How to make Yule Log -

A traditional cake made in the shape of a log during Christmas time.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Eggs (अंडे)

Cuisine : French

Course : Desserts

Yule Log

Yule Log Recipe Card


French cuisine consists of cooking traditions and practices from France. At one time French cuisine was heavily influenced by Italian cuisine.  It was in the 17th century that some chefs led a movement that developed France’s own indigenous style by shifting it away from its foreign influences. Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine, playing different roles regionally and nationally, with many variations.
French cuisine was codified in the 20th century as the modern haute cuisine. Knowledge of French cooking has contributed significantly to Western cuisines and its criteria are used widely in Western cookery school boards and culinary education. 
French regional cuisine is characterized by its extreme diversity and style. Traditionally, each region of France has its own distinctive cuisine.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Yule Log Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 1/2 cup

  • Eggs 7

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 3/4 cup

  • Vanilla essence 1/2 cup

  • Cocoa powder 3 tablespoons

  • Salt a pinch

  • Icing sugar as required

  • Cherries for garnishing

  • Butter sugar icing

  • Butter 1 cup

  • Icing sugar 1 cup

  • Cocoa powder 1/2 cup


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180ºC.

Step 2

Separate egg yolks from the egg whites.

Step 3

In a bowl, put egg yolks, ½ cup + 2 tablespoons of castor sugar, vanilla essence and beat with an egg beater till ribbon consistency is formed.

Step 4

Whip the egg whites till soft peaks are formed and add the remaining castor sugar gradually and keep on whipping till firm peaks are formed.

Step 5

Fold the egg whites with the egg yolk gently. Sift together refined flour, cocoa powder and salt into the mixture and fold till well combined.

Step 6

Transfer the mixture to a baking tray lined with butter paper. Put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Step 7

Remove from the oven, dust some icing sugar and roll it into a log and allow it to cool.

Step 8

To make butter sugar icing, put butter in a bowl. Sift together the icing sugar and cocoa powder into it and beat till creamy.

Step 9

Open the log and spread half of the butter cream mixture reserving some evenly, roll again into a log and refrigerate for half an hour.

Step 10

Cut the prepared log into half and shape it into a yule log, spread the reserved butter sugar icing, garnish with cherries and serve.

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