Bûche de Noël Cake

A head-turning traditional French holiday dessert.

Buche de Noel cake

Every year during the month of December, we release a special cake as part of the winter menu. Dating back to the 19th century, the bûche de Noël (buche de Noel) cake or Christmas yule log is a French Christmas tradition. The yule logs are often served with one end cut off and set atop the cake or protruding from its side to resemble a chopped off branch. The cake is a depiction of the yule log that was burned starting on Christmas Eve; burning the yule log represented the new year to come and was thought to bring a family good luck. The bûche de Noël is meant to be shared with friends and family with leftovers being enjoyed for days after Christmas.

Our yule log dessert is composed of a vanilla roulade cake rolled with vanilla pastry cream and simple syrup. We offer three buttercream options, chocolate, coffee, or hazelnut which is dusted with cocoa. Decorations placed atop the cake include fresh cranberries, white chocolate leaves, meringue mushrooms, fresh rosemary, and in-shell nuts.

Below is what you need to know about our bûche de Noël:

When is it available to order?

It is available throughout the month of December.

How many people does this cake serve and what is the price: 

Our version typically serves 10 – 12 people and it costs $48.95.

How do I order this cake:

Call the Amélie’s location nearest you at least 48 hours prior to your desired pick-up time, and place your order over the phone.

Is this cake gluten-free:

No, this cake is not available in a gluten-free option.

How do you serve this cake:

Our pastry chefs recommend keeping this cake refrigerated until an hour before serving. 

How do you pronounce bûche de Noël?

“boosh deh noel”