Christmas Bûche de Noël Cake

Christmas Bûche de Noël Cake
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The Bûche de Noël or Yule log cake is a festive and classic holiday treat to prepare for Christmas. 

8
Servings
307
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 2 Cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 Cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cake

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Pinch of cream of tartar
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Directions

For the filling

In a large bowl, whip the cream, confectioners' sugar, cocoa, and vanilla until thick and stiff. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the cake

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a 10-by-15-inch jellyroll pan with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale. Mix in the cocoa,  vanilla, and salt.

In a separate bowl, use beaters to beat the whites until they form stiff peaks. While beating, gradually add in the sugar and cream of tartar. Fold the yolk mixture into the whites. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cake springs back when lightly touched. Remove the cake from the pan immediatly and turn onto a large piece of parchement paper. Remove and discard parchment paper from the back of the cake. Let the cake cool.

Spread the filling to within 1 inch of the edge. Roll the cake up with the filling inside. Place seam side down and cover in chocolate frosting. Run the prongs of a fork along the outisde to make wood-like markings. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
38g
29%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
91µg
13%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
211mg
21%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
53mg
8%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
154mg
10%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
41g
2%

Christmas Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Christmas Cooking Tip

When planning your menu, maximize the number of items that can be prepared in advance so you can enjoy your food without stress.