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Buche de Noel - Yule Log Cake
Buche de Noel - Yule Log Cake
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Not sure what Christmas dessert to make yet? Try this wonderful tender sponge cake filled with mascarpone whipped cream, and covered with a chocolate ganache. It's a homemade festive cake made from scratch. When serving it, your guests will be amazed of your wonderful artwork.

Ingredient List for 12 servings:
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40 gr Cacao powder
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100 gr Flour
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1 teaspoon Vanilla sugar
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1 teaspoon Baking powder
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0.5 teaspoon Salt
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4 Eggs
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150 gr Sugar
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60 gr Butter
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70 gr Creme fraiche

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300 ml Heavy cream
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225 gr Mascarpone cheese
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1 teaspoon Vanilla sugar
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80 gr Icing sugar
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80 gr Sugar
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1 pinch Salt

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200 gr Milk chocolate
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ml Heavy cream 200

Oven temperature:
175 degrees Celsius
Instructions:
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Preheat the oven at 175 degrees Celsius.
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Place a baking paper on a baking sheet.
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In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder, cacao powder and salt together.
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Separate the egg yellows and the egg whites in two different bowls.
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With an electrical mixer whisk the egg yellows together with the sugar.
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Melt the butter and add in the egg yellow mixture.
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Add creme fraiche and vanilla sugar and mix well.
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With an electrical mixer whip the egg whites to a hard foam.
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Add 1/3 of the egg white foam to the batter and fold gently in the batter.
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Add the rest of the egg white foam and fold gently together until well combined.
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Spread evenly on the baking paper.
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Place in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes.
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Take out the cake and transfer the paper on to the counter.
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Make a roll by folding the cake from the short end, with the paper still on.
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Let it cool down.
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Time to make the filling. In a big bowl whip the cream together with the vanilla sugar icing sugar and salt.
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Add the mascarpone cheese and continue whipping until stiff peaks forms.
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Unroll the cake bottom and spread evenly the filling on it.
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Reroll gently (without the paper) the cake together again.
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Cover with plastic foil and place cold for minimum 1 hour.
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Time to make the topping. Break the chocolate in pieces and place in a bowl.
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Heat up the heavy cream and pour over the chocolate. Do not mix together.
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Let it rest 5 minutes.
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Stir the cream and chocolate together and let it become room temperature.
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Whip together to a foam by using an electrical mixer.
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Take away the plastic foil from the cake and place on the plate you want to serve the cake on.
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Cut away a piece from one of the edges, and place it one of the sides of the cake.
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Spread evenly the topping all over the cake.
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With a fork make lines from one side to the other all over the cake.
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Time to decorate the cake.
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Place cold until it's time to serve.
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