Sunday, December 27, 2020

Yule log...

 Kelly and I have always wanted to make a yule log.  This was the year. We took the plunge and made the traditional Christmas cake.

Yule Log Cake

3/4 c. Flour

1/3 c. Cocoa

1 t. Baking Powder

1/2 t. Salt

4 Eggs divided

3/4 c. Sugar

5 T. Sour Cream

1/4 c. Butter melted

1 t. Vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 17x12 inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper.

 Whisk together dry ingredients.  Then separate egg yolks from whites. Mix yolks with sugar and whip.  Add sour cream, butter, and vanilla.  Whip whites until soft peaks form then fold into cake mix.  Spread into jelly roll pan and bake for 10-12 minutes.  Slowly roll up.

Allow to cool.  Meanwhile, make the filling.  Whip 1 c. Cream, 1/4 c. Powdered Sugar, 1 t. Vanilla.  Whip until peaks form.  Unroll the cake, spread the filling, then reroll without parchment paper.
1/2 stick of butter melted
1 1/2 c. Powdered Sugar
5 T. Cocoa
1 t. Vanilla
3 T. Cream
Pinch of salt
Beat And spread over Yule log.
It turned out perfectly, but was one heck of a sugar rush   Ella was tired just watching us.  
We had a very Merry Christmas.  I hope everyone also enjoyed the holiday.


  1. Beautiful. It looks just like what they do on those baking shows! -Jenn

  2. You made a good job of that yule log. You just need a little robin to come and perch on top of it.

  3. I made one of those years ago. It was a lot of work but worth it for the Christmas party we had. Don't think I"ll ever make another. Yours looks very good.


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