Healthy Christmas Dessert: How To Make Yule Log Cake

Christmas is here, which means that you need to prepare a special feast! We have the perfect Christmas cake recipe for you to serve your friends and family. Enjoy this homemade Yule Log Cake, a traditional healthy Christmas dessert.

By Namami
23 Dec 2022

What is Christmas without mouth-watering food? The presence of Christmas food all around can make it challenging to make healthy eating choices, and we completely get it! When you want to add a healthy kick to your Christmas desserts, we have something that can help. Try out this homemade yule log cake recipe!


Add some warmth to the chilly weather with this healthy Christmas dessert recipe by Shaana Levy, a culinary enthusiast and filmmaker. Mother of one, Shaana believes in telling stories through her two passions: food and films.


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How to Make a Healthy Yule log cake

A Christmas log cake is a lovely traditional Christmas sponge cake made to resemble a log. Decorated with meringue and cream frosts, this is a show-stopping dessert!


Learn to prepare this recipe here: YouTube Link


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How to Prepare Yule Log Cake

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Preheat oven to 200°C


Prepare a parchment paper by coating it with coconut oil.


Lay another piece of parchment paper (about 3″ longer than your previous one) and dust with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder. (You will invert the warm cake onto this once it’s done baking.)


In a bowl, add cassava flour, cocoa powder and salt, stir to combine.

Ingredients List
  • Baking Sheet and Parchment Paper
  • Maple or Coconut Sugar (to be added as per taste)
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Cassava Flour
  • Salt
  • Lite Butter (as per requirement)
  • Coconut Oil
  • Eggs (as per requirement) and egg yolks

Add eggs, egg yolks and maple/coconut sugar in a mixer. Whip for about 2 minutes. Increase speed to high and whip for an additional 2-4 minutes.


Remove the mixing bowl from the mixer and, using a fine strainer, sift dry ingredients on the top of the egg mixture, bit by bit folding carefully with a rubber spatula to combine before adding more.


Return the bowl to stand and while mixing on low, pour the melted butter down the side of the bowl until combined. Remove the bowl from the stand, and fold slowly with a spatula to ensure all the butter is fully incorporated. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet and place in a preheated oven.


Bake for 3 minutes. After carefully rotating the pan, bake for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the centre is spongy.

Nutritive Value
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 19.5g
  • Fibre: 13g

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Expert Tips to Make Yule Log Cake

To prepare this healthy dessert like a pro, Shaana recommends that:

  • You can use a 16¼” x 11½” sized baking sheet, which bakes up into a cake about 15″x10 ½”.
  • Melt butter/ghee/ coconut oil first to cool slightly before using.
  • Instead of maple sugar, you can also use coconut sugar for sweetening.


Allow it to cool until you’re ready to assemble. Store in the refrigerator and serve chilled. Finally, you can have your healthy Buche de Noel a.k.a Yule Log cake as your Christmas dessert showstopper!


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