Easy Chocolate Yule Log Cake

Easy Chocolate Yule Log Cake


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This easy dessert recipe is sure to become a new classic in your recipe box! Serve this for the kids and adults, and they'll all love the flavor from this sweet treat.

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Time needed

15 min preparation + 16 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

1 log


  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 box of Devil’s Food Cake mix
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 container of chocolate frosting
  • 1 container of your choice of chocolate or vanilla frosting

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Heat oven to 350°f. Line bottom only of 15x10 inch dark or non-stick pan with foil or waxed paper and lightly  spray with baking spray

In a large bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer on high for about 5 minutes. Add cake mix, water and oil and beat on low to medium speed for 2 minutes.  You will only need about 3 1/2 cups of the batter for the Yule log cake.  Consider pouring remaining batter into cupcake tins or a small round cake pan for other use. 

Pour the 3 ½ cup batter into lined pan and bake 14 to 16 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched in center.  Loosen the edges of the cake by running a spatula or butter knife around the edges of the pan. 

Turn cake upside down onto clean kitchen towel sprinkled with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar and remove any foil. While the cake is still hot, carefully roll up cake and towel from narrow end. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour. 

Once cooled, unroll cake carefully, and remove towel. Spread filling evenly over cake and re-roll cake into log shape.  Frost cake with chocolate icing and using a fork, drag tines through frosting to create a wood-grain design. Place on serving tray and refrigerate until 30 minutes before serving. 

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