I should start with a disclaimer here: this is not a “tropical recipe” per se. However it features my most favourite tropical ingredient (chocolate!) as well as some other tropical wonders (coconut, vanilla). The greatest thing about this recipe is that it is suitable for celiacs and lactose-intolerant people. My recommendation is therefore this: choose a few chocolate cake holidays a year and treat yourself with this creamy delicacy. One little inconvenient though: one slice of chocolate rolled cake usually calls for another one… and another one… and another one… until there is no more left; it might be worth having somebody around to call you out and prevent you from overeating… Credits go to Teri Lee Gruss who posted a gluten free yule log recipe in the “gluten free cooking” section of the Website “About.com”: http://glutenfreecooking.about.com/od/seasonalandholiday/r/gfbuchedenoel.htm. I have changed some of the ingredients and measurements but truth be told, without that original recipe, I would still be (painfully) looking for an easy, celiac friendly sponge cake and buttercream recipe.