No Bake Yule Log Cake Recipe
Prep Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
This easy no bake yule log cake is the perfect Christmas dessert to make with your kids. Just 5 ingredients!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 255 kcal
Author: Diana Johnson
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted to remove lumps if necessary
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar sifted to remove lumps if necessary
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 10 ounce (one package) Oreo Thins cookies
  • meringue mushrooms cranberries, artificial moss, and powdered sugar to decorate, optional
  1. Beat the whipping cream, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and vanilla on high speed until thick and creamy.
  2. Spread some cream on a cookie, then top with another cookie. Repeat until you have a stack six cookies high.
  3. Create 5 stacks of six cookies, then lay the stacks on their sides and use more cream to connect them together in a long log, and wrap tightly in saran wrap.
  4. Use four more cookies to make a small stack and wrap it as well.
  5. Freeze for at least 30 minutes, until hard. Make sure you also cover and refrigerate your whipped cream.
  6. Unwrap the log and place it on whatever you will serve it on. Cover it completely in the whipped cream.
  7. Cut an angled chunk off of the small cookie stack and place it on the log, then cover it in whipped cream as well.
  8. Place the whole thing in the freezer for at least 30 more minutes, but an hour is even better.
  9. Now you can dip the leftover Oreos in the leftover whipped cream and eat them while you're "doing dishes".
  10. minutes before you want to serve the cake, remove it from the freezer and use a table knife to scrape bark patterns into the frozen cream.
  11. Feel free to get creative and decorate the log as festively as you'd like.
  12. Slice and serve. Any leftovers can be kept covered in the freezer up to three months. Like you'll have leftovers!
Recipe Notes

Approximate cost/serving: We typically get baking ingredients in bulk from Costco and got our cream there as well since we use a lot in December. This came out to about $5 for the cake, including the meringue mushrooms making it less than 50 cents a serving.
Vegetarian: While not vegan due to the cream, this is of course meatless.

Nutrition Facts
No Bake Yule Log Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 1118
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 124.25g 191%
Saturated Fat 9.42g 47%
Sodium 93.99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 23.33g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1.21g 5%
Sugars 13.38g
Protein 0.96g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.