Christmas is coming, and with it comes a rush of festive foods everywhere we look. Christmas and year end buffets, roasted turkey — our Editor even got to cook one recently; watch here — and of course, log cakes.
Just this week alone, we’ve eaten our weight in log cakes, and there’s more to come. So we’ve created this dandy list to aid you in finding the most unique cakes, as well as share early bird promotions ‘cos log cakes ain’t cheap. Oh, and most importantly, the log cakes must be halal.
|Place||Price range of Log Cakes||Flavours||Early Bird Promotion|
|All Things Delicious||S$78||Chocolate Crunch Log Cake, Mango Passionfruit Log Cake, Carrot Log Cake||–|
|Butter Studio||S$68||Ferraro Yule Triple Log Cake||15% off|
|Cat & The Fiddle||S$68.90||Raspberry Chocolate Log Cake||25% off|
|The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf||S$39||Classic Log Cake, Raspberry Yoghurt Lychee Log Cake||–|
|eCreative||From S$50.60||Chocolate Log House, Classic Cottage Log, Delightful Mango Log, Hazelnut Log, Mango Dream Log, Mango Log Cake, Truffle Salted Caramel||–|
|Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium||S$88||Chocolate and Banana Log Cake, Dulcey Yuzu Log Cake||20% off|
|Polar Puffs & Cakes||From S$43.90||Malty Merriment, Winter Wonderland||25% off|
|Prima Deli||S$55.80||Truffle Yule Log, Hazelnut Yule Log||25% off|
|Rocky Masters||S$52||Mango Fantasy Log Cake, Chocolate Latte Yule Log Cake||15% off|
|Swensen’s||From S$19.80 (350g)||Santa Is Coming!, Frozen In Time, Frozen Adventure, Midnight Yule, Let It Snow, Santa’s Secret, Confetti Fireplace, Sticky Chewy Log||10-15% off|
|SwissBake||S$42||Dark Chocolate Truffle Cherry Log Cake||15% off|
|Three’s A Crowd||S$78||Black Forest Log||–|
|Window On The Park @ Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre||S$80.25||Valrhona Ivoire Hazelnut Praline Chocolate Cremeux, Matcha Kinako Sweet Potato Yule Log||–|
Unique log cakes to get this season
If you’re watching your weight this festive season, and prefer to be selective on what you spend your calories on, here are our top picks of unique log cakes that are worth making new year resolutions for.
1. Black Forest Log – Three’s A Crowd
Can’t decide between a log cake and a gingerbread house? With Three’s A Crowd’s festive offering this year, you can have both. Their Black Forest log cake is a fusion of gingerbread house and classic yule log. With baked elements pretending to be house parts, the otherwise basic log cake is transformed into a table centrepiece. The cake consists of soft fluffy chocolate sponge layered with rich dark chocolate mousse and succulent cherries. We loved Three’s A Crowd’s mooncakes this year, so we expect this log cake to be a hit too.
Price: S$78 (approximately 1.5kg)
2. Chocolate and Banana Log Cake – Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Apparently, this is Executive Chef Chua Yew Hock’s secret recipe, and he almost did not want to sell this at all. Similarly, we had second thoughts on whether to share it here too, because we much rather it remain a secret. Long term diners at Atrium Restaurant would have tasted slices of the cake for years during Christmas. And for the first time ever, they are bringing it out of the restaurant to homes so that everyone can finally try this classic favourite pairing of chocolate mousse and pure banana puree.
3. Carrot Log Cake – All Things Delicious
The homegrown bakery cafe is going all out with their Christmas collection this year. Of the three log cakes on offer, we are particularly drawn to the Carrot Log Cake. Soft and spiced just right, the carrot cake is rolled in a cream cheese frosting and topped with candied walnuts for crunch.
4. Ferraro Yule Triple Log Cake – Butter Studio
Why have one log cake when you can have a stack of three logs in one cake?! Gravity-defying creation aside, Butter Studio’s offering this year is a chocolate lover’s dream come true: Decadent handcrafted Valrhona Chocolate sponge cake filled with delicious chocolate praline, coated in luxurious, smooth chocolate ganache and decorated with a beautiful hand-piped Poinsettia buttercream flower.
5. Christmas Ice Cream Cake Collection – Swensen’s
If there’s an award for restaurant with the mostest this Christmas, Swensen’s would win first prize. Unlike other restaurants that offer three or four flavours, Swensen’s is offering nine, making it their most splendid and extensive Christmas ice cream cake collection yet. The cakes range from 350g, 500g & 1kg, so these are perfect for gifting at nearly every budget and for any family, big or small. And yes, all-time favourite flavour Sticky Chewy Chocolate is featured in some of the cakes.
Log Cake Promos
Much like the seasonal mooncakes, log cakes are not cheap, especially when you have to fork out over $80 for a single log cake. That’s why we should make use of early bird discounts as much as possible to save money. To help defray the cost even more, you can always make use of existing credit card promotions and cashback, so that you can enjoy your cake without feeling the pinch!
Did we miss out any good deals? Let us know in the comments section below.