Christmas Baking: Our Chocolate Yule Log Recipe December 8, 2019

by Rebecca Down HelloFresh Christmas

One slice might lead to two, then three, then…

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Our favourite Christmas Chocolate Yule Log Recipe

What better to get you into the festive spirit than a little Christmas baking? Light chocolate sponge, buttery chocolate icing and whipped cream. It’s the perfect thing to finish off your Christmas feast with.

If you’ve got a lot of people coming over, we’d recommend making double the recipe so that you can make an extra long log. Decorate with a spring of fresh holly and a dusting of icing sugar and you’re on to a festive showstopper.

Where go chocolate yule logs originate from?

A Yule log, or bûche de Noël, is a traditional dessert served during the festive season. As the name suggests, it is of French origin and translates as “Christmas log” referring to the traditional tradition of burning a yule log to welcome the winter solstice at the end of December.

They are often served with one end cut off to resemble a chopped branch and are traditionally decorated with mushrooms made from marzipan or meringue. A bark-like texture is often created by dragging a fork through the icing, and powdered sugar sprinkled to resemble snow.

For our own yule log recipe, we opted for a simple approach – a dusting of icing sugar (and a sprig of fresh holly if you have some) is all you need to complete its wintery perfection.

Looking for more festive treats?

For more festive recipes, make sure you try our delicious gingerbread cookies and Father Christmas Orange Biscuits. Or, if you’re in the mood for a little bit of chocolaty decadence, whip up one of our seriously festive hot chocolates.

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