As I planned for the holiday’s I considered making a yule log for the first time, but since I wasn’t hosting a large holiday party I decided to take a different approach. A deconstructive yule log or Buche de Noel. Typically, a yule log is made of a rolled chocolate sponge cake with vanilla frosting and topped with ganache. So naturally a chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting wrapped in a wood grain design wrapper sounded like a great way to interpret the yule log, kid style. Nested together with some festive decorations you have a perfect “yule log” design for your holiday table centerpiece.
This recipe makes 6 cupcakes, again great for the small family, but if you need more please adjust the recipe to meet your needs. These moist cupcakes have great chocolate flavor due to the use of coffee, so I highly recommend not skipping that ingredient. Enjoy the holiday’s with this festive take on the yule log!
Have you ever made a yule log? If so, I would love to hear about your experience. Leave a comment below.