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Eggnog coffee cake on a white marble board, with forks and glasses of eggnog.

High Altitude Eggnog Coffee Cake

Heather Smoke
Soft and fluffy eggnog coffee cake, with spiced crumb topping and sweet eggnog icing.

All recipes on Curly Girl Kitchen are developed for high altitude at 5,280 feet.

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American


  • Electric Mixer (Stand or Hand-Held)


Crumb Topping

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted


  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup eggnog
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp coarse Kosher salt

Icing (Optional)

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 - 2 ½ tbsp eggnog


Getting Ready

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F, and position a rack in the center of the oven.
  • Spray a 9 or 10-inch baking pan with non-stick baking spray. (An 8-inch pan is too small for this recipe.)

Crumb Topping

  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and spices.
  • Drizzle with the melted butter and use a fork or your fingers to work the butter in until the topping is moist and crumbly.


  • With an electric mixer, beat the sugar and butter for 2 minutes until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs.
  • Add the eggnog, sour cream and vanilla extract, and use a whisk to whisk everything together until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients, and whisk just until moistened.
  • Spread the cake batter into the prepared pan, then sprinkle with the crumb topping.
  • Bake the cake for about 35-40 minutes, until a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool for 20-30 minutes before serving.


  • As the cake is cooling, you can mix up the icing.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and eggnog until smooth.
  • Drizzle the icing over the cake. The icing will set in a few minutes.


After the cake cools completely, you can cover it tightly with plastic wrap, or store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Rewarm pieces of cake in the microwave for 30-60 seconds at 50% power, for a soft, just-baked texture.
Keyword Christmas, Coffee Cake, Eggnog
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