Chocolate Creme Fraiche Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 16 servings
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1¾ cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 1½ teaspoon of vanilla
  • ½ cup of crème fraîche
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup of cocoa powder
  • 1¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ cup of buttermilk
  • 5 ounces of chocolate chips
Creme Fraiche Frosting
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • ½ cup of crème fraîche
  • ½ cup of buttermilk
  • cocoa nibs for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat sugar and butter on high for 4 minutes until pale yellow and fluffy
  3. Add in eggs and egg yolk, beating in between. Add in vanilla and beat on high for two more minutes
  4. Add in crème fraîche, beat until smooth
  5. In separate bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda.
  6. Working in batches, mix in dry ingredients.
  7. Stir in buttermilk.
  8. Stir in chocolate chips.
  9. Pour batter into pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes until knife comes out clean when inserted.
  10. Let cool for 30 minutes in pan. Run a knife along the sides and then invert the cake onto a cooling rack. Let stand until completely cooled.
Crème Fraîche Frosting
  1. Beat cream cheese and butter together. Add in powder sugar and beat until smooth. Add in crème fraîche and butter milk. Beat until combined.
  2. Cut cake in half. Ice one half liberally. Place the other half on top. Ice entire cake.
  3. Sprinkle cocoa nibs all over.
Recipe by Talia Bunting at