Yule Log

Yule Log

"It's become a tradition to prepare this Yule Log for holiday gatherings. The filling recipe came from an aunt and the butter cream frosting was my creation. I've taught cake decorating in 4-H for 14 years, but I've been cooking since I was old enough to stand on a chair and help my mother. Now my 9-year-old granddaughter is showing interest, too!"
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45 m servings
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Original recipe yields 14 servings

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks at high speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating until mixture is thick and light-colored. Add flour and cocoa, beating on low speed. In another bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into batter. mix until no streaks of white remaining. Grease a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan; line with waxed paper, and grease and flour paper. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly. Cover with waxed paper and cool completely on wire rack. Remove paper; invert cake onto an 18-in. long piece of waxed paper dusted with confectioners' sugar. Trim edges from all four sides of cake. For filling, combine flour and milk in a saucepan. Cook over low heat; stirring until thick. Cool. In a mixing bowl, cream sugar, butter and vanilla. Add flour mixture; bet until fluffy. Fold in walnuts if desired. Spread on cake; roll up, jelly-roll style, starting from one short end. For frosting, beat butter until fluffy in a small bowl. Beat in sugar, cocoa and coffee. Spread over cake, using a fork to create a bark-like effect. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and nuts if desired.

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I really liked this recipe. One change I made was to the frosting. As written it is way to buttery. I had to add more icing sugar and more coffee to even out the flavors. The cake was easy to m...

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I had some major "issues" while making this Yule Log. First the cake itself didn't seem to have much flavor. I'm no expert baker either and the directions seemed very vauge. The filling didn't ...

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I really liked this recipe. One change I made was to the frosting. As written it is way to buttery. I had to add more icing sugar and more coffee to even out the flavors. The cake was easy to m...

This is the most delicous yule log we've ever had. It's not very sweet, the filling is very creamy & absolutely fantastic with the nuts. little hint though, once the cake comes out of the oven, ...

I had some major "issues" while making this Yule Log. First the cake itself didn't seem to have much flavor. I'm no expert baker either and the directions seemed very vauge. The filling didn't ...

I baked this for Christmas, and it was absolutely delicious! I made some variations to the original recipe. I baked the genoise the same way, then I rolled it into a wet kitchen towel, and let i...

This was an absolute hit at our Christmas table!!! The filling and frosting were the best part of the yule log!!! I will certainly use them for other cakes as well. One part that I did differen...

Ok so the first part went very smooth which was nice because this is my very first time making a yule log. The second part, the filling, I DON'T THINK SO !!! Umm, it was not fluffy at all, it wa...

The directions were extremely vague and generally unhelpful. I followed them as well as possible and my cake came out extremely rubbery. It rolled with no problem, but the texture is awful. It a...

I had the same problem as others with the filling - just liquid. The instructions are very vague at parts. After the filling turned out to be "not filling" I gave up told my mom (who was helpi...

It turned out alright, but the filling was overly buttery. I'm thinking for round two, I'm going to blend in more sugar, and maybe some melted chocolate. Also the powdered chocolate tastes funny...

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