Christmas is the time for chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! And a season for chefs to reimagine the log cake with this well-loved, classic ingredient. The Superbly team (and our kids!) tasted and reviewed, and these are the yule logs we recommend. Merry Christmas!
Festive Chocolate Yule Log Cake, from Pantler
$86 (800g, serves 6-8)
A log that scored with its myriad of chocolatey and creamy flavours that so exquisitely melded into one another for a complex, delicious creation. There are two tones of chocolate mousse – one richer, the other lighter – both smooth and silky. It is nicely balanced by light vanilla creme brulee and a pillowy chocolate sponge. The layers sit on a crunchy biscuity base that exudes a milky marshmallow-like flavour when bitten into. With its exceptional flair of flavours, this yule log was a hit even among non-chocolate lovers in the team. Modern, creative and luscious – we are impressed!
Place order at least 2 days in advance. Last day of order: 27 Dec 2018. Last day of collection: 29 Dec 2018. Delivery at $25 per location; free for orders above $100 for CBD locations.
Chocolate Matcha Logcake Block, from Cedele
$75 (Approx 2kg, serves 12)
At a hefty 2kg, this palatial upright log is the one to get for big gatherings. And it’s a clever take on the regular log, we think! Recommended to serve 12, we reckon this can serve 20 or more, if cut into rectangular slices instead of wedges. With three thick layers, each with light matcha sponge, matcha cream and chocolate truffle, it is satisfying and dependable. The matcha flavour shines, fusing well with the chocolate truffle. The potency level of the green tea is perfect for adults, not too overwhelming for teens. Little tykes, like our six-year-old, are happy with the rocher balls and meringue on the log.
Place order at least 2 working days in advance. Last day of order: 21 Dec 2018. Last day of collection: 31 Dec 2018. Delivery at $25 per location; minimum spend of $50 per delivery location.
Chocolate Praline Buche de Noel, from DB Bistro & Oyster Bar
$53.50 (serves 6-8)
With paper-thin marbled chocolate discs, nutty clusters and gold-speckled rocher balls atop this log, we conferred it the title of “The Galaxy” as it evoked images of planets, rocky outcrops, and stardust. Suitably nicknamed, for it brought us to chocolate heaven. Made with no less than Valrhona Guanaja (a full-bodied dark chocolate with 70% cocoa content), the luxe and creamy chocolate mousse is layered with hazelnut praline that bears very subtle notes of ginger. The celestial chocolate log cake sits on an addictive crunchy base of milk chocolate that ends dessert on a high note. Stellar stuff!
Place order at least 3 days in advance. Last day of order: 22 Dec 2018. Last day of collection: 25 Dec 2018. No delivery options.
Royal Chocolate, from Gourmet Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts
A simple facade parallels the uncomplicated layers within – thick bittersweet chocolate interspersed with three layers of chocolate sponge on a hazelnut feuilletine. The highlight is the intensity of the chocolate layers (made with Guanaja and Pur Caraibe, both ultra-robust with 70% and 66% cocoa content respectively) – they are immensely rich and dense. The chocolate layers hold up really well, so this chocolate log cake does not melt down as quickly as others – perfect for parties that linger through the day, or night. This yule log will go a long way, for a thin slice is enough to satisfy any cocoa craving – we dare say it’ll feed 12-15.
Place order at least 3 days in advance. Last day of order: 23 Dec 2018, 12pm. Last day of collection: 25 Dec 2018, 9pm. No delivery options.
Chocolate Regalia, from Patisserie Glace
$42.80 (500g); $69.50 (1kg); $85.60 (1.5kg)
A roll cake with dark chocolate sponge and ganache, this tasted familiar and unassuming. With classic ornaments like a mini Santa Claus figurine, a Christmas wreath and golden bells, this dark chocolate traditional log would sit comfortably among a home-cooked feast. Though not as inventive as the other logs, this chocolate log cake is a safe option for people who like it simple. And the compact 500g log is just right for cozy family dinners of five to six people.
Place order at least 3 days in advance. Last day of order: 21 Dec 2018. Last day of collection: 25 Dec 2018. Delivery charges from $16.10 to $30 (depending on location); minimum spend of $100 required for deliveries from 22-25 Dec 2018.