This twist on the traditional Christmas yule log will have any lover of Baileys singing a holiday cheer.
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There’s something so cozy, festive and inviting about a holiday yule log! Especially one made of cake. ? Did you know it’s really pretty easy to make a yule log? My recipe uses boxed cake mix and I’ll give you directions for rolling the cake as well as decorating to look just like a beautiful log. But first, you may be wondering… What’s the history and origin of the yule log? You might be curious about origin of the yule log dessert. Or you might not be. So I’ll keep it short and sweet and you can do your own Googling if you need more info. The yule log is a Nordic tradition that began with an actual log which was part of an entire tree burned a little bit each day during the 12 days of Christmas. (Read the full story here). Somewhere along the way, the idea of the yule log was transformed into a dessert. Brilliant. What ingredients are in a Yule log cake? If you’ve never seen or enjoyed a yule log cake, I’d say it’s similar to a giant Ho Ho or chocolate Swiss roll cake. Except instead of a chocolate coating, it’s covered with chocolate frosting. The frosting is often made to look like the bark of a log. With this recipe, I’m going to show you how to do this to your yule log! (Don’t worry, it’s really easy, no professional bakery skills required.) Actually in general, a yule log cake is incredibly easy to make if you start with a cake mix. Why is this the best yule log cake recipe? Well, I think it’s this one. Why? Because it’s easy and delicious. I’m a big fan of boxed cake mixes because they’re cheap, easy and now you can buy them organic. Report this ad However, I really recommend making your own chocolate frosting if you have time. Homemade chocolate buttercream frosting (click for my recipe) is pretty easy to whip up and it’s so amazingly good. Watch this quick how-to video before you start. You’ll see how to make this yule log cake, step by step. This recipe is easy enough for novice bakers but it’s helpful to see how to prep and roll the cake before you try it. Can you make your own Marshmallow frosting? Yes, you can! If you forgot to pick up marshmallow fluff or frosting at the store, don’t worry. You can make your own. Here are two recipes for homemade marshmallow filling: Homemade Marshmallow Fluff (this tends to be a bit stickier) Homemade Marshmallow Frosting (This is more like frosting but with marshmallow flavor) You can also try this store-bought marshmallow flavored frosting to save time: This fluffy frost is not the same as marshmallow fluff. The texture is a bit different, more light and fluffy and is easier to spread and less sticky. It’s more like frosting but still has that marshmallow flavor. Report this ad Or, just simply use vanilla frosting. All of these options are delicious so choose your favorite or just use whatever is handy. Remember, this is an easy and low stress cake! � Homemade Chocolate Buttercream Frosting I do recommend making making your own chocolate buttercream frosting. It’s very simple, easier to make than the marshmallow filling, and homemade frosting is just so much better than the store bought stuff, it’s worth the extra 5 minutes it takes to whip up. Trust. Here’s my go-to recipe for chocolate buttercream frosting. It’s also linked within the recipe below for when you’re ready to make this. Tips for Success on the First Try Bake time may vary depending on how thick you spread the batter out and also your type of oven. Just be sure not to overcook the cake or you may have trouble rolling it. Recommended baking sheet size is 12″ x 18″ for best results. Keep an eye on the batter. As soon as all the shiny parts disappear, check the center with a toothpick. You don’t want to over cook or it will be harder to roll. When rolling the cake, be sure to use plenty of powdered sugar to prevent it from sticking to the towel. Don’t let the cake cool for more than 5 minutes or it will be difficult to roll and may crack. If the cake cracks, just smooth over the cracks with frosting Roll the cake tightly and while it’s still warm. You’ll need to compress the cake a bit to get a good roll. You may choose to slice off the ends of the cake and leave it unfrosted. Some of the tradition recipes for yule logs I’ve seen do this. I’ve seen the slices stacked together and attached to the side of the log with frosting to look like a branch. Up to you if you want to try this! There’s no right or wrong way to do this in my opinion. This is a fun dessert recipe that can be decorated and served according to your own style. So have fun with it! To save time or simply for a different look, try using woodland-themed cake toppers to decorate vs. cranberries and rosemary. Report this ad What do you need to make a yule log using cake mix? Here are a few tools that will make things easier, less stressful and also just more fun! Report this ad 12″ x 18″ baking pan, silicone liner and cooling rack set Baking spray (with flour) Linen dishtowel Silicone spatula Woodland cake topper set Feeling the holiday spirit? Try making some Christmas cookies too! Typically this is a Christmas dessert so if you’re reading this and Christmas is still pretty far away, pin this recipe for later! While you’re here, check out some of my other recipes. Browse and pin my most popular recipes on Pinterest Or browse all my recipes This easy yule log recipe was featured on Wine’d Down Wednesday, Sew It Craft It Cook It, Back to my Southern Roots and Big Green House! Save Pin5.4k Share13 Email Print 5.4kshares
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Vegan Christmas is not Christmas without a yule log. This was the first ever attempt at making a yule log and it turned out perfectly. This recipe creates a decadent, spongy vegan yule log filled with a silky smooth filling, coated in a scrumptious rich dairy-free chocolate ganache. Are you drooling yet? Yule logs are a sponge cake rolled up with your desired filling. I went traditionally with a chocolate & vanilla yule log and it's perfect for around this time of year. It goes down a treat with a coffee/tea or glass of milk (dairy-free of course). The sponge is super quick & easy to make and is light, full of chocolatly flavour and bakes within 10 minutes!!! This 'pretty as a picture' yule log would be the perfect centrepiece at a Christmas party, festive dinner etc. Make sure you remember to leave a slice out for Santa, I'm sure you would be on his 'good list' for life- haha! This cake looks absolutely stunning, tastes exquisite and is perfect for sharing. Preparation- 10 minutes Baking time- 18-20 minutes Makes- 1 yule log Level- Medium ... Ingredients for the sponge -240ml of dairy-free milk (I use almond milk) -1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar -210g of self-raising flour -100g of golden caster sugar -1 tablespoon of cacao powder -1/2 teaspoon of baking powder -1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda -60g of coconut oil (Melted) Ingredients for the filling -100g of dairy-free butter -160g of icing sugar -2 teaspoons of vanilla extract Ingredients for the chocolate ganache (coating) -100g of dairy-free butter -115g of icing sugar -1 & 1/4 tablespoons of cacao/cocoa powder -1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract -50g of dairy-free chocolate ... To make the sponge Step 1- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees c and line a jelly roll baking tray with grease proof paper. Step 2- In a small bowl, combine the dairy-free with the apple cider vinegar and whisk until fully combined. Set aside for 10 minutes to curdle. This creates a vegan 'buttermilk'. Step 3- In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, sugar, cacao powder, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Mix well to combine. Step 4- Add the melted coconut oil to the 'buttermilk' and whisk to combine. Step 5- Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until a smooth batter. Step 6- Pour into the lined tray and level with a offset spatula, making sure to spread it to the corners. Make sure to tap the tray on the worktop to remove any air bubbles. Step 7- Pop the tray into the preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes. You will know when its done when you put a knife or skewer in and it comes out clean and it is springy to the touch. Step 8- Lay a large piece of baking paper on your work surface, sprinkle over cacao powder and invert the sponge onto the paper, peel way the original baking paper. Step 9- Trim the edges of the sponge with a sharp knife. Step 10- Roll up (from the longer edge) using the paper, rolling it up with the paper inside. Set aside to cool. Rolling it up with the paper inside helps the cake not to stick to itself. Set aside. To make the filling Step 1- Cream the butter in a bowl, on a high speed until creamy. I use my stand mixer with the balloon whisk attachment. Step 2- When your butter/margarine is creamy & light in colour, add in the icing sugar, vanilla extract. Whizz together until fluffy & fully combined. Add a splash of milk if the buttercream is too thick. Step 3- Once the sponge is cool, unroll and spread a thin layer of the filling then re-roll tightly without the paper inside. Pop into the fridge while you make the ganache (coating). To make the ganache Step 1- Melt the chocolate, then set aside to cool. Step 2- Cream the butter in a bowl, on a high speed until creamy. I use my stand mixer with the balloon whisk attachment. Step 3- When your butter/margarine is creamy & light in colour, add in the icing sugar, cacao powder, vanilla extract & melted chocolate. Whizz together until fluffy & fully combined. Add a splash of milk if the buttercream is too thick. Step 4- Transfer the yule log to a serving plate or tray and using a off set spatula or knife, spread the ganache all over the yule log. I used my spatula to create bark texture by creating lines. It looks really realistic and effective. I decorated mt yule log with a sprinkling of snow (icing sugar) and added on some homemade gingerbread cookies- Get my recipe here. Go all out and serve with some sparklers, perfect for New Years! Store in a sealed container in the fridge and best eaten within a few days. ... Make sure you follow me on my social media My Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/thelittleblogofvegan/ Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/littleblogofvegan/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/BlogofVegan I would love to see your take on my recipes. Tag me on social media using the hashtag #Blogofvegan #thelittleblogofvegan <3 All of my social media links are in the side bar...come and say Hi :) Share and follow me for more yummy posts to come! Holly Jade
With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I'd share the recipe for my Ultimate Chocolate Yule Log. I promise it tastes delicious. Enjoy!
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