Christmas is the perfect time to indulge in sweet treats, and what could be better than a classic yule log with a twist? This Cadbury yule log recipe is sure to impress your family and friends, with its rich chocolatey flavour and creamy filling. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a newbie in the kitchen, this recipe is easy to follow and guaranteed to result in a show-stopping dessert.
- 150g caster sugar
- 4 medium eggs
- 125g self-raising flour
- 25g cocoa powder
- 300ml double cream
- 200g Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, broken into pieces
- Icing sugar, for dusting
- Cadbury Snow Balls or other festive decorations, to serve
- Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4. Grease and line a 23cm x 33cm Swiss roll tin with baking paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the caster sugar and eggs until light and fluffy.
- Sift in the self-raising flour and cocoa powder, and fold in gently until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared tin, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the sponge is firm to the touch and springs back when pressed lightly with your finger.
- Remove the sponge from the oven and turn it out onto a sheet of baking paper dusted with icing sugar.
- Gently roll up the sponge from one end to the other, using the paper to help you. Leave it to cool completely.
- In the meantime, heat the double cream in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring occasionally, until it just comes to the boil.
- Remove from the heat and add the Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth and glossy.
- Leave the chocolate mixture to cool and thicken for 10-15 minutes, then whisk it until it is thick and spreadable.
- Unroll the cooled sponge and spread the chocolate mixture over the top, leaving a small border around the edge.
- Roll up the sponge again, using the paper to help you, and transfer it to a serving plate.
- Dust with icing sugar and decorate with Cadbury Snow Balls or other festive decorations.
- Chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
- Calories: 380
- Protein: 5g
- Fat: 22g
- Carbohydrates: 41g
- Sugar: 32g
- Fibre: 1g
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour
- 23cm x 33cm Swiss roll tin
- Baking paper
- Large mixing bowl
- Serving plate
This Cadbury yule log is delicious on its own, but you could also serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you could experiment with different fillings for your yule log. Why not try a Baileys cream filling or a salted caramel filling for a twist on the classic recipe?
If you don’t have Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, you could use any other milk chocolate instead. You could also use dark chocolate or white chocolate for a different flavour.
Store the yule log in the fridge for up to three days.
- Make sure to roll the sponge up gently to avoid cracking it.
- Leave the chocolate mixture to cool and thicken before whisking it, as this will help it to become thick and spreadable.
- Chill the yule log in the fridge for at least an hour before serving to help it hold its shape.
This recipe makes eight servings.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I freeze the yule log?
Yes, you can freeze the yule log for up to one month. Make sure to wrap it tightly in cling film before freezing.
Can I use a different type of chocolate?
Yes, you can use any type of chocolate you like, but milk chocolate works best in this recipe.
Can I make the yule log in advance?
Yes, you can make the yule log up to three days in advance and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.
This Cadbury yule log recipe is a real winner, with its rich chocolate flavour and creamy filling. It’s easy to make and sure to impress your guests at any festive gathering. The addition of Cadbury Snow Balls or other decorations adds a fun and festive touch, making it the perfect dessert for Christmas. Give it a try and see for yourself!