More Moreish Than Cake Batter

December 21, 2013

More Moreish Than Cake Batter

Sometimes sad things happen in life. That’s putting it mildly. Holding on to Christmas traditions can make it even more obvious that someone is missing, so this year we’re making new traditions in my house. And one of those is eggnog pancakes on Christmas eve. I know she would have loved them.

Eggnog PancakesEggnog Frosting

Find the recipe for Eggnog Pancakes in our Sweet Pancakes category, but I think the real magic in this recipe is in the super-easy-but-more-moreish-than-cake-batter eggnog frosting. Holy moly deliciousness in each mouthful. And it melts so tastily over these pancakes.  



  • 50g butter
  • 100g icing sugar (sifted)
  • pinch grated nutmeg
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 25ml eggnog (or advocaat)


  1. Beat softened butter in a bowl, gradually adding the icing sugar as you go. Trust us, it’s worth sifting the icing sugar or you’ll experience the heart-breaking moment when you realise that no amount of beating will ever get that buttercream smooth.
  2. Add the nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, vanilla essence and eggnog and beat until you have a smooth buttercream.
  3. Don’t wory if your buttercream is quite stiff, it will melt over warm pancakes.
  4. Wishing you all warm Christmassy wishes. For recipe ideas over the holidays, follow us on Twitter

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