Best log cakes in 2022 to impress your guests with

No Christmas dinner is complete without a log cake – it makes for the perfect centrepiece and the most delightful after-dinner treat.

If you’re looking for one to serve to your guests or bringing one to a party, here are AVENUE ONE‘s top picks.

Da Paolo Gastronomia

Log Cake Group Shot_Da Paolo Christmas 2022

If you’re looking for log cakes that look and taste good, look no further than Italian trattoria Da Paolo Gastronomia.

This year, Da Paolo presents three flavours that put a contemporary Italian spin on traditional Yule logs.

AVENUE ONE‘s favourite is the Pistachio Raspberry Log Cake (S$95), a pistachio cake rolled with tart homemade raspberry jam and covered in a dreamy Sicilian pistachio cream and – of course – more pistachios. We love how light this cake is and the raspberry jam absolutely lifted the flavour of the cake and made it very irresistible.

If you have a sweet tooth, we highly recommend the Salted Caramel Macadamia Log Cake (S$78), a cloud-like vanilla sponge cake rolled with salted caramel ganache and caramelised macadamia, and crowned with macadamia brittle.

Finally, the gluten-free Flourless Chocolate Log Cake (S$68) is made with Valrhona chocolate and covered in dark chocolate ganache. This is a decadent treat that chocolate-lovers won’t be able to get enough of.

Order online at least three days in advance.

Cedele

With 25 years of experience as an artisanal bakery, Cedele has definitely perfected its Christmas bakes, and this year, look forward to three delectable flavours.

Chocolate flourless logcake
Flourless Chocolate Log Cake

Pick from Flourless Chocolate Log Cake (S$65) or Lychee Champagne Tiramisu (S$75), if you and your guests prefer classic flavours.

Pistacho earl grey nutella
Pistacho Earl Grey Nutella

Alternatively, consider the new flavour introduced this year – Pistachio Earl Grey Nutella (S$75), made with ground pistachios and frosted with light Earl Grey French Buttercream and a Nutella log rolled within.

Cedele is at multiple locations. You can also order online. A two-day advanced notice is required.

Tigerlily Patisserie

tigerlily patisserie log cakes

Tigerlily offers a few creative log cake options.

Go for Forest Log if you’re a chocolate-lover. This eclair-shaped log is coated in Valrhona 64% Tainori dark chocolate mousse, and features caramelised portobello mushroom cremeux brightened with apricot and thyme compote and finished with chocolate “truffle shavings” and gold pebbles.

For an interesting fusion option, go for the Oriental Mont Blanc Log Cake. This features hazelnut dacquoise and homemade jam of fresh Spanish kumquats all encased in an Ardeche chestnut mousse and set on a crumble base. Finally, it’s finished with flourishes of chestnut vermicelli, candied kumquats, and chestnut bits, so you can expect this to be more refreshing than your usual Mont Blanc cakes.

Tigerlily Patisserie is located at 350 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427598. You can also order online.

The Pine Garden

Heartland-boutique heritage bakery The Pine Garden has released new log cake flavours for Christmas.

Charred Grapes & Mixed Nuts Cheese Platter Log

If you’re looking for something special, consider the Charred Grapes & Mixed Nuts “Cheese Platter” Log (S$69 for 0.8kg, A$96 for 1.2kg). A cheese platter in a cake, this savoury log cake is filled with cream cheese, ricotta cheese, honey, chopped almonds, hazelnuts, macadamias, and walnuts. These, complete with charred red grapes, complete the grazing platter experience that your guests will be impressed by.

Passion Pink Guava Log

If you prefer something refreshing, consider the Passion Pink Guava Log (S$69 for 0.8kg, S$96 for 1.2kg). This features pink guava puree, dried guava bits, and a homemade passionfruit jello that brightens the palate.

The Pine Garden is located at Blk 529, Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-2329, Singapore 560529. You can also order online

Lime Restaurant

Festive Log Cakes - chocolate pear log cake, cherry pistachio log cake, peach oolong log cake

If you’re looking for artisanal log cakes with unique flavours, Lime Restaurant has three to offer.

Chocolate Pear Yule Log (S$78) is a medley of pear confit, dark chocolate, fluffy chocolate sponge, and a crunchy hazelnut base. This is an indulgent treat that we think will please any guest.

If you prefer something sweeter, consider the Peach Oolong Yule Log (S$78) that features peach jam, TWG oolong tea, white chocolate mousse, vanilla sponge, and white chocolate feuilletine.

Want alcohol-infused options? The Cherry Pistachio Yule Log (S$78) will delight you with cherry marmalade infused with amaretto liqueur, pistachio sponge, mascarpone mousse, and white chocolate feuilletine.

Lime Restaurant is located at 3 Upper Pickering Street, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore 058289. You can also order online.

Goodwood Park Hotel

Festive Tropicana Log Cake

Inspired by Christmas in the tropics, the decadent Festive Tropicana Log Cake (S$98) may look like a traditional chocolate log cake but you’ll unravel layers of surprises as you dig in.

You’ll love its invigorating pineapple-vanilla confit with pineapple chunks that add a refreshing, citrusy touch while the subtlety of the sea salt caramel mousse plays off the rich Valrhona chocolate mousse and sponge perfectly. This cake sits atop a crisp base of hazelnut croustillant.

Beary Merry Yule Log

Otherwise, you may consider the adorable Beary Merry Yule Log (S$98) that features luscious maple mascarpone enveloping layers of apple mousse and tangy cranberry confit, set atop a nutty Pain de Genes base and a thin layer of crumbly streusel.

Dollops of chocolate ganache crowns it and the cake is further adorned with quirky white buttons and gifts, as well as cute chocolate bears on both ends.

Goodwood Park Hotel is located at 22 Scotts Road, SIngapore 228221. You can also order online.

Pan Pacific Singapore

Hazelnut Praline and Yuzu Gateaux, Pink Guava and Strawberry Log Cake, Coconut Mango Log Cake
From L-R: Hazelnut Praline and Yuzu Gateaux, Pink Guava and Strawberry Log Cake, and Coconut Mango Log Cake

If you’re looking for something that will look gorgeous as a centrepiece on the dining table, go for the Pink Guava and Strawberry Log Cake (S$90), which looks stunning in red.

This new log cake offers a refreshing flavour combination with tangy taste of the light pink guava mousse, strawberry confit, and red velvet cake.

If you prefer a tropical rendition, consider the Coconut Mango Log Cake (S$92). This has mango passionfruit confit sandwiched between two layers of coconut dacquoise and enveloped by fluffy coconut mousse.

A more crowd-pleasing option, the Hazelnut Praline and Yuzu Gateaux (S$95) makes its return. This features a crunchy chocolate praline feuilletine base, yuzu cremeux, and 55% dark chocolate mousse.

Pan Pacific Singapore is located at 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595. You can also email your order to [email protected]

Resorts World Sentosa

Award-winning RWS Executive Pastry Chef Kenny Kong has created a few log cakes that feature vibrant holiday colours that will make for pleasing after-dinner treats.

Holiday Yule Log

Go for the Holiday Yule Log (S$88+), a light and zesty orange Madagascar vanilla and mascarpone cake which
reveals a cherry confiture, moist pistachio sponge, crispy puff rice and amarena cherry panna cotta when sliced.

Raspberry Namelaka Yule Log

For an eye-catching cake, consider the Raspberry Namelaka Yule Log (S$88+) that coated in a lovely ruby red mousseline cream. This blends the juicy tartness of fresh raspberries with smooth and creamy vanilla verbena namelaka chocolate for a more balanced flavour.

Order online, call 6577 6555 or email [email protected]

Cat & The Fiddle

Yule Hee Hoo!

Back by popular demand and boasting a brand-new look, Yule Hee Hoo! (S$58.90) is an exquisite layered creation comprising a hazelnut chocolate praline base, luscious chocolate cream cheese and fruity raspberry ruby centre with a finely-balanced sweet and tangy flavour, and an outer cloak of velvety pistachio cream cheese mousse.

Covered in aromatic and bittersweet matcha green tea sponge crumbles, this dessert is also topped with an adorable miniature reindeer topper.

Cat & The Fiddle is at multiple locations. You can also order online.

InterContinental Singapore

InterContinental Singapore - Yule Log Cakes

Sweeten your celebrations with delightful log cakes by InterContinental Singapore’s Executive Pastry Chef Desmond Lee and his team.

If you enjoy bitter-sweet chocolate, the Bûche de Noel Chocolate (S$98) will be up your alley. This comprises a moist chocolate sponge layered with bitter-sweet chocolate cream. With every bite is a hint of chocolate crunchy for an added touch of crisp.

Prefer something nutty? Indulge in the Heritage Chestnut Christmas Log (S$98), a chestnut sponge cake within layers of premium Tahitian vanilla and chestnut cream and berries compote.

Finally, if you’re looking for a flashy cake that is dressed to impressed, the Signature Forest Cherries Log (S$98) reveals layers of impressive flavours – a dark chocolate mousse with spiced cherry confit and Kirsch mousse.

InterContinental Singapore is located at 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966. You can also order online, call 6825 1008, or email [email protected] 

The Marmalade Pantry

The Marmalade Pantry presents two new flavours to choose from, and each serves six to eight persons.

The Marmalade Pantry_Festive 2022_Log Cake_Classic Chocolate Truffle Log Cake 1

Chocolate fanatics won’t get enough of the Classic Chocolate Truffle Log Cake (S$68+), a luxurious treat that comprises a rich 60% dark chocolate truffle core is enveloped in a chocolate crème of melted chocolate ganache and whipped cream and rolled within a chocolate sponge cake.

As if there’s not enough chocolate yet, the cake is further sheathed in a chocolate glaze and topped with a chocolate macaron for sheer extravagance.

The Marmalade Pantry_Festive 2022_Log Cake_Tangy Lemon Pistachio Log Cake 1

Prefer something lighter and fruitier? You’ll enjoy the Tangy Lemon Pistachio Log Cake (S$68+) that features a lemon white chocolate truffle core wrapped in a pillowy pistachio frosting of pistachio paste and Chantilly cream and rolled with a fluffy vanilla sponge.

Good flavours aside, this is also reminiscent of a snow-covered log on a wintry day as the cake is coated with a pistachio Chantilly.

Order online.

The Fullerton Hotels Singapore

New (limited edition) - North Pole Log
North Pole Log

For something that will absolutely be a conversation-starter, we’ll recommend the mailbox-shaped North Pole Log (S$188 nett, limited to 100 orders).

This is made with divinely rich Araguani 70% chocolate ganache, Gianduja crème, praline butter, crunchy Giresun hazelnut praline and feuilletine.

New - Peranakan Medley
Peranakan Medley

For something localised, go for the Peranakan Medley (S$78 nett), comprising pandan chiffon, Gula Melaka, caramelised rice crisps and coconut crème with notes of mango, passionfruit and banana.

The Fullerton Black Forest Log Cake
The Fullerton Black Forest Log Cake

Finally, if you still prefer classic flavours, you won’t go wrong with the Fullerton Signature Black Forest Yule Log Cake (S$80 nett). This annual bestseller crafted with Valrhona Guanaja crémeux, Morello sour cherry compote, dark chocolate ganache and chocolate sponge.

For enquiries, call 6877 8943 or email [email protected]

Alice Boulangerie

Alice's Christmas Log Cake

Alice’s Christmas Log Cake (S$85) is certainly one that also makes for a feast for the eyes – just look at how cute that 3D squirrel looks. Psst, it’s made with orange dark chocolate mousse and is completely edible.

The beautifully constructed moist chocolate flourless sponge is layered with chocolate mud biscuit, an exotic fruit crémeux, caramelised banana, and hazelnut praline crunch. A delectable combination that can’t go wrong.

Alice Boulangerie is located at 12 Gopeng Street, #01-05/11, Icon Vilalge, Singapore 078877. For orders and enquiries, call 6994 1196 or order online.