Aspiring Bakers #2: Chocolate Logcake

It's time to do some baking for Christmas! I realised that I've been very lagging this year. Last year, I was enthusiastic in baking my X'mas presents. However, this year, I have no such plans. I made a chocolate logcake earlier this week as requested by my son. I'll be submitting this to the Aspiring Bakers #2, which I am also the host!!
I used the cake base from Bakertan's recipe. The frosting was made using a combination of butter and cream cheese. Then frost the cake with chocolate ganache. Here is my chocolate logcake.
Recipe for Chocolate Logcake.

Ingredients:

Sponge Cake (10" x 10" square pan)
3 Eggs, room temperature
54g Caster sugar
57g Plain flour
12g Cocoa powder
42g Unsalted butter, melted

Method:
1. Sift plain flour and cocoa powder together.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and caster sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Then turn to low speed and beat for 2 mins to stablise the bubbles.
3. Fold in the sifted flour and cocoa powder in 3 batches. (I used the whisk to fold in low speed. Then use spatula to do the final folds).
4. Scoop some batter from the mixture and add into the melted butter. Mix well.
5. Pour back the melted butter mixture into the egg batter and mix well. Do not overmix.
6. Pour into the lined 10"x10" pan and bake in the preheated oven at 190C for 8 mins.
7. Leave it in the pan to cool completely before frosting.

Cream Cheese frosting
110g Cream cheese
70g Unsalted butter, soften at room temperature
40g Icing sugar

Method:
1. Add all into the mixer and beat well to incorporate. (It's done when it's creamy and spikes showing)

Chocolate Ganache
150g Semi-sweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
100g Whipping cream

Method:
1. In a small saucepan, heat up the whipping cream. When it starts to bubble at the sides, turn it off and pour into the chocolates.
2. Stir and mix until it's smooth.

Assembly:
1. Spread the cream cheese frosting evenly on the sponge cake.
2. Roll it up.
3. Pour the chocolate ganache all over, even it out.
4. Use a fork to create the log effect. Then decorate with X'mas props accordingly.

Here's wishing everyone, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

18 comments:

Jean said...
December 24, 2010 at 11:43 PM

better late than never! your log cake looks great! i didnt manage to cough out the time to do a log cake this year, will do so in the coming year.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...
December 25, 2010 at 12:42 AM

Jane, here's wishing you a very merry and wonderful Christmas!

Bakertan said...
December 25, 2010 at 1:01 AM

hey jane,

nice logcake! I been thinking of using ganache for the frosting. Cream cheese filling sounds like a great idea. enjoy your log cake and may you and your family have a joyous weekend! Merry Xmas and happy new year!!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...
December 25, 2010 at 1:19 AM

If you're tired, don't force yourself to bake. You may risk turning your passion against you instead. I'm serious. I'd been thru that.

Nice buche de noel! Merry X'mas to you and family!

Wen said...
December 25, 2010 at 1:44 AM

Merry Christmas! Hope you are getting well! Nice logcake!

j3ss kitch3n said...
December 25, 2010 at 2:12 AM

beautiful log cake jane! merry xmas!

Jess @ Bakericious said...
December 25, 2010 at 6:56 AM

Jane, the log cake is pretty. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Passionate About Baking said...
December 25, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Thank you everyone! Have a wonderful holiday too!

Pei-Lin,
Yes, I know what you meant. That was why I didn't force myself to bake when I just don't feel like it. When the mood wasn't right, I just won't try. Thanks!

Wen,
Thanks very much for your well wishes! I've recovered, except for some running nose still. Will get well for New Year!

Small Small Baker said...
December 25, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Once again, thank you for hosting this despite being so busy this December. Merry Christmas!!!

ReeseKitchen said...
December 25, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Merry Christmas Jane, very nice log you have..:)

Kitchen Corner said...
December 25, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Dear Jane,
You've a lovely and chocolatey log cake! Wishing you and all your family have a wonderful and blessed Xmas!

NEL, the batter baker said...
December 26, 2010 at 1:12 AM

Merry Xmas to you and your family, Jane :)

Jo said...
December 26, 2010 at 8:52 AM

Hi Jane, happy holidays and a really delicious looking log. I actually prefer a chocolate one to a plain vanilla one.

Passionate About Baking said...
December 26, 2010 at 3:41 PM

Thanks again, ladies!

Jo,
I'm just like you! Chocolate for me anytime please!

thecoffeesnob said...
December 26, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Hi Jane,

This looks great- looks like a real log!

Merry christmas, by the way, to you and your family - hope you guys are having a good one! :)

Small Small Baker said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Once again, thank you for hosting this despite being so busy this December. Merry Christmas!!!

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Thank you everyone! Have a wonderful holiday too!

Pei-Lin,
Yes, I know what you meant. That was why I didn't force myself to bake when I just don't feel like it. When the mood wasn't right, I just won't try. Thanks!

Wen,
Thanks very much for your well wishes! I've recovered, except for some running nose still. Will get well for New Year!

Jean said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:49 PM

better late than never! your log cake looks great! i didnt manage to cough out the time to do a log cake this year, will do so in the coming year.

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