Tom's Chocolate Orange Yule Log

Tom's Chocolate Orange Yule Log

Tom from @Projectveganbaking has created a gorgeous chocolate orange yule log especially for NOMO to get us into the festive mood!

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  • 180g plain flour  
  • 20g cornflour (cornstarch in US) 
  • 40g cocoa powder 
  • 1.5 tbsp psyllium husk powder 
  • 100g caster sugar 
  • 320ml plant milk (I use soy) 
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 60ml vegetable oil 
  • zest of 1 orange 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • ½ tsp sea salt 

Cream Filling: 

  • 250ml vegan whipping cream (soy or oat) 
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar 

Chocolate coating: 

  • 170g vegan dark chocolate (or orange chocolate) 
  • 120ml plant-based cream (soy or oat) 
  • ½ tsp orange extract 


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/355F. Line a Swiss roll tray, or a baking tray with high walls, with baking parchment.  
  2. Sieve together the dry ingredients (flour, cornflour, cocoa powder, psyllium hush powder, caster sugar, baking soda and salt). Mix in the orange zest. 
  3. Mix together the wet ingredients in a separate bowl (plant milk, apple cider vinegar and vegetable oil). 
  4. Pour the wet mix into the dry mix and whisk until fully incorporated. Pour the batter into the baking tray. Use an offset spatula to spread the batter evenly across the tray.  
  5. Place the tray in the middle shelf and bake for 9 minutes.  
  6. Take it out of the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack for 15 minutes. Once it has cooled slightly, place 2 tea towels over the cake and roll the cake up into a tight spiral. Pin in between two heavy surfaces to keep the shape until the cake has completely cooled. 
  7. Meanwhile, add all the cream filling ingredients into a bowl and use an electric whisk for 5-10 minutes until the cream has stiff peaks.  
  8. Delicately unravel the cake and remove the tea towels. The cake should be slightly curved but open enough to add the filling.  
  9. Spoon or pipe the cream filling onto the cake layer evenly and spread out with a spatula. 
  10. Tightly roll the cake up, using the baking parchment as leverage to keep a tight spiral. Place the cake in the fridge for 1 hour to set.  
  11. In a bain-marie (or microwave), melt the chocolate with the plant-based cream until fully incorporated. Place into a bowl and leave it to cool to room temperature.  
  12. Pour the coating over the chilled Yule log and use a fork or piping nozzle to create lines to resemble the bark of a tree.  
  13. Dust with icing sugar and serve! 

Chef: Tom @Projectveganbakes 2022

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