Yule Log

PennyBy Penny  , ,   

October 22, 2017

They’ll fight over this !

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 8 servings



4 eggs

100 g caster sugar

65g SR flour

40g cocoa powder

OR buy a Swiss as roll


300ml double cream

4 tbspn apricot jam

icing sugar for dusting

275g dark good quality chocolate, broken into pieces

Or buy chococolate frosting


1Preheat the oven to 200ºC

2 Lightly grease a Swiss roll tin, and line with non-stick paper or baking parchment

3Whisk the eggs and sugar using an electric mixer until the mixture is pale in colour, light and frothy.

4Sieve the flour and cocoa powder into the bowl and carefully fold together, using a metal spoon in a figure of 8 motion until all the cocoa and flour are mixed into the egg mixture.

5Pour into the prepared tin spread out into the corners.

6 Bake in the centre of the oven for eight to 10 minutes until pale golden and the sides are shrinking away from the edge of the tin.

7Place a piece of baking paper that is bigger than the Swiss roll on the work surface.

8Tip the cake on to the paper and remove the bottom lining piece of paper.

9Trim the edges of the cake with a sharp knife and make a score mark 2.5cm in along the longer edge. Roll up (from the longer edge) using the paper, rolling with the paper inside.

10Leave to cool

11 Melt the chocolate and cream in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until completely melted . Don’t let the bowl touch the water

12Put into the fridge to cool and firm

13Uncurl the Swiss roll and remove the paper.

14Spread a third of the icing over the surface, then re-roll tightly

15Cut a quarter of the cake off from one end on the diagonal.

16Place the large piece of cake onto a cake board and angle the cut end to the side of the large cake to make a branch.

17Melt the apricot jam in a pan on the hob

18Brush the surface of the cake with the melted apricot jam.

19Spoon the icing on the cake and use a fork to make it look like bark

20Cover each end with icing and create a swirl to look like rings on a trunk

21Decorate with figures and dust with icing sugar

22 If using shop bought Swiss roll .

23Cut the sweet as roll as above

24Cover with frosting and decorate


8 Reviews

Sarah Murphy

October 23, 2017

Thank you x

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

October 23, 2017

It is now – she says hopefully

Sarah Murphy

October 23, 2017

Still not showing ingredients x

Trish Cowley

October 22, 2017


Feed your family for about £20 a week.

October 22, 2017


Trish Cowley

October 22, 2017


Feed your family for about £20 a week.

October 22, 2017

Arghhh ! I’ll sort it P

Trish Cowley

October 22, 2017

Thought you’d like to know: there aren’t any ingredients listed on the recipe!