Chocolate Yule Log

A traditional festive cake for those who love chocolate.

Free from Soya, Nuts
Vegetarian

Ingredients

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

Cake

  1. Line a 20x30cm/8x12" baking tray with parchment and pre-heat the oven.
  2. Sieve the flour and cocoa into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Put the eggs and sugar into a large bowl and beat together until pale.
  4. Sieve the prepared flour into the bowl and mix with the spoon, using a cutting and folding action.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, spreading it out to the edges.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Turn out the hot cake onto a clean tea towel.
  8. Remove the parchment, roll up the sponge in the tea towel and leave to cool.

Filling

  1. Put the 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 spread the filling all over the inside.
  4. Roll the sponge up again without the tea towel.

Topping              

  1. Put the 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 icing.
  4. Cover the sponge with the icing.
  5. Drag a fork through the icing  to create a log texture.

Equipment

20x30cm/8x12" baking tray, 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
  • 50g Doves Farm Organic Plain White Flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 3 eggs
  • 75 caster sugar
  • FILLING
  • 50g butter
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • TOPPING
  • 75g butter
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 75g plain chocolate
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