Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Oreo Yule Log Cake

Hi All! Hope everyone is already in the mood for Christmas and Year 2011! I guess by the time you all read this post...I am already on my vacation back to California. Yeah I didn't want to post this any earlier, so I set to this date to post. :) Christmas has always been a heart warming and joyous period of the year. Families gather to share good food and gifts with their love ones, and some will even extend it further to the more needy ones too. Bless them. Christmas is all about sharing and giving. Although I haven't done anything significant, at least I made a delicious Oreo Yule Log cake to share with my family, heehee! Oh yes, before I forget! I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #2: Christmas! Hosted by Passionate About Baking.
Frankly speaking, it was such a last minute thing. Reason was my in-law has informed us to go over to their place for a gathering last weekend before we head off for my Xmas vacation. But being a Saturday, it's always jam packed with my kids' extra lessons, so the chances of me baking anything is slim. However I decided that I will just go ahead and bake it with the limited time I have. Believe it or not, I actually got this log cake done in 1.5hrs! Including washing up!
I guess I was really focus and wham bam it's done, hahaha! Good thing it's a sheet cake, so it bakes in no time...well in like 13 to 15 minutes. I adpated this recipe from Wendy (again) whom has a post on a Oreo Chiffon Cake a while back, which I believe she got from Cherry Potato. Either way, thanks ladies! I have reduced the recipe to fit my baking sheet pan. Here's the recipe:

Ingredients for Oreo Chiffon Cake: (for 10" by 13" sheet pan):
Set (A)
65gm oreo (half a regular tube), lightly pulverized together with cream

Set (B)
4 egg yolks
45g sugar
45ml milk
45ml corn oil
80gm cake flour, sifted

Set (C )
4 egg whites
½ tsp cream of tartar
45gm sugar

  • Mix yolks and sugar together. Then put in the oil and milk. Then the sifted flour. Combine with a whisk until smooth. (Do not whisk or beat but just combine)
  • Preheat oven at 170C.
  • Beat egg whites until frothy, put in cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks. Put in sugar gradually and beat until stiff.
  • Gently fold in the egg whites into egg yolk mixture 1/3 at a time till all is incorporated.
  • Put in pulverized oreos and fold until well combined.
  • Pour batter into greased and parchment lined baking sheet pan and level it evenly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 13 to 15 minutes till tester is clean and the top is golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from pan.
100g Valrohna chocolate (65% cocoa), chopped
200ml non dairy whipped cream, whipped.

  • Melt the chocolate under double boiler and let cool slightly but still warm to the touch.
  • Add the warm chocolate to the whipped cream and stir well till everything is well blended and even colored.
  • Chill in fridge till needed.
Topping / Coating:
1 pack of 125g original Oreo cookies, pulverized (I used only 3/4 of it)

  • On the cooled sheet cake, spread 1/2 of the chocolate cream evenly over, leaving about 1 inches "uncreamed " on one longer-sided end.
  • Roll up the sheet cake on one of the long side and press firmly and wrap up with a clean kitchen towel. Chill the cake for 30 minutes. (I didn't...no time!)
  • Once chilled, slice about 1/4 slightly at an angle from one end of the cake and place the 1/4 section where desired to create a side branch.
  • Cream the log cake with the remaining 1/2 portion of chocolate cream.
  • Pat the pulverized Oreo cream all over the log cake. Decorate as desired.
This is a delicious cake, trust me. The whole family enjoyed it and many of them went for seconds, heehee! Come on...Oreo and Valrohna chocolate...what's not to love, lol!
Across section shot...I have to agree with my niece whom commented that this was the perfect swiss roll size, not too big a roll and just right for desert. Yum! :P
Lastly, I want to take this opportunity to wish all my dear readers, fellow bloggers and everyone out there;
A Blissful & Joyous Christmas!

See everyone in the new year, 2011 that is. Take care and cheerio all!


Bakertan said...

hey Bee Bee,

this is a yummy looking oreo log cake. great cake for the festive month of dec. Merry Xmas and have lots of fun!

j3ss kitch3n said...

wow that's a great yule log cake if i must say!

Cooking Gallery said...

Beautiful yule log! I need to start baking some Xmas goodies too :)!

Hearty Bakes said...

Beautiful log done up within short span of time *clap*.
Enjoy your trip. Wishing you and your family Merry Chritmas and a Happy New Year!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Congratulations on your log cake! I think it looks really tasty! I am sure your family will enjoy this tremendously.

The Sweetylicious said...

is very nicely done!! and that reminds me that i need to start baking it for family gathering too! merry christmas (: (:

Bakericious said...

Bee Bee, I have bookmarked Wendy's oreo chiffon too, I must really squeeze time to bake it. You are such super woman, can churn out such nice yule log cake within such short period, double thumbs up!

Merry Xmas to you and enjoy your vacation!

Swee San said...

Hi Bee Bee,

Merry Christmas :) I am hosting a Christmas Giveaway over on my blog, do support :)

WendyinKK said...

It's always the most rewarding to get compliments from kids. Somehow when I did that, I was thinking, will Bee try this out, since she's fanatic abt Oreos, LOL. And you did! Looks nice but the colour seems very different from mine and cherry potato's. But it's the taste that matters.

ReeseKitchen said...

Merry Christmas my dear friend..:) Btw, did you eceive my e-card? Heehee...hope you have a nice trip!
Oh your "log cake" looks nice...wish me luck for this weekend's log..haha!
Have fun!!!

CaThY said...

Wow.. simply irresistible.. you did a great job! *^_^*

Kitchen Corner said...

Happy Christmas to you Bee! You've a wonderful holiday!! Enjoy!

DG said...

Delicious Log cake .... oreo & chocolate .... can't resist anymore!
Wishing you & your family a Merry Xmas!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Wishing you a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. Your log cake looks good.

lena said...

you are such a fast worker..can get this all done plus the cleaning up in 1.5hrs! the log cake looks great. happy christmas and enjoy your holidays!!

Unknown said...

Oreo log cake, sure delicious... Wish you and your family Merry Christmas & bon voyage ^_^

Sanjeeta kk said...

What a creative cake that is. Love the deco on it. Wish I was there to have a bite of it :)

E. said...

The cake is very pretty and neat. I can't believe that you finished all of that in 1.5 hours! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Pei-Lin said...

Nice buche de noel! Oreo is a good idea for this!

Hope you enjoy your Christmastime in CA! Take care! See you next year, hopefully!

Merry X'mas!

ICook4Fun said...

Wishing you and your family A Merry and Blessed Chritmas!! By the way did the seeds arrive?

Passionate About Baking said...

Merry Christmas Bee Bee and family. Hope you have a beautiful white Christmas in US!

Bakericious said...

Bee Bee, can't wait for you to come back home. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Small Small Baker said...

Wishing you and your family a great year in 2011. Happy New year!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks ZY! Hope you had a super Christmas and a wonderful New Year celebration this year. :)

Thanks j3ss kitch3n. :) You are always so supportive. Hope you have a great holiday!

Thanks Cooking Gallery! Your bakes are always beautiful! Have a great one!

Hey Jessica! Hahaha, I guess I was lucky I didn't mess it up. :P Hope you had a wonderful Xmas and a great New Year ahead!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thank you Shirley. :) Gotta go check out your great clips of NYC later. ;)

Thanks Sweetylicious! I bet you made a great Xmas bake for your family too!

Thanks Jess! I did had a great time in CA...enjoyed do much that I got so lazy to bake and blog again, lol! Hope you will try out this chiffon recipe soon, it's yummy!

Thanks Swee San! So sorry I missed out on your Christmas giveaway! I was away in California during that time. Hope you had a wonderful holiday. ;)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hey Wendy, you know why mine turned out different in color? Because I blended my Oreo pulp into the egg yolk mixture instead of adding it last after the whites, lol! I kind of like your version better, more Oreo like. ;)

Dear Reese, your log cake look superb! Thanks for the lovely ecard! Sorry I was busy that time and didn't write much, hope you had a great holiday. :)

Thanks CaThy! Welcome to my blog and hope you will come visit again soon!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Grace!

Thanks DG! You should try this recipe out when you have the chance...well, maybe not in log cake version. ;) Hope your Xmas and new year was a wonderful one. ;)

Thanks Sonia! Happy Belated Xmas and New year to you and your family too!

Thanks Lena!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks neyeeloh! Hope your Xmas and New Year celebration was a wonderful one too!

Thank you so much for the constant support Sanjeeta KK! Warmest wishes to you and your family too!

Merry Belated Xmas and New Year to you Pei-Lin! Hope you had a great celebration too! ;)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Gert! Actually I did not receive the seeds. I guess it might have been returned or something. I am now back in Sg...so I guess if any good chance you might have the opportunity to send me some seeds? Hahaha!

Thanks Jane! I had a super time in CA! Glad I am back again...hopefully will post something nice soon. :)

Thanks Jess! Warmest wishes to you too! Yes, I am back...but still lazy to blog, lol!

Thanks Small small baker! Happy New Year to you too!

My Little Space said...

Happy New Year to you & your family, Bee! Wishing you the very best. Kudos, your cake looks excellence! How I wish to have a slice or two. haha... Hope you're enjoying the evening.
Blessngs, Kristy

Bruce said...

Thanks for a great blog
Christmas Yule Log cake