Blogmas Day 3 | Chocolate Yule Log

035Okay, so I already failed at keeping up-to-date with Blogmas #worstbloggerever #notorganised. Anyway, here is day three of Blogmas and hopefully I shall upload day four and day five tomorrow.

Nothing says Christmas like a Chocolate Yule Log. This was my first attempt at making a Yule Log and I am pretty pleased with the results. I followed the recipe from Tanya Burrs baking book – Tanya Bakes.003What you will need:

1 Swiss roll tin

4 eggs

140g golden caster sugar

60g Self-rasing flour

50g cocoa powder

450ml double cream

250g dark chocolate

icing sugar, holly and glitter to decorate

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Combine together the eggs, sugar, flour and sugar and pour into a greased Swiss roll tin and bake for 8-10 minutes. Once cooked turn the cake out onto a clean piece of grease proof paper. Score a line about 2cm from the bottom of the cake being careful not to fully cut through the cake. Roll up the cake as tight as possible into a Swiss roll shape and leave to completely cool.006008009011014015016While the cake is cooling it is time to make the ganache. In a pan melt together the chocolate and 200ml of cream. Once the chocolate has fully melted leave to cool until hard. 019018020Whip up the rest of the cream until it forms soft peaks. Unroll the yule log as gently as possible as this is where you are likely to get crack or for the cake to break (this happened to me but don’t worry, it’s still workable!) Evenly spread the cream over the cake and roll the cake back up. 021023028030034031Spread the ganache over the log with a knife and then using a fork create lines to look like bark. Dust with icing sugar and a sprig of holly, glitter is optional but I think it looks pretty 🙂 037039038035I would love to know if you re-created a yule log, post in the comments and let me know.


Sophie x

Read Blogmas Day Two here.


10 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 3 | Chocolate Yule Log

  1. You’re doing great with Blogmas. Don’t worry. It can be anything you want it to be.

    This cake looks incredible. The holly is a lovely touch. While on my advent chocolate ban I’m allowed chocolate flavoured things I think this cake may be a step too far but I might make it on my christmas holidays. Not done baking in ages but you’re inspiring me.

    V ❤

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