Eggnog Cake With Orange Custard And White Chocolate

Servings 12 -16
Author Melissa Sperka


  • For the cake:
  • 1 15.25 oz. box of golden vanilla cake mix [I used Betty Crocker]
  • 1 cup prepared eggnog
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • For the eggnog custard:
  • 2 [3] oz boxes flan pudding mix [ i.e. Jell-o flan pudding mix]
  • 3 cup prepared eggnog
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp rum flavoring
  • 1 tsp orange flavoring
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • For the topping:
  • 1 [16 oz] frozen whipped topping thawed
  • grated white chocolate
  • orange curls or zest
  • ground nutmeg


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch cake pan or spray with baking spray. Set aside.
  • Add all of the cake ingredients to a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer and beat for 2-3 minutes until blended. Spread into the prepared pan. Bake per the directions on the package [25-30 minutes] until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • While the cake is baking, in a medium saucepan, add the dry flan pudding mix and prepared eggnog. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat, and add the remaining ingredients. The mixture will be thin. Set into the fridge or into a bowl of ice, to cool the mixture slightly while the cake bakes.
  • After removing the cake from the oven, allow it to rest for 2-3 minutes on the counter. Use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes into the cake. Carefully pour the eggnog custard evenly over the cake while it's still hot. If you've ever made a "poke" cake, it's basically the same technique.
  • Allow the cake to cool, then place into the refrigerator uncovered and chill completely.
  • After chilled, spread the whipped topping over the cake, filling the holes.
  • Garnish with orange curls and white chocolate. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
  • Store chilled.


The flan comes with a caramel sauce packet. It won't be needed for this cake, however, it's delicious drizzled over ice cream.