Chocolate Yule Log

Our festive chocolate log is the perfect centrepiece for your Christmas meal!
Ingredients
Serves: 12
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 200g half fat crème fraiche
  • 200g chocolate (at least 50% cocoa solids), melted
  • 397g Carnation Caramel
  • 50g chocolate curls
  • Gold food spray

You will also need...

Baking tray 30 x 25 cm lined with parchment
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  • Prep time
    20 mins PT20M

    Cook time
    10 mins PT10M

Each serving typically contains

  • Energy 1440kJ 343kcal 17%
  • Fat 14.5g 21%
  • Saturates 8.1g 41%
  • Sugars 41.1g 46%
  • Salt 0.29g 5%

of an adult's Reference Intake (RI)*
Energy per 100g: 1339kJ/319kcal
*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal).
Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

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Here's how easy it is...
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C with fan) Gas Mark 4. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until they are light and fluffy. Sieve the cocoa powder and flour together and fold into the egg yolks.
  2. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until they are light and fluffy, forming stiff peaks. Lightly fold the egg whites through the chocolate-egg mixture and then spread evenly over the baking parchment. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden and springy to the touch.
  3. Remove from oven and tip onto a clean kitchen cloth. Remove the baking parchment and roll up gently in the towel. Set aside to cool completely.
  4. To make the filling, mix the melted chocolate with the Carnation Caramel and the half fat crème fraiche. When the chocolate sponge is completely cool, unroll, spread the mix over the inside of the sponge and then gently reroll making sure the filling reaches the edges.
  5. Use the remainder of the chocolate filling mixture to spread over the outside of the log and then garnish with chocolate curls. Finally, decorate with the gold spray and serve.

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