Tronco de Natal

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Tronco de Natal

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125 g dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons chocolate powder
4 Eggs
75 g wheat flour
50 ml Milk
50 g margarine melted
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
For the filling:
200 ml Cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
For coverage:
150 g dark chocolate
75 g powdered sugar
125 g margarine melted
Sugar powder to decorate
  • Medium


  • For the filling:

  • For coverage:



This recipe can appear complex. In fact, anyone can make a great yule log, as long as they are organized. You can get creative with espresso or liqueur icings, or perhaps a Nutella filling.

How to Make Tronco de Natal:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C.
  2. Separate the yolks from the egg whites.
  3. Beat the egg whites and set aside in the refrigerator.
  4. In an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks at medium speed along with the brown sugar until you get a very creamy mixture.
  5. Add the milk, softened margarine, and chocolate powder and mix for about 3 to 4 minutes until well incorporated.
  6. Reduce to minimum speed, add the flour mixed with the baking powder, and beat until creamy and homogeneous.
  7. Finally, carefully fold in the egg whites with a spatula.
  8. Line a tray (36 x 30 centimeters) with butter and parchment paper and spread the dough on top with a spatula.
  9. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until slightly brown (time depends on the oven).
  10. When cooked, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool down a little. Place a cloth over the cake and turn out. Remove the tray and carefully peel off the parchment paper. Roll the cake carefully from side to side in a cloth and set aside.

How to Make the Filling:

  1. In a bowl, beat the cream along with the powdered sugar and vanilla essence until firm.
  2. Unroll the cake, cut the edges with a knife and spread the cream with a spatula.
  3. Then roll it up slowly again, removing the cloth as you roll it up.

For the Icing:

  1. Put the broken chocolate in a bowl and microwave.
  2. In an electric mixer, beat the powdered sugar with the softened margarine at medium speed until you get a creamy and homogeneous mixture.
  3. Add the melted chocolate and mix for about 2 to 3 minutes until it is a very creamy mixture.
  4. Diagonally cut a slice of the cake and place it next to the pie.
  5. With a spatula, cover the cake with the chocolate cream and use a fork to give the icing a tree bark effect.
  6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

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