“Yule Jewel” from the Portland Press Herald

Making the Buche de Noel – or – Yule Log – Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolate Cake for Buche de Noel/Yule Log
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Cuisine: Seasonal Holiday Dessert – Christmas
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 10 egg yolks
  • 10 egg whites
  • 6½ ounces chocolate, melted
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
  • 1¼ cups flour, sifted
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe dish with 50-percent power.
  2. Place egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl. Slowly incorporate yolks with sugar, adding a little at a time so as not to burn the yolks. Mix on high with a whisk for 3 to 4 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  3. In a clean mixing bowl, mix egg whites until you have stiff peaks. Alternate folding in flour and egg whites into chocolate and sugar mixture, until just combined.
  4. Bake in a 350-degree convection oven (or 375 degrees in a regular oven) in a buttered, parchment and floured pan, until toothpick inserted comes out clean, between 10 to 14 minutes. Rotate pan halfway through the baking process to ensure even baking.

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