A Dreamy Cake You Can Dress Up or Down for the Holidays

"But, as with all dessert dilemmas, there is a sweet solution. Enter: the naked cake. These cakes have been all the rage for good reason—they’re easy to make and don’t require full frosting or any complicated decorations. Plus, less frosting makes for less of a sugar bomb, something I’m often grateful for come holiday time, when it’s normal to eat sugar from breakfast through bedtime. My favorite combo is a simple cake, like my sour cream sponge cake (I multiplied the recipe x2 and baked it in two 9 inch cake pans), paired with an easy frosting, like American buttercream (I doubled this one, too). A few keys for the perfect “naked” cake..."

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