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Egg Nog Poundcake + Bailey’s-Nog-Cream Cheese Glaze

One regular day:
Me: GUY! I have the best new business plan idea!
DTH: Is it actually a business plan, or is it just a name of a business?
Me: … Basically a name, but the concept is there too.
DTH: *stares at me bemused with the earliest onset of a headache*
Me: Okay, you know how when people shop at liiiike shopping centers they walk around a lot and have to pee?
DTH: Mhmm.
Me: Well, there’s a solution – a store that is just bathrooms! Called Urine Luck. *Insert jazz hands and “ta da!” face.
DTH: *blank stare*. So, a port-a-potty.
Me: Noooo, it’s like an actual store front but inside is just bathrooms. Think of the Gap… but with toilets.
DTH: You should probably go to bed now.
Me: But don’t you think it’s an awesome idea? I’ve been thinking about it all day. URINE LUCK!
DTH: Okay. Good night, babe.

On Christmas morning:
Me: Babe, there are no rules! It’s Christmas!
DTH: Yes, but, you like to invent rules out of the clear blue, so it’s hard to tell sometimes.

I secretly have spent the past 48 hours referring to myself internally as the Peyton Manning of desserts after a last minute change in Christmas dinner plans forced an audible and resulted in this slightly boozy and indulgent dessert.

IMG_0021Egg Nog Poundcake + Bailey’s-Nog Glaze
Adapted from Paula Deen’s Mama’s Pound Cake Recipe
2 sticks butter
1/2 c. butter-flavored Crisco
3 c. sugar
5 eggs
3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. egg nog
1 tsp. vanilla extract

For glaze:
1 8-oz. block cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. Bailey’s
1/4 c. egg nog
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and lightly flour a bundt pan. Cream butter and shortening and add sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Add eggs 1 at a time, and beat after each egg. Add salt and baking powder and 1 c. flour. Then add 1/2 c. egg nog. Add another cup of flour, mixing completely, then 1/2 c. egg nog. Add last cup of flour, beating until all combined. Add in vanilla. Pour batter into prepared bundt and bake 60-90 minutes.

While cake bakes, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add about 1/2 c. of powdered sugar, Bailey’s and egg nog and beat thoroughly. Add powdered sugar 1/2 c. at a time until mixture reaches desired consistency to drizzle.

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