Bake a Boozy Bûche de Noël

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Finished Buche de Noel cake to delight your Christmas guests

Decorated Buche de Noel cake to delight your Christmas guests!

Oh, how I love December! It’s a time where I say, “I’m going to bake, bake, bake!” Cookies, breads and today, I’m going to share with you one of my most favorite family recipes made with a bit of a boozy twist. It’s my take on my Aunt Elaine’s chocolate roll bake I’ve called, “A Boozy Bûche de Noël”!

If you’ve never tasted a Bûche de Noël cake before, you are in for quite a treat! Also referred to as a Christmas yule log, this uniquely cylindrical bake is typically made of different flavors of sponge cake and buttercream with an optional frosting of silky ganache.  

Grab your mixing bowls, hand beater or mixer, then turn on your favorite holiday tunes! Gather these ingredients, then watch the full how-to video below for a super delicious holiday treat that will soon become a tradition in your family recipe book! Let’s get bak’n!

Sweet and simple decorations create an impressive cake.

Sweet and simple decorations create an impressive cake.

Cake Ingredients:

• 3 eggs

• ⅓ cup all purpose flour

• ¾ cup granulated sugar

• 2 Tbsp. cocoa

• 2 tsp. baking powder

Cake Instructions:

For cake instructions, visit the full “BoozyBûche de Noël” article on today’s sponsor, Universal Furniture’s Explore Home blog.

Filling:

• ½ cup salted butter

• ½ cup powdered sugar

• 2 egg yolks

• 2 Tbsp. liqueur of choice (we used Bailey’s Irish Cream)

• 1 ½ cups fresh raspberries

Recipe Note: Add an extra Tbsp. for a more boozier taste, then add a touch more powdered sugar if the filling becomes too loose. Try different types of liqueurs such as Kirsch (cherry), Frangelico (hazelnut), Amaretto, Coconut Rum, Godiva, Grand Marnier, and many more!

Filling Instructions:

For filling instructions, visit the full “BoozyBûche de Noël” article on Universal Furniture’s Explore Home blog.

Boozy Whipping Cream:

• 1 cup heavy whipping cream

• 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar

• 2 – 3 Tbsp. liqueur of choice (we used more Bailey’s Irish Cream)

Whipping Cream Instructions:

For whipping cream instructions, visit the full “BoozyBûche de Noël” article on Universal Furniture’s Explore Home blog.

Watch the FULL video tutorial!

Isn't this slice of cake so festive and scrumptious looking?

Isn’t this slice of cake so festive and scrumptious looking?

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).