Christmas is a great time to feast, have a party and be merry with loved ones! Every Christmas, the culinary teams at various hotels and restaurants come up with creative cakes and festive favourites to tempt our palates.
Wondering what to give your loved ones this Christmas? Here’s a round-up of 20 delicious Christmas log cakes and goodies for a heartwarming get-together with your family and friends. Whether it’s a beautiful log cake, a hearty turkey or a classic stollen, this compilation will have you spoilt for choice.
1. Flame Valentino log cake from Carlton Hotel
Crafted with brilliantly red sponge and layered with cream cheese and sour cream, the Flame Valentino Log Cake from Carlton Hotel is one of my favourite cakes this season.
S$60+ for 1kg
With its toppings of fresh raspberries and white chocolate details, and macaron halves flanking both sides, this vibrant creation looks good and tastes even better! Inspired by the crowd favourite red velvet cupcake, the nifty balance of sweetness and fruity zest makes it a delight to enjoy.
2. Homemade stollen and panettone from Carlton Hotel
Holiday classics like stollen and panettone from Carlton Hotel serve as comforting desserts. These sweet traditional European breads are filled with dried fruit.
S$38+ and S$42+ for 500g
The stollen boasts fruits that are dipped in liquor for months before being used as ingredients, a process that helps enhance the flavour of the fruits. Team it with a hot chocolate, custard or vanilla gelato for added decadence.
Wow, Carlton Hotel’s sweet bakes this Christmas sure have been shining stars!
3. Christmas breads from Bread Society
Inspired by the traditions and tastes of a Nordic Christmas, artisanal bakery Bread Society has baked up a range of delectable treats this holiday.
S$6.80 / S$3.80 / S$3.80
The Merry Kouglof is a traditional European brioche cake with blueberries and whole almonds. The Holly Berawecka is laden with sweet pears, dried apricot, dried figs, preserved ginger with honey, almonds, walnut, cherries and spiced with star anise. The Once Upon A Christmas ($3.80) plum brioche features sweet custard cream and fresh dark plums that are baked to a lovely golden hue.
4. Chocolate pralines from Au Chocolat
Ever since Au Chocolat opened at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, I have been in love with their chocolate pralines. During the Mid-Autumn Festival a few months back, the confiserie created a salted egg yolk truffle that tasted absolutely decadent (though it may have sounded yucky on paper).
For Christmas, the 4 new festive pralines showcase seasonal flavours such as the Pistachio Truffle, Rosemary Honey Log, Christmas Tree and Snowman in Hazelnut. It sure took me a long time before I could bear to eat that unbelievably cute Christmas tree! Amongst the four, Pistachio Truffle is my favourite.
5. Chocolate figurines from Au Chocolat
Talk about cuteness overload, Au Chocolat’s range of adorable chocolate figurines is set to capture the hearts of kids.
S$12.90 to 15.90
The characters include Eskimo (white chocolate), Snowman with Spade (white chocolate), Jolly Dwarf (milk chocolate) as well as Busy Santa (milk chocolate) – definitely a treat for anyone with a sweet tooth!
6. Chocolate log cake from Au Chocolat
Chocolate cake has a special place in my heart. If you need a chocolate fix, you can’t go wrong with the dark, rich and moist Au Chocolat log cake.
S$48 for 500g
7. Gingerbread house from Au Chocolat
Deck your halls with the iconic gingerbread house, undoubtedly the most delicious craft of the holiday season.
Christmas enthusiasts will gush over the mini gingerbread house from Au Chocolat.
8. Salted caramel log cake from PrimaDeli
Following the hot trend of infusing salted caramel into cakes (including mooncakes), PrimaDeli has whipped up a Yule log with this modern twist.
Akin to a snow-covered log, the gorgeous salted caramel log cake has layers of fluffy vanilla sponge beneath the generous layer of velvety smooth salted caramel. Crunchy chocolate pearls provide an added touch of flavour and fun! Have yourself a white Christmas with this snowy log. It’s another of my absolute favourites this holiday.
9. Christmas cupcake set from Toast Box
Fans of Toast Box can opt for the Christmas Choco Delight Set at all outlets.
The set comprises Hazelchoco, an energising festive-inspired cold concoction of Milo, fresh milk, hazelnut syrup and cereal, and a homemade Chocomalt cupcake decorated with chocolate balls and lusciously swirled icing. Great to have on a tea break when you are pressed for time (or not)!
3. D24 durian log cake from Emicakes
Durian lovers can indulge in the pulpy D24 durian log cakes by durian cake maker Emicakes. Most of the Yule logs I have tried are chocolate, so it’s extremely refreshing to find a durian log cake!
S$12.90 for mini log / S$61 onward for small log
The log cakes are also available in flavours like tiramisu and chocolate truffle, including eggless versions. Talk about variety!
Apart from the regular dimensions, you can get the cakes in cute miniature sizes. This way, you can try different flavours without overloading yourself!
11. KaruKera 70% chocolate log cake from Swissotel/Fairmont
Those of you with a fine taste for cocoa can go for the exquisite KaruKera 70% chocolate log from Café Noël at Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford. You probably won’t know it if I didn’t say it, but this chocolate log has quite the background!
S$30+ for 500g / S$58+ for 1kg
The chocolate recipe comprises aromatic cocoa beans grown in exotic destinations like the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Madagascar and Ghana. It was specially developed at the La Maison Or Noir chocolate laboratory in Meulan, France. The result is an intense cocoa flavour, with a bottom layer of banana slices for added sweetness and texture.
12. Red Christmas cheese dome from Swissotel/Fairmont
Pique your taste buds and senses with the striking red Christmas cheese dome also from Café Noël.
S$55 for 900g
This assemble of pistachio and almond sponge is finished with lovely glossy cherry gelee. The frosting on top of a cute snowman figure, complete with a gold star on its chest, adds to the festive merriment!
13. Nuts Over Christmas log cake from BreadTalk
The Nuts Over Christmas log cake from BreadTalk is one tasty chocolate concoction.
S$48 / S$6.20 per slice
Go nuts over this log, which is a medley of textures and tastes with soft chocolate chiffon cake, smooth layers of hazelnut mousse and crunchy praline feuilletine.
14. Afternoon tea set from tcc
Every month, the tcc café chain rolls out a special high tea platter that is filled with bite-size treats and canapés.
For Christmas, the afternoon tea set has taken on a festive theme with reindeer-shaped macarons and a Christmas tree-shaped pastry topped with a white chocolate star.
15. Macaron tree from Bakerzin
An eye-catching centrepiece at Christmas parties, the 24-cm macaron tree from Bakerzin is made from a stack of seasonal berries and rum-infused chestnut macarons.
With 28 macarons in total, this dainty tree tastes as good as it looks!
16. Strawberry mousse log cake from Bakerzin
The dreamy strawberry mousse log cake by Bakerzin is a combination of mascarpone cheese mousse, soft genoise sponge, strawberry jelly and cream glaze.
Every bite of this cake is like a mouthful of summer. It is so light and moist, with the tangy strawberry flavour really shining through.
17. Dark chocolate peppermint lava cakes from Smoulder
For a quick but satisfying chocolate fix, you need look no further than Smoulder. The lava cake specialist has a new flavour this Christmas: peppermint! Yes, that means these lava cakes have minty molten centres!
S$8.20 for 3 / S$24 for 9
The Christmas tree icing makes it look extra cheery and festive, don’t you think?
18. Bite-size log cakes from Smoulder
Get ready for a good dose of chocolate and cheer with Smoulder’s Christmas log cakes. Available in both signature dark chocolate with chocolate ganache filling, as well as black forest containing kirsch-soaked cherries, these logs come in miniature versions too.
The signature dark chocolate in particular packs in lots of oomph that is sure to satisfy any chocolate craving. Another of my favourites this season, I just can’t get enough of the chocolaty goodness.
19. Three Logs cake from Da Paolo Gastronomia
The Three Logs cake (not three log cakes) from Da Paolo Gastronomia gives you the best of both worlds… oh wait, never mind. It combines three of the deli’s best-selling cakes: ground almond cake with a crispy chocolate hazelnut feuilletine centre, chocolate cake with caramel cream studded with crunchy Valrhona chocolate pearls, and the velvety Valrhona chocolate cake with brandied dark chocolate ganache.
S$89 for 1.5kg
I think this is such a simple but neat and effective idea to combine three flavours – all delicious by the way – in one cake! Love it!
20. Reindeer log cakes from The Icing Room
When it comes to making cakes that look memorable, The Icing Room hardly ever disappoints.
Sink your teeth into the log cakes, made to resemble cutesy reindeer with red noses, in three flavours: chocolate, vanilla and (pink) white chocolate.
Bonus: Roast turkey with stuffing from M Hotel
No Christmas feast is complete without a good stuffed turkey. M Hotel presents not just one but two varieties of stuffed turkeys for your choosing.
The traditional roast turkey with chestnut stuffing is an ample 3.5 to 4kg, accompanied by potatoes, seasonal greens, cranberry and rosemary sauces. For an Asian twist, try the char siew roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing and BBQ Taiwanese pork sausages. Now, that sure sounds mouthwateringly good!
For some festive cheer, dig in to the hotel’s rum & raisin log cake. It looks beautiful with Christmas icons (including an edible Santa), and packs a punch with its rum-soaked raisins.