Yule log Cake

cake Ingredients

Chocolate Cake Ingredients – 3/4 cup all-purpose flour – 1/3 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder – 1 tsp baking powder – 1/2 tsp salt – 4 large eggs divided – 3/4 cup g granulated sugar – 5 tbsp sour cream – 1/4 cup butter melted – 1 tsp vanilla extract

filling  Ingredients

MASCARPONE WHIPPED CREAM FILLING – 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream, cold – 1/3 cup powdered sugar – 1 tsp vanilla extract – 1/8 tsp salt – 4 oz mascarpone cheese softened but still chilled* – 1/8 teaspoon salt – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

WHIPPED CHOCOLATE GANACHE – 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate – 1 cup heavy whipping cream

MAKE THE YULE LOG FILLING: – In a stand up mixer bowl, add whipping cream and Mascarpone cheese and sugar. Mix all of the ingredients on medium high speed and mix until stiff peaks. Set aside and refrigerate until you are ready to fill.

Make the chocolate cake

PREPARE THE CHOCOLATE CAKE: – Attach the bowl containing the egg whites and mix on medium-high speed until stiff peaks. – Place the egg yolks in a large bowl and add the sugar. Mix until pale in color. Add the melted butter. Add half of the whipped egg whites and fold gently together.In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix using a wire whisk. – When ready, pour in batter mixture into the prepared baking sheet and bake for 13 to 20 minutes.Add the flour mixture to the egg yolk mixture and gently add the rest of the whipped egg whites. Fold using a spatula until there are no white streaks present.

Make the chocolate cake

– Start checking the cake using the toothpick method starting in ten minutes. When the toothpick comes out clean, then take it out from the oven. – While the cake is still hot,scrape the sticking side of the cake off using a knife. Sprinkle the top of the cake with powdered sugar and cover with a towel. With one end of the towel extending  about 2- 3 inches  out of the cake. Put a cooling tray on top and flip the cake. – Very gently roll the cake and let it cool. Sometimes the cake may break, but you will cover it with the ganache, so don't fret. – When the cake is cool, unfold the cake and fill the whole cake with the filling leaving 2- 3 inches on one end unfilled. Very gently roll the cake tightly and the wrap with wrapping plastic and refrigerate until ready to fill.

HOw to Roll the cake

decorate the cake