Watch this step-by-step video to learn how to make this impressive yule log cake. Those who worry our Festive Yule Log is too difficult to make can put their minds at ease.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 20 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
4 egg s
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup oil
3 Tbsp. powdered sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 container (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
3 Tbsp. MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Line greased 15x10x1-inch pan with parchment or waxed paper. Grease and flour paper; set aside. Beat first 4 ingredients in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Spread 3 cups batter into pan; tap pan gently on counter to remove any air bubbles. Pour remaining batter into 4 to 6 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake cake and cupcakes 15 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
Meanwhile, place large sheet of parchment paper on top of clean kitchen towel; sprinkle evenly with 3 Tbsp. powdered sugar. Invert cake onto towel; remove pan and top sheet of parchment paper. Starting at 1 of the short ends, roll up cake with parchment paper and towel. Cool on wire rack 30 min. Remove cupcakes from pan to wire rack; cool completely. Set cupcakes aside for another use.
Grate enough chocolate to measure 1 Tbsp. grated chocolate; set aside. Microwave remaining chocolate in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until partially melted. Stir until completely melted. Beat 1/2 cup powdered sugar and cream cheese spread in small bowl with mixer until well blended. Stir in melted chocolate.
Unroll cake; remove paper and towel. Spread cake with cream cheese mixture; roll up. Refrigerate 30 min.; place on serving plate. Stir instant coffee granules into COOL WHIP; spread over log. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cut into 20 (1/2-inch-thick) slices to serve. Sprinkle with reserved grated chocolate.
Celebrate the season with a satisfying serving of this festive dessert.
Prepare and frost as directed. Wrap tightly and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator, then garnish just before serving.
Prepare as directed. Lightly run the tines of a fork through the frosted yule log to resemble the bark on a log.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.