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Chocolate Yule Log covered in rich chocolate icing next to a box of Silver Spoon icing sugar
30Total Time
20Prep Time
10Bake Time
A little effort

Christmas Chocolate Yule Log Recipe

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About this Chocolate Yule Log recipe

Our Christmas Chocolate Yule Log recipe is a real crowd-pleaser. Also known as a Bûche de Noel, this classic, traditional and festive dessert is made with a fluffy Swiss roll and indulgent chocolate buttercream. It’s simple to bake and great for getting kids into the Christmas spirit.

Find out how to make our Christmas Chocolate Yule Log recipe below. You can also see our video on how to roll a Swiss roll.

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30Total Time
20Prep Time
10Bake Time
A little effort


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180˚C (fan 160°C, gas mark 6). Grease and line a swiss roll tin with baking paper.

  2. Step 2:

    Whisk the caster sugar and eggs in a large bowl until pale and light.

  3. Step 3:

    Sift together the flour and cocoa powder and gently fold into the egg mixture using a metal spoon. Pour into the prepared tin, tilting it so that it covers the whole surface.

  4. Step 4:

    Bake for 8-10 minutes until firm yet springy to the touch. Dust a large sheet of paper with caster sugar and then turn the sponge onto it. Trim off the edges. Make a dent 1cm from the edge and tightly roll up the sponge and leave to cool.

  5. Step 5:

    For the buttercream icing:

    Mix together the icing sugar and butter, then add the melted chocolate and milk. Beat until smooth.

  6. Step 6:

    Unroll the sponge, spread over a generous layer of buttercream and roll up tightly again.

  7. Step 7:

    Cover with the remaining buttercream, using a fork to create a log effect. For a finishing touch, dust with icing sugar.

  8. Step 8:

    For an extra festive touch, simply melt down some dark chocolate, and leave to set as a large chocolate button. 

    Decorate using Smarties and icing to make a reindeer face - the perfect treat for the kids this Christmas.


  • For the Sponge

    • 125g Silver Spoon Caster Sugar
    • 3 Free range eggs
    • 100g Allinson's Self-Raising White Flour
    • 25g Cocoa powder
  • For the Buttercream

    • 150g Melted dark chocolate
    • 300g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 150g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 1 tbsp Milk
    • To dust Silver Spoon Icing Sugar


  • Baking tray
  • Mixing bowl
  • Sieve
  • Baking parchment

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