Eggnog Cheesecake Cake

Two layers of homemade spice cake with an eggnog cheesecake filling. This Eggnog Cheesecake Cake is topped with a creamy eggnog buttercream frosting!

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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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!

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 sarcastically}

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!

How to make an Egg Nog 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

Anyone who has made cheesecake and layer cakes separately can make a cheesecake cake!

The biggest difference between regular cheesecake and the cheesecake used in my favorite cheesecake cake recipes is that there is no crust on the bottom of the cheesecake. The bottom cake layer is your “crust” here!

When I make this Egg Nog Cheesecake Cake, I like to make the cheesecake first. It bakes at a lower temperature, so it is easier to increase the oven temperature for the cake after the cheesecake is done than vice versa.

Let the cheesecake layer chill in the freezer for at least 2 hours before assembling the cake. Keeping it nice and cold keeps the cheesecake from getting too soft while frosting the cheesecake cake.

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!

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cake from www.shugarysweets.com

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

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bites from www.shugarysweets.com

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

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake

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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

Yield: serves 12-16

Eggnog Cheesecake Cake

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 4 hours

Layers of homemade spice cake with a creamy egg nog cheesecake filling and egg nog frosting!


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

Recipe originally published December 18, 2012


About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Comments & Reviews

  1. 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

  2. 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.

    1. 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).

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

      1. Oh me too. I found the batter a bit thick (worried it would be dry) so I added a splash of eggnog! :p
        The resulting cakes were moist

  5. 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?


  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. Yum! Thank you! I brought this to Christmas and it was perfect and so delicious 🙂 even my cheesecake hating father liked it…. He said all the flavors in the cake, frosting and cheesecake worked perfectly together. I will make again 🙂

  9. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe/idea!!- I added eggnog to the cake batter, the cheesecake batter and used my own buttercream recipe and substituted eggnog for some of the milk. The white cake with the spices is lovely and the cheesecake filling is amazing! one of my friends dubbed it “turducken” cake!! This is a gorgeous stately cake for a holiday table!

    1. If you add a little more powdered sugar to the right piping consistency, absolutely! The recipe above is just a little too thin.

  10. Can I just say, I CAN’T WAIT TO TRY THIS RECIPE and my hubby LOVES eggnog! I will say, I was confused by the cup measurement for the butter (who puts butter into measuring cups??), but then I remembered that cup measurements are usually written on the wrappers!

  11. This sounds insanely perfect. In every way possible. I need to have a party or something just so that I can make something like this!

  12. How far in advance can I make this for Christmas? Looks awesome but kinda hard since I always have problems with buttercream – go figure – I’ll get backup frosting just in case and jazz it up if I have to:)

  13. This looks wonderful, and I’ve got it saved to savor later. Just to let you know, the link for the chocolate peppermint appears to be missing the : after the http,

  14. I’m SO glad I stumbled upon your interpretation of the cheesecake cake! I used another recipe last week and it didn’t instruct me to freeze the cake prior to assembly. That would have made my life much easier! Can’t wait to try it again!

  15. These cakes are seriously the prettiest. I love the thick layer of cheesecake in the middle. Mile high and stocked full of delicious-ness. Can’t ask for much more than that. And I love the festive eggnog twist you gave this recipe!

  16. What a great looking cake! I wish I could have a taste as well. This recipe is definitely going on my to do baking list.

  17. Yum!!! I seriously just posted an eggnog cheesecake and now this is really upped the anty on that! This looks unreal!

  18. Ok I’m sold! This looks amazing! I need to make these cheesecake cakes… Definitely thinking this will be my Christmas dessert!! Yum!

    1. YES you need to try them! Quite a few steps, but totally worth it. You take the first bite and KNOW this was worth the effort!

  19. I knew it was coming! OH this looks amazing!!! And, twice a day? Geez. Jordan loves swimming, is good enough to join a team (my husband swam on teams when he was a kid) but she never had the drive to commit to it. And…I’m sort of glad hearing that, lol!

  20. Aimee, this looks amazing! I haven’t attempted one of these cakes before but looking at yours it makes me want one NOW! I love spice cake too….and with an egg nog cheesecake and frosting….OMG!

  21. That eggnog cheesecake looks fantastic! Delicious. Come and visit us this week. We are having a wonderful giveaway from a talented Southern author.

  22. Aimee, I could easily obsess on this cake! Love the lush layers and the flavors say holiday… All of your works are lovely. Happy Holidays to you & yours!

  23. Your cakes are simply gorgeous, Aimee! An eggnog version is just perfection–love this! And with the homemade spice cake?!?! OMG.

  24. This cake is fantastic, Aimee! I love your cheesecake cakes. Not only are they impressive, they are gorgeous and look so scrumptious too! This version is no exception–a spice cake from scratch? Look how perfect it looks!! And that cheesecake center–swoon.

  25. Your cheesecake cakes are ridiculous!! In a good way, or course. I can’t decide which looks more scrumptious, this one or the pumpkin one. Yum!!

  26. Aimee such a gorgeous cake! I love how light and fluffy the cake itself looks. And then that filling. Come to mama! And them rum extract in the frosting? omg. Pinning!

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