As much as we adore turkeys and savoury fare during Christmas, sometimes all we crave for is a variety of sugary sweet, diet-busting log cakes. Available in a plethora of flavours including chocolate, chestnut, sea salt caramel and even calamansi, these scrumptious confections are often prettily presented with festive decorations that instantly put you into a celebratory mood.
While the Yuletide season also offers other sweet treats such as panettone and trifle, we find these aren’t as indulgent as log cakes, which are usually packed with cream and — sometimes — a hint of booze. And since we’re already loading up on calories and sugar, we might as well go all the way with a rich and decadent confection.
With so many options out there, it may be tough to choose which cake (or cakes) to order for your upcoming Christmas gathering. So we’ve put together a list of 6 delicious log cakes that are worth trying.
This beautifully designed cake features a combination of dark chocolate ganache with hazelnut biscuit, gianduja crémeux and raspberry mousse, and is sprinkled with gold dust for a luxurious touch. It also comes topped with adorable star-shaped chocolate pieces. Order it from The Bakery in Colony restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore for takeaway before 1 January, 2017.
The Bakery, Colony, Level 3, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799, +65 6434 5288
Filled with airy chestnut sponge and delicate layers of chestnut cream, this lovely log cake is ideal for those looking for a confection that’s less heavy on the palate. The cake is also infused with green tea, creating an aromatic and tantalising medley of flavours. Get it from the hotel’s Café Noël by 25 December.
Café Noël, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560, +65 6338 8785
Pan Pacific Singapore’s Pacific Marketplace has introduced this new and unconventional log cake flavour to its repertoire. Packed with citrus flavours, the cake features coconut crémeux and pandan sponge ensconced in a vivid, lime green exterior. Fragrant and refreshing, it’s the perfect treat for those seeking something a little different from the usual chocolate cake. Place your orders before 26 December.
Pacific Marketplace, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595, +65 6826 8240
Why settle for one cake when you can have five? Great for the indecisive or greedy foodie (like us), this log cake set offers five different mini cakes created by celebrity chef restaurants such as Fratelli, Syun and the one-Michelin-starred Osia Steak and Seafood Grill. Our favourite is the milk chocolate sea salt caramel cake from Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora, which is laced with crushed peanuts and popping candy. Orders close 31 December.
Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269, +65 6577 6688
Antoinette’s Supernova cake is a pretty pink confection stuffed with rose petal mousse, rose finger sponge, yuzu cream, and lychee and raspberry jelly. If that doesn’t sound sweet enough for you, the cake also showcases toppings of coral sponge, marshmallows and baby macarons.
Antoinette at Penhas Road, 30 Penhas Road (off Lavender Street), Singapore 208188, +65 6293 3121
If log-shaped cakes are too mainstream for you, try Old Seng Choong’s edible tree stump instead. The confection is composed of chocolate sponge interspersed with hazelnut buttercream, and is crafted with a chocolate buttercream exterior topped with figurines of Santa Claus and reindeer. But don’t let the cake’s cutesy appearance fool you — this concoction is more suited for adults, thanks to its middle tier of rum ball cake, which is generously infused with Myers’s Rum. Order it before 25 December.