This version of the traditional French Christmas cake is filled with coffee buttercream and covered in chocolate ganache. See How to Roll and Decorate A Bûche de Noël for illustrated step-by-step instructions.
Melted butter is brushed between each layer of this delicious spice cake creating a very moist result.
Triestines like to make tender boiled strudels like this as well as the crisp Austrian type.
Of all the delights that grace the French Christmas table, probably nothing inspires more childlike joy than this dessert.