nothing sticks. Now pour your dough into the pre-greased baking pan!
Now all you have to do is bake the eggnog cake. Bake on the middle shelf for 80-90 minutes at 160 °C // 320 °F.
Towards the end of the baking time, test whether the cake is well done with a wooden stick. If no dough sticks, it is ready!
Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool on a cooling rack. Then turn it out of the baking pan and dust with powdered sugar.
The cake does not need any special extras for serving. The powdered sugar is enough. But if you don't want to miss it, you can add a spoonful of whipped cream to the serving plate.
Now it is ready to be devoured! Enjoy it!
Instead of eggnog, you can use any other type of cream liqueur in this recipe—for example, Baileys or chocolate liqueur.
The eggnog cake will keep for about five days under a cake cover.
You can freeze it as well. In this case, please wrap in cling film after it has cooled completely.
💭 Top tip
The whipping works better with a hand mixer than with a food processor!
🧐 Interesting Facts
Things to know about Potato Flour
What Is Potato Flour Made Of?
When I started dipping my toes into cooking, soon in my journey, I crossed paths with potato flour. It’s the same concept as traditional wheat four, except made of potatoes.
This flour is utilized in a bunch of recipes that call for potatoes due to its special potato flavor. It’s better than standard flour because it keeps more moisture, making the dough easier to work with.
The only disadvantage of this flour is the lack of it in stores because of the affordable price. That’s where I step in and help you make potato flour at home, so let’s get started.
Potato Starch Vs Potato Flour: What Is The Difference?
What Is Potato Starch?
Potato is a great source of essential nutrients like carbohydrates. Like most other carb-filled food items, this one also holds a significant amount of starch. All this starch comes from its tuberous roots whose cells contain lots of leucoplasts. By extracting this component from the potatoes, we get potato starch.
What Is Potato Flour?
Another way to pack in the inherent carbs is to use potato flour in your recipes. It doesn’t go through too many complex chemical processes and thus retains the natural potato flavor to some extent. The potato flour is basically a whole food where you can find all the perks of its original form!
Which is the best Oil for Baking?
The Best Oil for Baking: Canola Oil
In general, vegetable oils are the best to use in baking. Of the different types of vegetable oil, canola oil has very little flavor, particularly when used in baked goods.
Canola oil is considered a neutral-tasting oil and will allow the flavor of your cake to shine through. Any flavor of cake, whether it's chocolate, vanilla, carrot or spice, works well with canola oil.
Canola oil is very low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fats — a combo that's linked to better heart health, per the University of Michigan Health System.
Potato Flour Cake with Eggnog
- Kitchen machine or Electric handmixer
- Dough scraper
- 5 Eggs
- 250 g Powdered Sugar
- 2 Packets Vanilla Sugar
- 250 ml Oil Olive, Grapeseed, Canola
- 250 ml Eggnog
- 125 g all-purpose flour
- 125 g Potato flour
- 1 Packet Baking Powder
- Preheat your oven to 160 °C // 320 °F top/bottom heat.
- Prepare a mixing bowl in advance and mix the two types of flour and baking powder together. You'll need it later.
- Sift the powdered sugar into a mixing bowl through a close-meshed sieve.
- Add vanilla sugar, and eggs and beat until creamy.
- Add oil, eggnog, and flour-baking-powder mixture.
- Grease the pan and pour in the dough.
- Bake on the middle shelf for 80-90 minutes.
- Let it cool on a cooling rack before you turn it out.
- Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove