Yule Log Cake (Bûche de Noël)

This tasty yule log cake recipe features a delicate chocolate sponge cake wrapped around a silky cream cheese filling and covered in whipped chocolate ganache. It’s festive enough to be the centerpiece at your holiday table!

Yule Log

I’m smitten with yule log cakes, also known as Bûche de Noël. The tradition of this Christmas cake is inspired by the custom of burning the yule log.

The traditional yule log is a chocolate cake roll filled with cream and covered in chocolate. It’s often decorated to look like an actual log with bark and surrounded with marzipan mushrooms.

I put my own spin on this traditional recipe by filling it with cream cheese and decorating it with sugared cranberries and rosemary stems.

I have never made a roll cake before this so I turned to Bake from Scratch to guide me. I used their recipe as a guide and only minimal changes to it.

I found that while the cake looks complex and intimidating, it’s actually quite easy. Read through the instructions first. That way you have an idea of what’s ahead of you. This will make the process even easier!

I also highly recommend using weight measurements for the cake ingredients. It’s important that the measurements are precise. You’ll have a much better cake texture this way!

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