A Yule log is a traditional cake that was made for many years for the Christmas holiday. Christmas cakes can look incredible and do not have to be the kind of cake that takes hours and hours to create. It can still be beautiful for your guests and reflect credit on you.
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There is a quick way to make a Yule cake using this delectable sponge cake recipe that has been adapted from an old Pennsylvania Dutch cake recipe, then spreading the inside with whipped topping which has been whipped with one quarter cup of unsweetened cocoa.
* 3 eggs
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup flour
* ½ tsp. salt
* 1 tsp. baking powder
* 3 tblsp. warm water
* 1 tsp. lemon juice
Beat the eggs until thick and creamy.
Add sifted sugar and beat well.
Add water and lemon juice and beat again.
Sift the flour, add salt and baking powder and sift again.
Combine dry ingredients with the egg mixture, a little at a time folding in gently.
When well blended pour into an ungreased pan with center tube.
Bake in moderate oven (350-f) for 50 minutes.
Remove from oven and hang til cool.
There are two ways you may bake and handle this cake. You may bake it traditionally, then cut it in half and fill it, then frost the top.
Alternatively you may turn it into a Yule log, which we have also given directions for below.
For the Traditional cake:
Remove it from the pan and cut the cake in half , lay the top half aside.
Spread the cake with fruit pie filling in the flavor of your choice or with chocolate whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate curls or other garnish of your choice.
For a Yule Log cake:
Unroll when cool, very gently and remove the parchment, and spread with flavored whipped topping.
Roll it back together again and dust with sifted cocoa or powdered sugar, or frost with additional whipped topping.
Top with chocolate curls, crushed mint candy or the garnish of your choice to make it look festive and seasonal.
Fast and Easy Christmas Yule Log Cake – Country Recipes