- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whipped cream
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- Assorted animal-shaped cookies
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Line a 10×15 inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper and grease the paper.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix well.
- Add the vanilla extract and mix again.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth it out with a spatula.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cake is springy to the touch.
- Remove the cake from the oven and immediately invert it onto a piece of parchment paper.
- Carefully remove the parchment paper from the bottom of the cake.
- Spread the whipped cream over the cake, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges.
- Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the whipped cream.
- Spread the Nutella over the walnuts.
- Using the parchment paper to help you, roll the cake up tightly from the short end.
- Wrap the rolled cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Unwrap the cake and decorate the top with the animal-shaped cookies.
- Calories: 290
- Total Fat: 16g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Cholesterol: 80mg
- Sodium: 120mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 31g
- Dietary Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 22g
- Protein: 7g
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
- Mixing bowl
- Electric mixer
- Jelly roll pan
- Parchment paper
- Plastic wrap
Serve the yule log with a dusting of powdered sugar and a dollop of whipped cream on top.
You can use different types of nuts, such as pecans or almonds, in place of the walnuts. You can also use different flavors of whipped cream or frosting to suit your tastes.
If you don’t have Nutella, you can use chocolate frosting or hazelnut spread instead.
Store the yule log in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Make sure to roll the cake tightly to prevent it from cracking.
- Use a serrated knife to cut the yule log for a clean cut.
- Let the cake cool completely before adding the whipped cream and Nutella.
This yule log is a fun and festive dessert that is sure to impress your guests. The animal-shaped cookies add a playful touch that kids will love.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make the yule log ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the yule log up to 2 days in advance and store it in the refrigerator.
Can I freeze the yule log?
No, this yule log is not suitable for freezing.
Can I use a different filling?
Yes, you can use any filling you like, such as fruit preserves or whipped cream with fresh berries.
This yule log recipe is a fun and festive way to celebrate the holidays. The combination of chocolate cake, whipped cream, and Nutella is decadent and delicious, and the animal-shaped cookies add a playful touch that kids will love. The recipe is easy to follow and the end result is impressive. I highly recommend giving it a try!