Modified Bûche de Noël

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Chief Longwind Of The North

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This will be a chocolate sponge cake. with a milk chocolate/hazelnut ganache filling, and frosting. with meringue mushrooms growing out of the log.

This is the recipe I'll be using.

Cake;
1/4 cup cake flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 packs hot cocoa mix
2 tbs. Ovaltine rich chocolate powder
1 tbs. Nestle's Quick
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated white sugar, divided
2 large eggs, at room temperature
3 large egg yolks, at room temperature
2 large egg whites, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Frosting:
12 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
4 oz. milk chocolate Ritter Sport with hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
4 tbs. butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread

Filling;
12 oz. raspberry pie filling
1 cup stabilized whipped cream

I'll be making this tonight. We'll see how it comes out.
 
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The cake came out a little overdone, in spite of following instructions to the letter, and s wasn't as flexible as I wanted. it didn't make a perfect, round roll, but a somewhat flattened roll. But all the flavors are there, I had DIL, and kids try my modified frosting. it came out with the perfect consistency, and tastes amazing. i stabilized the homemade whipped cream with a dissolved packet of Knox unflavored gelatin, again great taste and texture. The raspberry pie filling just works with that chocolate. Finally, since this isn't a traditional Buche de Noel, I sprinkled, and pressed toasted walnuts on top. It may not be the prettiest cake I ever made, but it's sure going to taste great. Next time, I'm reducing the oven temp to 425' F rather than 450'.

Here's pictures;

Seeeeya; Chief Longwind of the /north
 

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It looks great...and that's my favorite flavor combo! Chocolate, Raspberry & whipped cream. Doesn't get much better than that! Good thing I'm about a 12 hour drive from you...as I know it will be gone before I could get there! ;-)
 

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It looks great...and that's my favorite flavor combo! Chocolate, Raspberry & whipped cream. Doesn't get much better than that! Good thing I'm about a 12 hour drive from you...as I know it will be gone before I could get there! ;-)

Next, I'll have to make my famous carrot pie. It has the same texture, and flavor as a good pumpkin pie, but is safe for me to eat. Plus, when pumpkin isn't available, and you just have that hankering, this is a great pie. Although a really good apple pie is hard to beat.:yum:

Seeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
 
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