Yule Log


Yule Log


125g caster sugar

4 separated eggs

60g butter, softened

100g plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon warm water

1 pinch salt

Chocolate buttercream:

150g butter, softened

200g icing sugar

100g plain chocolate

Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting


Preheat the oven to 180C° / Gas 4. Grease and line a baking tray.

Beat egg yolks with sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the softened butter, flour, baking powder and a tablespoon of warm water. Beat till well combined.

In a bowl beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff. Add about 1/3 of the whites to the yolk mixture, fold in. Repeat with remaining whites.

Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared tin, and spread evenly.

Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes.

Carefully turn out the cake onto a large piece of parchment. Roll the parchment from one short end to the other.

For the buttercream:

Melt the chocolate, once melted set aside.

Beat the butter till light and creamy. Gradually add the icing sugar. Add the melted chocolate and beat until well combined.

To assemble:

Carefully unroll sponge. Spread a layer of buttercream across the sponge. Roll back up, using the parchment, ensuring you have a tight roll.

Using the remaining buttercream, cover the entire roll with buttercream, drag a fork lengthways across the buttercream to create a bark effect.

Dust the entire log with cocoa powder.

Products used 

Master Class Professional Non-Stick Hard Anodised 42cm Baking Tray

Kitchen Craft Stainless Steel Eleven Wire 25cm Balloon Whisk

Home Made Traditional Stoneware 29cm Mixing Bowl

Sweetly Does It Palette Knife

Sweetly Does It Silicone Paper Baking Roll

Sweetly Does It Silicone Chocolate Melting Jug

Kitchen Craft Plastic 7cm Sieve