Gluten Free Yule Log
My easy Gluten Free Yule Log recipe starts with a naturally gluten free sponge from Mary Berry which is filled with my own delicious chocolate ganache. This is the perfect gluten free chocolate log recipe for Christmas!
For The Mary Berry Cake 175 g Dark Chocolate - min. 70%, finely chopped 6 Eggs - separated 175 g Sugar - preferably caster but granulated is fine 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder To Decorate 100 g Dark Chocolate - min. 70%, melted 150 g Milk chocolate - melted 100 g Double Cream 100 g Icing Sugar - sifted Cake Topper Decorations - optional
Make the Sponge Preheat the oven to 180c | 160c fan | Gas 4 Grease a swiss roll tin (33cm x 23cm) and line with parchment paper Melt the dark chocolate over a pan of hot water or in the microwave (stir every 30 seconds to make sure it doesn't burn). Set aside to cool a little Whisk the egg whites to stiff peak stage. Set aside In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar. Whisk until the mixture is light and creamy Stir the sweet egg yolks into the cooled melted chocolate. Fold the whisked egg whites into the chocolate mix. Start with one large spoonful and then add the remainder. Use a large metal spoon and fold in gently so you don't lose the air in the mix. Sift in the cocoa powder and carefully mix in. Pour the cake batter into the prepared tin and bake for 20-25 minutes. The top should feel firm and have a slightly crispy layer on top. Decorate the Cake Melt the dark and milk chocolates, either in a bowl above a pan of boiling water or in a microwave. If the latter make sure you stir the chocolate every 30 seconds to prevent it burning
Add the cream to the chocolate and stir till combined
Add the icing sugar to the cream mix and beat till creamy
Unroll the cooled cake and spread about 1/3 of the icing on it before rolling up again (without the tea towel) Cut 1/3 of the roll off at an angle. Position the short piece against the longer piece to make the branch of the log Pipe the remaining icing onto the top and sides and spread it to look like bark To serve sprinkle with icing sugar and add any other decorations.
Calories: 577 kcal | Carbohydrates: 54 g | Protein: 9 g | Fat: 37 g | Saturated Fat: 21 g | Cholesterol: 195 mg | Sodium: 85 mg | Potassium: 379 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 44 g | Vitamin A: 940 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 99 mg | Iron: 5 mg