• Holiday Chocolate Yule Log with a Rum Buttercream

    Posted on December 20, 2013 by in The Shaman Chef, Uncategorized


    Once a year will not kill you. After all it is Gluten Free This is one of my all time favorites. Make sure to gather your friends for added fun.


    Yule Log

    Butter-cream Frosting


    Recipe Holiday_Yule_log Chocolate Yule Log


    Chocolate Yule Log BatterSponge Cake

     Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    12 large eggs separated

    1 C sugar

    1 C unsweetened Cocoa Powder

    Grease jelly roll pan, flour and line with parchment paper

    Extending up past edges of pan

     Whip eggs yolks with sugar until light and thick-slowly add cocoa powder- blend till smooth

    Whip egg whites just until firm-then fold into yolk mixture

    Pour batter into jellyroll pan and bake for 22 minutes.  Do not over bake.

    Let cool for 5 minutes

    Turn onto to greased parchment paper and sprinkle with cocoa

    Roll Lengthwise

    When ready to frost, unroll and paint an even coat of rum simple syrup onto roll, spread an even coast of chocolate buttercream and reroll.

    Frost the top.  You can get fancy and decorate at this point.  Serve at room temperature and watch out.

    Rum Syrup

    1/4 C sugar

    1/4 C water

    1/4 C dark rum

    Combine  sugar and water and stir over heat to dissolve.  Bring to  a boil.  Remove from heat and cool.  Stir in rum

    chocolate yule log Chocolate Butter Cream 

    12 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate-melted

    2/3 C sugar

    2/3 C water

    10 egg yolks

    1# butter softened

    1 tsp. vanilla

    2T rum

    Combine sugar & water-stir to dissolve-boil 2 minutes. 

    In kitchen aid with whip- beat yolks until light-while beating carefuly pour in hot syrup in a thin stream.  Beat until light and cool (body temperature)

    Cut butter into 16 pieces.  Add one piece at a time.

    When smooth add melted chocolate, and then rum.

    Note:  The mixture may look like it is breaking, do not worry, it comes together at the end.  If it does not start to get fluffy by the end of the butter-add  a chunk of cold butter.   This is enough to frost the yule log.

    Decorate with candy mushrooms, kale for greenery, and cranberries.. Sprinkle confectionery sugar on top for snow.

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