Buche De Noel / Yule Log Cake

25 mins (prep 15, cooking 10)
10 ingredients
6 servings
A traditional dessert served during the Christmas holidays in France, Belgium, Quebec, Lebanon and several other Christian-populated francophone countries as well as in the UK. As the name indicates, the cake is generally prepared, presented, and garnished so as to look like a log ready for the fire. The traditional bûche is made from a Génoise or other sponge cake, generally baked in a large, shallow Swiss roll pan, frosted, rolled to form a cylinder, and frosted again on the outside. The most common combination is a basic yellow sponge cake, frosted and filled with chocolate buttercream; however, many variations on the traditional recipe exist, possibly including chocolate cakes, ganache and espresso or otherwise-flavored frostings and fillings. Bûches are often served with a portion of one end of the cake cut off and set on top of the cake or protruding from its side to resemble a chopped off branch, and bark-like texture is often produced in the buttercream for further realism. These cakes are often decorated with powdered sugar to resemble snow, tree branches, fresh berries, and mushrooms made of meringue.

Categories:  seasonal , north-american , french , egg , low-sodium , low-in... , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , belgian , <-30-mins , winter , quebec , european , cakes , canadian , dessert ,
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Serving Size (95.1 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 421.0 Calories from Fat 150.57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.73g 154.4%
Saturated Fat 10.42g 312.61%
Trans Fat 0.65g %
Cholesterol 46.99mg 93.98%
Sodium 177.95mg 44.49%
Total Carbohydrate 62.64g 125.27%
Dietary Fiber 0.69 g 16.44%
Sugars 31.59 g %
Protein 5.7g 68.34%
Vitamin A 504.39IU% Vitamin C 0.38mg%
Calcium 89.57mg% Iron 2.93mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
confectioners' sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder