The holiday season is here and what better way to celebrate than with a classic Yule Log cake filled with rich and creamy chocolate buttercream? This indulgent filling is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and impressing your guests. So, let’s get started on this delicious recipe!
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy and smooth.
- Gradually add in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, mixing well after each addition.
- Pour in the heavy cream and vanilla extract, and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.
- Spread the chocolate buttercream filling onto your Yule Log cake and decorate as desired.
This recipe makes approximately 3 cups of chocolate buttercream filling. The following nutritional information is for 1 tablespoon of filling:
- Calories: 110
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Cholesterol: 20mg
- Sodium: 2mg
- Carbohydrates: 11g
- Fiber: 0.5g
- Sugar: 10g
- Protein: 0.5g
This chocolate buttercream filling takes approximately 15 minutes to prepare.
- Large mixing bowl
- Electric mixer
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Rubber spatula
This chocolate buttercream filling is perfect for filling a classic Yule Log cake, but it can also be used to fill cupcakes or spread onto cookies.
If you want to switch up the flavor of this chocolate buttercream filling, you can add in different extracts such as peppermint or almond. You can also fold in chopped nuts or chocolate chips for added texture.
If you don’t have heavy cream on hand, you can substitute it with milk or half-and-half. You can also use salted butter instead of unsalted butter, but make sure to adjust the amount of salt added to the recipe accordingly.
Store any leftover chocolate buttercream filling in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Make sure to bring it to room temperature and give it a good stir before using it in any recipe.
- Make sure your butter is softened to room temperature before beginning this recipe.
- Sift your powdered sugar and cocoa powder to avoid any lumps in your filling.
- If your filling is too thick, add in additional heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches your desired consistency.
This chocolate buttercream filling recipe makes enough for a standard-sized Yule Log cake, but you can easily double or triple the recipe if you’re making a larger cake or have extra frosting lovers in your family!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I freeze this chocolate buttercream filling?
Yes, you can freeze any leftover chocolate buttercream filling for up to 3 months. Make sure to thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and give it a good stir before using it in any recipe.
Can I use this chocolate buttercream filling for other desserts?
Absolutely! This chocolate buttercream filling is versatile and can be used to fill cupcakes, top brownies, or spread onto cookies.
Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted butter?
Yes, you can use salted butter instead of unsalted butter, but make sure to adjust the amount of salt added to the recipe accordingly.
This chocolate buttercream filling for Yule Log is a classic and indulgent recipe that is perfect for the holiday season. It’s creamy, rich, and full of chocolatey goodness. Whether you’re making a Yule Log cake or just want to satisfy your sweet tooth, this recipe is sure to impress. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to indulge in this delicious treat!