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 Log Cake White Rum, Lime & Vanilla

Indulge in the nostalgia of the 90s with our White Rum, Lime & Vanilla Log Cake, inspired by the iconic Hulk-like Solero Ice Cream. Elevating the classic Lime & Vanilla combo with a grown-up twist of boozy White Rum, this refreshing lime cake is adorned with white rum jelly and vanilla panna cotta, reimagining a beloved flavor combination.

Price: $74.60 $63.41

You can get the Pine Garden’s White Rum, Lime & Vanilla Log Cake here.


2. Emicakes

Emicakes Log Cake D24 Durian

Rejoice, durian enthusiasts! Our D24 Durian Cheer Log Cake is back to spread joy in a delightful Santa design. Enjoy the goodness of real durian filling in a soft and fluffy original chiffon cake.

Price: $74.80 $56.10

You can get Emi Cakes’ D24 Durian Cheer Log Cake on Shopee.


3. Swensen’s

Swensen's Log Cake Amber Ember

Share the holiday spirit with Amber Ember, a non-alcoholic creation that captures the beauty of wintry snowfall. Encased in cocoa-coated sponge fingers, smoked oak tiramisu ice cream forms the heart of this festive treat. Topped with velvety cream and chocolate shavings, it’s wrapped in a vibrant red ribbon, inviting you to unwrap moments of joy and sweetness.

Price: $66.00

You can get Swensen’s Amber Ember Log Cake on Shopee.


4. Gin Thye

Gin Thye Log Cake Black Forest

Embrace the festive season with our Black Forest Log Cake, adorned with various frosting types and delightful toppings. A joy for chocolate lovers, this Christmas dessert is a delightful treat for any celebration.

Price: $68.00 $48.00

You can get Gin Thye’s Signature Black Forest Log Cake on Shopee.


5. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

The Ritz-Carlton Tropical Yule Log Cake

Experience the taste of the tropics with our Tropical Yule Log Cake. Layers of almond sponge cake, mango mousse, coconut bavarois, passion fruit curd, and mango and passion fruit crisps come together to create a refreshing and delightful treat.

Price: $108

You can get The Ritz-Carlton’s Tropical Yule Log Cake via here.


6. Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Chocolate Fudge Log Cake

Indulge your chocolate cravings with our Chocolate Fudge Log Cake. Known for its fluffy chiffon cake made with rich, creamy Belgian chocolate, it’s a dream come true for chocolate lovers. This signature creation is the epitome of all things chocolatey and fudgey.

Price: $75.00 $56.25

You can get Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s Chocolate Fudge Log Cake on Shopee.


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