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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Yule Log Cake

Here's a really easy recipe for a Yule Log Cake. I found it in Edain McCoy's book, "The Sabbats" (but, of course it's chocolate ~ my favorite vice)!

What you need:
1 package commercial cake mix, preferably chocolate (Duncan Hines brand is my personal choice, if you can find it in your local stores)
1 jelly roll pan
2 cans (24 oz.) pre-made frosting in a dark color
Several tubes of cake decoration in green and red
Several toothpicks

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease and line a jelly roll pan with waxed paper. Mix the cake according to package instructions and pour a thin layer ~ no more than 1/4 inch thick ~ into the prepared jelly roll pan. Bake the cake until just underdone. If you can't tell by looking, then you can use the knife test. When the knife emerges not quite clean from the center of the cake, and when a light touch does not bouce back easily, it needs to come out. Check the cake at 7 minutes and then every 2 minutes after that. DO NOT over-bake or the dough will be dry and hard to work with. Remove  the cake from the oven and let it cool slightly. Then remove the cake from the pan by lifting out the wax paper.

With the dark frosting, coat the top of the cake. Carefully lift one end of the cake and begin gently rolling it up as if you were rolling up a map. When you are done, anchor the cake with toothpicks and let it cook for about 5 more minutes. Cool the cake for 30 minutes, then frost it with the dark brown icing. Next, take the tubes of colored cake decorating frosting and make holly and mistletoe over the top. To finish, take a toothpick and etch lines into the frosting to resemble tree bark.


  1. Thanks for this. i was wanting some new thing to do with the girls this Yule. I need to buy a jelly roll pan but the rest is easy enough to get. hope you have some more fun ideas for Yule. if you do, please share!

    Blessings, V.

  2. This looks yummy. Since my beloved daughter is a baking blogger, I'll let her see this. I'm sure she'll make the cake mix from scratch, but can use all the other directions. If she ever bakes this (she's a beginner teaching herself) I'll let you know and send or post a picture. Me, I'm a cake mix person myself. My mom was a fabulous baker and I bet she inspired my daughter, through the veil no less.

    Love and Light, dear sister !

  3. Vivienne ~ You are very welcome and indeed I do have a few more ideas for a fun Yule! I will share them here over the next couple of weeks.

    Artsings ~ Yes, I think your daughter will love this recipe, it is easy and fun! My mom has always been the baker in our family as well.

    Blessings to all,


  4. Thanks so much for sharing this Kim ;o) My mom is the baker, so I will show her this ;o) Blessings ;o)