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Chocolate, Salted Caramel & Chestnut Yule Log

Chocolate, Salted Caramel & Chestnut Yule Log

A chocolate swiss roll filled with salted caramel sauce and chestnut cream, covered in chocolaye ganache
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 42 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 474kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the chocolate ganache

  • 30 g Butter
  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 300 g Dark chocolate

For the sponge

  • 3 Eggs large
  • 75 g Caster sugar
  • 45 g Plain flour
  • 30 g Cocoa powder

For the filling

  • 100 g Chestnuts I used Merchant Gourmet
  • 35 g Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp Water
  • 150 ml Double cream
  • 125 g Salted caramel sauce good quality shop bought or homemade

For decoration

  • 1 Cadburys Flake Bar or grated dark chocolate
  • 35 g Salted caramel sauce good quality shop bought or homemade
  • 30 g Salted caramel fudge good quality shop bought or homemade


  • Make the ganache first as it needs time to cool. Heat the double cream and butter in a pan on a low heat, you want to to be warm but not so hot you couldn't hold your finger in it
  • Take it off the heat and add the dark chocolate broken into pieces. Leave for a few minutes, then stir and the chocolate should have melted. You can put back on a very low heat if needed to melt all of the chocolate. Put aside to cool and thicken, or in the fridge if you're a rush
  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/400F/Gas Mark 6, line a swiss roll tin or a baking tray with a lip, with baking paper. The one I used was a Wilton tray that is 33.7 x 23.5 cm (13.25 x 9.25 inches)
  • For the sponge, whisk the eggs and sugar together with an electric whisk or in a food mixer for around 8 minutes or until it reaches 'ribbon stage' - this is when you can drizzle the mixture in a figure 8 and it takes more than 3 seconds to sink back in
  • Sieve the plain flour and cocoa powder into a bowl and then fold it into the egg mixture gently, trying not to lose the volume
  • Pour the batter into the lined tray and gently spread the mixture out into each corner
  • Bake it for 12 minutes. Immediately tip it out onto a clean sheet of baking paper dusted with icing sugar and roll it up, rolling the clean sheet of baking paper with it. Leave it to cool fully
  • To make the chestnut puree (if you are not using a ready made one) put the cooked and peeled chestnuts, icing sugar, water and vanilla into a blender and whizz up into a puree
  • Whip the double cream and stir the chestnut puree into it
  • Unroll the sponge and spread the caramel filling all over it evenly, then spread the chestnut cream over the caramel sauce, then roll the sponge back up carefully and place onto your serving plate
  • Spread the chocolate ganache all over the roll. You want this to be quite rough as the roll is meant to look like a log. If the ganache is too solid from the fridge you can heat it up in the microwave to soften it, do 10 seconds to start with, then stir and do more very short blasts if needed as you don't want it to get too runny
  • Bash up 1 flake bar and sprinkled it all over the wet icing
  • Drizzle over the salted caramel sauce and top with the salted caramel fudge
  • Serve immediately, store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days


If you need a caramel sauce recipe, try my Homemade Caramel Sauce.
If you need a salted caramel fudge recipe, try my Salted Caramel Fudge.


Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 819IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 5mg