The holiday season is all about indulging in delicious treats, and there’s no better way to satisfy your sweet tooth than with a yule log cake. This classic dessert is a showstopper at any holiday gathering, and the filling is what makes it truly special. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make a rich and decadent yule log cake filling that will have everyone begging for seconds.
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the heavy cream and cream cheese. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
- Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract to the bowl and continue to beat until well combined.
- Sift in the cocoa powder and mix until the filling is smooth and glossy.
- Spread the filling onto the cooled yule log cake, using a spatula to create a swirl pattern if desired.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
Total Fat: 25g
Saturated Fat: 15g
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- Large mixing bowl
- Electric mixer
Yule log cake filling is best served with a slice of yule log cake. It also pairs well with a cup of hot cocoa or coffee.
You can customize this recipe by adding different flavors to the filling. Try adding peppermint extract for a festive twist, or swap out the cocoa powder for melted chocolate for an extra rich filling.
- You can use Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese for a lighter filling.
- Replace the heavy cream with coconut cream for a dairy-free option.
- Use maple syrup or honey instead of powdered sugar for a natural sweetener.
The yule log cake filling can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Make sure the cream cheese is softened before mixing it with the heavy cream to avoid lumps in the filling.
- Sift the cocoa powder to prevent any clumps in the filling.
- For a smoother filling, you can use a food processor instead of an electric mixer.
This recipe makes enough filling for one yule log cake. Double the recipe if you want extra filling or if you’re making a larger cake.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I make this filling ahead of time?
Yes, the filling can be made up to 2 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Can I freeze the yule log cake filling?
We don’t recommend freezing the filling as it may affect the texture and consistency.
What if I don’t have an electric mixer?
You can use a whisk or a fork to mix the ingredients together, but it may take longer to achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.
Yule log cake filling is the perfect addition to any holiday dessert table. It’s rich, creamy, and full of chocolatey flavor. Plus, it’s easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. We hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as we do!