chocolate eggnog pecan bread pudding

I think one of the best things about the holidays is leftovers!  Leftover turkey and cranberry sauce turns into open faced sandwiches, leftover ham ends up in creamy potato soup … and if you’re lucky enough to have a little leftover eggnog, then you are on your way to this decadent chocolate eggnog pecan bread pudding!!

This bread pudding is rich and chocolately thanks to the double chocolate pound cake with chocolate chunks and a warm drizzle of hot fudge.  This dish comes together quickly since I don’t have to bake a pound cake from scratch … just thaw the Sara Lee pound cake slices!  The eggnog flavor is present, but since I didn’t add any additional sugar to the bread pudding, it is not overly sweet.

Quick, make it before you start your New Years Resolution diet!!

chocolate eggnog bread pudding
Yield:  6-8 servings
Adapted from this recipe. 

6 Sara Lee double chocolate pound cake slices, thawed according to package directions
3/4 stick butter, melted
1 1/2 cups eggnog*
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup chopped pecans
hot fudge sauce for garnish (optional – but do it!)

*If you can’t find eggnog or don’t like eggnog {gasp!}, you can substitute milk and adjust spices to taste.

Cut pound cake into 1 inch cubes.  Drizzle melted butter over pound cake cubes and toss gently to coat.  Place cubes in prepared baking dish or ramekins.  My dish was an oval baker with dimensions of 9.5 in x 7.5 in x 2.5 in.  Whisk the remaining ingredients together (except the hot fudge) and pour over the pound cake cubes.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Bake at 350* for about 30-35 minutes.  I baked mine longer to accommodate the dish I baked it in – you just want to make sure any egg mixture is fully cooked.  If the edges of the cake begin to get too crispy, lightly cover with foil until pudding is fully baked and set.  This next step is optional, but believe me, you want to do it.  Drizzle with warm fudge hot sauce.  No really, go back and do it if you didn’t the first time.

Since we’re on the subject of chocolate, why not take a look at some of my favorite chocolate recipes …

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  1. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing!

  2. I so wish I had a piece of this right now. Looks incredible! Happy New Year Keri…wishing you the best in 2013!

  3. oh my gah! I’m starving and that looks SO good!!!

  4. YUM!!!!!!!!! Girl, you are so talented!!! Hope you have a wonderful new year!!

  5. WOW. YUM!!!

  6. Keri this looks AMAZING! And a few things I love happen to be included, chocolate, bread anad butter :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  7. oh, yum. How yum is that!!

  8. Oh my goodness, I’m sorry, I think I left some drool on your blog. Hugs! I’m hopping over from Show and Share hop

  9. Wow! This looks so good. I do have some leftover egg nog…Hmmmm. Resolutions or feed the craving? Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful 2013!

  10. Yummy! Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at

    Have a great day!

  11. Chocolate and egg nog together!! YUM! This looks so yummy! -The Six Sisters

  12. Wow! This looks fantastic! I’d love for you to link this post up to my weekly link party.

  13. I’ll take a serving right now please :)

  14. This looks heavenly! Thanks so much for linking up this week. :)

  15. This looks delicious. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  16. Wow that looks amazing! Glad I found this at the One Project Closer link up party. :) Megan

  17. Oh. My. Word. What a unique and AMAZING recipe!

  18. Oh my… eggnog and chocolate! a match made in heaven!
    Thanks so much for this delicious recipe!

    hugs x

  19. To late, but I’ve already broken my diet. So I can make this, right???

  20. This does look decadent and bread pudding is my husbands all time favorite dessert. So I will be making this soon! Thank you.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  21. Oh my goodness this looks ridiculously delicious!!!!!!! Sounds absolutely divine!!!

  22. This looks amazing!! So, so delicious. Great pictures too!!


  23. Oh yum, this looks so decadent! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday!

  24. Oh yum- that sounds wickedly good!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  25. I love bread pudding, but this looks like plain old bread pudding just won’t do anymore. I’m a new follower. I saw your link on Creating my Way to Success. I would love for you to come by and share your creativity with my friends @

    Robin@ Fluster Buster
    Fluster Muster Linky Party – Wednesdays

  26. I am pinning this for next year! Sounds amazing. Thanks for linking up @

  27. Whoa! Thankfully I haven’t made any resolutions so I won’t be breaking any by making this glorious, decadent bread pudding! It looks so moist, gooey, and chocolatey. I love chocolate and I love eggnog but I’ve never combined the two flavours. I’ll have to make this recipe asap to find out for myself how delicious they taste together.

  28. This looks delish! Thanks for linking up to my link party. :)

  29. I pinned this :)


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