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Mocha Yule Log Recipe
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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 serving (1 slice) equals 341 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 130 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g 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

Nutritional Facts

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

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
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!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

I make this every year for our traditional family Christmas Eve. It gets devoured as soon as it gets put out.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

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

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