Festive Yuletide Log

All About Greens

festive yuletide log
Prep Time: 60M
Cooking Time: 25M
Serves: 8

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140g self-raising flour
30g cocoa powder
1 tbsp cornflour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
125g caster sugar
235ml soy milk
1 tsp red wine vinegar
120ml sunflower oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1,000g icing sugar
30g cocoa powder
250g vegan butter
2 tbsp soya milk
125g black cherry jam

This vegan festive Yuletide log is the perfect dessert to enjoy this Christmas.

Recipe by All About Greens.

Quantity: 8 slices
Preparation: 30 minutes
Assembly: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes


1. For the swiss roll, preheat your oven to 160ºC Fan/Gas 3. Line a shallow baking tray approximately 30cm x 20cm with greaseproof paper.

2. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl, then add the cornflour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt and sugar and stir together.

3. Pour the milk, vinegar, oil and vanilla extract into a jug and whisk until combined.

4. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir well with a light hand, be careful not to overwork the batter then pour into the prepared baking tray and bake in the oven for approximately 25 minutes until cooked through and a skewer comes out clean.

5. Meanwhile for the buttercream. Add the icing sugar, cocoa powder and the butter into a food processor and blitz together. Add the soya milk, a little at a time until the buttercream starts to combine and is smooth. You want a medium to firm texture. Split into two bowls.

6. Once the cake is cooked. Leave to cool for around 5 minutes and then carefully roll into a swiss roll shape, keeping the greaseproof paper on. When cooled after around half an hour, gently unroll the log and spread with black cherry jam followed by half of the buttercream. Once again carefully re-roll the cake this time carefully removing the greaseproof paper as you roll. Once rolled, place the log on a piece of clingfilm and roll tightly and place in the fridge to chill until needed, you could actually freeze the cake at this stage for half an hour.

7. To assemble. Remove the cling film from the swiss roll and cover the outer swiss roll with the remaining buttercream. We use a piping bag for this and pipe lines down sides of the roll then use a fork to create a textured log effect.

8. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.

1. You could use holly, sprinkles or vegan edible decorations for garnish. Christmas is the occasion to go all out with your decorating.

2. For ease you could just use jam inside the vegan yuletide log and buttercream the outside only.

Why not try this vegan black forest trifle too?

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