Why is the log cake only sold during Christmas? And why do we eat log cakes?

We did a little digging to find out the history behind log cakes.

This came from a tradition of burning the Yule log in the Nordic region during medieval times. An enormous log of freshly cut wood would be fetched, carried into the house and burnt on Christmas Eve.

While the ceremony was carried out, it was compulsory for all family members to sit on the log before it was burnt, and for people to sing Christmas songs and say prayers.

The burning of the Yule log was believed to bring good fortune for the family and to ward off evil spirits. After the Christmas celebrations, a piece of the Yule log was kept in a safe place to be used to relight the next year’s log.

Today, this tradition is now replaced by putting a small, decorated ‘log’ in the centre of the table as a Christmas decoration. The Yule log has become a traditional pastry people eat during Christmas.

A usual log cake is made with a chocolate sponge roll layered with cream and covered with chocolate to resemble a bark-covered log. But more bakeries have now come up with interesting twists and flavours to the traditional log cake.

Where to Buy Christmas Log Cakes in Singapore

Looking for a log cake in Singapore? Here are our picks for interesting and special log cakes in Singapore!

1. Pine Garden

Pine Garden Charred grapes mixed nuts cheese platter logcakeCharred grapes mixed nuts cheese platter logcake. Photo: Pine Garden

This year, we are delighted to present to you the latest Christmas offerings and a wide array of our log cake flavours – Charred Grapes Mixed Nuts “Cheese Platter” Log Cake (New) and Passion Pink Guava Log Cake (New)

Charred grapes mixed nuts cheese platter logcake (New) – Get the ultimate cheese indulgence and be sure to surprise any guest with this savoury logcake filled with cream cheese, ricotta cheese, honey, and chopped almonds, hazelnuts, macadamias, and walnuts! The addition of charred red grapes into this mix completes the grazing platter experience like none other.

Passion Pink Guava log cake (New) – Soak in the festivities as you take a bite into our gorgeously pink guava logcake rolled with pink guava puree, dried guava bits, and a bright refreshening homemade passionfruit jello!

Not only do we offer a variety of exciting treats and flavours, we also provide customisation services, gift sets and provide door-to-door delivery for bulk corporate orders.

Price: From $58.65
Website: pgcake.com

You can get Pine Garden log cakes on Shopee.


2. Emicakes

Emicakes Log Cakes

Make your Christmas extra special by indulging in our best selection of Christmas log cakes including Eggless Choco, D24, Peach Mango and Tuffle and more.

Price: From $34.90

You can get Emi Cakes log cakes on Shopee.


3. Swensen’s

An essential part of every Christmas celebration, reimagined with Swensen’s signature ice cream creations for any joyous occasion.

Swensen's Christmas Ice Cream Logcakes

Merry Giftmas

Usher in the Christmas spirit with Swensen’s all-time favourite, Sticky Chewy Chocolate Ice Cream. Celebrate magical moments with familyand friends – have a Merry Giftmas!

Price: $59 (1kg)

Enchanted Holiday

An Enchanted Holiday awaits! Indulge in Black Forest Ice Cream and Chocolate Ice Cream with dark cherries on top. This Choco festive delight is sure to get one in the holiday spirit!

Price: $59 (1kg)


4. ONE°15 Marina

ONE°15 Marina Christmas Log CakesClassic Dark Chocolate, Lychee & Rose and Premium Bronte Pistachio

ONE°15 Marina is excited to present three popular log cake flavours to end the Christmas dinner on a sweet note. The Classic Dark Chocolate Log Cake ($78+) brings to the palate a bittersweet profile with 78% Cocoa Belgium dark chocolate complemented by light French Chantilly cream, a truly satisfying treat. For the sweet-toothed and more adventurous, the pink-hued Lychee & Rose Log Cake ($88+) delivers a burst of freshness with its use of fresh lychees and tart raspberry jelly.

Price: From $78


5. Four Seasons

Four Seasons Mao Shan Wang Log Cake

Indulge in our Signature Mao Shan Wang Log Cake with this exquisite handcrafted patisserie this Christmas which will make a great centrepiece at any holiday gathering! Made with pure 100% Mao Shan Wang durian purée layered between soft, moist and fluffy sponge, all of which using the finest ingredients. Also available in our Lychee Peach and Chocolate options.

Price: From $68

You can get Four Seasons Signature Mao Shan Wang log cakes on Shopee.


6. Gin Thye

Gin Thye Christmas Log Cake

Gin Thye is a reputed household name that has been devoted to serving Singaporeans with its nostalgic bakery selections since 1964. Christmas Special 2022 – Shopee Exclusive Free Gift MSW Ice Cream 380g!! [While Stock last]

Price: From $23

You can get Gin Thye log cakes on Shopee.



Don’t forget to have your fix of sweet treats after a hearty meal! The Christmas log cake ($4.50) and Christmas mini roll ($4) await those with a sweet tooth, while stocks last.)

IKEA Christmas Log Cakes

Celebrate Christmas with seasonal products at the Swedish Food Market. Enjoy the Dark chocolate log cake, 500g at IKEA Family price: $23.90 (U.P. $25.90), Red velvet log cake, 500g at IKEA Family price: $22.90 (U.P. $24.90), and Milk chocolate log cake, 500g at IKEA Family price $21.90 (U.P. $23.90)!

Price: From $21.90

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