Yule Log Cake

With the Christmas songs playing in the air and the Christmas decorations being set up almost everywhere, it is hard for one not to notice that Christmas is just around the corner!
This is the first log cake that I had ever made, something memorable, so I hope I got the picture nicely taken. I have not done that before because whenever I stared at those beautiful piece of art, it somehow occurred to me that this is not something easy to achieve. Turn, out, it is in fact pretty straightforward; those artistic looking wooden feel that once daunted me, can be achieved effortlessly by simply using a fork! Needless to mention, a homemade log cake is surely much much cheaper than buying from a bakery. 

Have I convince you enough to make one for your own yet? If not, another tip for you is that you could sprinkle some icing sugar on top. It does not only create a snowy dreamy effect, but also easily conceal any imperfection on the surface, making the cake look more professionally made!

Yule Log Cake


  • 120ml whipping cream
  • 2 heaping tablespoons nutella spread
  • 3 egg yolk
  • 20g sugar
  • 34g vegetable oil
  • 34g water
  • 50g cake flour
  • 10g cocoa powder
  • 3g egg white
  • 40g sugar
Cooking Directions
  1. Beat the chilled whipping cream until soft peak. Add in nutella spread and mix well. (Chill the mixer bowl and whisk if weather is hot)
  1. Beat egg yolk with 20g of sugar until thick and pale in color.
  2. Add water, sift in flour and cocoa powder. Mix well.
  3. Add in vegetable oil, Mix well.
  4. Beat egg white until frothy, add in 1/3 of the sugar and continue to beat. When the bubbles getting smaller, add another 1/3 of the sugar, continue to beat. When the whisk leave a trail behind, add the remaining sugar. Beat until stiff peak.
  5. Fold in 1/3 of the meringue into the egg yolk mixture. Mix well.
  6. Pour the egg yolk mixture into the meringue and fold gently.
  7. Bake in preheated oven at 180C for 15 minutes.
  8. Leave the cake to cool.
  1. Spread whipped cream over and roll the cake like swiss roll.
  2. Trim off the sides and cut a small piece from the end of the cake and place it on top of the 'log'.
  3. Spread the cream over the cake.
  4. Use a fork to create the effect of a log.
  5. Decorate the cake as you like.

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This post is also linked to Cook and Celebrate: Christmas 2014 organised by Yen from Eat your heart out, Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.


  1. What is it about log cakes? Every single one is so so pretty!

  2. Wow! You are very pro with your log cake baking... Beautiful!

    1. Thank you! Find it hard to spread home made whipped cream though, so soft compared to those store bought one.


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