If you attend a dinner in France for Christmas, it is likely you will be served a bûche de Noël for dessert.  Bûches de Noël are edible yule logs typically made with a genoise cake and decorated as simply or as fancy as you want!  Below we’ve rounded up a few recipes- from easy to hard, traditional to modern- from around the world wide web, both in English et en français!  If baking a bûche sounds overwhelming, don’t hesitate to check out this article on tips for making the perfect one!

Les recettes en français


“La meilleure" recette



Journaldesfemmes.fr vous invite de découvrir cette recette au chocolat noir et extrait de café. 

La bûche au Nutella: niveau facile!



« Aucune excuse pour ne pas faire votre bûche maison cette année ! » dit cuisineaz.com


Bûche blanche aux fruits



Vous n'aimez pas de chocolat ?  Essayez cette recette de cuisineactuelle.fr !

Bûche au praliné



Miam !  Miam !  C'est bon ça ! Une autre bonne recette de cuisineactuelle.fr.

Bûche à la mousse au chocolat



Mousse au chocolat et la bûche?  Oui !  Merci Marmiton.

Recipes in English


Classic style



Looking for a classic take on this tasty treat? Look no further than Tyra Rachele's recipe on AllRecipes.com which she describes as, "a heavenly flourless chocolate cake rolled with chocolate whipped cream."

An easy-to-follow-along recipe



The Spruce Eats wants to help bakers best plan their creations with workable categories to coach you through!

Cherry and Chocolate Bûche


This cherry take on the classic bûche comes from executive pastry chef Dominique Ansel of Daniel in New York City. Featured here on foodandwine.com, this light dessert is sure to be a festive hit!

A recipe inspired by Ladurée


Saveur claims that this take on the classic dessert, inspired by famous Parisian pastry shop Laduree, "never fails to inspire joy during the holidays." A tall order for one cake!


Triple chocolate delight



This recipe from Taste of France uses THREE types of chocolate! 

Do you have a favorite recipe for your bûche de Noël?



Natalie Collet

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From the Midwest, Natalie is a Francophile at heart. Her interest in French started when studying ballet and​ the language and culture entranced her through her student years.​ She became involved with the - Alliance - in the suburbs of Chicago after she spent an unforgettable year teaching English in a French high school near Bordeaux. She is happy to join the team in Boston and work with the members to provide them with unique opportunities​, ​quality programming​, and a community through French!

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