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    In this elegant buche de noel, sponge cake is brushed with espresso syrup, filled with caramel, and swathed in seven-minute frosting. For the finishing touch, the snowy white exterior is bruleed with a kitchen torch to create a fabulous faux-bois effect.

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup safflower oil, plus more for brushing
    • 1 1/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/3 cup hot water
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 5 large eggs, separated, room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • Pinch of cream of tartar
    • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
    • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
    • 2 large egg whites
    • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
    • 1/4 cup cold water

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 509 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 23 g 36.04%
    • Saturated Fat: 11 g 54.38%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 51 mg 16.95%
    • Sodium: 283 mg 11.8%
    • Calcium: 50 mg 4.99%
    • Potassium: 98 mg 2.8%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 9.06%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 74 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.45%
    • Sugar: 57 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 13.23%
    • Vitamin C 0.45%
    • Vitamin D 7.09%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs4
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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