December 22, 2007

Yule Log-Daring Baker Challenge




Well, I suspect this was not the most photogenic daring baker challenge. It did taste really great though. I loved the coffee buttercream frosting and I decided to fill mine with chocolate pudding. I made and assembled it the day before and the pudding really moistened the cake. I also made the genoise into a chocolate cake. I ended up with a mocha flavored Yule Log which I brought to a birthday party. I'm sure it was the most unusual birthday cake my friend Greg has ever had. I would definitely recommend the chocolate pudding recipe I used as a filling. I'm sure I'll use it again as a cake filling, it has a nice creamy consistency. Here is a link to the recipe: Chocolate Pudding Recipe
Check out the Daring Bakers blog list for other yule log photos and stories.

17 comments:

Gigi said...

Excellent job! I love they you staged the log.

mal_ward said...

that is the best yule log i've ever seen, and tasted.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Maggie your mushrooms are totally wonderful! The log looks great. Welcome to the DBs.

Katie B. said...

Is that turf?!?!?!?! I love it!!!

Lunch Buckets said...

Great log! Love your bark texture, unique and totally suited to the color.

Susan said...

I love the bark and the little bird!

Claire said...

Chocolate pudding filling! Great idea.

Peabody said...

The bird is a great touch.

kitten said...

i wish i could have tasted it! it looks so cute. xo

Beth G. said...

Chocolate pudding as a filling sounds delish!

Lis said...

A perfect birthday cake! =)

Love the mushrooms and the lil birdie!

Happy holidays and welcome to the Daring Bakers!

xoxo

Tartelette said...

Great looking Log! Welcome to the Daring Bakers! Love the little bird!

Gretchen Noelle said...

What a fun birthday cake! I do love the bark texture and the idea of chocolate pudding - yum! great mushrooms as well! congrats on completing your first DB challenge!

Dolores said...

If your tasters are posting comments about how much they loved this, I dare say you succeeded with this challenge. Congratulations! And welcome to the insanity.

Care to share your chocolate pudding recipe? :)

Happy holidays, and best wishes for a happy, healthy new year!

Julius said...

Lovely bûche de Noël. That bird is so cute.

Happy Holidays.

Julius from Occasional Baker

Deborah said...

I love your decorations! Your log looks wonderful!

Jen Yu said...

Greg is one lucky guy to have a friend like you! That's an awesome yule log (love the little birdie). Great job - I hope everyone enjoyed it!

jen at use real butter