Buche de noel yule log with mocha filling

Buche de noel yule log with mocha filling

Buche de noel yule log with mocha filling


3/4 cup unbleached flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

4 eggs (separated at room temperature)

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tbsp. confectioner sugar

Mocha filling (see below)


Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit. Grease a 15 1/2 by 10 1/2 jelly- roll pan and line it with waxed paper. In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat the egg whites with a mixer until soft peak stage form (almost firm); gradually add 1/3 cup of sugar and beating until sugar is completely dissolved and egg white have reach the stiff peak stage (very firm) In a different bowl beat egg yolks until creamy and lemony in color. Slowly add 1/2 cup of sugar and the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture, slowly mix and add the beaten whites. Fold slowly with rubber spatula to blend everything together (do not rush to fold. Batter should be very light).

Spread the batter into the jelly – roll pan and bake for 15 minutes. Take a clean cloth and sprinkle with confectioner sugar (this will prevent the roll to stick to the cloth). As soon as the roll is ready remove from oven and invert onto the cloth. Very carefully remove waxed paper. Roll up roll still warm from narrow to end.

Cool the roll completely before unrolling. Unroll the roll and spread with the mocha filling (see below) (keep some of the filling to use for frosting) Spread some mocha cream on the cake and frost. With fork form stripes (to look like a log), go from one end to the other with the fork.

Decorate the “Bûche” with little meringue mushrooms or with little fake poinssetia leaves. Dust with some cocoa powder and refrigerate.

Mocha Filling Ingredients

  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup mocha flavored cocoa powder (sweetened)
  • 2 tbsp. coffee-flavor liqueur.
  • Filling Preparation
  • Beat all ingredients together until stiff.


In France Bûche de Noël is a Christmas tradition. They are available in all the “Patisseries” (bakeries) and come in many different flavors such as: chocolate, vanilla, mocha or grand marnier filling. Some are prepared with butter cream and some with whipped cream and are beautifully decorated with little edible Christmas ornaments.