“This is a one of those recipes that comes around once a year during the Holiday Season. Everyone has to try one, and this is a delicious one to have on your table.”
READY IN:
12mins
YIELD:
1 Yule Log
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Beat eggs until thick. Gradually beat in sugar and then slowly blend the water and vanilla inches
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Slowly add to egg mixture, blending until smooth. Pour into 15x10 jelly roll pan lined with foil (You can also use a cookie sheet with a raised edge. I bring the foil up about 1-inch all around the edge of the pan.) The cake batter is thick and airy. Spread it evenly over the pan. (The cake is thin and like a sponge cake). Bake in a 375F oven 12-15 minutes.
  3. Loosen edges of foil and turn out onto a towel sprinkled with confectioners sugar. remove foil - you may have to pry the corners a little from the edges of the cake. Roll the cake in the towel from the narrow end. it will only roll two times. Let sit in towel until completely cool. Work rather quickly here. The idea here is to get the cake rolled up in the towel while it is still hot and pliable.
  4. When cool - unroll cake and place on a serving platter.
  5. CREAM FILLIING:
  6. Combine heavy cream, confectioners sugar, and instant coffee powder. Whip until thick enough to spread. Spread cake with sweetened whipped cream and then re-roll. It will rather flop back into a rolled shape.
  7. CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
  8. Melt unsweetened chocolate (or unsweetened cocoa and butter). Mix sugar, salt, millk and vanilla. Add chocolate and blend well. Let stand, stirring occasionally until spreading consistency. To spread frosting, dip knife or narrow spatula in hot water. Now spread the roll with the chocolate icing. Draw the tongs of a fork along the length of the frosted log to resemble bark.
  9. Decorate the edge of the log on the plate with cherries and lemon leaves or sprigs of holly. Enjoy!
  10. :

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a
SORT BY: