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Tasty Yule Log

Buche de Noël au chocolat

A holiday classic cannot be forgotten, so here is my Yule Log recipe inspired by my grandmother’s traditional cookbook. I am sure your family will love this tasty dessert… and ask for more the next day, while sipping a good latte!

Happy Holidays!

12 portions

Nutrition facts: 175kcal | 3g fats (1g saturated) | 6g protein | 80mg sodium | 4 g fiber | 34g carbohydrates



  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of cold water
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt


  • ¾ cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup of cocoa powder
  • ½ cup of date puree
  • ½ cup of icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground chia seed


  • 1 cup of strawberries, cut in half to garnish the cake


  1. Preheat oven at 375 F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper oiled lightly with spray oil.
  3. Beat the eggs on high speed with mixer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add sugar, water and vanilla and continue beating until the mixture is light.
  5. Add the dry ingredients while mixing at low speed.
  6. Spread the dough on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Let cool before removing parchment paper.
  8. For the icing, mix all the ingredients in a bowl then garnish the top of the cake. Save some icing for the outside of the log.
  9. Roll up the cake into a log shape using a kitchen towel.
  10. Garnish with icing on the outside, then garnish with strawberries (or any other festive fruit of your choice).

Amélie Deschamps

Amélie obtained her Nutrition and Dietetics degree from Laval University in 2017 and is a member of the Ordre des professionnels diététistes du Québec. She began her career at Nautilus Plus as shift supervisor in 2016 and has been on our team of nutritionists since January 2018. Passionate about running and triathlons, Amélie specializes in sports nutrition because she believes that sports and healthy nutrition are one and the same. In 2017, she completed a 15 hour training course on nutrition and micronutrition for endurance sports and is currently considering the International Olympic Committee diploma in sports nutrition. She is also interested in the weight loss process, building muscle mass, as well as writing articles and giving conferences on the benefits of healthy eating. She believes in eating without restrictions and focuses rather on proper balance and pleasing the palate.

Tasty Yule Log is a post from I'm taking charge. I'm taking charge is a blog that aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
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