41 Yule Log Recipes

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It’s almost that time of year again, folks. That time of year where we embark on a festive journey of culinary delights with our curated collection of Yule log recipes, where we’ve woven the magic of tradition into contemporary and delectable creations. The Yule log, a symbol of warmth and celebration, has transcended its origins to become a centrepiece of festive gatherings.

In this assortment of festive recipes, we invite you to explore a symphony of flavours and textures that elevate the classic Yule log to new heights of indulgence and creativity.

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41 Yule Log Recipes

From the enchanting aroma of dark chocolate mingling with spiced berries to the ethereal combination of peppermint cream dancing within a light, flourless embrace, our recipes promise to captivate your senses and ignite the spirit of the season. Each of these Yule log recipes is a testament to the joy of holiday baking, blending timeless ingredients with innovative twists that cater to every palate.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

1: Traditional Yule Log

By The Baking Explorer

Traditionally, the Yule log was a large, carefully selected log, often of oak or other hardwoods, chosen months in advance. It was typically harvested on a specific day, often requiring ceremonial practices. In some traditions, the log was decorated with evergreens, holly, ivy, and other festive adornments. Sometimes, it was anointed with oils or decorated with symbols for luck.

Traditional Yule Log by The Baking Explorer

In many modern cultures, the Yule log tradition has transformed into a delicious dessert known as a Yule log cake or “bûche de Noël” in French. It’s a rolled sponge cake shaped and decorated to resemble a log – and you’re about to discover 20 ways to liven it up!

2: Black Forest Yule Log

By British Bakels

Non-edible Yule logs are also used as decorative elements during the holiday season. Some people might bring in a log, decorate it, and place it in their homes as a symbol of the season. Some modern pagan or Wiccan practitioners revive the old customs of burning a Yule log, often in a fireplace or as a part of their solstice celebrations.

Black Forest Yule Log by British Bakels

They hold cultural significance in various traditions and symbolize hope, renewal, and the turning of the year. While the specific rituals may vary, the essence of celebrating light, warmth, and the turning of the seasons remains central to the practice.

3: Chocolate and Hazelnut Roulade

By Good Housekeeping UK

A roulade and a Yule log are both delicious dessert creations, but they differ in certain aspects. A roulade is a dish made by rolling a thin layer of cake, sponge, or pastry around a filling, often sweet or savoury. It’s a versatile dish that can be made in several ways, such as a sponge cake rolled with a filling, or a thin sheet of meat or fish rolled around a stuffing.

Chocolate and Hazelnut Roulade by Good Housekeeping UK

A Yule log, also known as “bûche de Noël” in French, is a specific type of dessert resembling a log. It’s typically made of a rolled sponge cake that’s frosted, decorated, and shaped to resemble a log. While a Yule log is a particular kind of roulade, the distinction lies in the seasonal significance, appearance, and specific decoration associated with the Yule log cake. It’s essentially a decorative and festive version of a sweet roulade made for the Christmas period.

4: Chestnut Yule Log

By Rosie Hopegood / Good to

If you’re looking for a dessert that serves up to twelve people, is super easy to put together, and contains only 260 calories per serving, this chestnut Yule log is most definitely it. You’ll need to set aside 45 minutes of preparation time plus 20 minutes of cooking time, but the Belgian chocolate, freshly whipped cream, and chestnut puree really does add a new festive twist to a traditional dessert – and it’ll be well worth the (minimal) work and wait.

Chestnut Yule Log by Rosie Hopegood  Good to

This treat is much easier than most other Yule log recipes, and simpler too. And it doesn’t matter if the log crumbles or cracks a little because it just adds to the festive, rustic effect. As Rose, the creator of the recipe, says: “a generous dusting of cocoa powder covers a multitude of sins.”

5: White Chocolate and Raspberry Yule Log

By Bake with Stork

This delicious Yule log takes just 30 minutes to whip up, is super easy to make, and adds a delightfully fruity twist to an otherwise fairly conventional dessert. Yule logs have a rich and fascinating history, and have their roots in ancient pagan rituals, particularly in Norse and Celtic winter solstice celebrations. The log was often chosen and ceremonially burned to welcome the return of the sun during the winter solstice.

White Chocolate and Raspberry Yule Log by Bake with Stork

Yule, the ancient festival of winter solstice, symbolized the return of the sun, light, and warmth. The burning of the Yule log signified the triumph of light over darkness. It also symbolised prosperity, protection, and good fortune for the coming year. Traditionally, it was believed that the log should be harvested from the homeowner’s land or received as a gift for the best luck.

6: Boozy Baileys Yule Log

By Delicious Magazine

The humble Yule log has strong ties to the Christmas season and often represents the traditional Yule log burned in ancient winter solstice celebrations. It is often specifically designed to resemble a log, complete with bark-like textures, often made with chocolate icing, and decorative elements like meringue mushrooms, powdered sugar to mimic snow, and marzipan decorations.

Boozy Baileys Yule Log by Delicious Magazine

If you’re in the market for boozy Yule log recipes, this Boozy Baileys version will put a smile on your face. A splash of Baileys adds a wonderfully festive twist to this treat, which can be made in advance and stored for two days in a cool, dark place.

7: Mint Chocolate Yule Log

By Jane’s Patisserie

If you’re on the hunt for Yule log recipes that feature a delicious chocolate ganache, peppermint buttercream filling, and a scrumptious peppermint-chocolate sponge, this is exactly the recipe you need. Not only does it feature all of those things, but it also gives you enough slices to feed eight people, takes ten minutes of cooking time, and 20 minutes of prep time. You will need to allow for two hours of chilling and decoration time, however.

Mint Chocolate Yule Log by Jane's Patisserie

If there’s any left over, you can store it at room temperature for up to two days. It’ll turn a little drier in the fridge, but it will stay fine to eat for up to three or four days. As a side note, you could absolutely switch the peppermint for orange zest, or replace the vanilla with Baileys. The possibilities are endless!

8: Vegan and Gluten-Free Chocolate Yule Log

By The Little Blog of Vegan

Don’t worry, my vegan and/or gluten-free friends, I’ve got you covered! This chocolate Yule log ticks both of those boxes without sacrificing taste, proving that dietary needs or preferences do not need to have a negative impact on your life. As a relatively new vegetarian, it took me a while to realise that there are plenty of substitutes for all the things I no longer to choose to eat.

Vegan and Gluten-Free Chocolate Yule Log by The Little Blog of Vegan

If you’re in need of some inspiration for vegan and vegetarian Christmas food, I think you’ll probably appreciate these too:

9: Chocolate, Salted Caramel, and Chestnut Yule Log

By The Baking Explorer

It was during the 19th Century that this cake made its debut, and it’s commonly believed to have originated in France before then spreading into the rest of Europe and around the world. It’s usually created from a cake known as genoise, which is a French type of sponge cake.

Chocolate, Salted Caramel, and Chestnut Yule Log by The Baking Explorer

The humble Yule log is often baked in a broad, shallow Swiss roll pan, then layered with icing, rolled into a cylinder shape, and finally coated with an additional layer of icing on the exterior. While a prevalent blend involves a classic yellow sponge cake with chocolate buttercream, there is a myriad of variations available in our modern times. These include options like chocolate cake, ganache, and diverse icings infused with espresso or liqueur flavours.

10: White Chocolate and Passion Fruit Roulade

By Tesco Real Food

Although this dessert is often referred to by the name bûche de Noël, the French term actually specifically references the wooden log that you burn – an actual Christmas (burning) log. As the log burning tradition fell out of favour, the dessert tradition fell in, so the name just transferred from one to the other.

White Chocolate and Passion Fruit Roulade by Tesco Real Food

This fruity little twist on a traditional dessert has a 5-out-of-5-star rating after 276 reviews (at the time of writing,) so you know it’s going to be a good one. It’ll serve up eight people, contains only 367 calories per serving, and takes one hour to prep and cook. You will also need to set aside around three hours for cooling, however.

11: Classy Cranberry Merry-ingue Roulade

By Berry World

An ideal dessert for a winter celebration, behold the splendid elegance of a cranberry swirl paired with a delightful Cointreau-infused orange cream. Radiating festive charm and an air of merriment, this creation is a fresh and ethereal delight.

Classy Cranberry Merry-ingue Roulade

The cranberries, with their invigorating tartness, dance in perfect harmony with the meringue’s sweetness, creating a symphony of flavours. What’s more, its swift preparation and the convenience of freezing make it a hassle-free choice for effortless and enjoyable entertaining.

12: Chocolate Orange Yule Log

By The Baking Explorer

Crafted from a delicate chocolate orange sponge, this Yule log is generously packed with a luscious orange buttercream and luxuriously coated with a dark chocolate ganache. Adorned with an abundance of chocolate orange, it stands as the quintessential dessert for any joyous celebration!

Chocolate Orange Yule Log by The Baking Explorer

The Yule log maintains its freshness for two to three days when securely stored in an airtight container within a cool environment. For freezing options, you can freeze the undecorated sponge by wrapping it thoroughly in cling film, preserving it for up to three months. Alternatively, allow it to freeze solid on a plate or cake board initially, then wrap it in cling film for freezing for up to one month. When defrosting, ensure the removal of cling film to prevent ruining the ganache’s appearance.

13: Peppermint Cream Meringue Roulade

By Sainsbury’s Magazine

For enthusiasts of After Eights, this airy and delicate flourless roulade, brimming with peppermint cream, is a delightful treat. Perfect for eight servings, it requires just 30 minutes of preparation time and an overall cooking and cooling duration of one hour.

Peppermint Cream Meringue Roulade by Sainsbury's Magazine

Embracing a gluten-free and no-flour composition, this Christmas delight boasts a light and fluffy texture enhanced by the inclusion of meringue. With 400 calories per serving, it’s definitely one of the Yule log recipes to consider.

14: Chocolate Roulade with Spiced Berry Compote and Cointreau Cream

By Ocado

Ideal for a party of eight, this rich and decadent chocolate roulade, brimming with a spiced berry filling, is a Christmas delight. Prepare it in advance and freeze it; just thaw, dust with icing sugar, and it’s ready to serve. Enhanced with the flavours of Cointreau and a medley of mixed berries, including cranberries and raspberries, this dessert is a festive sensation.

Chocolate Roulade with Spiced Berry Compote and Cointreau Cream by Ocado

If Cointreau isn’t quite to your taste, other alcoholic-beverages that you could infuse your festive roulade with. Baileys, port wine, brandy, Chambord, cherry brandy, spiced rum, amaretto, and more. As they say, the possibilities are endless.

15: Pear and Whisky Chocolate Roulade

By Tesco Real Food

Delicately infused poached pears and a luscious whipped cream filling are enveloped within a decadent chocolate and whisky sponge, crafting an exquisite festive roulade. This sophisticated dessert, with its rich flavours and subtle spice, serves as the ideal indulgence to conclude a convivial evening gathering with a touch of spirited sweetness.

Pear and Whisky Chocolate Roulade by Tesco Real Food

Each serving contains 615 calories, which is higher than quite a few others on this list of Yule log recipes, just in case that is important for you. The recipe will create a roulade that serves up to eight people, is vegetarian-friendly, freezable, and takes just 30 minutes to prepare.

16: Chocolate Roulade with Baileys Cream

By The Baking Explorer

Indulge in the perfect balance of lightness and decadence with this chocolate roulade. The sponge, with its fudgy texture, gracefully melts in your mouth, while the infusion of Baileys in the cream introduces a touch of festive opulence. Whether for a chic dinner party or a heartwarming family gathering, this dessert is sure to delight your loved ones.

Chocolate Roulade with Baileys Cream by The Baking Explorer

What’s more, its natural gluten-free composition makes it an excellent choice for friends with celiac sensitivities, ensuring everyone can revel in the scrumptious joy of this treat. You’ll just need to set aside around 45 minutes of preparation time plus 20 minutes of cooking time.

17: Vegan Christmas Yule Log

By The Veg Space

Indulge in the charm of this stunning and lavish vegan Yule log, which, despite its elegant appearance, comes together effortlessly and delights the taste buds! Whether gracing the table of a festive dinner party or accompanying a cozy teatime gathering, this dessert is a showstopper.

Vegan Christmas Yule Log by The Veg Space

A feather-light chocolate sponge gracefully embraces a sumptuous chestnut and brandy cream filling, culminating in a delectable roll. The grand finale involves a lavish coating of rich dark chocolate ganache, making this treat a true feast for the senses. Not exactly a choice for the calorie-conscious, but who can resist such opulence? After all, ’tis the season to indulge in the joy of Christmas!

18: Yule Be Glad Chocolate Ganache Roulade

By Berry World

Infuse a touch of Spanish flair into this French classic with these elegantly straightforward desserts. Ideal for entertaining, these treats can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you’re ready to dazzle your guests. When the moment arrives, add the crisp topping, and serve promptly for a delightful culinary experience.

Yule Be Glad Chocolate Ganache Roulade by Berry World

This recipe serves up to four people, requires around 40 minutes of preparation time plus two hours of cooking time, and combines juicy strawberries with decadent chocolate for a treat that is festively coloured without too much of the festive taste. We don’t want festive spiced everything, do we? (Or do we?)

19: Gingerbread Yule Log with Spiced Chocolate Filling and Chocolate Mirror Glaze

By Supergolden Bakes

Lower in fat than many of the others on this list of Yule log recipes, and it gets better. The filling is much easier to make than you’d think, serves up to ten people (with or without sides), takes a total of 28 minutes including prep and cooking time, and is perfect for other events and occasions than just Christmas.

Gingerbread Yule Log with Spiced Chocolate Filling and Chocolate Mirror Glaze by Supergolden Bakes

This one’s fast, but the UK chef, James Martin, is faster. In fact, he holds the Guinness World Record for fastest time to assemble a Yule log. It took him the grand total of 1 minute and 17 seconds. How fast do you think you could assemble these Yule log recipes?

20: Vegan Gingerbread Yule Log

By The Little Blog of Vegan

While I’m on the subject of record-breaking Yule logs, here’s another one that you might be interested in. The world’s largest ever Yule log was created in Canada – Edmonton in Alberta to be exact. It weighed 5,505.3 lb or 2.49 tonnes, was 21.95 metres in length (or 72 ft), had a height of 33.02 cm (13 inches,) and a width of 45.72 cm (18 inches.)

Vegan Gingerbread Yule Log by The Little Blog of Vegan

This Yule log isn’t quite that big, but it is vegan-friendly and flavoured with gingerbread, the literal spirit of Christmas. Featuring a gingerbread sponge with a luscious filling of ginger and cinnamon buttercream, enveloped in a dairy-free white chocolate ganache, and delicately adorned with a dusting of ground ginger and a snowy layer of icing sugar.

21: Frosted White Chocolate Yule Log with Vanilla Chantilly and Clementine Curd

By BBC Good Food

Embrace the holiday spirit with this dazzling Christmas dessert – a modern rendition of the classic yule log, featuring a luxurious Chantilly cream and a burst of zesty curd. Sorry to bring a tone of negativity to the party, but it does contain more than 700 calories per serving. It’s not in the “easy” category either. The BBC website describes it as “more effort.”

Frosted White Chocolate Yule Log with Vanilla Chantilly and Clementine Curd by BBC Good Food

On the other side, it serves from six to eight people, requires 20 minutes of cooking time, plus one hour and 15 minutes of preparation and ‘other’ time. And if you end up with any leftovers, it’ll stay fresh and safe to eat for up to four days in an airtight container.

22: Chocolate Roulade with Boozy Blackberries

By Saga

Dazzle your loved ones this holiday season with a show-stopping chocolate roulade, elevated with the delightful flavours of sloe gin and blackberries. With a preparation time of 45 minutes, a cooking time of 15 minutes, and a cooling period of three to four hours, this impressive dessert serves up to eight, making it a perfect centrepiece for your Christmas celebration.

Chocolate Roulade with Boozy Blackberries by Saga

Sloe gin is a luscious and ruby-red liqueur crafted by steeping sloe berries, a type of wild plum, in gin. It is a distinctive and slightly tart beverage with a deep, reddish hue, offering a perfect balance of sweetness and a hint of bitterness, making sloe gin a popular ingredient in various cocktails and desserts.

23: Cookies and Cream Roulade

By Whitworths Sugar

Made with Oreos, this is one of the quickest and easiest ways to whip up a roulade or Yule log in time for the big day. You’ll only need 25 minutes of prep time plus 20 minutes of cooking time, and you’ll have a dessert that serves up to ten people.

Cookies and Cream Roulade by Whitworths Sugar

You should choose a Yule log recipe that suits your skill level and taste preferences, whether it’s a traditional sponge cake or a more elaborate filled version. Many Yule log recipes involve multiple steps, so it’s helpful to plan your baking and decorating process in advance to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.

24: Vegan White Spiced Christmas Yule Log

By Co-op

Club Ashtarout Mayfouk achieved a record-breaking feat by creating the longest yule log, measuring an impressive 1,136.36 meters (3728 feet 2.52 inches), in Mayfouk, Lebanon, on December 21, 2018. This extraordinary attempt marked a unique and festive celebration of the Christmas season, showcasing creativity and community spirit in a distinctive manner.

Vegan White Spiced Christmas Yule Log by Co-op

Don’t worry, this vegan white spiced Christmas Yule log isn’t quite that large. It will fit in your fridge, at least… if it lasts that long! Ready in 45 minutes, it’ll serve up to six people, although it does contain a little under 600 calories per serving.

25: Chocolate and Kirsch-Soaked Cherry Yule Log

By Waitrose

What makes this Yule log more luxurious and decadent than the rest? The addition of kirsch-soaked cherries, of course. Vegetarian-friendly, serving up to twelve people, and a total cook and prep time of 55 minutes, it looks and tastes festive – but you could also customise it a little more, adding your own festive flavours and decorations.

Chocolate and Kirsch-Soaked Cherry Yule Log by Waitrose

In case you’re calorie-counting, one-twelfth (one portion) of the Yule log contains almost 500 calories, and you’ll probably need to take into account any sides you serve it up with, such as ice cream, squirty cream, or double/single cream.

26: Baileys and Praline Roulade

By Ocado

This delightful recipe comes from the expertise of Benjamina Ebuehi, a quarterfinalist on the Great British Bake Off, cookbook author, and accomplished food stylist. The liqueur-infused twist on a traditional roulade features a blend of creamy Baileys and crunchy praline enveloped in a glossy meringue, and the best part? It’s surprisingly simple to make! Embrace any cracks that may appear as you roll it up – they only add to its charming character.

Baileys and Praline Roulade by Ocado

You’ll need to set aside 25 minutes of preparation time plus 45 minutes of cooking time, but it serves up to eight people and would go splendidly with double cream, in my opinion. If you shop directly from Ocado, the entire dessert will cost you £21.27 to make (at the time of writing), which amounts to £2.65 per serving. (Definitely cheaper than a restaurant!)

27: Spiced Chestnut and White Chocolate Yule Log

By Sainsbury’s Magazine

Italian meringue, achieved by whisking egg whites with hot sugar syrup, imparts a snow-covered bark effect in this modern take on the traditional yule log. Beneath the soft peaks lies a subtly spiced sponge filled with chestnut purée infused with spirits and white chocolate cream.

Spiced Chestnut and White Chocolate Yule Log by Sainsbury's Magazine

If you need Yule log recipes that serve up to 12 people and takes a total of one hour and five minutes plus chilling time, this festive treat ticks all the boxes. With 374 calories per serving, it’s also considerably less calorific than some of the other treats on this page!

28: Snowy Almond Yule Log

By Good Housekeeping UK

Almonds are typically harvested in late summer and early autumn, making them readily available during the winter months, which coincides with the Christmas season. This seasonal availability has likely contributed to the integration of almonds into various holiday recipes. They’ve been used in traditional Christmas recipes for centuries. In many cultures, almonds are a key ingredient in Christmas sweets, cakes, and desserts. For example, marzipan, a sweet almond paste, is often shaped into festive figures or used to decorate holiday cakes.

Snowy Almond Yule Log by Good Housekeeping UK

This almond-infused Yule log recipe contains 454 calories per serving and takes a total of 40 minutes – from start to finish – to make. That’s 25 minutes of preparation time plus 15 minutes of cooking time. Once it’s done, you’ll have a festive dessert that serves up to eight people.

29: White Chocolate and Black Forest Roulade

By Ocado

Edd Kimber, the inaugural champion of The Great British Bake Off and accomplished cookbook author, introduces a delightful variation with his White Chocolate and Black Forest Roulade. This inventive twist on a classic, features a vanilla sponge cake embracing a luscious filling of whipped white chocolate ganache and a compote of black forest fruits.

White Chocolate and Black Forest Roulade by Ocado

For an added touch, adorn this elegant white yule log with adorable meringue mushrooms, creating a charming woodland scene. Ideal for winter celebrations, this dessert brings a unique and festive flair to your holiday table.

30: Red Berry Meringue Roulade

By Tesco Real Food

This impressive dessert showcases ethereal meringue paired with a delightful filling of cream, zesty lemon curd, and sweet-tart berries. Creating eight servings, it requires just 30 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook, with each serving amounting to 370 calories. Additionally, it is freezer-friendly for added convenience.

Red Berry Meringue Roulade by Tesco Real Food

As you’ve seen from this list of Yule log recipes, there are so many different was to customise this one simple dessert. Make it boozy, add fruit, change the chocolate, add meringue… the possibilities are endless. Like, super endless. Properly endless.

31: Hazelnut Praline Log

By Saga

Indulge in this decadent and velvety chocolate dessert, tailor-made for enthusiasts of the cocoa delight. With a preparation time of one hour, it serves six to eight people and requires a mere seven minutes of cooking. You will need to allow for an additional three hours of chilling in the fridge for the perfect, luscious consistency.

Hazelnut Praline Christmas Log by Saga

The origin of the Yule log traces back to Norway, where ancient Norse traditions incorporated it into their festivities marking the return of the sun during the winter solstice. The term “Yule” is derived from the Norse word “hweol,” signifying a wheel. According to Norse beliefs, the sun was envisioned as a colossal wheel of fire, symbolizing its cyclical movement toward and away from the earth.

32: Gingerbread Latte Yule Log

By Beca / GBBO

An inventive twist on a beloved seasonal classic, this log is infused with the warm spices of gingerbread and generously filled with a luscious coffee Swiss meringue buttercream. To complete the ensemble, a cocoa buttercream coating, whimsical ‘fungi’ (in reality, ginger Florentines), and charming gingerbread squirrels provide the perfect final additions.

Gingerbread Latte Yule Log by Beca GBBC

This recipe has been described as “challenging,” so it’s definitely one you’ll want to practice before the big day. You’ll need to allocate 30 minutes for baking time plus hands-on time of two hours and 15 minutes. Once complete, you’ll have enough for twelve servings.

33: Chocolate and Hazelnut Boozy Roulade

By Mary Berry / THF

 An ideal dessert for festive celebrations, particularly Christmas Day, Mary Berry’s reliable roulade is a showstopping alternative to traditional Christmas pudding. If you’re pressed for time, consider topping it with coarsely crushed store-bought praline as a convenient alternative to homemade.

Chocolate and Hazelnut Boozy Roulade by Mary Berry THF

For a more family-friendly alternative to this boozy treat, simply leave the Baileys (or Irish cream) out of the whipped cream. You could always add something else, of course, such as chocolate liqueur, whisky, or something else that takes your fancy.

34: Chocolate and Raspberry Roulade

By Tesco Real Food

The harmonious pairing of chocolate and raspberries takes centre stage in this delightful roulade. The bursts of sweetly tart berries provide an excellent contrast, cutting through the indulgent richness of the chocolate.

Chocolate and Raspberry Roulade by Tesco Real Food

Serving 12, this Yule log recipe takes just 20 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to cook, with each serving totalling 249 calories. With a stellar rating of five out of five stars from 877 reviews, it’s a definite crowd-pleaser.

35: Chocolate Yule Log with Stockings

By Prue Leith / GBBO

Elevate the simplicity of this Swiss roll with a subtle infusion of Irish cream liqueur, enhancing its festive allure. The log transformation is effortlessly achieved with piped chocolate icing resembling bark. Be cautious during the folding process not to eliminate the air pockets in the sponge mixture. These tiny air pockets, preserved through baking, ensure the sponge remains pliable for a crack-free roll, maintaining a light and fluffy texture.

Chocolate Yule Log with Stockings by Prue Leith GBBO

If you need Yule log recipes for eight to ten people, that are easy to make, and can be made in around an hour, this one is a delicious contender. You can always leave the Baileys out for a more family-friendly treat. Alternatively, add a little more for a boozy grownup dessert that’ll leave everyone wanting more.

36: Pecan Yule Log with Caramel Sauce

By Sainsbury’s Magazine

First thing’s first, this delightful Yule log idea is mouth-wateringly good, but each serving contains a whopping 863 calories. If you go on to add cream, custard, ice cream, or another kind of side, you will also need to factor those calories in, too. If there’s one time to treat yourself, though, it’s most definitely Christmastime.

Pecan Yule Log with Caramel Sauce by Sainsbury's Magazine

On the plus side, it serves up to ten people, and takes a total of one hour plus additional cooling time of one to two hours. (Don’t try and speed things up in the fridge though; it’ll ruin the lot!)

37: Alaskan Yule Log

By BBC Good Food

Merge the essence of Arctic roll and baked Alaska in this chocolate log filled with ice cream and crowned with meringue—a striking dessert perfect for advance preparation for a dinner gathering. Preparation takes 50 minutes, with a cooking time of 35-45 minutes and an additional five hours of freezing.

Alaskan Yule Log by BBC Good Food

This Yule log recipe serves up to eight people, is freezable, and falls into the category of a more effort recipe. It also contains 478 calories per serving, which is considerably less calorific than the last one on this list of Yule log recipes!

38: White and Dark Chocolate Yule Log with Apricot

By Delicious Magazine

Unveil the contrast in this yule log, where a rich dark chocolate sponge resides beneath its snowy white chocolate surface. The darkness is embodied by a luscious dark chocolate and apricot buttercream, while the light is represented by a decadent white chocolate buttercream.

White and Dark Chocolate Yule Log with Apricot by Delicious Magazine

Prepare the yule log up to 24 hours in advance and refrigerate, loosely covered with cling film. Before serving, ensure it returns to room temperature to allow the butter to properly soften. If you source your ingredients from Tesco, the cost per serving for this delectable dessert is £0.81 at the time of writing.

39: Christmas Salted Caramel Yule Log

By BBC Good Food

Salted caramel comes together with redcurrants in this Yule log with a twist, which is described as “more effort” rather than “easy.” The dessert takes 15 minutes to cook with around 35 minutes of preparation work, and it serves up to ten people.

Christmas Salted Caramel Yule Log by BBC Good Food

Each serving of this Yule log contains around 571 calories, and it’s not recommended for freezing. Not that it matters; I doubt there will be anything left over! If you struggle to find redcurrants, there are plenty of other fruits and ingredients that would work instead. These include raspberries, cranberries, pomegranate seeds, cherries, blackberries, fig compote, orange zest, or even hazelnuts and other nuts.

40: Meringue Roulade with Clementine Curd

By Sainsbury’s Magazine

Are you looking for gluten-free Yule log recipes? This one is exactly that, but that’s not the best part. You can prepare the candied clementine strips up to a month ahead and keep them in an airtight container, and the filled roulade can be stored in the refrigerator for two to three days before serving.

Meringue Roulade with Clementine Curd by Sainsbury's Magazine

This treat serves up to eight people, requires 30 minutes of preparation time, and will take a total of one hour and 15 minutes plus chilling time for the whole lot. With only 555 calories per serving, this is one that won’t break the calorie bank if you add a side to it. We love that, right?

41: Mocha, Chocolate and Boozy Marsala Roulade

By Tesco Real Food

Here’s another of the gluten-free Yule log recipes that’s also suitable for vegetarians, serving up to ten people. Each serving contains only 400 calories, making it a relatively low-calorie option compared to others on this list.

Mocha, Chocolate and Boozy Marsala Roulade by Tesco Real Food

Featuring a luscious coffee and chocolate sponge infused with a boozy Marsala syrup, this sophisticated Christmas dessert is sure to entice everyone back for seconds. You’ll just need 30 minutes to prepare it, 30 minutes to cook it, plus cooling time.

So, what do you think? I hope I’ve given you plenty of inspiration, but if you’re still on the lookout for Yule log recipes, or any other type of festive food, feel free to check out some of the other recipe collections here on Buzzy Kitchen.

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