Chocolate Yule Log…

Chocolate Yule Log…

An indulgent looking chocolate roulade with a creamy chestnut filling and rich chocolate topping, yet sweetened only with Sweet Freedom syrup (made 100% from fruit) with no sugar added

Serves 8



  • 6 Medium Free Range Eggs, separated
  • 150g Sweet Freedom Dark
  • 1½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 60g Cocoa Powder


  • 225g Unsweetened Chestnut Puree
  • 50g Sweet Freedom Dark
  • 30ml Double Cream
  • 5ml Brandy


  • 50g Sweet Freedom Dark
  • 10ml Brandy
  • 300ml Double Cream
  • 30g Cocoa Powder, sieved

You will need a Swiss roll tin measuring 20cm x 30cm (8”x12”)


  1. Line a Swiss roll tin with non stick baking parchment and preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160C.
  2. Whisk together the egg yolks, Sweet Freedom and vanilla extract until it is pale, creamy and very thick.
  3. Using a clean whisk, whisk the egg whites, in another bowl, until they form stiff peaks.
  4. Sieve the cocoa powder over the egg yolk mixture and fold in.
  5. Then carefully fold the egg whites into the mixture. 
  6. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and cover with a piece of non stick baking parchment and a damp tea towel.
  8. Leave to cool.
  9. Mix together all the ingredients for the filling.
  10. Tip the cold roulade out onto a sheet of baking parchment, peel off the baking parchment from the base and sides of the roulade and spread the chestnut filling over the base.
  11. Roll up the roulade from the longest side using the sheet of baking parchment to guide the roll.
  12. To make the topping, mix together the Sweet Freedom, Brandy and double cream and then mix in the cocoa.
  13. The cocoa will thicken the mixture.
  14. Place the roulade on a serving plate and spread the chocolate topping over the top and sides.
  15. Use a skewer to draw wiggly lines in the topping to give the appearance of bark.
  16. Chill until required.

Recipe and photo credit by- Sweet Freedom


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. mmbear
    December 5, 2011 / 8:33 am

    Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by again this week and linking up to the blog hop. I came by and followed on RSS Reader since I don't know which one is taking over (either RSS or G+) when GFC goes away in March, I am trying to follow on RSS and asking everyone to follow me also. I do have a G+ badge already too but I don't see one on your site. Let me know when you get one and I will come back. Thanks!Mary@

  2. Clairejustine
    December 5, 2011 / 4:25 pm

    @mmbearThank you for telling me about GFC I now have G+ and as soon as I know how to use it I will add you 🙂

  3. mmbear
    December 11, 2011 / 6:28 am

    Stopping by to say Thanks for linking up last Monday for our blog hop, Love U! Sorry I am late but it has been a roller coaster week. Hope to see you again this week!Mary@

  4. Clairejustine
    December 11, 2011 / 5:54 pm

    Thank you Mary 🙂

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