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Gluten free Yule Log recipe

Newburn Bakehouse have sent me this yummy sounding Gluten-free yule log recipe to share with my readers.  So if you haven’t got around to buying or making a gluten free Christmas pudding or simply don’t like them so this could just save your day.  No doubt it’ll illicit some appreciative sounds too!

This recipe has been created for Newburn Bakehouse by Bunmi Scott, the founder and director of Foods You Can.  It’s a wheat free, gluten free Yule log recipe which sounds easy to do.  I’ve already made my gluten free Christmas pudding but I’ll definitely be giving this a go another time.  

Gluten-free Yule Log recipe


170g plain chocolate (high in cocoa solids)

5 eggs – separated

225g caster sugar

284ml double cream

85g raspberries (fresh or frozen)

Icing sugar


  1. Gently melt the chocolate in a Bain Marie. Beat the egg yolks and sugar together, and once the melted chocolate has cooled, pour it into this mixture. Beat the egg whites into stiff peaks, and fold into the mixture.
  2. Grease a tin with butter, and line it with greaseproof paper. Pour in the mixture, and bake in a preheated oven at 180′c for 15-20 minutes – or until a skewer comes out clean.
  3. Wet a tea towel in cold water, and wring it out. Once the roulade has cooled a little, place the moist tea towel over it for ten minutes. Transfer to the fridge, and leave it overnight.
  4. Sieve icing sugar over a fresh piece of greaseproof paper, and turn the roulade out onto it. Peel the other piece of paper from the bottom of the roulade so it’s ready to fill.
  5. Whip the double cream and mix in the raspberries, before spreading the fluffy, fruity mixture all over the roulade.
  6. Now the fun bit! Carefully roll up the roulade, using the greaseproof paper to hold it together, until you have a cylinder – ending with the overlap at the bottom will help keep it in shape. Don’t worry if it cracks a little, it will add to the effect!
  7. Finally, run a fork down the length of the cake to create a bark effect, and adorn with a sprig of holly.

Do let me know if you give this gluten free Yule log a go, whether you find it easy or not and of course what it tastes like! 

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a lovely new year! 




2 thoughts on “Gluten free Yule Log recipe”

  1. Sounds super simple, and considering the ingredients, it sounds delicious as well. The holidays are especially hard for those with either gluten intolerance or allergies. For my family it’s almost doubly hard because one member has gluten intolerance in addition to being lactose intolerant. So this recipe won’t work out unfortunately. Hopefully others are able to enjoy it though! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Richard
      Thanks so much for your comment. I’m sorry this recipe isn’t suitable for everyone in your family, I can imagine how tricky it is catering for both gluten and lactose intolerance so hope you managed to find some delicious recipes that worked for all of you!

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