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These inspiring bûche de noël cakes are holiday baking goals to the nth degree

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

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Yule log recipes

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Yule log recipes

Some call them yule logs, everyone calls these rolled cakes spectacular. Take inspiration from these fancy cakes.

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Eggnog cake yule stump

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Eggnog cake yule stump

Beneath the frosting, meringue mushrooms and marzipan, this eggnog cake is totally to die for. 

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Lemon crème brûlée yule log

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Lemon crème brûlée yule log

Lemon crème brûlée, praline feuillete, hazelnut dacquoise, chocolate mousse — this yule log has it all.

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Flourless chocolate cake yule log

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Flourless chocolate cake yule log

Incredibly moist flourless chocolate cake makes this bûche de noël worthy of a holiday celebration.

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Modern chocolate genoise yule log

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Modern chocolate genoise yule log

Coated in a chocolate mirror glaze, this sleek bûche de noël is decorated with macarons.

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Espresso chocolate bark bûche de noël

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Espresso chocolate bark bûche de noël

Curls of dark chocolate make like bark on this festive yule log cake.

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Baby bûche de noël

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Baby bûche de noël

Perfect for parties, these baby bûche de noël will have your guests singing your praises.

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Mini no-bake bûche de noël

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Mini no-bake bûche de noël

Festive food doesn't get easier than these no-bake mini yule log cakes.

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Peanut butter cup yule log

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Peanut butter cup yule log

Special occasion treats don't get better than this peanut butter-chocolate yule log.

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Red velvet yule log

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Red velvet yule log

Red velvet yule logs decorated with peppermint chocolates make for a festive treat indeed.

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Passionfruit mousse bûche de noël

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Passionfruit mousse bûche de noël

Add some color to your holiday dessert table with this tropical passionfruit yule log.

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Snowy mocha bûche de noël

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Snowy mocha bûche de noël

Dark chocolate mocha bark coated in powdered sugar gives this bûche de noël a snowy look.

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Mulled wine stump de noël

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Mulled wine stump de noël

Mulled wine chocolate cake layered with black cherry buttercream is like a holiday gift for your mouth.

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White chocolate Christmas tea yule log

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White chocolate Christmas tea yule log

Spiced black tea and white chocolate make this yule log topped with candy Christmas trees worth the effort.

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Chocolate-chestnut-rum yule log

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Chocolate-chestnut-rum yule log

Chocolate, chestnut and rum add layers of decadent flavor to this bûche de noël.

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Tiramisu yule log

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Tiramisu yule log

Decadent tiramisu gets a holiday makeover in this yule log recipe.

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Chocolate-mango yule log

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Chocolate-mango yule log

Sweet, tropical mango combined with chocolate puts a surprising twist on this bûche de noël.

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Chocolate-oat cashew cream yule log

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Chocolate-oat cashew cream yule log

Made with rolled oats and a chocolate cashew cream, this yule log is healthy enough for breakfast.

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Chocolate yule log cake

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Chocolate yule log cake

Sinful chocolate cake rolled with whipped cream and a fluffy chocolate icing is as pretty as it is tasty.

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