Saturday, December 10, 2011

On the 10th Day of Christmas

Good morning!

The winner of yesterday's Joyous Home Journal is Carolyn!  Email us at so we can get the Christmas Journal to you!

Note:  Monday is our last day of projects!  We will give away FIVE Journals, PLUS have a bonus giveaway for ONE other winner! 

We are doing some baking today!  Eggnog is in seasonal abundance right now and this cake is a wonderful treat for breakfast in the morning or even tea in the afternoon.  I don't care for drinking the store-bought eggnog, but I will bake with it.  Enjoy this very buttery tasting tea cake!

Eggnog Tea Cake
 With a mixer, cream together:
3/4 cup soft butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Beat for about 2 minutes, until very light and fluffy.  Like a pound cake, beating the cream mixture adds volume to the cake. Slowly mix in 2 cups eggnog.  Mix until blended.  Add:
2 Tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 cup unbleached natural white flour
3 1/2 cups freshly ground soft wheat flour
1 cup crushed walnuts

*If you prefer to skip the nuts, add an additional 1/2 cup soft wheat flour.  Blend until all of the flour is incorporated.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Divide the batter between two greased 8" x 5" loaf pans.  Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Top cakes with Butter Frosting!
Butter Frosting

In a bowl combine:
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. milk
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Whisk together until smooth.  Once the cake has been cooled, spoon the frosting over the cake and grate fresh nutmeg over the top.  Delicious!

Joyous Home Journal Giveaway Details!

 For the remaining posts of this event, everyday we are going to be giving away the Christmas 2011 Joyous Home Journal!  On the last day we will have an extra gift to give along with the journal to one winner!

We are keeping the daily giveaway as simple as possible. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment to that day's blog post and say that you want to be entered in the giveaway - one comment equals one entry. You can earn one additional entry by posting about the daily 12 Days of Christmas blog post on your blog, Facebook (add us, Theresa Powers or Jessica Munday, as friends on Facebook for verification) or twitter. Each day we will draw a winner and announce the winner the following day before the next daily post!

See you on Monday for our final post and giveaway!  You may comment to enter for today's Journal giveaway today through Monday.  We will announce the winner of today's Journal on Monday when our final post is up.
Have a blessed weekend ~ Theresa and Jessica


blurose_in_ok said...

that cake looks yummy

Jessie said...

Please enter me in the giveaway! :-)

proverbs31heart said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for posting! Am copying this one off! <3

P31WannaBe said...

Mmmmm! Yummy! I love eggnog. Maybe I'll make this as a special tea time treat this month.

Still hoping I win a sample of the magazine . . .

LisaFL said...

Sounds and looks really good! I think I'll give it a try, I love any chance to bake!
Please enter me into the drawing!

Danielle said...

We would love to win! I think my daughter will want to try this recipe! Thanks and blessings!

Rice said...

I'd like to try that cake!
Please enter me for today's draw!

Kim said...

Lots of fun ideas! Thank you. Please enter me in your drawing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for doing the 12 days! I get so excited to see the next project each day. Please enter me in the drawing.

Kari said...

Mm, mm. Can't wait to make the Eggnog Tea Cake! Thanks for the recipe & another chance to win the Christmas 2011 Joyous Home Journal.

Serving the King in KY said...

Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

Rachel C. said...

thanks for sharing this terrific looking recipe! Please enter me in the drawing.
Thank you,

Homestead Mommy said...

Oh it looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Gary Phelps said...

Please enter me! Many blessings!

Marci Kay said...

Thanks for entering me in the drawing and for the yummmmmmy looking cake.
We'll have to try that one.
Have a great weekend,
Marci Kay

Lilyofthevalley - Tanya said...

Enter me! :D

Courtney said...

That sounds like such a fun treat! And, please enter me in your wonderful contest. :)

aklongs said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you!

Heather - Doodle Acres said...

Please enter me! Thanks!!!

Sweetpeas said...

Yum, I might have to try that cake!

Shannon said...

Another yummy looking recipe that I will bake soon! Thank you for sharing!!! I have a question: in general, if you are omitting nuts from a recipe, would you always add half of the amount of flour as opposed to what amount of nuts you would have added? (I hope that made sense) For example, if the recipe calls for 1 cup of nuts, use 1/2 cup of flour? Thank you!

Kathy said...

Please enter me in the giveaway! Also, can't wait to try this recipe!

Sharon said...

This has been such a wonderful give away.What fun everyone is having,I love the recipes and ornaments.The fall journal was wonderful.I know the winter one is just as good.I haven't ordered it yet. Have a blessed day

Gay Taunton said...

I cannot wait to have a tea party with my daghter and Mom when we're in GA and make this for them!!! Might have to whip up some of the ornaments too!!

Gay T
Wasilla, AK

Gay T said...


I forgot to ask to be entered in to the giveaway!! It would be wonderful to have a magazine...always looking for ways to enrich the relationship with my daughter!!

Gay T
Wasilla, AK

momof7blessings said...

Thank you for the 12 days of Christmas gifts! Please enter me in the giveaway, and have a blessed Christmas season! Dawn Keplinger

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