Monday, January 7, 2013

Chocolate & Orange Bûche De Noël

Chocolate & Orange Bûche De Noël


For orange syrup
2 orange juice
50g water
50g sugar
1 tbsp of Grand Marnier

For cake
80g flour
3 eggs
1 orange zeste
140g powdered sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp water
Pinch of salt

For Crème Chantilly
50 ml liquid cream
35g powdered sugar

For Chocolate ganache 
30g butter
150 ml liquid cream
150g dark chocolate


1) For orange syrup : In a saucepan add water, orange & sugar & bring to a boil for 10 mins on low heat .  Remove from heat & add in 1 tbsp Grand Marnier & let to cool.

2) For cake : Preheat oven to 180°C & grease baking tray.

3) Separate egg white & yolks . Beat yolks with sugar till creamy . Add in 2 tbsp of water & stir fold in flour , baking powder , orange zeste with cocoa powder till well combined.

4) Beat egg white with pinch of salt till stiff peaks . Gradually fold in egg white into chocolate mixture till well combined . Spread on baking tray & bake for 10 to 15 mins.

5) Place a slightly damp clean tea towel over the cake & roll up the roll. Leave to cool for awhile in the tea towel. Let to cool completely about an hour .

6) Whisk liquid cream till soft peaks & add in powdered sugar. Beat till all combined.

7) For chocolate ganache :In a saucepan bring to a boil the liquid cream . Remove from heat & add in chocolate & butter & stir till well combined with shinny texture.

8) Unroll cake & brush orange syrup on cake  . Spread crème chantilly evenly & carefully reroll cake without towel & place it on wire rake . Spread & smooth chocolate ganache over roll  Refrigerate till firm for at least 1 hour. Topped with confectioner sugar , chocolate holly leaves & cranberries.

Submitting this post to  Tea Time Treats blog event  hosted by  Karen of Lavender & Lovage  & co-hosted with  Kate of What Kate Baked


  1. Hi Kit, your this cake look like to die for kind.... soooooo delectable and chocolatey. Great to go with a cup of good coffee, yum yum I want 3 slices.... should be enough. LOL

    Look really good and love your beautiful presentation.
    Have a lovely day ahead,regards. With hugs to you.

  2. This looks superb Kit and as always your photographs are stunning. It looks expertly rolled, something I still haven't mastered. Love the holly leaves on top too.

  3. Hi Kit, your Christmas log looks gorgeous! Looks like something from the stores. By the way, I've moved my blog due to some issues with the old one. My new blog is at

  4. What a beautiful cake! I like your cake decor with the cranberries, simple but very festive. I also made my first chocolate log cake this year for Christmas, my family liked it a lot.

  5. First look and I go 'wow'. You should open a bakery, Kit. You are so talented and this definitely looks delicious. Make me want to have a few pieces..if only I could.

  6. Kit, this is such a beaut! I absolutely love how smooth and glossy that ganache is!

  7. STUNNING Kit! What an absolutely gorgeous cake and such a PRETTY Tea Time Treat! Thanks for making it for us, and for such beautiful photos as always! Karen