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Napoleon Log Cake on a plate

Napoleon Log Cake Recipe

Course Cake
Cuisine American, Russian
Keyword napoleon cake, napoleon log cake
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 20 People
Calories 254kcal



  • Thaw puff pastry dough. Cut into strips based on your preference of length.
    Puff pastry cut into long strips
  • Lay out the strings on a lined baking sheet. Bake at 350F for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
    Puff pastry strips on a baking rack
  • Combine together dulce de leche with softened butter. Whisk until you get a creamy texture. I used my new OXO mixer, it's pretty handy to have a portable mixer.
    2 jars of dulce de leche and 5 sticks of butter on the table
  • Line plate or cutting board with plastic wrap. Apply a bit of cream to it and start stacking baked puff pastry dough. Apply generous amounts of cream between each piece. Wrap the entire cake with a plastic wrap and let is sit overnight.
    Puff pastry stacked and being covered in the dulce de leche mixture
  • Melt chocolate in a microwave, be sure to stir it every 30 second. Remove the wrap from the cake, cut off the cake sides and drizzle it with melted chocolate.
    Napoleon Log Cake layered on a plate with a pipping bag besides the plate
  • Sprinkle the coconut flakes on top. Let it refrigerate until the chocolate firms up.
    Coconut flakes being sprinkled on top of the Napoleon Log Cake
  • Keep it refrigerated until you're ready to serve.
    Napoleon Log Cake on a plate


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.1mg