Festive Baking – The Yule Log

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The last instalment of my “festive baking” series… Is the classic Christmas Yule log! If you are a chocolates fan you will love this recipe! It’s such a great alternative to the Christmas pudding and Christmas cake as its all chocolate… My fav! I got my inspiration for this recipe here! 

  

You will need:

  • 250gicing sugar 
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 6 large eggs
  • Vanilla essence
  • 175g dark chocolate 

 
Separate the egg whites and egg yolks… 

   
Add the caster sugar vanilla extract to the yolks, and mix together. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until they peak. Then fold the egg whites into the rest of the ingredients. 

  Add the mix into a Swiss roll tin (rectangle baking tray)   
To make the icing you will need to melt the chocolate. Add the icing sugar and butter to a bowl and mix together. Once the chocolate has melted and is cool, mix in with the icing sugar and butter… 

  I picked a few toppings to decorate my log with… Silver glitter and white stars…   
Once the cake has baked it should be quite flat still. Take a spoonful of the chocolate icing and spread it over the cake. Then roll the cake. If it breaks don’t worry as it will be covered with more icing… As you can see it gets very messy! Cover the cake in icing and I used a icing tool to create waves/lines over the cake to make it look like a real tree!

  

TA DAH…

  
 
It was soooo yummy! I was really pleased with it considering it was my first attempt! It wasn’t hard at all to make just a bit fiddly…
Anna X 

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