8 Gorgeous Bûche de Noël Cakes to Inspire You

Bûche de Noël cakes (also known as Yule Logs) are absolutely beautiful – and easier to make than they look. Although a chocolate sponge cake may be traditional – and always welcome – it can be fun to experiment with different flavors and toppings. 

Martha Stewart’s yule log is covered in a luscious white chocolate mousse.

This Black Forest Buche de Noel is made by rolling fondant with a wood grain texture mat. The cherry jam is a delicious twist.

Trust Cordon Bleu to skip the traditional chocolate sponge and opt for a bright citrus cake.

The naked cake trend has finally reached the holiday season, as evidenced by Mary Barry’s version of the yule log!

This tiramisu buche de noel may be my favorite – it looks absolutely luscious!

Not everyone is a fan of red velvet, but the Kitchn’s peppermint yule log is undeniably stunning.

A twist on the traditional log shape! This Winter Birch Tree Cake from Cakegirls uses candy coating to create the “bark” exterior.

Another stump cake for those of us who prefer to work with layers! This Black Forest version from Chowhound features a cherry filling and a bittersweet chocolate frosting.