Sunday, December 26, 2010

Log cake and candy cane


4 eggs separated
5 oz caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 oz flour

icing
1 cup whipping cream
2 tbsp cocoa powder more or less to taste
4 tbsp icing sugar more or less to taste

Separate the eggs. Reserve 2 tbsp sugar to beat with egg whites. Beat egg yolks and sugar till pale and thick, then add vanilla.
In a copper or aluminum bowl without grease or water, beat egg whites till glossy and holds peak. Add 2 tablespoon sugar and beat; don't over beat just till it holds peaks when the beater is lifted.
Fold in half the flour into the egg yolk mixture, then fold in quarter of the egg whites and beat. Then add the rest of the flour to the mixture. Fold in the egg white mixture till it blends; don't over beat.
Spread evenly into a waxed, greased and floured rectangle baking dish or swiss roll tin 16" x 11". Bake in a preheated oven at 375F for 15 minutes.
Turn the baked roll onto a wax paper sprinkled with caster sugar. Roll up from the long side with the wax paper inside the cake while rolling and cool.
Whip the cream, cocoa powder and icing till it forms peaks and leave aside. Unroll the cake carefully and spread the icing evenly about 1/4" thick in the cooled cake. Then roll the cake up again. Discard the wax paper.
Cut off a piece for the branch and put it in the side of the trunk. Spread the remaining icing all over the cake, then with a fork make barks.
Add decorations, leave it in the fridge for a little and serve cold. This goes to MKMW Germany.

Candy cane
Twist two pieces of pipe cleaners and turn it into a candy cane.
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51 comments:

  1. you r a pro to create something like this....hats off and not to mention the "candy cane" festive and colourful...
    Reva
    www.kaarasaaram.com

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  2. looks perfect... jus' like the store bought ones..well done!

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  3. Log cake looks delicious and perfect. candy cane looks colorful.

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  4. I can't choose whether I like better the candy canes or the log...oh well, I guess the log 'cause I bet it's also delicious!

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  5. Delicious and perfect treat for the holiday...

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  6. You and I were baking alike this weekend. The log is luscious and the candy canes so festive.

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  7. Sooo Delicious & stands along with this festival season.

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  8. The log looks chocolaty and delicious.

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  9. this cake is new to me looks yummy and delicios

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  10. new to me but loiing delicious and yummy

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  11. superb---loved the log; too cute n delicious looking !

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  12. Awesome log and yummyyyyyyyyy....hey award waiting for you at my place...

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  13. Log cake looks pretty delicious, prefect treat for xmas party...cute candy cane..

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  14. Your yule log is lovely! We had one Christmas night--but I BOUGHT it from a bakery! At that point I was baked-out!

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  15. The log cake and candy canes look so cute. Just perfect for the festive season:)

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  16. Looks so festive and delicious..wonderful cake dear

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  17. Delicious !! The cake looks gr8.

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  18. I love your log cake, it looks great!

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  19. I hope you had a good Christmas,the log and canes look so perfect.Love the frosting,on the log,and the bark effect:)!!!

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  20. Wow!! what a great yule log!! I have never made one, the frosting came out perfect!
    Love the little candy canes too!
    Cheers
    Dennis

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  21. How pretty and classic, Akheela. Love your old-fashioned crafty candy canes, too. : }

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  22. This is a great Yule Log cake dessert! Or as we say in French Le Bouche de Noel!
    Happy Holidays!

    Bon appetit!
    CCR
    =:~)

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  23. They look beautiful! I love the log cake a lot.

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  24. Che splendide idee per Natale,bravissimo!!! ;-)
    Buone feste ciaoo:-*

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  25. i am drooling here,perfect for a holiday....

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  26. wow, love it dear. I tried baking it over the weekend, but my cake was tougher than usual. I will try your cake recipe.

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  27. Delicious log cake looks perfect.

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  28. I bow down to your frosting prowess. My log would have looked stripped of bark and like a woodchuck attacked it.

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  29. beautiful log...am yet to try my hands in this. am always so scared of rolls. awesome.

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  30. Log cake looks absolutely amazing..wonderful creation

    Aaha Oho

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  31. Great looking log cake, love it!

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  32. This is so festive but the recipe is so simple. I love it.

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  33. A delicious cake and a fun decorating idea! My niece would love to make those candy canes. Thank you so much for sharing with me and for your kind words on my blog. I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

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  34. Oh, I love to see log cakes! Look sooo good, fluffy and yummy! Particularly, your log cake is delicious! Well, it seems to be! =)

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  35. Gorgeous log cake! I bet it was delicious!

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  36. Thank you very much for your visit and comments!

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  37. Yummy log! Very artfully decorated.

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  38. Your German Log Cake is beautiful and I love the little candy cane with pipe cleaners!

    The My Kitchen My World Germany round-up is now up, thank you so much for participating!

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