Guess what folks, Christmas is right around the corner – in just a matter of days! And while you’re waiting for Santa to deliver his truckload of goodies and toys on his sleigh, what better way to ring in the festive merriment by indulging in sinfully sweet log cakes? If you love these sweet traditional Christmas goodies, here’s a roundup of the 10 best log cakes for 2016.
Well-known for their artisanal bread and pastries, this Japanese store Asanoya has also been gaining popularity in Singapore due to their delicious Matcha Salted Egg Yolk Croissants which is extremely Instagram-worthy. Within this Chocolate Banana logcake are sweet bananas which complete this treat with a luscious fruity flavour that is simply irresistible! For Matcha lovers, they also have a Matcha version – both only available a week before Christmas!
Address: Asanoya Boulangerie @ Paragon
290 Orchard Rd, Paragon, #B1-K27, Singapore 238859 (Map)
More outlets can be found here: http://www.asanoya.asia/#locate-us&slider1=3
Contact: +65 6703 8711
This year, Bakerzin’s Enchanting White Christmas continues to bring back traditional favourites with a magical touch to make the festive season extra merry. Bakerzin’s all-time favourite; the Yule Love Chocolate Log cake is back! Indulge in this decadent and rich chocolate mousse log cake – luxuriously coated with chocolate frosting and decorated with traditional Christmas motifs of Santas and candy canes. Every mouthful contains bits of the crunchy chocolate pearls for a wickedly sinful delight!
Price: $52/ Approx. 1.2 kg
Address: Jurong Point
63 Jurong West Central 2, #03-58/59, Singapore 648331 (Map)
More outlets can be found here: https://www.bakerzin.com/locations/
Contact: +65 6791 2155
3. Cat & the Fiddle
Renowned for being a premium online cheesecake specialist, Cat & the Fiddle storms the competition with their log cake rendition of the Happy, Merry, Boozy! Cheesecake. A prime contender this year, their log cake boasts a decadent chocolate cheesecake composed of premium couverture chocolate mousse sitting snugly atop a layer of heavenly, soft brandy-infused chocolate sponge cake. Hidden within the core is a mix of whole dark, Griottines brandied cherries and dark, sweet cherries. You can expect a rich burst of happiness with every bite that will leave you not only covered with glittery sprinkling gold dust, but a head full of that sugar rush. Cat & the Fiddle’s Happy, Merry, Boozy! cheesecake is available for order from now till 1 January 2016. Early bird discounts of 20% is applicable for orders made from 15 November – 31 November 2016.
4. Montana Singapore
Most notably famed for their ever so Instagram-worthy Freakcakes, new to the series this festive season is their White Christmas in the Black Forest – adorned with green and red candy cane, silver meringues, macarons and topped with a black and gold dark chocolate glaze – encompassing all the elements of a magical Christmas. Not limiting to just its functional and visual appeals, the Black Forest Christmas cake is kept true to its pure glory of the dark chocolate sponge cake soaked with cherry brandy liqueur, then layered with cherry compote and Swiss meringue buttercream. Light, fluffy and moist – don’t forget to pair this with their latest cold brew – the world’s first Coconut Cold Brew Chocolate. The Black Forest cake is available for sale from 1 December 2016 to 5 January 2017 in a “personal-sized” 250g version for $16.80, or a 1.5kg version for $95.
5. Old Seng Choong
Vying for the best spot on the hall of Log Cakes this season, old-time player Old Seng Choong – recreates their very own Christmas traditions that’s truly a time-honoured recipe. From their storm of cakes, pies, buns and the crowd’s favourite rum balls, Old Seng Choong’s unveils The Christmas Stump. Resembling the likes of a tree stump, this eye-catching and iconic log cake design is not only visually satisfying, but its insides are equally unique. Layered with chocolate devil sponge cake, hazelnut buttercream and a core of the traditional rum ball cake. You can also expect to find a little hint of Myer’s Rum guaranteed for a Merry Boozy good time. Old Seng Choong’s Christmas goodies are available for order from now to 25 December 2016 – order online and enjoy up to 25% early bird discount.
6. Prima Deli
You can almost instantly recognise when you’re around the corner of a Prima Deli outlet – just by their especially fragrant and iconic waffles! This is the first time I am trying their log cakes and I must say I am pleasantly surprised. Prima Deli takes white chocolate up a notch with a sweet and tangy strawberry jam added to its log cake. Filled with full and intense flavours of the tangy strawberry-flavoured cream, their log cake is indeed a well-balanced dessert that is simply sensational. With its sleek and simple exterior, this cake is great for those who prefer a traditional option this Christmas.
Price: $42.90 / Regular, $53.90 / 1kg
1 Harbourfront Walk #B2-K1, Singapore 098585 (Map)
More outlets can be found here: http://www.primadeli.com/index.php/main/store
Contact: +65 6225 4579
7. Regent Singapore
Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel, spreads the joy and brings in the festive cheer with a multi-sensorial experience of a traditional Christmas – in the tropics. With delectable festive menus at the Hotel’s award-wining outlets and scrumptious takeaway yuletide treats for those who wish to bring the party home, Regent offers something for everyone this festive season; including a pampering retreat for the most beautiful collection of memories with loved ones. Over at their dining experiences, Assistant Pastry Chef – Pietrantonio Ditrizio, presents a new line-up of festive log cakes including the rich Amedei dark chocolate, almond, hazelnut and cherry Christmas surprise; encased in an intricate chocolate box with a gold-dusted chocolate ribbon. The log cake is infused with almond chocolate sponge that’s layered with 70% dark chocolate mousse, Morello cherry confit and Gianduja amaretto supreme. Expect a symphony of flavours and textures with every bite.
8. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Bring a touch of class to your festive gatherings with the Shangri-La Hotel’s symphony of festive sweet treats centrepieces encompassing new log cake flavours – Candied Chestnut and Mango and Passionfruit. From log cakes to savoury roasts, guests may select from a range of festive treats and handcrafted confectioneries available for takeaway from The Line Shop from 1 to 26 December, 11:00am to 8:00pm daily.
9. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza
Savour a handcrafted selection of specialty log cakes from Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza which will keep you and your loved ones merry throughout this joyous season. Fancy a log cake that’s good on the outside as it is on the inside? The cake is made up of a sponge cake filled with cream cheese, raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. We love the Red Velvet Yule log cake which is made up of sponge cake – coated with cream cheese then generously filled with fresh berries and fresh raspberries.
Price: $68/ 1kg
Address: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza
320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865 (Map)
Contact: +65 6831 4708
This year, Swensen’s welcomes their signature Ice Cream Log Cakes with decadent flavours that range from the classic Sticky Chewy Chocolate to the new Manuka Honey and Rocher flavours. Beautiful to look at and delicious to boot, Swensen’s range of ice cream log cakes are perfect for familial gatherings and are based on best-selling ice cream flavours and new, inventive flavour additions to offer an ample selection for everyone, while satiating taste buds. We had the All Manuka, All Boost flavour – expect a light finish and a healthy indulgence of their popular Manuka Honey ice cream, paired with its glamourous liquid gold. A sinful yet nutritious treat.
Price: $58 / 1kg
Address: ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn, #B1-31, Singapore 238801 (Map)
More outlets can be found here: http://www.swensens.com.sg/singapore
Contact: +65 6884 5967
Enjoy the festive season everyone!