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Chocolate Yule Log

Nothing says Christmas quite like the classic Yule log, aka Buche de Noel, a sponge roll cake filled with frosting and decorated with wintry woodland wonders. Featuring a straightforward combo of chocolate sponge and mocha buttercream, Chef John's version is a must-try this holiday season, requiring no special techniques, just the requisite time and effort that any special occasion dessert deserves. The key is treating your sponge right. Here you'll watch how to whip the batter to get that perfect rise as well as how to roll up the sponge with minimal sticking! After filling and chilling the log, you'll cut off and attach a "branch" to the final showstopping product. Get the recipe for Chef John's Chocolate Yule Log.

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