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6 servings


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Dessert


MacGourmet downloadIcebox Peppermint Yule Log Cake. To import, drag image to your MacGourmet recipe box.

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Design: Luka Cvrk, Solucija.com

Icebox Peppermint Yule Log Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 box Nabisco's Famous Chocolate Wafers (9 oz.)
  • 2 ¾ c. heavy cream
  • Crushed Candy Canes (about 5)
  • ½ c. confectioner's sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ¼ c. cocoa powder

Method

1: Beat 1 1/2c. cream, 1/4 sugar, peppermint and mint extracts unti soft peaks form. Fold in crushed candy canes.

2. Make 6 or so stacks of 6 wafers each, with 1 tbsp. peppermint cream sandwiched between each wafer. Top 5 stacks with another tbsp. cream, leaving one stack plain (with a wafer on top). If things are sliding around too much, pop the whole shebang in the freezer for a moment, then bring it back out and keep assembling. Hint: I usually assemble my stacks on a foil-wrapped cutting board. It keeps things clean, and makes it easy to pop in and out of the freezer if needed. Work quickly and you won't have much trouble.

3. Turn wafer stacks onto their sides and press them all together, leaving the plain-topped wafer stack at the end. I usually have to assemble the log diagonally on my cutting board, it's pretty long! Pop this bad boy in the freezer for at least 5 hours. Hint: After an hour in the freezer, I usually cover the log with plastic wrap—do it too soon and it's mess city.

4. Beat remaining 1 1/4 c. cream with remaining 1/4 c. sugar and 1/4 c. cocoa until stiff peaks form. (This mixture should be a bit more firm than the filling was.)

5. Trim 2-3" wedges (on the diagonal) from the both ends of the log, set aside. Place the log on a serving plate and slather it with most of the cocoa cream, reserving about 1/2 cup. Press the reserved log wedges into the sides of the log wherever you like, these are the stumpy bumps! Cover stumps with remaining cocoa cream.

6. Drag a fork all over the log to simulate tree bark, then freeze log for at least 3-4 hours. Let it sit at room temp for 15-20 minutes before serving.

You can garnish the log any number of cute ways...spearmint "leaf" candies, powdered sugar "snow", or little faux-mushrooms made with Hershey's Kisses and nonpareil candies. Here in Casa Candyland, we're usually too anxious to eat it to dress it up much...but maybe you have more patience than we do? Be sure to send me a photo if you decide to give it a try.

Enjoy!

Keywords

wafer chocolate cookies heavy cream candy canes cocoa powder