If you’re in the mood for a rich, chocolatey dessert that’s perfect for the holidays, look no further than a Baileys chocolate yule log. This classic dessert features a decadent chocolate cake rolled up with a creamy, boozy Baileys filling, then topped with even more chocolatey goodness. But what happens if you have leftovers or want to make this dessert ahead of time? Can you freeze Baileys chocolate yule log? The answer is yes! With a few simple tips, you can freeze this delicious dessert and enjoy it anytime.
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 15×10-inch jelly roll pan and line with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.
- Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix until just combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the surface with a spatula.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cake springs back when lightly touched.
- Remove the cake from the oven and immediately loosen the edges with a knife.
- Invert the cake onto a clean kitchen towel dusted with powdered sugar.
- Carefully peel off the parchment paper and roll the cake tightly with the towel inside. Let cool completely.
- While the cake cools, make the filling. In a medium saucepan, heat the heavy cream until it just begins to simmer.
- Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips until melted and smooth.
- Stir in the Baileys and let cool to room temperature.
- Once the cake has cooled, carefully unroll it and spread the filling evenly over the surface.
- Roll the cake up tightly, using the towel as a guide.
- Wrap the rolled-up cake in plastic wrap and freeze until ready to serve.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 15×10-inch jelly roll pan
- Parchment paper
- Large mixing bowl
- Medium saucepan
- Clean kitchen towel
- Plastic wrap
When you’re ready to serve your frozen Baileys chocolate yule log, simply remove it from the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours. Once it’s thawed, slice it into rounds and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
If you want to switch up the flavors in this dessert, you can try using different types of liqueurs or extracts in the filling. Try using Kahlua for a coffee twist, or peppermint extract for a festive touch. You could also add chopped nuts or dried fruit to the filling for some extra texture.
If you don’t have Baileys Irish Cream, you can use any other type of liqueur in this recipe. You can also use milk instead of heavy cream in the filling, although the texture won’t be quite as rich and creamy.
You can store your frozen Baileys chocolate yule log in the freezer for up to 3 months. Make sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap to prevent freezer burn.
- Make sure to roll the cake up tightly with the towel to prevent cracking.
- Let the cake cool completely before adding the filling to prevent it from melting.
- Don’t skip the step of dusting the kitchen towel with powdered sugar – this will prevent the cake from sticking.
This recipe makes 10 servings.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I make this recipe ahead of time? Yes! You can freeze the rolled-up cake for up to 3 months and thaw it in the refrigerator before serving.
Can I use milk instead of heavy cream? Yes, but the texture won’t be quite as rich and creamy.
Can I use a different type of liqueur? Absolutely! Try using Kahlua or peppermint extract for a different flavor.
This Baileys chocolate yule log is the perfect dessert for the holidays. It’s rich, chocolatey, and has just the right amount of boozy flavor from the Baileys. Plus, it’s easy to make ahead of time and freeze for later. I love serving this with a dollop of whipped cream and some fresh berries for a festive touch. Give it a try and let me know what you think!