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Tipsy Fruity Yule Log recipe

Tipsy Fruity Yule Log recipe

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  • Cake
  • Cakes with fruit
  • Fruit cake

This recipe was given to me by an aunt in Canada. I would like to share this recipe with you.

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IngredientsServes: 6

  • For the fruit filling
  • 25g/1oz raisins
  • 25g/1oz glace cherries
  • 25g/1oz candied peel
  • 2 pieces dried apricots, chopped
  • 25g/1oz dried cranberries
  • 100ml Brandy
  • For the chocolate Swiss roll
  • 3 large eggs
  • 85g/3oz caster sugar
  • 50g/2oz self-raising flour
  • 20g/¾ oz cocoa powder
  • 20g/¾ oz ground almonds
  • For the Crème au Beurre
  • 3 egg-yolks
  • 140g/5oz caster sugar
  • 200g/7oz unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon hot water

MethodPrep:40min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:1hr

  1. Soak the fruit in the brandy overnight.
  2. To make the chocolate Swiss roll: Whisk the egg and sugar with an electric food mixer till the mixture looks like thick whipped cream. Add ground almonds. Sieve flour and cocoa powder together then fold it into the egg mixture with a metal spoon.
  3. Pour the mixture into lined well greased Swiss roll tin (30cm X 20cm/ 12inX8 in). Bake towards the top of the oven (200C/400F/gas 6) for 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Turn out on to a sheet of greaseproof paper, carefully peel off the lining paper and trim away the crispy edges. Roll up with the sheet of greaseproof paper inside to prevent sticking. Leave to cool.
  5. To make the crème au beurre: Place sugar in a pan with 6 tablespoons water. Gently dissolve. Bring to the boil and bubble for2-3 minutes to reach 107 C / 225 F.
  6. Whisk the egg-yolks in a food mixer. Drizzle the syrup gradually into the egg-yolks and whisk all the time until the mixture is thick and cold. Gradually whisk in the butter. Then add the brandy.
  7. Take half of the crème au beurre. Sitr in the brandy soaked fruits. Unroll the Swiss roll and remove the paper in the centre. Spread the brandied fruit crème mixture and roll up again.
  8. Take 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder, add 1 tablespoon of hot water to form a paste. Add the cocoa paste to the rest of the crème au beurre to make the chocolate crème.
  9. Cover the top of the Swiss roll with chocolate crème. Use a fork gently draw lines on the top to make it look like a log. Decorate with pine trees, robin or holly and berries. Dust with icing sugar on top to make a snow scene.

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Reviews in English (7)

this is an exalent recipe i cant wait to tri it-11 Dec 2011

I loved it but the kids didn`t ...You can`t please everyone-02 Feb 2010

This cake is too good for words.-23 Dec 2009

Sponge cake

Sponge cake is a light cake made with egg whites, flour and sugar, [1] sometimes leavened with baking powder. [2] Sponge cakes, leavened with beaten eggs, originated during the Renaissance, possibly in Spain. [3] The sponge cake is thought to be one of the first of the non-yeasted cakes, and the earliest attested sponge cake recipe in English is found in a book by the English poet Gervase Markham, The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman (1615). [4] Still, the cake was much more like a cracker: thin and crispy. Sponge cakes became the cake recognized today when bakers started using beaten eggs as a rising agent in the mid-18th century. The Victorian creation of baking powder by English food manufacturer Alfred Bird in 1843 allowed the addition of butter to the traditional sponge recipe, resulting in the creation of the Victoria sponge.

Recipe Summary

  • ½ cup sifted cake flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ⅛ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 ½ cups whipped cream
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, melted
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ⅛ cup confectioners' sugar
  • ½ teaspoon green food coloring
  • 8 ounces marzipan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 15x10-inch jelly roll pan. Line with waxed paper. Grease paper.

Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.

Beat together sugar and egg yolks at high speed until light and fluffy. At low speed, alternately beat milk and flour mixture into egg mixture.

Using clean beaters, beat egg whites at high speed until stiff, but not dry, peaks form. Fold one third of beaten whites into batter. Fold in remaining whites. Spread batter in prepared pan smooth top.

Bake cake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until set, 12 minutes.

Dust a clean cloth with confectioners' sugar. Turn cake out onto prepared cloth. Remove waxed paper. Trim cake edges. Starting with a long side, roll up cake, jelly-roll style. Transfer, seam-side down, to a wire rack to cool for 30 minutes.

Unroll cake remove cloth. Spread whipped cream over cake to within 1 inch of edges. Re-roll cake. Place, seam-side down, on serving plate.

To prepare frosting, in a small saucepan, bring heavy cream, melted chocolate, and butter to a boil over medium heat, stirring vigorously until blended. Remove from heat. Let stand until set. Spread frosting over top and sides of cake.

To prepare garnish, dust work surface with confectioners' sugar. Knead food coloring into marzipan until blended. Using a rolling pin dusted with confectioners' sugar, roll marzipan to a 1/8-inch thickness. Using a small knife, cut out leaves. Arrange leaves, cinnamon candies, and snowmen on top of cake and around plate. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Enjoy!

Chef's Notes:

I thought mine had too much buttercream, so I'd probably use two-thirds for this and save the rest for cupcakes.

If you have a favorite frosting or filling, it will work here. As long as you can slice it later, pretty much anything goes. You can also add a splash of milk to achieve a light, fluffy buttercream.

You can also drizzle the baked sponge with many delicious, possibly adult beverages, such as dark rum, kirsch, or raspberry liqueur, just to name a few.

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After those pre-dinner nibbles and the big dinner, there's still a tiny bit of room left for dessert. Better use it for our easy and tempting Yule Log. Go ahead, chop off a piece and enjoy!

What You'll Need

  • 3 / 4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 / 4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 / 3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • Grated peel of 1 orange
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 / 3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 / 4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 / 4 cup milk

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 10- x 15-inch rimmed rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt mix well and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Gradually beat in granulated sugar, water, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and orange peel until well blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture just until smooth.
  3. Pour into rimmed baking sheet and bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Sprinkle a clean kitchen towel with confectioners' sugar and invert cake onto towel carefully peel off aluminum foil. While hot, roll cake and towel up jelly-roll style from narrow end and cool on a wire rack. When cooled, unroll cake, removing towel.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, cocoa, butter, milk, and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla until creamy. Reserve 1/2 cup of frosting and spread remainder over cake. Roll cake up again. Spread reserved 1/2 cup frosting over outside of cake. Lightly score entire length of log with tines of a fork to look like bark.
  6. Chill at least 2 hours before slicing and serving.


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