Log Cakes have become part of Christmas celebrations and meals, as they are a symbol of warmth, love and security.
Plus, they are delicious and attractive to look at.
If you are deciding what Christmas Log Cakes to get for this year, here are 12 of them. We got a range from hotel favourites, and gorgeous-looking ones from patisserie cafes and indie brands – available for both self-collection and delivery.
Looking for sugar-free, low carb and diabetic friendly logcakes too? We got them covered.
Awfully Chocolate – Christmas Forest Cake
There are not just one or two, but 10 artisanal Christmas cakes introduced from Awfully Chocolate this year.
Inspired by the simplicity of nature, this luscious array of cakes is decorated with fresh berries, herbs and festive cake toppers, making them a gorgeous treat for any year-end gatherings as well.
Apart from classic Christmas Log Cake and Original Cake Series, they have exciting new Xmas cakes from traditional, local, to unique gourmet and luxury flavours.
The decadent festive treats range from Baked Chocolate Melt, Christmas Forest Cake, Chocolate Roulade, Dark Cherry Brownie, Ruby Chocolate Red velvet, Christmas Log Cale, Xmas Chocolate Espresso Cake, Xmas Chocolate Praline Cake, Xmas Caramel Brittle & Sea Salt Chocolate Cake, to Xmas Dark Chocolate Ganache Black Rice Cake.
If you are finding it hard to choose, get the delicately handcrafted Christmas Forest Cake (8″ cake for 118).
The signature cake contains layers of handmade cherry compote in between rum-tinged dark chocolate cake is simple yet sophisticated. Let that rich chocolate taste linger in your mouth.
Online order: https://www.awfullychocolate.com
Ninethirty by Awfully Chocolate (131 East Coast Road).
Awfully Chocolate retail stores at Greenwich V, The Star Vista, VivoCity, Marina Bay Link Mall, 313@somerset, ION Orchard, Raffles City, Tampines 1, Suntec City, Novena Square, Great World, Jem and Marina Bay Sands.
Free delivery for orders above $120.
Baker’s Brew – Black Forest Chocolate Grazing Cake
Baker’s Brew has introduced three Christmas 2020 Special cakes, namely the Black Forest Chocolate Grazing Cake ($78 for 6”), Chocolate Hazelnut Ferrero Yule Log ($48), and Mini Cakes of Santa’s Gift, Mini Rudolph and Forest Veil ($9.80 each).
Make the gold-leafed colourfully decked Black Forest cake the centrepiece of your celebration.
This towering cake is made with layers of chocolate sponge, filled with a rich cherry compote in between.
Help yourself with all kinds of fruit and nut as you graze over these cake toppers – from different kinds of berries (blackberries, strawberries, raspberries) to pieces of figs and grapes.
Add a touch of playful and cute yellow and include the Rudolph-inspired mini cake flavoured with passionfruit gelée on an almond dacquoise sponge and coconut mousse, finished with chocolate antlers and a macaron for the signature red nose.
Online order: https://www.bakersbrew.com
Baker’s Brew Retails stores: Sembawang (6 Jalan Tampang), 246H Upper Thomson Road, Great World, and Orchard Paragon
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore – Lady in Red
A Christmas logcake looking elegant and striking, this “Lady in Red” is inspired by the Kempinski Brand Ambassadors, and is an embodiment of the finest European luxury hospitality.
The Lady in Red ($72) is a moist genoise cake, delicately infused with hints of raspberry, lychee and rose that is floral and fruity.
This sophisticated logcake is also almost like a piece of art, with alternating layers of fresh cream and sponge cake that adds some complexity which is well-balanced.
Apart from their Lady in Red, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore also offers a Classic Chocolate Yule log ($72) made with mocha ganache and chocolate fudge; Rum Fruit Cake ($28), Original Dresdner Stollen ($22), Gingerbread Man ($12), and Christmas Cupcakes ($6 each).
Also look out for the hotel’s fantastic festive takeaway offerings from Roasted Turkey with cranberry sauce and giblet gravy ($158), Roasted Chicken with Dijon mustard and chicken jus, Baked Gammon Ham with rum honey glaze ($218) and more succulent treats.
(A minimum of 3 days is required for all orders. Minimum order of $50 applies. Delivery and collection are available till 25 Dec 2020.)
The Boutique at 15 Stamford (next to 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906)
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm
Early bird special of 15% discount will apply to all online purchases made on or before 15 Dec 2020.
InterContinental Singapore – Lemon Strawberry Pistachio Yule Log
If you are missing out on that Christmas wreath at the door, why not get it on your table instead?
Presenting a total of 4 Festival Log Cakes this year at the Intercontinental Singapore, the Lemon Strawberry Pistachio Yule Log ($108) is the scene stealer with its unique circular shape and vibrant colours.
If you are in for some tangy-fruitiness, this Christmas-green cake comprises of lemon mousse, strawberry jelly and pistachio crunch – looking attractive even when cut across with its layers.
Packed with a fruity and citrusy punch which complemented well with an earthly, nutty taste from the pistachio crunch, this is overall light, fluffy and not too sweet as well.
A refreshing treat for that year end celebration.
The other 3 Log Cakes are made in the classic log-shaped manner; varied flavours with something for everybody.
They include the Mont Blanc Yule log ($120), Classic Chocolate Yule log ($108), and Matcha Kinako Sweet Potato Yule log ($120). Though I must say that the Japanese-inspired Matcha Kinako Sweet Potato with purple sweet potato cream, matcha joconde, matcha white bean paste, and sweetened azuki beans with a cute snowman captured my heart.
Online order: InterContinentalShoppe.sg
Festive Shoppe (entrance of InterContinental Singapore from Bugis Junction) from 11am – 7pm daily.
Enjoy additional 5% savings for online purchases.
Luna – Earl Grey Strawberry Log Cake
LUNA Patisserie located at Amoy Street is known for the selection of pretty, quality cakes from Orh Nee (best-selling), Chocolate Truffle; and the patisserie has introduced new cakes such as the Gula Melakaya, Tarte au Tropicale, Strawberry Elderflower, Lychee Mint, to Matcha Opera.
The Christmas special is an Earl Grey-infused Strawberry Log Cake ($85), combining fresh strawberries with soft and fluffy layers of chocolate chiffon.
The surprise comes when you cut through the logcake, reveal a slight tangy-sweet strawberry crémeux centre surrounded by Earl Grey diplomat cream with delicate tea fragrance.
Online order: https://www.luna.sg/order (pre-order logcakes at least 3 days in advance)
Retail store: 53 Amoy Street, Singapore 069879. Opening Hours: 12pm – 6:30pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm – 4pm (Sat – Sun)
MOD by WongLee – The Forest Log 2.0
3 Christmas cakes are intricately crafted this year at Ministry of Desserts by WongLee. Chef Francis Wong was previously the Chef Entrepreneur of the popular Non Entre Desserts, with more than 12 years of experience specialising in novelty ice cream and frozen dessert creations.
The indulgent and attractive cakes include the classic Forest Log ($75 for 1kg), Matcha Chestnut Mont Blanc ($55 for $1kg) and King of Candy ($45 for 500g, $88 for 1kg) using Mao Shan Wang Durian.
The Forest Log 2.0 comes highly recommended, made using premium 70% Dark Chocolate, Oolong Cream, Pear Compote and a Hazelnut Crunch Base.
If that is not all, a shimmering spray of gold dust is sprayed on the “bark” that brings the festive mood and makes the logcake look more 3D and photogenic.
The soft and fluffy chocolate sponge harmonises well with the layer of Oolong infused curd cloaked with rich premium Valrhona chocolate mousse.
Take a bite, and get a savour of the second layer of pear compote and hazelnut crunch base. Experience that both the creamy sensation and fruity taste in one bite.
Self-collect at B.E.D, 26 Tai Seng Street, Level 1, Singapore 534057
Opening Hours: 12pm – 8pm (Mon – Fri)
$10 islandwide delivery, $15 delivery fees apply for Sentosa and Tuas.
Pan Pacific Singapore – Matcha Hazelnut Log Cake
Pan Pacific Singapore has launched five Christmas Festive Treats this year, appealing to dessert lovers who love different flavour profiles.
They include the Japanese-inspired Matcha Hazelnut Log Cake ($72.76), Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Log Cake ($77.04), Coco Pineapple Log Cake ($72.76), Black Forest Tart ($70.62), to local-flavoured Mao Shan Wang and Gula Melaka Log Cake ($72.76).
While a trip to Japan may not be possible yet, make this Matcha Hazelnut Log Cake ($72.76) the centrepiece this year.
It is one of the most striking “3D-looking” Christmas log-cakes, shaped like a Christmas wreath instead of the usual rectangular shape.
Assembled with a crunchy feuilletine base, hazelnut sponge, smooth hazelnut crémeux, matcha mousse and intense shade of green with chopped caramelised hazelnuts sprinkled on it, the entire surface is modelled with delicate and intricate folds that make it more stylish and classier looking.
Matcha-lovers will definitely not be disappointed as there are the distinct green tea notes in each bite, coupled with a different texture from the smooth and velvety mousse and crunchy feuilletine base.
Online order: http://ppsinshop.com
Pacific Marketplace (Level 1, Pan Pacific Singapore): 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595
Enjoy 10% savings on your order valid until 29 Dec 2020, with the respective discount codes for selected credit cards listed below:
PAUL – Chocolate Pear Bavaroise Log Cake
PAUL is the familiar French family bakery & patisserie founded in 1889, known for using authentic French ingredients in their bread, pastries, viennoiserie and cakes.
Using premium ingredients and fresh fruits, PAUL’s Christmas log cakes now come in two sizes – petite (good for up to 4 pax, perfect for small gathering) or regular sized if you prefer something bigger.
Available on their menu this year are 4 different flavours such as Chocolate Pear Bavaroise Log Cake (Petite $32, Regular $58), Citron Meringue Log (Petite $30, Regular $56), Chocolate Praline Log (Petite $34, Regular $60) and Red Fruits Log (Petite $32, Regular $58).
A popular choice is Chocolate Pear Bavaroise Log Cake that uses real pears in the cream filling, and flourless sponge on a french chocolate biscuit base for a more fruity and refreshing taste. The entire cake is also draped in dark chocolate from France.
Another crowd-favourite is the Chocolate Praline Log filled with dark chocolate bavaroise cream, praline, cocoa genoise and almond dacquoise biscuit base.
If you prefer something tarter and sweeter, the Red Fruits Log comes with beautiful-in-red glaze and a little mistletoe filled with pink framboise mousse, whipped ganache and crispy white chocolate feuilletine.
The Citron Meringue Log comes with shiny baubles and edible snowflakes on burnt citron meringue with joconde sponge (delicate almond flavour) and lemon curd underneath, dressed like a present to dazzle at the year-end gathering.
Online order: https://www.paulsgcatering.com
FREE islandwide delivery with a minimum spending of $60 (before taxes and delivery fee)
PAUL retail outlets: Tanglin Mall, Orchard Paragon, Takashimaya, Marina Bay Link Mall, Ocean Financial Centre
From now till 31 Dec 2020, all Citi card members get 10% OFF (before taxes and delivery fee).
Portopantry – Dark Chocolate Cherry Log Cake
Brought to you by well-loved brands of SwissBake, Kraftwich and Zac Butchery, you can get ALL your festive shopping needs done on their one unified online platform at www.portopantry.com.
Get your favourite Christmas Roasts of Traditional Roasted Turkey, Toasted Lamb Rick, Herb Roasted Beef Ribeye by Zac Butchery’s, to Christmas cakes and pastries conveniently all at a few clicks in the same website.
For Christmas cakes, there are offerings from Dark Chocolate Cherry Log Cake ($42/800g), Spiced Apple Cheesecake ($42/1kg), Festive Fruit Cake ($22.90/600g) to Christmas Stollen ($22.90/430g).
Launching this year is the classic SwissBake Bûche De Noël, a Dark Chocolate Cherry Log Cake ($42/ 800g) that is a must-have decadent treat on every Christmas table.
The cakes comes with luscious chocolate mousse, tangy red cherries rolled with chocolate sponge and dark chocolate ganache for the extra indulgence.
Another new item to look forward on the menu is the Spiced Apple Cheesecake ($42/1kg) which comprises smooth and rich cheesecake infused with the flavours of winter fruits and spices on a cookie base, finished with light cream cheese, spiced apples and speculoos biscuits.
For the traditionalists, go for the dense aged Festive Fruit Cake ($22.90/600g) baked with the finest butter and studded with generous amount of candied fruits and nuts, or the classic German sweetbread of Christmas Stollen ($22.90/430g). Poropantry got you all covered.
Online order: www.portopantry.com.
Kraftwich Café retail stores at Paya Lebar Square, Harbourfront Centre, The Central (Clarke Quay)
Zac Butchery at Figaro Street
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15% off a la carte Christmas orders
20% off a la carte Christmas orders with a minimum spend of $350 and above
• Valid till 2 Jan 2021. Last day for orders 20 Dec 2020
• Not applicable for all Christmas Bundles, delivery and other service charges
– FREE delivery for orders (including regular Portopantry orders) $180 and above, $15 delivery charge for orders below $180.
– Additional surcharge of $10 per location will be applicable for delivery to Tuas and Sentosa vicinity.
Seriously Keto – Mistletoe Keto-Friendly Red Velvet Cake
This is Singapore’s first wholly ketogenic bakery, with an own line of products freshly made in their bakery.
All items produced are low carbs, diabetic-friendly, gluten-free, zero sugar, suitable for those looking for cakes which are keto-compliant.
Three of their best-selling cakes have undergone a Christmas makeover for this festive season.
The Chocolate Brownie Cake ($68), Red Velvet ($68), and Peanut Butter ($68) are now available as 10cm three-layered cakes, decorated with Christmas cake toppers that can serve 6 pax.
Rich in flavour yet low in carbs, the Mistletoe Red Velvet Cake comes recommended, decorated with raspberries and cream cheese frosting with a coconut fragrance. A soft and decadent sponge cake.
The Chocolate “Log” is another favourite with 90% dark chocolate and cocoa powder, enhanced a tinge of saltiness from Himalayan Pink Salt.
Also look out for the chewy and fragrant ginger cookies of Jingle Snaps, and bold cinnamon loaf of Sinless Cinnamon. A wonderland of all cakes sugar-free, great for those looking for desserts guilt-free.
Online order: seriouslyketo.com
Retail store: 32 Seah Street, Singapore 188388. Opening Hours: 10:30am – 6:30pm (Mon – Sat)
For the entire month of December, check out using this promo code: DFDXMAS10 to enjoy 10% OFF all Christmas products for both online orders and in-store.
Walk-in customers can quote the promo code during payment to enjoy the same discount.
Free delivery for orders $100 and above, otherwise $15 delivery fees applies. Cakes have to be ordered 3 days in advance.
Sinpopo Brand – Red Velvet with Caramel Cream Cheese
Probably one of the most extensive collection this Christmas with a total of 17 cakes, Sinpopo Brand has also introduced five new festive creations.
These include the pretty-in-pink Red Velvet with Caramel Cream Cheese, Christmas Cherry Log Cake, Black Cocoa Devil’s Food Cake, Boozy Nutella Brownie and Sinpopo Brand Fruit Cake.
The Red Velvet with Caramel Cream Cheese is beautifully decked in alternating layers of red velvet cake and light cream cheese.
I thought that the light and fluffy red velvet sponge cake is complemented with a right balance, with salty-sweet caramel swirled in light cream cheese.
To fit the occasion, thyme and raspberries are added for that Christmas-y touch.
Do not miss out on their Christmas Classic selection. Their familiar and popular daily bakes such as Sticky Date Pudding Cake, Three-Milk Cake and Classic Black Forest, have undergone a transformation and are all “dressed up” to the Christmas theme.
My personal favourites are the best-selling Sinpopo Originals, known for their local kueh-inspired flavours such as Putu Piring and Pulut Hitam.
Peranakan-meets-Christmas desserts, because why not?
Online order: https://www.sinpopo.com (orders have to be made at least 2 days in advance)
Sinpopo Brand retail stores at 458 Joo Chiat, Funan, Orchard Paragon, Novena Square 2, and Takashimaya Basement 2 Food Hall
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tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto – Choco Coffee Surprise
The Connoisseur Concerto’s Christmas wonderland menu available till 3 January 2021 has included two main courses that feature the ever-essential turkey, two handcrafted festive beverages, as well as three decadent log cakes.
Chocolate lovers can go for the Nutty Choco Fantasy ($55, 1kg) which features a thick Valrhona milk chocolate mousse peppered with caramelized peanuts and crunchy hazelnuts; or get the Snowy Wonderland ($55, 1kg) with earl grey-infused premium milk chocolate exterior with luscious combination of mixed berries, yuzu marmalade and praline crunch on the inside.
The Choco Coffee Surprise ($45, 750g) is the good-looker decorated with a Santa-themed red exterior.
Within the yule log is decadent Valrhona dark chocolate infused with finest Arabica coffee beans, all weaved lavishly between a sea-salt caramel curd and a crunchy base.
Online order: https://order.theconnoisseurconcerto.com/product-category/christmas-specials
Retail stores: tcc art boutique caffès at Bugis Junction, 51 Circular Road, Clarke Quay, International Building, ION Orchard, Isetan Scotts, Suntec City, The Pier @ Robertson, VivoCity, Anchorpoint, and German Centre; and The House of Robert Timms outlets.
Pre-order link: https://bit.ly/tcc1212Deal
* Written and photographed by Nicholas Tan @stormscape. This entry is brought to you in partnership with Awfully Chocolate, Baker’s Brew, The Capitol Kempinski, InterContinental Singapore, LUNA, MOD by WongLee, Pan Pacific Singapore, PAUL, Portopantry, Seriously Keto, Sinpopo Brand and TCC.