This festive yule log is the perfect Christmas dessert for the whole family, combining a light and fluffy gluten free chocolate sponge swirled with dairy free chocolate buttercream. If you do make this recipe this I’d love to see, don’t forget to tag me in your photos over on social media!
Frequently asked questions
Which butter do you use for the the buttercream?
I use the Stork ‘perfect for baking’ 250g gold packet butter which is naturally dairy free and available in most major UK supermarkets. If you can’t get hold of this butter, it’s always best to use a hard dairy free butter block instead of a soft spread for a dairy free buttercream as soft spread can sometimes cause the mixture to curdle. Note: This is the only Stork butter that doesn’t contain milk so be careful to pick up the right packet.
Which baking tin do you use?
For this recipe I used a deep rectangular Swiss roll tin.
How long will the Yule log last?
This cake will last in an airtight container for up to 3 days but is always best served on the day you make it.
Which cocoa powder do you use for the cake?
For this recipe, and the majority of my chocolate bakes I use the Dr Oekter Fine Dark Cocoa Powder which is naturally gluten and dairy free.
How do you get the swirl in this cake without the cake breaking?
Make sure you turn your sponge out onto baking paper whilst it’s still hot, roll up tightly in baking paper and leave to cool completely in the baking paper. This will ensure the cake keeps its swirl and doesn’t break.
How do you get the ‘log’ effect on the top of the cake?
Simply use a fork to create the log pattern.
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