Chocolate yule log

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Chocolate yule log
This cake is the perfect centerpiece for your Christmas table.

125g caster sugar

60g butter

4 eggs, seperated

100g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

Buttercream icing

150g butter

200g icing sugar

100g dark chocolate, melted

Desiccated coconut, to decorate

Grease and line a swiss roll tin.

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4.

Beat the egg yolks with 125g caster sugar.

Add butter, plain flour, baking powder, 1 tbsp hot water and mix.

Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt.

Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolks.

Spread the batter onto the prepared baking tin.

Bake for about 12 minutes .

Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

To prepare the butercream icing, beat together the butter, icing sugar and melted chocolate.

Spread the sponge with the buttercream icing using a palette knife.

Roll up the sponge gently and carefully removing the baking paper.

Cut a small piece off the end of the log on the diagonal, this will become a branch.

Cover the outside of the log with the buttercream.

Place the extra branch on top of the log and cover with the icing.

Use a fork to create lines along the sides of the log.

Decorate the serving platter with the coconut.


Preparation Time
30 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Chocolate, Eggs, Sugar

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Entertaining, Cake Stall, Vegetarian

Level of Difficulty

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