How to make a Christmas trunk for dessert


The Christmas trunk, As the name implies, it is a typical Christmas dessert. The origins of the Christmas log are German and from those cold lands it has been successfully exported to many countries in Europe. In Germany all the houses make the Christmas log, in Spain every day is fashionable, then we explain How to make a Christmas log step by step.

Medium difficulty Ingredients:
  • 100 g of powdered sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 grated lemon
  • 100 g flour
  • 200 g of chestnuts with skin
  • 1 deciliter of milk, flavored with vanilla and sugary
  • For the chocolate cream:
  • 200 g of butter
  • 1 tablet of chocolate 6 pills
  • 125 g of sugar
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The sugar and egg yolks are beaten for fifteen or twenty minutes, gradually adding flour and grated lemon.


Beat the egg whites to the point of meringue, mixing them with the paste that will be placed on a long, narrow plate, covered with butter and a white paper.


The base is laid Christmas trunk in the soft oven for 25 or 30 minutes. Then we will remove the cake from the oven and turn around on it, so that the paper can be removed and it remains on the surface, to replace it with a layer of chestnut puree with which all the covering will be covered immediately Biscuit.


The mash that will have been prepared beforehand, will be made by cooking, previously peeled, the amount of chestnuts indicated (200 g.) In the deciliter of sugary milk with 25 g. of sugar and flavored with vanilla.


Next, a chocolate cream is prepared that will cover the Christmas log. The sugar dissolves in a quarter of a liter of water, which is poured into the utensil in which it is necessary to boil and where the broken chocolate will be incorporated.


It will stir well, so that a fine paste is added to which it is added, once it has been removed from the fire, the 200 g. of butter. It is cooked for fifteen minutes over low heat.


The cake is covered with this cream and, when it is cold, with the spikes of a fork, stretch marks that mimic the bark of the tree are made.


You can submit the homemade christmas trunk With some berries on top.

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  • You can add some pieces of fruit to garnish on top of the trunk