Yule Log Recipe Dairy Free

Yule Log Recipe Dairy Free

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The holiday season is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious yule log? However, if you or your loved ones are lactose intolerant or have a dairy allergy, finding a dairy-free yule log recipe can be a challenge. But fear not, we have the perfect recipe for you that is both dairy-free and scrumptious!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a 10×15 inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Add in the almond milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared jelly roll pan and smooth it out evenly.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting. In a medium saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and dairy-free butter over low heat until smooth.
  7. Remove the saucepan from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, almond milk, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  8. Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes in the pan.
  9. Carefully remove the cake from the pan and place it on a clean surface.
  10. Spread the frosting evenly over the cake, leaving about 1/2 inch of space at the edges.
  11. Carefully roll the cake from the short end to the other end, using the parchment paper to help guide it. Make sure to roll it tightly, but not too tightly that the cake cracks.
  12. Once the cake is rolled, place it seam side down on a platter or serving dish. Dust with powdered sugar and decorate with berries, if desired.
  13. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
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Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 slice (1/12th of the recipe)

  • Calories: 300
  • Total fat: 14g
  • Saturated fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 220mg
  • Total carbohydrates: 45g
  • Dietary fiber: 2g
  • Total sugars: 34g
  • Protein: 3g

Cooking Time

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

Total time: 1 hour


  • 10×15 inch jelly roll pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Clean surface for rolling the cake
  • Platter or serving dish

Serving Suggestions

This dairy-free yule log is a perfect dessert for any holiday gathering. Serve it with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream, whipped coconut cream, or a hot cup of cocoa.


You can customize this recipe to suit your taste by adding different extracts, such as peppermint or almond extracts, to the cake batter. You can also add chopped nuts, dried fruits, or shredded coconut to the frosting for added texture.


You can substitute the almond milk with any other non-dairy milk, such as soy milk or oat milk. You can also use any dairy-free butter substitute in place of the dairy-free butter called for in the recipe.


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  • Make sure to grease the parchment paper before pouring the batter to prevent sticking.
  • Use a clean kitchen towel to help roll the cake if the parchment paper is not enough.
  • Refrigerate the cake before slicing to make it easier to cut.


If the frosting is too thick, you can add more almond milk one tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I freeze this yule log?

Yes, you can freeze this yule log for up to 2 months. Just wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour. However, the texture might be slightly different.

Can I use regular milk and butter in this recipe?

Yes, you can use regular milk and butter if you are not lactose intolerant or have a dairy allergy.

Personal Thoughts

This dairy-free yule log recipe has become a new favorite in my family. It is easy to make and tastes just as delicious as the traditional yule log. The chocolate cake is moist and fluffy, and the frosting is rich and decadent. I love that it is dairy-free, so everyone in the family can enjoy it without any worries. Give it a try, and I am sure it will become a new favorite in your household too!

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