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Mocha Yule Log Recipe

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This eye-catching dessert is guaranteed to delight holiday dinner guests. Chocolate lovers will lick their lips over the yummy cocoa cake, mocha filling and frosting. For a festive touch, I garnish the log with marzipan holly leaves and berries. -Jenny Hughson, Mitchell, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 65 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 65 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • MOCHA CREAM FILLING:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • MOCHA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon brewed coffee
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 341 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

Directions

  1. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with parchment paper; grease the paper. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks on high until light and fluffy. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to egg yolk mixture until blended.
  3. Beat egg whites on medium until foamy. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Stir a fourth into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining egg whites until no streaks remain.
  4. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until cake springs back (do not overbake). Cool for 5 minutes; invert onto a linen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Peel off parchment paper. Roll up in the towel, starting with a short side. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and coffee granules. Beat until stiff peaks form; chill. Unroll cooled cake; spread filling to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place on serving platter; chill.
  6. In a large bowl, beat frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost cake. Using a fork, make lines resembling tree bark. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Yule Log in Taste of Home December/January 2003, p37


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Summy User ID: 1386846 240398
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"I did it! I'm so proud of myself! I made this for Christmas, and I live at 4,500 feet and it still worked. It was spongy creamy yummness. StefaniBuhajla, your daughter was my inspiration. And, I will definitely be making this again next year!"

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StefaniBuhajla User ID: 6473901 235619
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"My 17 year old daughter wanted to try her hand at a Yule log for our family celebration. It was a challenge for someone new to baking but, she followed the recipe exactly and it was fantastic! I can't tell you how much everyone raved about it. I wish we could post pictures here because it wasn't just scrumptious, it was gorgeous! I have the picture of my daughter's creation using this recipe over at pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/47921183511113452/"

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nghartmann User ID: 8188728 216271
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"I have never rated a recipe before, but I made an account just to do that. It is so good! It came out picture perfect and it was delicious. There is literally nothing I would change. I made meringue cookie mushrooms to go on top to make it look cute!"

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Engeland User ID: 6576461 215864
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"EXCELLENT!!!!!! My Belgian husband and I loved this and I just added this to my recipe box. Definitely my "go to" cake recipe for Xmas. Thank you"

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bwilkin User ID: 3339114 66139
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"One word - YUMMY. Made for dessert for our family Christmas dinner and everyone loved it. Definitely a keeper."

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JesSimon User ID: 7515799 45439
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"I made this Yule log twice, the first time was to make sure it turned out/tasted good. It did and was. So the second time I made this was for Thanksgiving dessert. I doubled the frosting the first time because I didn't want to run out-that was not needed, because I had plenty of frosting. The second time I made it-I doubled the mocha filling-which is the best part! The log was a bit flatter-due to the extra filling, but once iced it held together well! This dessert is pretty and tastes delish, everyone who tried it really enjoyed it too!"

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marymcmuff User ID: 2350879 113211
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"This was a great recipe, got rave reviews from everyone."

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rileylang User ID: 5107416 120943
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"this will be on my table every Christmas. Everyone enjoyed it."

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vinnie452 User ID: 6418070 89371
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"followed this recipe and it is the best one yet very easy and everyone loves it"

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SueVes User ID: 30047 132707
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"This recipe is a bit of work but everyone loves it and asks for it on holidays"

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