Mini yule logs recipe

Keep the kids occupied this festive season by creating these Christmassy, chocolatey treats

Makes 12


  • 1 x 260g chocolate Swiss roll with chocolate filling
  • 100g rich caramel sauce
  • 100g butter, at room temperature
  • 150g icing sugar, plus extra to dust
  • 50g cocoa powder


  1. On a large board very gently and carefully unroll the Swiss roll. Slice the cake into 4, parallel with the unrolled edge.

  2. Spread a thin layer of caramel over each piece then carefully and gently roll back up. Slice each thin log into 3 to make smaller logs.

  3. Place on a board, cover with cling film and refrigerate while you make the buttercream.

  4. Place the butter in a bowl and beat well to soften. Sieve in the icing sugar and cocoa, and mix well. Add a drop of milk or water if needs be to get a smooth, spreadable paste.

  5. Using a butter knife spread the buttercream over each log and use a fork to scrape the icing, making a bark effect.

  6. Decorate with a dusting of icing sugar and return to the fridge until needed. Allow to reach room temperature before serving.


Average rating: 4/5
(click to rate)
Christmas recipes

Christmas recipes

For Christmas recipes from turkey to vegetarian Christmas recipes, starters to desserts and Christmas gift ideas. get all the festive food you'll need for a cracking Christmas

Cooking with kids

Recipes for kids

Get the little mites excited about cooking with these recipes, tips and fun cooking guides with enough ideas to satisfy any fussy little eater.

Coffee and walnut cake

Cake recipes

Birthdays, weddings or a hard day's work: there's always a reason to eat cake. Have a go at our easy cake recipes from Mary Berry's Victoria sponge to your own wedding cake!

Baking recipes

Baking recipes

Get your oven gloves on and try these sweet and savoury baking recipes - from biscuit and bread recipes to crumbles, meringues and cakes, 4Food has home-baking covered.

Tuesday 07 December 2010
Skip Channel4 main Navigation

Channel 4 © 2014. We have updated our terms and conditions and privacy policy. Please ensure you read both documents before using our Digital Products and Services.