Chocolate Yule Log

A traditional festive cake for those who love chocolate. This recipe can be made in advance (3 months maximum) - freeze the filled cake, bring to room temperature before making the delicious topping. Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days.  

Free from Soya, Nuts
Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  • CAKE
  • 3 eggs
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 50g Doves Farm Organic Plain White Flour
  • FILLING
  • 50g butter
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • TOPPING
  • 75g butter
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 75g plain chocolate

Cake

  1. Line a 23x32cm/9x13” Swiss roll tin with parchment and pre-heat the oven.
  2. Separate the eggs into two bowls and beat the whites until stiff.
  3. Add the sugar to the yolks and beat until thickened.
  4. Sieve the cocoa over the yolks and beat again.
  5. Gently fold the egg whites into the yolks with a metal spoon, using a cutting and turning action.
  6. Sieve the flour into the bowl and gently combine by cutting and folding with the spoon.
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, spreading it out to the edges.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Slightly dampen a clean tea towel.
  10. Slide the hot cake, still on its parchment, onto the tea towel.
  11. Roll up the sponge, on the parchment, in the tea towel and leave to cool.

Filling

  1. Put the filling butter into a bowl and beat it until it is light and fluffy.
  2. Sieve the icing sugar and cocoa into the bowl and beat until combined and soft.
  3. Gently unroll the cold sponge and loosening it from the parchment paper.
  4. Spread the filling all over the inside of the sponge.
  5. Roll up the filled sponge.

Topping

  1. Put the topping butter into a bowl and beat it until it is light and fluffy.
  2. Sieve the icing sugar into the bowl and beat until combined.
  3. Gently melt the chocolate and mix this into the bowl.
  4. Spread the topping over the rolled up sponge.
  5. Drag a fork through the icing to create a log texture.

Equipment

23x32cm/9x13” Swiss roll tin, parchment, clean tea towel

Temperature

200°C, Fan 180°C, 400°F, Gas 6

Cooking time

10-12 minutes
I have been hunting for a fabulous and easy to use roll recipe that would work well gluten free for a while. Two of my sons have recently been diagnosed with coeliac, but used to enjoy Swiss rolls, we have been unable to find a tasty recipe until now. This recipe is fantastic and was enjoyed by all.
By Mrs Samantha Dean
22 Dec 2014
I was really worried it would crumble like other gluten free recipes but this worked really well and my husband loved it! Can't wait to make another for Christmas. You can't tell it's gluten free, awesome recipe, I would highly recommend this :)
By Miss Tanya Hegarty
17 Dec 2014
This is the first time I have managed to make a yule log that actually tasted as it should everyone in the family wanted one making, which meant I was busy
By Mrs Margaret Kirtley
25 Jan 2013

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Ingredients

Change Quantities:
  • CAKE
  • 3 eggs
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 50g Doves Farm Organic Plain White Flour
  • FILLING
  • 50g butter
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • TOPPING
  • 75g butter
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 75g plain chocolate

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