What’s better than holiday sweet treats? Parisian holiday desserts! Disney shares many of their U.S. Disney Parks recipes on their Disney Parks Blog and Disney Family websites. But, guess what? Did you know that Disneyland Paris also has a website with fantastic recipes, an advent calendar for the holidays, and more? Well, if you didn’t know, now you know! Disneyland Paris At Home has a delectable recipe for your family this holiday season: a Minnie Yule Log. From chocolate ganache to presentation inspiration, this recipe has it all. And now, so do you! We have provided this delicious sweet dessert recipe below.
Note: We have converted the French metric measurements to US standard baking measurements. If you would prefer to use the French measurements (as we did have to round to the nearest common US measurement), see Disneyland Paris At Home’s original recipe article here.
Minnie Yule Log
- 2 1/2 cups Chocolate (64% cocoa)
- 3 3/4 cups Single Cream (35% fat)
- 1 1/4 cups Flour
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 5 whole eggs
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2/5 cup water
- 3/8 cup sugar
- 1 vanilla pod
Chocolate Ganache (ideally prepared the day before):
Crush the chocolate into small pieces. Heat 1 1/4 cups of cream, and turn the heat off as soon as it starts to boil. Add the chocolate and stir until the mixture is smooth. Gradually add the remaining 2 1/2 cups of cold single cream while stirring. Stir for 1 minute and refrigerate for at least 5 hours.
Place a sheet of baking paper over a baking tray. Preheat your oven to 350°F . In a bain-marie, whisk the whole eggs with the sugar by hand. The mixture should heat to an even temperature of 104°F. Then leave the bain-marie (a container with hot water into which a pan is placed for slow cooking) and whisk until completely cooled. Using a fine filter (sieve), sift the flour and cocoa over the mixture. Gently stir with a spatula in a circular motion. Pour the mixture onto the baking tray and spread into 1/2 in. thick layer. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes. Check if done. Remove from the oven and place a sheet of baking paper on top. Gently turn over the sponge. Leave to cool.
Slice the vanilla pod in half. Place the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 1 hour. Remove the vanilla pod and set aside.
- Take the ganache and whisk it in the mixer for 3 to 5 minutes until it has the appearance of whipped cream. Place in a piping bag with a yule log nozzle.
- Cut the Genoise sponge lengthways: 2/3 for Minnie’s head, and 1/3 for Minnie’s ears.
- Cover the Genoise with 1/5 inch whipped ganache, then roll the two yule logs over and completely cover each yule log with whipped ganache.
- Cool for 5 hours.
- Cut 1/2 inch slices on the larger yule log to make Minnie’s head, and 1/2 inch slices in the smaller yule log to make Minnie’s ears.
- Assemble the 3 slices on a plate as shown in the photo, and decorate with your chocolate or marzipan decorations.
Remember: We converted this recipe from the original metric measurements. Please refer to the metric measurements for exact quantities. For conversion, we used this cooking recipe converter.
Related: 10 Must Have Disneyland Paris Snacks
More Disney Holiday Recipes
If you love this Disneyland Paris recipe, you may want to bake some other Disney holiday recipes as well. You could bake the raspberry caramel chocolate cake from Disney’s Riviera Resort. Though this recipe isn’t specifically for the holidays, it is challenging like the yule log cake and has touches of Christmas red from the raspberry. If you have leftovers from your holiday celebration, build some holiday ham sliders from Disney California Adventure’s Festival of the Holidays. When you make this chocolate-y ganache goodness, you may crave more warm chocolate desserts. You could pour your cooking talents into this delicious Mickey hot chocolate as well.
Will you create a Minnie Yule Log for your holiday celebration? Let us know in the comments!