Yule Log Cake (Chocolate) Recipe ~As seen in our video tutorial


5 eggs, separated
3/4  cup ( 150g)  granulated sugar,  divided  ( 1/2 cup for egg yolks and 1/4 cup for egg whites)
1/2 cup (52g) cake flour
1/4 cup (19g) unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Grease a 15 x 10 x 1 jelly roll pan,  line the bottom with parchment paper, also grease the parchment paper then flour the pan including parchment
Combine the flour, cocoa and salt , whisk to blend and set aside for later
Separate your eggs
Beat the 5 egg yolks and 1/2  cup sugar on medium high speed until light and fluffy
In another bowl beat the 5 egg whites  until you reach soft peak stage.  Slowly  add the 1/4 cup sugar so you will not deflate your egg whites.  Continue beating until you reach stiff peak stage.
Fold your egg yolk mixture into the egg whites then begin folding in your flour mixture also.   I gradually add the flour mixture.  Continue folding until all the dry ingredients are incorporated.
Spread the batter evenly in you prepared pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes or until cake springs back.   When the cake comes out of the oven, turn it out onto a clean towel that has been dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Peel off the parchment paper.  Roll the cake up in the towel, starting with the short side.  Let it cool on a wire rack until room temperature.
While this is cooling, make your whipped cream.
Unroll the cooled cake, spread the whipped cream filling and roll up again.  Place on a serving platter and and frost with buttercream of your choice.
(*We demonstrate making this recipe in our video tutorial)
Category: Miscellaneous, Recipes


  1. mykangaroocakegirl says: #1

    I think I’m going to try it for this christmas party in several days from now. it’s nice

  2. beverly coleman says: #2

    Do you have the recipe for the whipped cream?

  3. Melissa Diamond says: #3

    Hi Beverly–Here it is~
    link to mycakeschool.com

    (We linked to it on our Yule Log video but not from this cake recipe) – I hope that you enjoy it!

  4. Rosangel Palma says: #4

    I need to make a cake roll but has be more like devil’s food cake. Do I just add more cocoa powder so it will be a deeper chocolate.

  5. scott says: #5

    So help me I’m going to make a log cake. I have been putting it off too long.

    That’s a beautiful Log Cake.

  6. BeBe says: #6

    Thank you, Scott!

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