Christmas is one of our favourite times of year; not only are we surrounded by friends and family, but there's also an abundance of our favourite seasonal foods. The only problem with that is too much of a good thing soon catches up with you in the New Year. While you may not be able to healthify everything on the Christmas menu this year, by making this protein-packed, low-carb yule log instead of having a shop-bought one, you'll be cutting out 350 calories per slice. Just think of all the extra roast potatoes you'll be able to justify as a result!
- 170 grams sweet potato, boiled and mashed
2 scoops chocolate whey protein
1 heaped tablespoon baking powder
1 whole egg
1 egg white
45 grams smooth nut butter
50 grams Greek yoghurt
1 scoop coconut flour
2 heaped tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1-2 tablespoons almond milk (depending on consistency)
Chocolate liquid SF stevia drops (optional for added sweetness)
Sugar-free jam (you can fill it with any healthy filling of your choice i.e. healthy cream or a protein buttercream etc.)
100 grams 85 percent dark chocolate
Sukrin sugar-free icing sugar alternative
- Combine all the dry yule log ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
- In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients and whisk together.
- Finally, pour the wet into the dry ingredients and whisk together thoroughly until smooth.
- Line a flat rectangular large baking tray with grease-proof paper.
- Pour the mixture onto the tray and use a spatula to spread out evenly into a thin layer.
- Bake at 170°F/75°C for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and check using a knife that the inside is cooked.
- The cake has to be very moist to be able to roll so avoid overcooking; keep an eye on it.
- In the meantime, begin melting your bar of dark chocolate.
- Once removed, whilst still hot, immediately spread over your sugar-free jam. Then carefully, using the baking paper, roll up your yule log.
- Don't worry if the cake splits; you will be able to cover this to make it even with the chocolate topping.
- Once you've rolled up your yule log, cover the entire sides and top with the dark chocolate, filling any cracks or breaks.
- Repeat this step twice to ensure a thick outer layer. Pop the cake into the fridge to set.
- Keep checking the cake as you want it to be almost set but not firm as you need to be able to create the bark effect.
- Once chocolate layer is almost set, use a fork to create the swirly bark detail.
- Once completed, place back into the fridge to harden (this won't take very long).
- Then, remove the cake ready for decorating. Add any toppings you wish and then to finish it off, use a sieve to dust the calorie-free icing sugar over the top to create the snow effect.
- 1 log
- Total Time
- 34 minutes, 59 seconds
- Calories per serving
- 157 calories per slice