Black Forest Yule Log Recipe

NEW Black Forest Yule Log
18th November 2021

This winter bake is the perfect recipe for cherry lovers.

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(Serves 10)


For the cake

100g caster sugar

5 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

50g cocoa powder

60g plain flour


For the filling

100ml double cream

80g white chocolate, melted and cooled

2tbsp kirsch

6 tbsp cherry jam

150g tinned black cherries, chopped


For the ganache

200 g dark chocolate chopped

250 ml double cream

2 tbsp golden syrup 



  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  2. With an electric whisk, beat the eggs and sugar in a bowl for 5 minutes. Once thick add in the vanilla and stir.
  3. Sift the flour and cocoa together and fold into the eggs with a spatula.
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased tin with baking parchment.
  5. Bake for 15 mins or until cooked.
  6. While still warm, roll the sponge up.
  7. Next, make the ganache. Start with heating the cream and golden syrup together in a glass bowl over a boiling pan of water. Once heated for 3 minutes on medium heat, stir in the chopped chocolate. Once melted, take off the heat and cover.
  8. Make the filling by whisking the cream with an electric whisk until it forms peaks. Add the white chocolate and stir.
  9. Unroll the sponge and spread the cream mixture on the sponge.
  10. Mix together the jam and kirsch and drizzle over the cream evenly and add the chopped cherries.
  11. Roll up the sponge again and pour over the ganache.
  12. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.


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