Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe

Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe

Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe. How yummy! If you are looking for some yule log recipes to try out this year, you have come to the right place. Fancy making a classic yule log recipes with a modern twist?

Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe:

Prep: 30 minutes plus cooling
Cook: 10 minutes

Serves 10-12

How To Make: 

  • 3 medium eggs
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 75g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder plus extra for dusting (25g)
  • 50g Walnut Pieces, chopped
  • 100g chestnut puree
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar (20g)
  • 150ml double cream
  • 425g can black cherries, drained and roughly chopped

For The Icing:

  • 50g butter, softened
  • 100g icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (15g)
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 50g Walnut Pieces, chopped

Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe
Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe
Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe


  1. Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6. Grease and line the base and sides of a 30x20cm Swiss roll tin.
  2. Whisk the eggs and sugar together for about 3-4 minutes until pale and thick. Mix together the flour, cocoa and walnuts and fold into the egg mixture. Pour into the prepared tin and gently spread to the sides. Bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle a little cocoa onto a large sheet of parchment and upturn the Swiss roll onto it. Peel off the parchment from the base and then roll it up from the longest end with the paper inside and allow to cool completely.
  4. Whisk the chestnut puree and icing sugar together until smooth then add the cream and whisk until soft peaks form. Unroll the Swiss roll, spread with the cream mixture and scatter over the cherries then roll it back up into a log.
  5. To make the icing, whisk the butter in a medium bowl until pale, gradually whisk in the icing sugar and cocoa powder and whisk until fluffy, adding a little milk if the mixture is too thick.
  6. Cut a thick diagonal slice from one end of the log. Arrange the log onto a serving plate then place the slice on the side with the cut against the cake to make a branch.
  7. Spread the log and branch with icing (but not the ends) and use a fork to make a bark effect. Scatter with walnuts and serve.

Cooks Tip:

  • Try spreading the cake with your favourite jam before adding the cream instead of adding cherries.

Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe

Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe. 

Recipe and image courtesy of California Walnuts

From indulgent festive bakes such as California Walnuts & Cherry Yule Log, California Walnut Panettone Bread & Butter Pudding and California Walnuts and Cranberry Pie, to Christmas classics California Walnuts Nut Loaf, Baked Figs with California Walnuts and Camembert and California Walnuts and Chestnut Sausage Rolls, or lighter options California Walnuts Superfood Christmas Salad and California Walnuts Winter Slaw, walnuts can be added to a host of recipes the whole season through.

Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe

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  1. My sons and I were just talking this morning about trying to make a yule log this year for Christmas! Pinned.

  2. This looks really yummy! I usually avoid Swiss rolls because no matter how carefully I bake them they always crack. But at least this cake uses icing so I can hide any mistakes. I am pinning this recipe for later. Thanks for sharing to Mix It Up Monday.

  3. What a lovely combination of ingredients all my favourites..have bookmarked to make later..Thank you for sharing :)

  4. A beautiful yule log!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a great Thanksgiving.

  5. What a wonderful recipe! It looks yummy. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving :)

  6. Great Yule Log, just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. We have done a cherry nut bread for Christmas morning every year.

  8. This sounds delicious. I can't wait to try it.

  9. That looks great - am going to waft this purposefully under MOH's gaze! thanks for joining #PocoLo


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