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Buche de Noel finished cake

Buche de Noel

Karon
This delightful chocolate Christmas yule log cake is easy to make and a classic
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course baking
Cuisine French
Servings 10
Calories 531 kcal

Equipment

  • Swiss roll tin

Ingredients
 

  • 4 medium free range eggs
  • 150 g 5oz caster sugar (super fine sugar)
  • 125 g 4oz self raising flour (baking flour)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder

Filling

  • 284 ml Half pint double cream (heavy cream)
  • 200 g 7oz icing sugar (confectioners sugar)

Frosting

  • 50 g 1.75oz unsalted butter
  • 50 g 1.75oz cream cheese
  • 100 g 3.5oz dark chocolate chopped
  • 225 g 8oz icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 100 g 3.5oz cocoa powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 200C and grease and line a swiss roll tin
  • whip the eggs and sugar till they double in volume
  • sieve the flour and cocoa powder and fold this into the egg mixture with a metal spoon
  • Pour cake batter into prepared tin and bake for approx 10 minutes till it bounces back when you touch the centre
  • Tip the cake on to a new piece of baking parchment and peel off the old paper
  • score a line on short edge and use baking parchment to roll the cake then leave it to cool

Filling

  • Whip sugar and cream till you get soft peaks

Frosting

  • Beat all the ingredients together

Assembling the cake

  • Unroll the sponge and spread with the cream then roll up putting open end down on serving plate
  • Cut a thick diagonal slice from one end of the cake and place this against side of cake to create a V branch
  • Cover the whole cake in the chocolate frosting and make surface rough like bark by running over it with a fork
  • Sprinkle with some extra icing sugar like snow and add holly etc to decorate

Notes

You can use grated chocolate on top of the frosting or make strips of chocolate using a potato peeler from a bar of either milk or plain chocolate (or both for a nice textured look) and scatter these on top of the frosting.

Nutrition

Calories: 531kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 8gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 58mgPotassium: 312mgFiber: 5gSugar: 59gVitamin A: 705IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chocolate cake, swiss roll
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