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Eggnog Yule Log Recipe

This eggnog yule log is a creative take on the classic rolled cake—and an extra festive way to enjoy your eggnog this holiday season!

Recipe courtesy Robin Sue of Big Red Kitchen.

Servings: 10

Active time: 90 minutes

Total time:



  • 6 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg yolk(s)
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 2 c heavy cream
  • 1 c whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg



adapted from Safest Choice™ Classic Eggnog

  1. Set aside egg whites for the Cake Roll.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat together 6 egg yolks and sugar until pale yellow, creamy, and fluffy. Add cream, milk, vanilla, and nutmeg, stirring until smooth.
  3. Recipe makes about 4 cups of eggnog. Set aside 2 cups for the Yule Log and enjoy the rest with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Eggnog Custard

  • 2 c eggnog
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp dark rum (optional)
  • 2/3 c whipped heavy whipping cream, store in refrigerator until later

Eggnog Custard

  1. In a medium pan, over medium heat, whisk together eggnog, milk, sugar, corn starch, and salt. Continue stirring until mixture becomes very thick. Lower heat and stir one minute more. Do not get your custard too hot, and do not stop stirring, or you will scramble the eggs!
  2. Remove from heat and stir in butter and rum.
  3. Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, being sure the film touches the custard to prevent a thick layer. Store in refrigerator until custard is completely chilled.

Meanwhile bake the cake roll.

Cake Roll

  • 1/2 c sifted cake flour
  • 2/3 c sifted powdered sugar
  • 6 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg white(s)
  • 3/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c sugar

Cake Roll

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Whisk together cake flour and powdered sugar; set aside.
  3. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar, salt, and vanilla until soft peaks form; about 4 minutes. Beat in sugar, two tablespoons at a time until well incorporated and the egg whites form stiff and glossy peaks.
  4. By fourths, fold in the flour mixture until smooth.
  5. Pour batter into 8x11 inch jellyroll pan with sides that have been lined with waxed paper, do not grease. Bake for 9 minutes. Cake will look puffed and golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool.


  1. Fold whipped cream into the eggnog custard and spread over cooled cake.
  2. Starting at the long end, start rolling the log toward you while peeling the waxed paper from the cake.
  3. Place the log on a pretty platter and cut a one inch slice from one end and place it on top of the log.
  4. Decorate with mint leaves and candy mushrooms made from bell-shaped or kiss-shaped chocolates and mini marshmallows that have been threaded onto a toothpick.
  5. Sprinkle the log with powdered sugar and nutmeg. Chill until ready to serve. Slice into 10 slices.


To get the powdered sugar to stick to the chocolates (which are Nestle Crunch™ Jingles), dip the chocolates in water then roll them in powdered sugar.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1 slice)
Total Servings 10

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 340
Calories from Fat 160
Total Fat 18g (28% DV)
Saturated Fat 11g (55% DV)
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 115mg (38% DV)
Sodium 210mg (9% DV)
38g (13% DV)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0% DV)
Sugars 28g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6%
Iron 4%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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