- 1 cup flour, sifted cake
1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 cup cream of tartar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Cocoa, powdered
- 1 cup butter, sweet, softened
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon espresso, powdered
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 3 cups sugar, confectioners, sifted
- Food coloring, green
- Grease a jelly roll baking sheet. Line with parchment paper.
- Grease the parchment paper.
- Sift dry ingredients together.
- Beat eggs at high speed about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Add sugar by tablespoonfuls.
- Continue beating until the butter is very thick.
- Then add lemon juice and water.
- Fold in dry ingredients in four stages, 1/4 cup at a time.
- Spread evenly on the baking sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes or until the sponge springs back when tested.
- Sift powdered sugar onto the sponge.
- Turn cake out onto a clean tea towel.
- Remove parchment paper.
- Trim edges of the sponge if they are crispy.
- Roll up gently, leaving towel inside, while still warm. Let cool.
- Beat egg whites, and when foamy add the cream of tartar.
- When soft peaks form, gradually beat in the sugar.
- Beat until meringue is stiff and glossy.
- Pipe meringue through a pastry bag, making and equal number of stems and caps to resemble small mushrooms.
- Bake mushroom pieces at 250 degrees F about 45 minutes.
- When cool, glue them together with butter cream icing and dust lightly with cocoa in a fine strainer.
- Beat egg yolks and butter together until smooth.
- Add coffee and milk. Gradually add powdered sugar. Beat until smooth.
- Mix about 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup of the frosting with green food coloring for the ivy decoration.
- Unroll cooled sponge, remove towel, spread, cake with butter cream icing.
- Roll up. Cut off at a diagonal, a 2 inch slice. This is the tree stump.
- Frost the outside, then add the stump and frost.
- Make ivy patterns. Add the mushrooms.
- Dust the whole cake very lightly with powdered sugar, to simulate snow.
- Keep in refrigerator. Cut with serrated knife.