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Yule Logs

Recipe photo courtesy of Con Poulos

Take Christmas to the next level with this highly detailed Yule log cake, complete with wood-grain pattern and chocolate pinecones.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2009
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For the Assembly


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  • AllisonBeaton
    24 DEC, 2012
    I agree with HollyMcA. I don't mind the labor if the end result is superior to the simpler recipes. I found the cake too thick and difficult to roll (mine cracked as I let it cool too long), I would've used the flourless cake recipe I found elsewhere had I known. I over-whipped the ganache, it should be left a little runny so you can do a design. The filling was a little runny, next time I'll use Julia Child's mousse recipe... Tasted great though, just didn't look as nice as the picture.
  • HollyMcA
    25 DEC, 2011
    This recipe was very labor and time intensive. It got good reviews from my family, but I thought it was too sweet. The caramel cream was very good, but the cake was too moist. I didn't attempt the fondant since I've only ever used it once. In my opinion, there are other good recipes out there that that are less work. At least now I can say I've tried making a yule log once in my life.

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