Christmas Eve Dessert

Merry Christmas!!

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season! Christmas Eve Dessert is one dessert that I always look forward too. Usually my sister and I make whatever appears on the cover of the Bon Appetit Christmas issue but the past few years I have been unimpressed. This year we decided to try something different. I found this recipe from Food Network star Duff Goldman in People Magazine and I have to say it is a new favorite! It it one of the easiest cakes and frosting that I have ever made. 

Chocolate Cake Recipe 

• 2 cups all-purpose flour

• 2 cups sugar 

• 1 teaspoon baking soda

• 1 teaspoon kosher salt

• 1 cup butter (2 sticks)

• 1/2 cups brewed coffee

• 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

• 3 extra-large eggs

• 1/2 cup buttermilk 

• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

American Buttercream Recipe

• 2 cups butter, softened 

• 6 cups powdered sugar

• 1/4 cup milk

• 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

• Pinch of kosher salt


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 (9 inch) round cake pans. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper. Grease tops of paper.

2. Whisk together flour and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. 

3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Whisk in coffee, cocoa powder, and 1/2 cup water; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Whisk butter mixture into flower mixture until blended. 

4. Which together eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add to flour mixture, whisking until blended and smooth. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 

5. Cool in pans on wire racks for 15 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks. 

6. Frost with American Buttercream. 

Frosting Directions 

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl of electric mixer. Best on low sore with whisk attachment 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Then best at medium speed until creamy. 

Credit to Duff Goldman and People Magazine for this recipe

Stay tuned for some more recipes!!





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