Chocolate Peppermint Log
Total TimePrep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
Cake was wonderful, no cracks. I took care not to overbeat the whites or overbake. The filling is delightful. I froze it to serve later. Thaw, glaze, decorate- husband was thrilled!
Mine turned out amazing! I followed the recipe exactly in regards to the cake except I used sifted crushed peppermint in the middle & used the chunkier pieces on top of ganache. Huge hit, the whole family loved it! It was my first log cake & didn’t break at all ??
At what point can you freeze it? Just do the cake ahead of time or can you complete it and then freeze it?
I have baked all my life so, I understand instructions and how to carry them out. I'm not a newbie. But I was SO disappointed in how this cake looked at the finish. My filling is the BOMB, but I substituted Ghiradelli peppermint bark instead of using plain peppermint candies because I don't know a lot of people who like those cheap peppermints. I also wasn't super happy with the ganache. But the main complaint is that it cracked. I cooled it, I measured exactly, followed everything and it cracked. Now ganache does cover some cracks but after all the work I point into this, to have it crack was utterly devastating. I'll let you know what my family thinks after we cut it tomorrow but I would recommend using peppermint bark or Hershey's candy cane white chocolate candy bar rather than just plain peppermints.