Tuesday, December 25, 2012

White Log Cake (Christmas Cake)

White cake mix
3 lg eggs
1 c. milk
1/3 butter
2 c desiccated coconut
2 cream cheese
4 cherries 
1 c powdered sugar
2 tbsp eggnog
3 tbsp hershey strawberry syrup
2 tbsp powdered sugar for dusting

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine eggs, milk, and butter in a mixer and mix until bubbly. Slowly scoop in cake mix and beat for at least 3 minutes. Line a cookie pan with wax paper and pour mixture. Use spatula to level mixture and in to the oven. Bake cake for 15 minute or until done, use tooth pick to check after 15 minutes. Take cake out and dust top of cake with 2 tbsp powdered sugar. Use a clean kitchen cloth to cover entire pan and securely invert cake. Slowly take wax paper out and roll cake and set aside. In the  mixer, combine cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar, beat until smooth and pour eggnog to the mixture until well incorporated. Divide mixture to half and mix in strawberry syrup to other half. Unroll cake and fill with cream cheese and strawberry syrup  mixture evenly and roll back. Wrap rolled cake with aluminum foil and chill for an hour. Unwrap cake and set in a long cake pan and use the other half of cream cheese for icing. Top with cherries and sprinkle cake with coconut and slowly press coconut to sides of cake. Chill before serving.