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!
• 3 eggs
• ⅓ cup all purpose flour
• ¾ cup granulated sugar
• 2 Tbsp. cocoa
• 2 tsp. baking powder
• 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!
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:
Watch the FULL video tutorial!
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