Tuesday, 3 December 2013

My Favourite Yule Log Recipe.

I absolutely adore this recipe and have been using it to make my yule logs for several years now. It's so delicious and the sponge is pretty much fat free - perfect for this time of year! I smother it in chocolate buttercream and then use a fork to create a bark-like effect before adding a sprinkle of icing sugar just to make it look a little more snowy and festive. The holly and 'Merry Christmas' sign were just odd plastic-y things that I found in the kitchen but I thought completed the whole festive look.


3 Eggs
75g Caster sugar
75g Plain flour
25g Cocoa powder
100g Butter
100g Icing sugar
75g Milk chocolate


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease and line a swiss roll tin with greaseproof paper.
2. Whisk the eggs and sugar together and fold in the flour and cocoa powder. 
3. Bake for 10-12 minutes until it feels springy.
4. When baked, immediately turn the sponge out onto greaseproof paper dusted lightly with caster sugar and trim off the hard edges. 
5. Carefully roll up the cake with the paper still in the middle and leave to cool.
6. Combine the butter and icing sugar together and then stir in the melted chocolate. 
7. Unroll the sponge, spread half of the butter cream inside and up roll again.
8. Use the remaining butter cream to coat the top of the roll.
9. Using a fork, make marks in the butter cream as in the picture to make it look more like a log and sprinkle icing sugar over the top.

22 DAYS TO GO! Cakesfordorothy xoxo


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