Eggnog Bourbon Cake Pops

Eggnog Bourbon Cake Pops

This one is for adults. Finally!!! A great cake pops recipe with your favorite liquor.  Feel free to add more of it into the frosting ;)
Note: For this recipe you can use bourbon or dark rum; we used Jim Beam.


1. Mix together sugar and butter, then beat in eggs until blended.
2. Add to the mixture:  eggnog, bourbon, and vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.
4. Combine  number 1 and number 3 together.
5. Bake at 350 for 20-22 minutes.
6. Once ready and cooled down, crumble into the bowl.


1. Put flour in a pan, whisk in eggnog until blended and smooth.
2. Add egg yolk, whisking until combined.
3. Cook on the stove over medium-low heat,  stirring constantly, until thickened.  Remove from the heat occasionally to avoid lumps.
4. Remove from the stove, stir in butter, bourbon/rum, and vanilla.
5. Mix into the bowl with the crumbled cake.
6. Make small (1/2 inch diameter) balls, insert the sticks (we usually dip the sticks  into the chocolate before) into the cake balls. Place into refrigerator to chill for 30 min.
7. Melt chocolate and dip cake pops in it. Put back into refrigerator for 15-30 min
8. Decorate away.

Great as Christmas cake pops.

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  • For batter:
  • 3/4 granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup of butter (room temp)
  • 2 eggs (room temp)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of eggnog
  • 1/4 cup of bourbon or dark rum
  • 1 3/4 cups of flour
  • 1/2 each baking powder and soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • For frosting:
  • 1/2 cup of eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon butter (softened)
  • 1 egg yolk & 2 tbl spoons of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark rum or bourbon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Serves 5
  • Berna G

    I already like it by just looking at the name!

  • vanessa

    What did you use for decorations?

  • Camille E.

    I really want to make this recipe, but how much flour am I supposed to put in the pan for step 1 of the frosting? The recipe doesnt say…and also, when do I add the butter for the frosting?

    • Anonymous

      You will need 2 tbl spoons of flour. Once you take the thickened mixture off the stove, add butter, vanilla extract and bourbon/rum. Hope you’ll enjoy those cake pops. Let us know if you have other questions.

  • Darciefinley

    Hi! I want to make these but without the bourbon? Can you tell me what I need to substitute ? Thanks!!

    • Anonymous

      You can just take it out of the recipe. No need to substitute it with something else.

  • Patricia Blake

    When you read the recipe, and look at ingredients, where does the flour come from in the frosting. and if you do use flour, how much..why not sugar or powdered sugar

    • Anonymous

      Patricia, you will need 2 tbl spoons of flour.

  • Cajjj34

    What about the amounts of baking soda and powder?

  • Janpholliday

    what size pan do i bake cake in and for what temp and how long?

  • macenzie ax

    I love it I can make this at school to say good job when we do it