Kitchen Corner

December 23, 2010

Christmas Log Cake

Happy Christmas to all my supportive readers! 
May this Christmas bring you LOVE, JOY and PEACE! 


Beside, I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #2: Christmas! Dec 2010 for Jane @ Passionate About Baking 


Recipe for Christmas log cake 孟老师的美味蛋糕卷
Plain sponge (size 36cm x 26cm) x 2 :
Ingredients:
Unsalted butter 40g
Egg yolk 100g
Caster sugar 20g
Egg white 160g
Caster Sugar 75g
Plain flour 55g
Recipe for the the swiss meringue butter cream, please refer to Baking Library. That's very good recipe indeed!

  1. Prepare a baking tray lined with baking paper. Melt the butter than set a side to cool.
  2. Whisk the egg yolks with sugar in a double boiler until thicken and pale in color. 
  3. In another bowl whisk the egg whites with caster sugar until peak foam.
  4. Fold the egg yolks into the egg whites then gently fold in the shifted flour.
  5. Pour some mixture (4) into a clean bowl then mix in the melted butter until well combine.  Pour back into the mixture of (4) and mix gently until everything well combine.
  6. Pour the batter into prepared baking tray and spread evenly. I put the mixture into a piping bag to pipe out the mixture. 
  7. Bake at 190C for 10 - 12 minutes. Be careful  not to over bake it.
  8. Remove the cake from the baking tray immediate when it out from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Tear out the side of the baking paper and let it completely cool down and ready to use.
  9. Cut sponges into 3 portions, you will get 6 portions by making 2 sheets of sponge.  
  10. Whip 400ml whipping cream with 50g nutella. Spread some the nutella cream and roll up the first sheet. Let it stand upright then spread the others sponge with nutella cream then place another sheet of sponge around the first one. Continue the process and you will get about 8 to 9 inches round cake. 
  11. Spread some meringue butter cream around the cake and decorate with snow man or Christmas trees. Happy Christmas!
Updated on 26th December 2010

This log cake was baked two days before Xmas and it served on a potluck party on 25th Dec Xmas evening. I'm so  glad that the outcome is really good with plenty of positive comments from my guests. The sponge cake stayed soft, light, fluffy and moist on the 3rd day and even the 4th days from it's made. I think the recipe of separated eggs sponge recipe from 孟老师的美味蛋糕卷 is a winnerBeside, the fresh cream whipped with small amount of nutella for the filling makes the cake light and tasty which you won't feel greasy at all. The edges butter meringue cream is also well accepted by all my guests as it's light and not sugary sweet. All thanks to Baking Library for sharing the butter meringue cream. This log cake had given a happy ending for everyone in the potluck party. Here is a small piece of leftover log cake for my boxing day on 26 Dec. Look forward to the year 2011 and Happy New Year to all my supportive readers! Cheers!

37 comments:

Elena said...

que cosa mas maravillosa,,es perfecto,,feliz navidad

Subhie Arun said...

wow..awesome cake dear..v tempting.....merry christmas!

ICook4Fun said...

Beautiful log cake Grace. Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!!

The Sweetylicious said...

the cake looks really nice! (: YUMMY!

Ronni @ Cooking Memos said...

This is a very unique way of presenting the log cake. Cool! Thanks for sharing.

Wen said...

This is so beautifully done! Merry X'mas!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Nice log cake! I could have also turned a buche de noel into something like yours rather than the orthodox way of doing it! Thanks for the idea! ;)

Merry X'mas!

Victor said...

Wow, that's a lovely Yule log!

Esther said...

The cake looks very lifelike. Nice decorations. For the instructions, in step number 5, the 4 you are referring to is step 4 right? Thank you. :) Merry Christmas to you too.

PiggyMummy said...

Another lovely cake! Yum!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays =D

Small Small Baker said...

I love how you decorate the log cake, very pretty and special. Merry Christmas and a great year ahead!

Passionate About Baking said...

Merry Christmas Grace & spouse!
You always have a way to make simple foods look sophiscated! This is a very nice Christmas logcake!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to you & all at home!

Alice

Rhubarb Recipes said...

Beautiful Cake...beautiful blog...I shall add it to my favourites and visit again to read past posts.

A Blessed Christmas to you too!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Grace, this is beautiful! Wishing a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all at home.

Happy Flour said...

A very lovely log cake! Wishing you and your family A Merry X'mas and A Happy 2011.

Swee San said...

Hi Grace,
Merry Christmas, and cute log cake!

Honey boy said...

Wish you and family a Happy Xmas !! Cheers!

hanushi said...

Merry Xmas Grace, this is a really lovely cake, especially the side!!! :)

Sue said...

Hi Grace, it's really a fabulous and unique log cake! I have not seen this kind of log cake elsewhere. You always have a way to make a simple cake look extraordinary! Merry Christmas! - Sue Chua

Food For Tots said...

Your log cake looks so unique and beautiful!! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your family!

lena said...

that's beautiful and special way of doing a log cake!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Grace, this is too pretty! You must be so proud of yourself! Here's wishing you and your hubby a very Merry Christmas!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Grace, I love your log cake, so beautiful! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

ReeseKitchen said...

Merry Christmas Jane, you have a nice cute log here...:D

Kitchen Corner said...

Thank you for the greetings! You guys are just so sweet and lovely! Have a blessed year of 2011 ! Cheers!

sab le plaisir de gourmandise said...

looks beuatiful

Anonymous said...

What a lovely cake! Like the way you decorate your cake.
Happy New Year!

Aimei said...

This cake is so beautifully frosted and I like that it is turned this way so you don't have to eat too much of the buttercream. ;)

Happy New Year Grace!

Cooking Gallery said...

What a beautiful looking Christmas cake! It looks very yummy too :)! I wish you and your family Happy Holidays :)!

Chef Dennis said...

What a great cake!! I bet it was a big hit with your family and very tasty too!
Have a healthy and happy new year!
Dennis

missy said...

this is beautifully creative! and looks so yummy from here.

have a great new year

Small Small Baker said...

Hi Grace. Wishing you and your family a great year in 2011. Happy New year!

Delphine said...

Hi Jane,

Happy New Year to you & Family!!!

quizzine said...

Hi Grace,
Have not blogging for quite a while, and hope you are fine!
I've tried this recipe twice and the results is absolutely good! Tks for sharing :))

Anonymous said...

hihi, i got a 11" by 11" baking pan instead... can i use that for the sponge?

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