It’s that time of the year again when the air gets chilly, the lights get brighter, and the smell of freshly brewed coffee fills the house. There’s nothing more comforting than a warm cup of coffee on a cold winter day. But have you ever thought of adding coffee to your dessert? If not, then you’re missing out on something delicious. This coffee yule log recipe is the perfect way to combine your love for coffee and dessert. So, put on your apron and let’s get started!
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 10×15 inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, mixing on low speed until just combined.
- Stir in the brewed coffee and vanilla extract until evenly distributed.
- Pour the batter into the prepared jelly roll pan and spread it evenly.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched.
- Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Carefully remove the cake from the pan and place it on a clean towel.
- Roll the cake gently from one end to the other, using the towel to help you roll it up.
- Let the cake cool completely while rolled up.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream and powdered sugar on high speed until stiff peaks form.
- Carefully unroll the cake and spread the whipped cream over the top, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges.
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the whipped cream.
- Roll the cake back up, using the towel to help you roll it tightly.
- Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours before serving.
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories per serving: 213
Fat per serving: 12g
Saturated fat per serving: 7g
Carbs per serving: 24g
Protein per serving: 4g
Sugar per serving: 17g
Sodium per serving: 111mg
Total time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
- Mixing bowls
- Jelly roll pan
- Parchment paper
- Clean towel
Before serving, dust the yule log with powdered sugar and decorate it with coffee beans, chocolate shavings, or whipped cream. Serve with a hot cup of coffee or your favorite holiday drink.
You can add different flavors to the whipped cream, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or peppermint extract. You can also substitute the chocolate chips with chopped nuts or dried fruit.
If you don’t have strong brewed coffee, you can use instant coffee or espresso powder dissolved in hot water. You can also use almond or soy milk instead of heavy cream for a dairy-free option.
Store the coffee yule log in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, for up to 3 days. You can also freeze it for up to 1 month.
- Make sure to beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy, as this will give the cake its volume and texture.
- When rolling the cake, use a clean towel and roll it gently to prevent it from cracking.
- Let the cake cool completely before adding the whipped cream, or it will melt and make the cake soggy.
The coffee yule log is a traditional French dessert called “bûche de Noël” that dates back to the 19th century. It represents a log that is burned on Christmas Eve to bring good luck for the New Year. The cake is usually decorated with frosting to resemble tree bark and decorated with mushrooms, holly leaves, or berries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make the cake in advance?
Yes, you can make the cake up to 1 day in advance and keep it rolled up in the refrigerator. Add the whipped cream and chocolate chips just before serving.
Can I use a different type of coffee?
Yes, you can use any type of coffee you like, but make sure it’s strong enough to enhance the flavor of the cake.
Can I freeze the cake?
Yes, you can freeze the cake for up to 1 month. Let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
This coffee yule log recipe is a perfect addition to your holiday dessert table. It’s moist, chocolaty, and has a subtle coffee flavor that complements the whipped cream and chocolate chips. It’s also easy to make and can be customized to your liking. So, whether you’re hosting a holiday party or just want to treat yourself, give this recipe a try and indulge in a decadent dessert that will surely impress your guests.