Good news for those of us who wait until the last minute to plan our holiday menus: Dessert is Covered This year, Costco is selling Christmas cakes for under $ 10 Frankly, you probably couldn’t once getting the ingredients to make your own cake for this price, not to mention saving you the time and effort A Costco fan account on Instagram, @CostcoDeals (how not I seriously follow this one?), posted the adorable confections in his stories and the internet promptly imploded

For those of you whose family didn’t insist on having one of these beauties on the table every Christmas, the Christmas log – called the Bûche de Noël when you parler français – is a traditional holiday dessert that usually consists of a Genoise sponge (a type of cake I only know by name from The Great British Bake Off) and rolled into a Swiss roll with buttercream before being coated with chocolate buttercream that looks like real wood

The origins of the cake go back to the 17th century Century Back The first recorded recipe, according to History Com, comes to us from a 1615 cookbook by Gervase Markham called The English Huswife.But long before there was a cake, there was a literal protocol.Northern European pagans chose a special tree, brought it into their home, and burned it the tribe at the solstice and on the following nights.The ashes believed to have magical and medicinal properties would be saved to illuminate the log of the following year.The tradition persisted as paganism waned and families on Christmas Eve lit the Christmas log and not the solstice Eventually it became a logarithmic cake I’m not a historian, but I would suggest that this is also the first moment in history where “cakes that look like other things”

Look, I’m going to measure myself against you here: I’ve never met a Costco product that I didn’t like I’m a sucker for the store: it’s one of the most basic things about me, but I lean into it because I feel like I’m getting offers on a box of crackers so big that zoning permission is required. And when it comes to cakes, Costco is impartial: I grew up looking forward to birthdays, graduations, and other celebratory milestones, just to get a cake from Costco While the Christmas cake probably doesn’t have any magical properties, it is almost certainly magically delicious


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