Christmas trunk

  • Servings : 14 slices
  • Prep Time : 50m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 1:10 h
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Christmas brings together the whole family and is always a moment of sharing and union, share with your family this Christmas trunk made for you, make your night happier with this wonderful Christmas cake!!

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  • 125 grams / (4 1/2 ounces) dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 75 grams / (2 2/3 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 50 ml / (3 1/3 tablespoons) milk
  • 50 grams / (1 3/4 ounces) softened margarine
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • For the filling:
  • 200 ml / (3/4 cup and 1 1/2 tablespoons) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the topping:
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) dark chocolate
  • 75 grams / (2 2/3 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 125 grams / (4 1/2 ounces) softened margarine
  • Powdered sugar for garnish


    Step 1

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC / (350ºF).

    Step 2

    1. Separate the yolks from the whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks formChristmas trunk | Food From Portugal and reserve in the fridge.

    Step 3

    1. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the egg yolks and the brown sugar until obtain a quite creamy mixture. Add the softened margarine, milk, chocolate powder and mix for 3 to 4 minutes until it’s nicely incorporated. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour mixed with the baking powder and beat until a homogeneous and creamy mixture. Finally, fold gently with a spatula the whipped egg whites.Christmas trunk | Food From PortugalChristmas trunk | Food From Portugal

    Step 4

    1. Line a baking tray (36 x 30 centimeters / (14 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches) ) with butter and parchment paper and spread the dough over the top with a spatula.Christmas trunk | Food From Portugal Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until slightly golden (the time depends on the oven).

    Step 5

    1. When the cake is cooked, remove from oven and let cool slightly. Place a tea towel over top and flip the cake over the table. Remove the trayChristmas trunk | Food From Portugal and peel carefully the parchment paper.Christmas trunk | Food From Portugal Using the towel, start rolling the cake gently from one short end to the other; set aside.Christmas trunk | Food From Portugal

    Step 6

    1. For the filling:
    2. In a bowl, whip the cream with the powdered sugar and the vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.Christmas trunk | Food From Portugal

    Step 7

    1. Unroll the cake, cut the edges of the cake with a knife and spread the filling with a spatula.Christmas trunk | Food From PortugalChristmas trunk | Food From Portugal Then, re-roll slowly to not break the cake (remove the towel as you rolling).

    Step 8

    1. For the topping:
    2. Place the chocolate broken into pieces in a bowl and melt in the microwave.

    Step 9

    1. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the powdered sugar together with the softened margarine until obtain a creamy and homogeneous mixture. Add the melted chocolate and mix for 2 to 3 minutes until a quite creamy mixture.Christmas trunk | Food From Portugal

    Step 10

    1. Cut a diagonal slice of the end and place next to the cake.Christmas trunk | Food From Portugal

    Step 11

    1. With a spatula, cover the cake with the chocolate cream and use a fork to give a tree effect. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

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Nutrition facts per serving (14 slices):

Calories: 303
Total Fat: 20.5 g(31%)

Saturated Fat: 8 g(40%)
Cholesterol: 70 mg(23%)
Sodium: 155 mg(6%)
Total Carbohydrate: 27 g(9%)
Protein: 3.5 g


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