Super Quick Mocha Yule Log

Garnish this no-bake bûche de Noël with purchased meringues.

Super Quick Mocha Yule Log

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    Servings


Ingredients

  • ½

    cup powdered sugar plus additional for garnish

  • ¼

    cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2

    teaspoons instant espresso powder

  • 2

    cups chilled heavy whipping cream

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1

    9-ounce package chocolate wafer cookies

  • 8

    purchased vanilla meringue cookies

Directions

1. Sift 1/2 cup powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and espresso powder into small bowl. Using electric mixer, beat cream and vanilla in large bowl until soft peaks form. Add cocoa mixture and beat until stiff peaks form. 2. Spread 1 side of 1 chocolate wafer with 1 rounded teaspoonful mocha cream; top with another wafer. Continue layering wafers and mocha cream for stack of 5 cookies. Place stack on its side on long platter. Repeat making stacks with remaining wafers and some of mocha cream; form log on platter by attaching stacks with mocha cream. Using offset spatula or rubber spatula, spread remaining mocha cream over outside of log to coat. Cover; chill at least 2 hours. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled. 3. Place platter with yule log on work surface. Using fork, gently pull tines of fork along length of frosting on log to create design resembling tree bark. Sift powdered sugar over log to resemble snow. Arrange meringue cookies or Meringue Mushrooms along sides of log. Cut log on diagonal into thick slices. Serve immediately.


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