The Bûche de Noël, or Yule Log cake is a tradition rooted in 19th century France. The cake symbolizes the Yule Log, which burned warm and bright in homes during holiday seasons long ago.
To make your own whimsical, gluten free Bûche de Noël cake, begin by making this fragrant, orange peel-scented chocolate sponge cake recipe.
This recipe is filled with a luscious coffee-flavored butter cream and frosted with rich, silky chocolate mocha buttercream. These buttercream recipes, unlike traditional cooked custard buttercreams- are fast and easy to make- and still very silky and rich.
Traditionally, the Bûche de Noël cake is dusted with powdered sugar and decorated with charming meringue mushrooms. Or fresh bay leaves and cranberries can be used to adorn the Bûche de Noël with natural holiday color.
Recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Sponge Cake