Chocolate and Coffee Christmas Log Cake
The aromatic coffee syrup, layered with rich milk chocolate and completed with seasonal embellishments. Christmas is never quite complete without the traditional festive log cake. This sumptuous Chocolate and Coffee Christmas Log Cake recipe is shared by Ryan Khang.
110 x 14 inch baking tray
110 x 14 inch baking tray
Log cake
  • 90g egg yolks
  • 1 medium eggwhole
  • 32g cooking oil
  • 36g milk
  • 10g Cocoa powder
  • 77g plain floursieved
  • pinch of salt
  • 153g egg whites
  • 2g cream of tartar
  • 90g fine granulated sugar
Coffee syrup
  • 150g water
  • 200g sugar
  • 15g instant coffee
Milk Chocolate filling and frosting
  • 400g milk chocolate conventure65%
  • 160ml whipping cream
  • 340ml whipping cream
Prepare and bake the sponge cake
  1. Line baking tray with parchment paper
  2. Preheated oven at 180°C
  3. Heat the milk and cocoa powder in a pan. Stir till it’s full dissolved and cooled down.
  4. Prepare the egg mixture: In the stand mixing bowl, add in egg yolk, whole egg, cooking oil, milk with cocoa powder. Attached the K beater and mix it well. Add in the salt and flour, beat it till it’s fully combined.
  5. Prepare the meringue: In the stand mixer bowl, add in egg white and cream of tar tar. Attached the whisk and beat on high speed till it’s frothy. Add in sugar in 3 batches and continue to beat it till its peak foam.
  6. Scoop 1/3 of the meringue into the egg yolk mixture, fold in gently. Add the remaining meringue into the mixture and fold till it’s just combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the lined baking tray. Bake it for 15 mins or until the cake tester comes out clean.
Prepare the coffee syrup
  1. Add all ingredients together in a saucepan. Stir to mix evenly and bring then bring to a boil. Lower the heat and allow it to simmer, until a syrupy mixture has formed.
Prepare the chocolate frosting
  1. Add 160ml of whipping cream into a saucepan. Bring it to a slight simmer.
  2. Reduce the fire, then add in the chocolate converture. Stir the mixture until the chocolate has melted completely. Set aside and let it cool down.
  3. In a stand mixer, add in the remaining whipping cream. Attached the whisk and beat on high speed till the cream is just formed.
  4. Add the chocolate ganache into the cream. Fold till it’s mixed evenly. Set aside in a cool place without direct heat.
To assemble
  1. Remove the cake from the tray and lay it on the tabletop. While it’s still warm, roll the cake into a roulade, keep it in shape and let it cool down completely.
  2. Unroll, brush coffee syrup onto the cake, then top with a layer of chocolate frosting. Carefully roll the cake to form a tight roulade.
  3. Spread the remaining chocolate frosting over the log, use fork to draw long lines down its length to create a wooden, bark-like effect.
  4. Decorate the top of the log as desired. For ours we decorated it with seasonal sugar figurines and sprinkled edible gold stars.