26 December 2013

Chocolate Chestnut Yule Log

For Christmas's Eve  I made this Chocolate  chestnut Yule Log that I found in Tartelette blog and was amazing for  any time or for holidays.
Tartelette blog is an amazing blog with lovely food and georgeous pics.

Chocolate Chesnut Yule Log:


1 cup ground waltnuts
1/2  cup confectioner's sugar
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 medium egg whites

50 grs. granulated sugar


Finely mix the  waltnuts and the confectioner's sugar. (If you have a mixer, you can use it by pulsing the ingredients together for no longer than 30 seconds)
Sift the flour into the mix. Beat the eggs whites, gradually adding the granulated sugar until stiff. Pour the waltnuts  mixture into the egg whites and blend delicately with a spatula.

Grease a piece of parchment paper and line your baking pan with it. Spread the batter on a piece of parchment paper to an area slightly larger than your desired .

Bake at 350°F (180°C) for approximately 15 minutes (depends on your oven), until golden.
Cool cake in pan on rack 10 minutes. Turn cake out onto prepared towel, leaving 3-inch cloth border on 1 long side. Peel off parchment. Starting at long side with cloth border and using cloth as aid, roll up cake in towel (towel will be rolled up inside). Place cake, seam side down, on work surface; cool completely.

Vanilla and chestnut mousse:

1 cup and half of chestnut puree
2/3 cup (160g) heavy cream
2/3 cup (160g) whole milk
1teaspoon vanilla
4 medium-sized egg yolks
3 oz (6 Tbsp ) granulated sugar
3 Tbsp  cornstarch, sifted
4g / 2 tsp powdered gelatin or 2 sheets gelatin
1 cup (240g) whipping cream (35% fat content)

Pour the milk and 2/3 cup cream into a saucepan.
Add the vanilla. Heat to boiling, then turn the heat off,  . Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until white, thick and fluffy.
Add the cornstarch, beating carefully to ensure that there are no lumps. While whisking vigorously, pour some of the milk into the yolk mixture to temper it. Put infused milk back on the stove on medium heat. Pour yolk mixture back into the milk while whisking vigorously. Keep whisking vigorously until mixture thickens considerably.
As soon as the mixture starts to boil, leave on for only 2 more minutes.
Add the gelatin and let it melt completely, stirring once or twice.
Finally add the chestnut puree and mix slowly.
Let cool  for a while before to spread on the cake.

Dark Chocolate Ganache

  • 230 grams  semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl; set aside.
Place cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Pour over chocolate and let stand until chocolate has softened, about 5 minutes.
Add butter and stir until smooth. Let cool slightly before using

 print recipe here

Im sharing with

En Español
Rollo de castañas con chocolate


  1. Glad you didnt make that out of a real log, haha!

  2. This is gorgeous, Gloria. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

  3. Just gorgeous! I’m sure it was delicious and perfect for Christmas!

  4. This looks perfect for Christmas!!
    Gloria, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

  5. Looks all christmasy indeed, displayed out on the table at your feed

  6. With chesnuts I'm sure it's really good!

  7. I love how simple your log cake is yet it still looks gorgeous ! Have a wonderful Christmas , Gloria !

  8. Your gorgeous Yule log looks like the perfect way to end a Christmas dinner! Hope you had a marvelous holiday, Gloria! xo

  9. Dear Gloria, looks divine! Happy holidays!

  10. Beautiful!

    Happy New Year to all your family!


  11. It is beautiful! I must pin..I have been eyeing yule logs..many made with the Demarle plastic type mold..because they are different from what I usually make.. not available here that mold though so will bake until it is..

    Regardless..to me they are all beautiful..
    Thank you Gloria!

  12. Thanks Monique, yes I saw a lot of récipes too! and they used the mold and I haven't
    Love this and the dough really light! and I love chestnut puree:)

  13. Une bûche réussie et très gourmande.
    je te prends un gros morceau
    Très bonne fête et à bientôt.

  14. One of my all-time favourites! :)

  15. Oh how lovely! THe chestnut filling looks divine.

  16. une belle bûche bien gourmande
    joyeuse fête de fin d'année

  17. Gloria, I've never had a Yule log. We'll have to save this recipe until next Christmas! Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  18. Qué rico debe de estar! Acabo de conocer tu blog y me encantan tus recetas, seguiré visitándote. FELICES FIESTAS! http://viaja-en-mi-cocina.blogspot.com.es/

  19. gorgeous,beautiful,wonderful,awesome and absolutely fantastic yule log...we really loved the professional finish you have given this log with berries and leaves....looks so so festive,thanks for this beautiful inspiration....HAVE A HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!! :-)

    1. Thanks Kumars, you are nice! I whish you a Happy New Year!!

  20. What a beautiful log cake, Gloria! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  21. ah nice....we have made logs of a different flavor...
    will pass this one on to T to try....

    happy new year gloria....

  22. Looks good & festive ~ Happy New Year Gloria ~

  23. Que maravilla de castañas con chocolate!! me encanta. Feliz Año para toda la familia!! Besos

  24. Yummy scrummy in your tummy!! Looks beautiful Gloria. Hope you had a good Christmas and that yo have a great 2014! xx

    1. Thanks AMy!! Hope you had a nice Christmas dear!

  25. looks delish, Gloria Dear. Knowing myself I'd probably put some rum in it too :)


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