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Snowflake Eggnog Coffee Cake

Snowflake Eggnog Coffee Cake

Snowflake Eggnog Coffee Cake is a festive breakfast option with the flavors of the season.

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My theme for the 12 Days of Holiday is the Yule Ball from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. For my breakfast I wanted to continue the feeling of snow and ice and decided on a snowflake pan to use for my recipe. I also wanted the colors to be white so I choose eggnog and powdered sugar to highlight the dish. This dish was perfect for our holiday breakfast and I can’t wait to make it again.

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How to decorate for your Harry Potter Yule Ball Breakfast

I want to thank Oriental Trading for sponsoring the #12DaysofChristmasIdeas event and the decorating tips I’m sharing here. In exchange for sharing this post, I received products from Oriental Trading. All thoughts, ideas, recipes, pictures, and opinions contained within this post are solely my own and not necessarily that of the sponsor.

Harry Potter Yule Ball Decor
Harry Potter Yule Ball Decor

To create the feel of the Yule Ball, I selected floating candle holders that I could hang from my wall scones. These could easily be hung on a tree or above your dining table as well. I also got some cool light tealight candles to keep the feeling icy. I added ice crystal drops to the wall sconce as well.

Harry Potter floating candles
Harry Potter floating candles

To complete the look I added light up Christmas trees that look like ice sculpture (from Costco), a sparkly white table runner, a green garland with pine cones (from Lowe’s) accented with a light string made of ice crystals (from Target). In addition I found a small snow owl ornament to top the whole thing off. I love the look!

Harry Potter Yule Ball Breakfast
Harry Potter Yule Ball Breakfast

Oriental Trading had these lovey snowflake cards that I used as food markers for the buffet. They could easily be made into place cards for the table as well.

Menu Cards
Menu Cards

Snowflake Eggnog Coffee Cake

The coffee cake is easy to make. Given the detail of the snowflake pan, I recommend spraying with cooking spray with flour. I did this and had no issues getting the cake out of the pan.

First beat butter with an electric mixer, then add the sugar and eggs. Next alternate the flour mixture and the eggnog until completely blended. Last add the spices and vanilla. Pour the batter into the pan and bake.

When completely baked and cooled, place the coffee cake onto a cake plate and dust with powdered sugar. Finally, drizzle eggnog glaze over the top and serve.

Snowflake Eggnog Coffee Cake Recipe

Snowflake Eggnog Coffee Cake

Snowflake Eggnog Coffee Cake

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Snowflake Eggnog Coffee Cake is a festive breakfast option with the flavors of the season.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. eggnog


  1. Grease and flour (or use cooking spray with flour) a 6-cup Snowflake Bundt pan; set aside.
  2. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer about 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating 5 to 7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with eggnog, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.
  6. Place coffee cake on a cake plate; dust with powdered sugar.
  7. Combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 tbsp. eggnog, stirring until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cake.


Adapted from recipe in Christmas with Southern Living 2005 book.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 0gSugar: 37gProtein: 4g

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Harry Potter Yule Ball Breakfast
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  1. Jenny Sparmo says:

    That snowflake is too pretty to eat, but sounds delicious.

  2. The Yule Ball has always been one of my favourites in Harry Potter. It’s sow wonderful that you created this delicious cake inspired by the story!

  3. Cherryl Ehlenburg says:

    We love just about anything with eggnog in it, so we will be trying this out!

  4. My hubby loves eggnog and I’ve never made anything with an eggnog glaze. I bet he would love this with his morning coffee.

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