For Christmas Eve dinner I made a Yule Log Cake. I make one almost every year. This is the recipe I use:
- 3 eggs
- 1 C sugar
- 1/3 C water
- 3/4 C flour
- 1/4 C cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 recipe Fudgy Icing
- 1 recipe Chocolate Mousse
Preheat oven to 375°
Line a jelly-roll pan with wax paper, grease paper.
Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored. Beat in sugar, then water and vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients. Gradually beat into egg mixture. Mix until smooth.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes then turn out onto tea towel sprinkled liberally with powdered sugar. Slowly roll up cake and towel. Let cool.
When cool, gently unroll cake. Spread Chocolate Mousse on cake and re-roll.
To decorate, pipe fudgy icing with a rose tip in long and short stripes to resemble bark.
6 oz chocolate, chopped
2 cups whipping cream, divided
3 2 T sugar
Bring 3/4 cup cream to a boil, pour over chocolate, stir until melted. Let cool.
Whip remaining 1 1/4 cups cream and sugar to stiff peaks. Fold into chocolate.
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-3 T hot water
Beat butter, cocoa, and sugar. Add vanilla and enough water to make it pipable.