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This may be the most delicious and elaborate holiday dessert you've never had

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This may be the most delicious and elaborate holiday dessert you've never had

WATCH |  There's tons of all-time favorite holiday desserts, but have you ever tried the classic French dish Bûche de Noël (aka yule log cake)? We got a firsthand look at how it's made with Fabrice Bendano, executive pastry chef of Le Diplomate in Washington, D.C.  

A different spin on a classic

Traditionally, a yule log cake is a sponge cake rolled with different layers of fillings like vanilla cream or chocolate ganache. 

Fabrice has a different spin -- his rendition has two crunchy-thin layers of hazelnut and praline. As he assembles the layers in a plastic mold, he fills the in-between layers with chocolate ganache and decorates the final product with powdered chocolate "snow" using a spraying tool.

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Gold flakes are a last-minute addition to bolster the dish's decadent charm and intrigue.

Bûche de Noëls are a popular dessert not only in France, but most French-speaking countries and regions.

Here's popular NYC pastry chef Dominque Ansel's take on the Bûche de Noël.

Usually they are adorned with elaborate decorations. 

The artistry! 

This may be the most delicious and elaborate holiday dessert you've never had

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