This is a combination of recipes - the filling came from my aunt and the mocha icing is my creation. Now it's a family tradition!
I really liked this recipe. One change I made was to the frosting. As written it is way to buttery. I had to add more icing sugar and more coffee to even out the flavors. The cake was easy to make and came out great. For those having trouble with the filling: make sure the flour/milk mixture gets very thick, almost like paste before you add it the the butter and sugar. I did this and it turned out fluffy and creamy. - 27 Dec 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This is the most delicous yule log we've ever had. It's not very sweet, the filling is very creamy & absolutely fantastic with the nuts. little hint though, once the cake comes out of the oven, lay the cake on a towel dusted with icing sugar then pre-roll the cake and let cool completely before unrolling it and adding the filling. - 06 Dec 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I had some major "issues" while making this Yule Log. First the cake itself didn't seem to have much flavor. I'm no expert baker either and the directions seemed very vauge. The filling didn't thicken up and when I "rolled" the cake, the filling oozed out everywhere and the cake fell apart. Yes, it was completely cool. I didn't bother proceding. I don't know if I did something wrong but I followed the recipe to a tee and what a disaster! - 19 Dec 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)