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Chocolate logs

Chocolate logs!

North students have got into the festive spirit making the most beautiful Christmas logs to take home and share with families.

The star log and we are very proud of Anaya’s creativity and design flair. 

Why not have a go at making your own Yule log to share with your bubble over Christmas?

                                CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATE LOG RECIPE


  Swiss Roll

  3 Eggs

  100g Caster sugar

  100g Plain flour

  15ml (1tbsp) Cocoa powder

  Butter Icing

  75g Butter, softened

  175g Icing sugar

  15ml (1 tbsp) Cocoa powder

  15-30ml (1-2 tbsp) Warm water

  Decorations: sprinkles, fondant characters/shapes, holly, etc

  You will need a silver board or a plate to put the log on 


  1. Preheat the oven 200°C, fan 180C or Gas mark 6. 
  2. Grease a 33 x 23 cm baking tray and line with greaseproof paper. Grease again
  3. Put the eggs and sugar into the mixing bowl. Using an electric hand mixer, whisk until pale and creamy and thick enough to leave a trail on the surface when the whisk is lifted
  4. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold carefully with a tablespoon
  5. Pour the mixture into the tin and tilt the tin backward and forwards to spread the mixture in an even layer. Be careful not to knock the air out of the mixture
  6. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes
  7. Meanwhile, wash up and wipe down surfaces. Place a sheet of greaseproof paper on the work surface and dredge with caster sugar
  8. Quickly turn the cake onto the paper, trim off the crust, and roll up tightly with the paper inside. Leave to cool
  9. To make the butter icing: Put the butter in the large plastic bowl and cream until soft. Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar and cocoa powder. Then add warm water. Finally use the electric hand mixer to give a smooth consistency
  10. To decorate: When the Swiss roll is cold unroll and remove the paper. Spread with a third of the butter icing and roll up
  11. Use the rest of the butter icing to spread over the outside of the Swiss roll and mark to represent a log with a fork. Dust with icing & add decorations