With so many holiday parties and festive treats available, you’d be hard pressed to avoid getting into the spirit of Christmas this year. Truly one of the best festive offerings to overindulge in, check out some of our top picks for Yule log cakes this season.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore’s Madagascar Vanilla Mousse Cake with Mixed Berries Jelly and Raspberry Custard
Here’s a classic Christmas log cake for you to take home. The Capitol Kempinski’s Madagascar Vanilla Mousse Cake with Mixed Berries Jelly and Raspberry Custard ($62) is sure to delight your friends and family, or anyone for that matter.
What’s Christmas without the perfect centrepiece? Doing what they do best, Cold Stone Creamery is now offering their newly-launched Santa’s Reindeer ice cream log cake ($85) which features layers of moist devil’s food cake, chocolate hazelnut ice cream, crunchy pecans, toasted macadamia, plus a rich fudge ganache. Available till Dec 31.
Keeping things traditional and wholesome is Intercontinental Singapore’s White Christmas log cake ($78), a sugar-free cocoa sponge with a sugar-free chocolate mousse to match, plus cinnamon apple compote as well as cinnamon cremeux. It’ll undoubtedly scream Christmas, but don’t just take it from us; go ahead and order one for the whole fam. They’ll totally love you for it.
If a classic chocolate log is what you crave, pick the Jivara Milk Chocolate Pear William and Caramel Nut Log Cake ($70) from Pan Pacific Singapore, which is everything a log cake should be, just slightly elevated to take things up a notch.
Topped with brandied fruits and nuts, Parkroyal on Kitchener Road’s White Chocolate and Cream Cheese Red Velvet Yule ($58) is the hotel’s take on the traditional Christmas fruit cake. Try this sweet treat that’s a light red velvet sponge cake rolled together with a white chocolate and cream cheese frosting.
Here’s one of the most Insta-worthy Yule logs we’ve seen this year. Lime Restaurant at Parkroyal on Pickering has a total of four cakes to pick from, including the Belgium Dark Chocolate with Passion Yule Log and Strawberry Shortcake Yule Log. But the one we’re spotlighting is the Durian Gula Melaka Rainbow Yule Log ($42), for durian lovers (and the ‘Gram) to enjoy.
Look forward to enjoying a herbal-flavoured Manuka honey licorice log cake ($80) as Resorts World Sentosa is offering this new and unusual log cake for all to get a taste of their crunchy almond streusel, Mandarin orange chocolate mousse, loquat jelly and kumquat confit.
Being nice is passe; that’s why we’re advocating the Naughty log cake ($78) from The Ritz’s Christmas dessert selection. Comprising a brownie base, a layer of berry crisp, piquant lime and chilli cremeux with Morello cherry jelly filling, as well as quilted dark chocolate mousse with a sexy red glaze, you’ll definitely feel pretty naughty after having multiple bites of this.
Taking inspiration from The Enchanted Garden, this year’s festive goodies by Royal Plaza on Scotts’ Gourmet Carousel presents lots of fruits (berries, more specifically), besides looking like they’ve been handcrafted by fairies. And that’s exactly what you’ll get with the Raspberry Royaltine ($65), thanks to its rich Valrhona chocolate creme, hazelnut royaltine and refreshing layer of raspberry compote.
One for the young-at-heart, Singapore Marriott Tang Hotel’s Peanut Butter Speculoos Praline Log Cake ($68) is sweet, fun and pretty. Its peanut butter frosting, moreish speculoos crumble, crunchy feuilletine and luscious chocolate sponge will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.
For a light and fruity log cake, look no further than St Regis’ unique Yuzu Coconut ($85). The refreshing dessert sees a coconut dacquoise set within layers of coconut and praline mousse on a base of coconut crumble, in addition to being glazed with yuzu cremeux.