In some cultures, the log is a symbol of good luck and there is no better idea for your Christmas cake! Challenge yourself with this traditional yule log designed by Nutella®: a yummy roll perfect for slicing up and sharing with family and friends.
Start with the batter for the pattern decoration: in a bowl, mix the butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder.
Add the egg white and sifted flour and mix until smooth.
Cover a baking tray with parchment paper.
Cut out a cardboard stencil shaped like a Nutella® jar
Place the stencil on the parchment paper and draw round the edges.
Put the cocoa mixture into a piping bag and fill in the shapes you drew on the parchment paper, then place the tray in the freezer for 15 minutes.
While the decoration rests in the freezer, prepare the batter for the roll: whip 2 egg yolks, 1 egg and 50g of granulated sugar until fluffy, then add the sifted flour, a little at a time.
In a second bowl, whip the two remaining egg whites with the remaining 50g of granulated sugar until firm, then add this mixture to the first batter.
Remove the tray from the freezer. Pour the batter over the shapes you drew before, and spread with a spatula.
Bake in the oven at 180°C (350°F) for approx. 10/12 minutes.
Remove the layer from the hot baking tray onto a clean cloth, taking care not to break it.
Roll the cake, cover with cling film and keep in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Unroll the cake and put it on parchment paper.
Fill a 3mm round-tip pastry bag with Nutella® and make circles of Nutella® on the cake, then spread with a spatula.
Roll the cake again.
Let it rest for about 50 minutes.
Cut off the outside edges so that the various internal rolls can be seen, slice and serve.
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