Monday, 11 December 2017

YULE LOG CAKE RECIPE/chocolate Swiss roll cake recipe

"Yule log" (or bûche de Noël French pronunciation is a traditional dessert served near Christmas, especially in BelgiumFranceSwitzerlandQuebec and several former French colonies. Made of sponge cake to resemble a miniature actual Yule log, it is a form of sweet roulade.

The original "Yule log" recipe emerged during the 19th century.It is traditionally made from a genoise, generally baked in a large, shallow Swiss roll pan, iced, rolled to form a cylinder, and iced again on the outside. The most common combination is basic yellow sponge cake and chocolatebuttercream, though many variations which include chocolate cake, ganache, and icings flavored with espresso or liqueurs exist.
"Yule logs" are often served with one end cut off and set atop the cake, or protruding from its side to resemble a chopped off branch. A bark-like texture is often produced by dragging a fork through the icing, and powdered sugar sprinkled to resemble snow. Other cake decorations may include actual tree branches, fresh berries, and mushrooms made of meringue or marzipan.(source : wiki)
Today I'm going to share an easy method of making log cake. It tastes so good. So fluffy and soft cake rolls. I hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you.

Ingredients :

Eggs : 3
All purpose flour/maida : 1/3 cup/40 grams
Cocoa powder : 1/4 cup
Sugar : 1/2 cup/100 grams
Baking powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Vanilla essence : 1 tea spoon
Chocolate buttercream : 500 grams or as needed (recipe here)
Cherries for garnishing

Method :

Line baking tray with parchment paper and keep aside.(I used my baking tray which came with my otg)

Now take eggs in a dry bowl and beat it for 1 minute,then add sugar and beat it for 5 minutes.

Now add vanilla essence and beat it for few seconds.

Now take all dry ingredients in a seive and sift into egg mixture and mix it very gently in cut and fold method.

Now pour this batter into baking tray and spread it evenly.

Preheat oven in 180 degrees Celsius and bake it for 12 minutes or until it's done.

Now invert this baked hot cake on parchment paper and roll it gently and let it cool completely.

Meanwhile prepare your Chocolate buttercream frosting.

Now take cooled cake and spread it , and remove parchment paper gently.

Now put. Big dollop of buttercream and spread it evenly.

Now roll the cake gently and cut a piece of cake to give a log shape.

Now apply buttercream all over the cake and attach piece of cake on its side as shown in the pic.

Now apply buttercream all over the cake  and draw lines with fork to give it a log shape.

That's it, decorate with glazed cherries and enjoy!!!!

Pictorial :

Take eggs in a bowl

Whisk it for 1 minute

Add sugar

Beat it for 5 minutes

Now add vanilla essence and beat it for few seconds

Now take flour, baking powder and cocoa powder in a seive

Sift them into egg mixture

Mix it gently

Now our cake batter is ready

Line baking tray with parchment paper

Pour this into it

Spread it evenly

Bake it

Take parchment paper

Invert​ hot cake on it

Gently remove parchment paper

Roll it

Let it cool completely

Meanwhile prepare your buttercream (recipe here)

Now put a dollop of buttercream

Spread it evenly

Roll it gently

Cut a piece of cake like this

Apply buttercream well

Attach the another piece of cake

Apply buttercream all over the cake

Draw lines with fork to give log effect

Now it's done

Garnish with glazed cherries