Are you seeking traditional Christmas desserts for your upcoming parties? In that case, the only dessert that should be on your mind (apart from sticky toffee pudding, in our opinion) is the classic Christmas yule log cake, and thankfully, many hotels and bakeries in KL are offering an array of must-try toothsome treats for the festive season. Read on for our guide to the best log cakes in KL.
A yule log cake, or the Bûche de Noël, is a traditional French Christmas dessert dating from the 19th century. Before the delicious chocolate roll cake was born, the yule log cake was inspired by a piece of wood from pre-industrial Europe. It was believed to honour the god of thunder and lightning, Thor, from the Nordic midwinter festivals.
According to folklorist Sir James George Frazer, the practice of burning the Yule Log existed in various parts of Central Germany, France and more. In some parts of Flanders and France, the remains of the Yule log were kept under a bed as protection against thunder and lightning.
Today, the yule log remains a popular Christmas dessert. Decorated and shaped as a 3-D log (hence its name), the delicious cake is rolled with heavenly fillings such as chocolate, nuts and fruit. To up the ante, the confection is usually decorated with buttercream frosting, sugar dusting, sugared cranberries and rosemary.
You could bake your own, but why go to all that trouble when you can simply place an order with these establishments? Available in a variety of flavours such as chocolate, chestnut and the intriguing lemon yoghurt chilli cheese, these cakes are bound to put smiles on the faces of your loved ones as they indulge in every bite.
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It’s still not too late to make your order for a classic yet delicious yule log cake, and Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur’s Festive Yule log is definitely on our wishlist. Unlike others, the hotel’s yule log is baked like a chestnut mont blanc, where meringue, chantilly cream and sweet chestnut puree take centerstage.
Are you hosting your very first Christmas reunion dinner? Trust Elevete Patisserie to sort you out in the dessert department. Suitable for six to 10 pax, the Christmas log cake is a decadent, moist chocolate cake covered with Elevete’s signature salted caramel buttercream and decorated with rich dark couverture chocolate frosting. Another highlight is their Holly Jolly gift set which includes the Christmas log cake and a macaron wreath.
Pre-order by 4 PM for same-day delivery/pickup.
Taking inspiration from the classic Christmas songs, the W Kuala Lumpur has unveil four unique yule log cake creations. Priced between RM168 nett and RM188 nett, the yule log cakes consist of four delicious flavours: A Holly Jolly Christmas (58% dark chocolate), Santa Baby (lemon yoghurt chilli cheese), Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (Pistachio Nut Mousse) and Jingle Bell Rock (Orange Lemon Ginger Travel). If you’re in the mood for some zest and a little kick, be sure to try the Santa Baby and Jingle Bell Rock. For a slice of chocolatey goodness, don’t skip on A Holly Jolly Christmas.
Pre-order 48 hours in advance for self-collection or delivery service.
RM188 nett per log | RM168 nett per set for the mini logs
Surprise your loved one with a festive treat, and Grand Hyatt’s Christmas yule log cake is perfect for any reunion. Weighing at 1kg, the cake is baked and decorated in chocolate goodness, topped with a Christmas tree, miniature Santa and a log.
Beautifully decorated in a forest green hue, St Regis Kuala Lumpur’s log cake is unconventional apart from others. The delicious cake represents an adorable twist of a Christmas tree and is baked in white chocolate instead of the signature dark or milk chocolate. You can also surprise your loved one with the mini version of their yule log cake.
This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur