We have tried many Yule Log recipes but this is the best chocolate Yule Log recipe ever by Nigella Lawson. The Food Thoughts team tried the recipe and put their creative stamp on it with shop bought snowmen and fir tree decorations! The sponge does not look anything like a before adding the icing so spread lots of chocolate icing on top and use a fork or sharp end of a corn on the cob holder to score marks in the top so that it looks like a log. Top this with a light sprinkling of icing sugar and this will make it look very wintry. If you wanted to make it look even more natural then why not sprinkle Food Thoughts Cacao Nibs on top?
If you have a lot of people coming round, and you can find a serving dish or board long enough, it might be worth making 2 cakes and sitting them end to end, to look like a really long log.
Nigella recommends using a hand-hand whilst or mixing machine for this recipe.
You can make this log up to a week ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in a very cool place. You can also make it up to 3 months in advance and freeze it in a rigid container – thaw it overnight in a cool room and store in an airtight container until it is needed.