Eggnog Cheesecake Cake

Eggnog Cheesecake Cake- two layers of spice cake (from scratch!) with a creamy layer of cheesecake topped with eggnog frosting! #cheesecake #eggnog #christmas

I’m obsessed with making these cheesecake cakes. And it was only necessary to make an eggnog version. With a homemade spice cake. And eggnog buttercream frosting.

This cake is creamy, and spicy, and just plain delicious. I wish you all could have a little taste!

Eggnog Cheesecake Cake- two layers of spice cake (from scratch!) with a creamy layer of cheesecake topped with eggnog frosting! #cheesecake #eggnog #christmas

Are you all ready for the holidays? It’s hard to believe Christmas is only days away now! As I look at the calendar and think life will slow down over my kids break, I realized something. I have a daughter who swims. Life doesn’t slow down, instead our coaches have them swimming doubles over break. I mean why not, right? {said saracastically}

Of course my daughter is one who looks forward to swimming twice a day, even if I were to try and coax her into skipping, she’d never go for it! Not even if I tried to coax her with cake, cupcakes, fudge…she likes to swim.

Well, with one mouth out of the house that means more cake for me!

Eggnog Cheesecake Cake- two layers of spice cake (from scratch!) with a creamy layer of cheesecake topped with eggnog frosting! #cheesecake #eggnog #christmas

Do you have any crazy plans over the holidays??

Here are some other Cheesecake Creations…enjoy!

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cake– two layers of chocolate cake with a creamy layer of peppermint cheesecake, topped with peppermint buttercream!

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bites– creamy cheesecake with a vanilla wafer crust topped with lemon curd and fresh raspberries!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake– perfect pumpkin cake layered around a creamy cheesecake center, topped with cream cheese frosting!


Oreo Cheesecake Bites

Chocolate Chip Rolo Cheesecake Muffins– chocolate chip cookies with Rolos and cheesecake!

Eggnog Cheesecake Cake


For the Cakes:

  • 5 egg whites, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

For the Cheesecake:

  • 2 pkg (8oz each) cream cheese,softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp rum flavoring
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp rum flavoring
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup low fat eggnog


For the Cakes:

  1. In small bowl, mix egg whites and 1/4 cup buttermilk. Set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Slowly add in egg white mixture. Beat in remaining buttermilk.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Remove and cool on wire rack.

For the Cheesecake:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degree. Using a large roasting pan on the lower 1/3 of the oven, preheat the pan. Prepare springform pan by wrapping bottom of pan (outside) with double layer of foil. Spray pan with nonstick baking spray and line bottom (inside) with a circle of parchment paper. Meanwhile, boil several cups of water to use later.
  2. Beat cream cheese with sugar for 2-3 minutes until creamy. Add in salt and egg, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream, heavy cream and remaining ingredients.Pour into prepared 9inch springform pan. Place pan in center of preheated roasting pan. Pour boiling water, slowly, into pan, utnil about one inch of water comes up the sides. Bake cheesecake for 45 minutes. Turn oven off and let cheesecake sit for an additional 30 minutes in oven. Remove and cool completely.
  3. When cooled remove from springform pan and place in freezer for one hour, or overnight until ready to assemble cake.

For the Frosting:

  1. Beat butter for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add in nutmeg, rum flavoring, powdered sugar and eggnog. Beat for an additional 3-5 minutes until fluffy.

To assemble Cake:

  • Lay one spice cake on cake plate. Top with cheesecake then second layer of spice cake. Frost with eggnog frosting! ENJOY!

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Eggnog Cheesecake Cake- two layers of spice cake (from scratch!) with a creamy layer of cheesecake topped with eggnog frosting! #cheesecake #eggnog #christmas

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78 comments on “Eggnog Cheesecake Cake”

  1. Beverly

    Can salted butter be used instead of unsalted butter? I’m a baking novice and I have only salted butter on hand right now.

  2. Kathy

    I made this for Christmas night. It’s a good thing I started the day before…with all the holiday commotion it took longer to get around to finishing than it should have. I individually wrapped the cakes and the cheesecake in plastic wrap. The next day I made the frosting and assembled the cake. This was a HUGE hit. It is so moist, fresh, creamy. Six people went through 3/4 of the cake that night. Next day I think a couple of people finished it for breakfast. It is well worth the effort and makes a great presentation.

  3. I’m not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, so I have to ask. For the cake portion do the ingredients listed get mixed and divided into two pans or do I need to make two batches of batter for two cakes?

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  7. Hi there,

    Love all your recipes! I was wondering with regard to the eggnog cheesecake cake, do you whip the 5 egg whites prior to mixing them with the buttermilk?


  8. Valerie

    I have made this twice now. I love it! The second time I adjusted a few things. I thought the cake was a little dry so I added another egg white. And I added more spices to the cheesecake layer. This will be a staple for our holidays. Thank you!

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  10. Valerie

    The first time I made the cake it looked like the picture. Nice clean slices-magazine perfect. The second time I made it with the additional egg white the cake was rich and moist. You could slice it, but it was crumbly. So, I guess next time I’ll have to pick presentation or taste. Yummy every time. There’s a piece in the fridge calling my name now. Good Luck!

  11. Ines

    I love this idea of cheese cake and layer cake together! My goodness! I was wondering. No frosting to hold layers together? Do the layers stay attached when the cake s sliced?
    Love to hear from any of your fans.

    • Jodi

      I didn’t need frosting between (it would get waaaay too sweet anyway)
      The layers stayed together well (the cheesecake pretty much glues the cakes together).

  12. Jodi

    Made this for Christmas Dinner and it was delicious!

    I really wanted to get the eggnog flavour so substituted it for the heavy cream and a splash of the buttermilk and it worked out well!

    I wasn’t crazy excited for the spice cake (really who craves spice cake?) but it was perfection in this recipe! So great. I love it. Will be searching your site for many more recipes 🙂

    Now I might have to go have a bite of leftover cheesecake cake

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