Christmas Chocolate Yule Log from Kenwood

Christmas Chocolate Yule Log from Kenwood

Enjoy the festive season with a delicious Chocolate Yule Log, simple to make using your Kenwood Mixer.


For the sponge:

  • 4 eggs
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder

For the cream filling:

  • 500ml double cream/whipping cream
  • 40g icing sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp liqueur (optional)
  • a handful of fresh raspberries (optional)

For the ganache:

  • 200g dark chocolate, broken
  • 1.5 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 220g whipping cream

To decorate:

  • Fresh cranberries or raspberries

Kenwood Mixer


  • To prepare, preheat the oven to 180°C and line a swiss roll tin with parchment paper.
  • Attach the 5L Mixer bowl to the machine
  • Add the egg, sugar and vanilla into the mixer bowl, then fit the whisk tool.
  • Start the machine on speed to 6 for 3 minutes, then add the flour, cocoa and baking powder into the mixer bowl.
  • Start the machine on speed 2 for 1 minute.
  • Pour the batter to the prepared swiss roll tin and bake for 12 minutes at 180°C.
  • Once baked, remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool slightly.
  • Lay a piece of parchment paper on a work surface, then turn out the cake onto the paper and remove the previous sheet of parchment.
  • Carefully roll the cake into a log from the shorter side up and leave to cool.
  • Clean the 5L Mixer bowl and attach to the machine, then fit the Whisk.
  • Add the whipping cream, icing sugar, vanilla extract and liqueur. Start the machine on Min speed then increase to Speed 5 for 2 minutes 30 seconds.
  • Unroll the cooled cake and spread the cream filling onto the cake.
  • Scatter the raspberries over the cream, then roll the cake back up into a log.
  • Trim the ends and gently place onto a serving dish, seam side down.
  • To make the ganache, attach the 7L EasyWarm bowl to the machine, fitted with the creaming beater.
  • Add the dark chocolate, butter and whipping cream and select the ‘chocolate melting’ preset.
  • The mixture will thicken as it cools, so transfer to a medium bowl then cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes (no longer otherwise it will solidify).

  • Serves: 6 people

    Prep Time: 5 Minutes

    Cooking Time: 12 Minutes

    Processing Time:1 hour 30 minutes (includes cooling time)

    Total Time:1 hour 50 minutes

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    13th Dec 2021

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