It's almost Christmas! This means it's almost time for friends and/or family, food and lots of presents! So maybe take a break from putting up the tree (if you haven't already) or hanging up tinsel, baubles, or pretty lights, and make something for the Christmas party! I made a few yule logs (or bouche de noel's); the mocha one is that huge one in the middle (recipe from taste of home). My blog post on the other logs is here.
The recipe I've typed below is for TWO yule logs, so if you're only making one, halve the values, obviously. All the ingredients are...
10 eggs (separated)
2 cups granulated sugar (divided)
1 cup cake flour (if you can't find cake flour, just make it! Use this.)
½ cup baking cocoa
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
Mocha Cream Filling:
2 cups thickened cream
1 cup confectioner's sugar
3 tsp instant coffee granules
Mocha Buttercream Frosting
⅔ cups butter (softened)
⅔ cups baking cocoa
4 cups confectioner's sugar
3 tsp vanilla extract (I just used vanillin sugar)
2 tbsp brewed coffee
4 to 6 tbsp milk
°C for 12-15 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly touched. Do not overcook.
17. Now frost the cake! Remember, trees aren't usually perfectly smooth so it's okay to have dings and roughness with your frosting. Using a fork or skewer, make lines resembling bark. Then you may or may not want to chill it again.
And there you have it! A mocha yule log! Now onto the next one...