Christmas trunk

Christmas trunk

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!!

Christmas trunk

Category: Cakes, Chocolate, Recipes
Servings:: 14 slices
Prep Time:50 m
Cook Time:20 m
Total Time:1:10 h
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  • 125 grams (3/4 cup) dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 75 grams (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) milk
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) softened margarine
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • For the filling:

  • 200 ml (1/2 pint (236 ml)) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the topping:

  • 150 grams (5 1/3 ounces) dark chocolate
  • 75 grams (1/2 cup) powdered sugar
  • 125 grams (1/2 cup) softened margarine
  • Powdered sugar for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
  2. Separate the yolks from the whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks formBeaten egg whites on a glass bowl and reserve in the fridge.
  3. 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.Chocolate dough with whipped egg whites on a bowlChocolate dough on a bowl
  4. 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.Chocolate dough on a baking tray lined with parchment paper Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until slightly golden (the time depends on the oven).
  5. 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 trayCake on a baking tray with parchment paper and peel carefully the parchment paper.Cake on a baking tray Using the towel, start rolling the cake gently from one short end to the other; set aside.Cake rolled in a towel
  6. For the filling:
    In a bowl, whip the cream with the powdered sugar and the vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.Whipped cream on a glass bowl
  7. Unroll the cake, cut the edges of the cake with a knife and spread the filling with a spatula.Cake filled with creamCake filled with cream Then, re-roll slowly to not break the cake (remove the towel as you rolling).
  8. For the topping:
    Place the chocolate broken into pieces in a bowl and melt in the microwave.
  9. 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.Chocolate cream on a glass bowl
  10. Cut a diagonal slice of the end and place next to the cake.Christmas trunk
  11. 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.
Christmas trunk
Nutrition facts
Serves 14 slices
Per Serving:
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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