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chocolate log

By Danrowlinson (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Plus 5-10 minutes cooling time
  • More effort
  • Serves 8
a christmassy chocolate treat


  • 3 eggs
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 50g SR (self-raising) flour
  • 25g coco powder

For the butter cream

  • 50g butter
  • 80g icing sugar
  • 20g coco powder
  • 20g extra icing sugar to decorate


  • STEP 1
    Pre heat the oven to 200 C or gas mark 7
  • STEP 2
    Perpare a flat tin with baking/parchment paper, without using grease
  • STEP 3
    Using an electric whisk, whisk eggs and caster sugar for at least 5 minutes until very thick and creamy (it should have changed in colour and size).
  • STEP 4
    Next, sieve the flour and coco powder onto the mixture (only enough as you need) then fold into the mixture with a large metal spoon. If you just stir it in then you will loose all the air you have whisked in.
  • STEP 5
    Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 15-20 minutes until it springs back when pressed down. (warning, opening the oven before 10 minutes will stop the log from rising).
  • STEP 6
    Now we are going to make the buttercream (you can use an electric whisk but i usually just use a fork), to do this we will put all the ingredients into a bowl and crush the butter against the side of the bowl until icing. You may need to use a drop of water or milk to do this.
  • STEP 7
    Now we will take the log out of the oven and trim it down to size.
  • STEP 8
    When it is sized transfer it to another piece of baking paper(sugared) and roll it up and leave to cool
  • STEP 9
    Finally unroll, spread on the buttercream, re-roll and sprinkle with icing sugar (and christmas decorations if you have any)

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