Vegan Yule log

Christmas wouldn't be complete without a festive Yule log! Make your very own vegan Yule log with these easy to follow step-by-step instructions!

Brought to you by UK Flour Millers

This vegan Yule log from the Easy Peasy Baking campaign by FAB Flour, launched by namib, is sure to make your mouth water!

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  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 265 g plain flour
  • 35 g cocoa powder plus 70g for the icing
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 ml vegetable oil
  • 200 ml water plus 5 tbsp for the icing
  • 50 ml lemon juice
  • 180 g vegan spread
  • 700 g icing sugar plus extra for dusting
  • 1 bar dark chocolate for shavings


Preheat the oven to160°C (fan).
In the large mixing bowl, combine the caster sugar, flour, bicarbonate of soda and 35g cocoa powder.
Add in the vegetable oil, 200ml water and lemon juice and mix with the whisk until no lumps remain. Pour the batter into the lined baking tray and spread evenly using the palette knife or back of a spoon before placing in the oven to bake for 10-15 minutes, rotating half way through.
While the sponge is baking, make the buttercream by combining the vegan spread, 700g icing sugar, 70g cocoa powder and 5 tbsp water in a large mixing bowl, whisking until smooth.
Once the sponge is baked, allow to cool in the baking tray. Place a sheet of parchment over the top of the sponge, then place your large chopping board or cooling rack (upside down) on top of the parchment. Flip the whole thing over and remove the baking tray and the parchment from the base of the sponge.
Take your buttercream and spread it evenly over the surface of sponge, then using the parchment underneath to help, roll up the sponge from one shorter edge to the other.
Place your rolled-up sponge on your chosen serving platter then use the remaining buttercream to cover the outside in a rustic fashion, either with a palette knife or the back of a spoon.
Hold the bar of dark chocolate above the yule log and run the peeler backwards and forwards along the edge to create chocolate shavings, guiding them to fall evenly over the top of the log.
Dust with icing sugar and serve.

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