Chocolate Yule Log
Yule logs are a must at Christmas!
75g Plus Extra For Dusting Caster Sugar
75g Plain Flour
25g Cocoa Powder
100g Unsalted Butter
100g Icing Sugar
75g Milk Chocolate
I’ve opened the first two doors on my advent calendar, had the first Christmas meal and even written a few cards so it’s about time I share a Christmas recipe with you. Chocolate yule logs always remind me of tea time on Christmas day. You know, when you’ve already eaten your breakfast, lots of turkey with all the trimmings for lunch, scoffed some Christmas pudding and had a few sneaky chocolates. You think you couldn’t possibly eat any more without bursting. And then they bring out the sausage rolls, turkey sandwiches and mince pies and oh yes I’ll have a nice bit of Chocolate yule log with cream because I haven’t eaten enough chocolate and cake today.
This recipe is from the Cadbury website. I chose to make this one because it doesn’t use cream in the frosting so keeps a little better. It may be December but I’m trying to have at least a little restraint and not eat all the food in one go.
Preheat the oven to 200ºc and grease and line a swiss roll tin. Using a mixer (hand or stand) whisk the eggs and sugar together until thick and creamy and leaves a trail.
Sieve in the flour and cocoa powder and fold in carefully with 1tbsp hot water. There’s not raising agent so try not to deflate the eggs! Pour into the swiss roll tin and spread the mixture right to the edges and corners. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until springy.
Sprinkle caster sugar over a large piece of baking parchment and turn the hot cake out onto it. Trim the edges and make a dent alone the width and roll the cake up with the paper. To make the icing first melt the chocolate in the microwave. Mix the butter and icing sugar together and when smooth add the melted chocolate.
When the cake is cool, unroll it and spread 1/3 of the icing over it. Roll it up again and cut a small portion off at a diagonal and place to one side to form a branch. Cover the whole cake with the remaining icing and use a fork to create a woody effect.