Step into a world of holiday baking magic with these festive Christmas cake recipes. These delectable creations are destined to become the stars of your seasonal spread. Whether you’re a seasoned baker seeking to impress or a novice eager to dive into the joy of festive confections, these holiday cake recipes are crafted to infuse your home with the warmth and aroma of the holidays. Let’s make this holiday season a truly scrumptious and memorable one!
Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cake Recipe
I love the smell of freshly baked gingerbread and of course the flavour. This is the best old-fashioned gingerbread cake recipe if you want to wow everyone. My birthday falls on Christmas day, so I love to have this as a Christmas birthday cake (that means I get two slices instead of one!) It’s an easy fall or holiday dessert with warm spices and dark molasses, and it’s both festive and nostalgic.
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Easy Italian Christmas Zuccotto Cake
Traditional Italian desserts like this easy Italian Christmas zuccotto cake are the perfect treat for after dinner. This beautiful Italian dessert is made with pound loaf (pound cake), mascarpone cheese, chocolate, and more. There are only nine ingredients in this simple Italian liqueur cake and the multicolor sprinkles give it a fun look.
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Homemade Italian struffoli is so good during the holidays. These fried dough balls with honey are sweet and tasty. Whether you know them as Christmas honey balls or fried cookies with honey glaze and sprinkles, they’re a wonderful addition to your festive menu. This is the best struffoli recipe!
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Italian Lemon Ricotta Amaretti Budino Cake
My Nonna first introduced me to Italian lemon ricotta amaretti budino cake and I’ve loved it ever since. This Italian ricotta dessert falls somewhere between a cake and a pudding. You will need a Bundt pan to make this tasty lemon ricotta amaretti cake which is often served at Christmas or other holidays.
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Gluten Free Chocolate Sheet Cake
No one will know this Chocolate Sheet Cake is gluten free! It’s moist and delicious, and the icing has just the right amount of chocolate.
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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake
Satisfy your chocolate cravings with this decadent Gluten Free Chocolate Cake. Fudgy yet light, this cake is easily made in one bowl. Chocolate cake layers are covered in a velvety buttercream frosting for the best gluten-free chocolate cake recipe.
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Easy No Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake
This No Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake is a delicious and easy dessert that’s perfect for any time of the year. Made with layers of graham crackers, pudding, and more. If you love simple no bake desserts, this is the best and perfect for family gatherings.
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Chocolate Orange Cake
This chocolate orange cake puts a twist on the classic. And the best part? It’s super easy. You can make it in one bowl, you don’t need a hand mixer or a stand mixer, and it comes out perfect, every time. If you’re a chocolate and orange lover, you can’t go wrong with this cake!
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Low Fodmap Souche De Noël
Stump or log, the trompe l’oeil is always fun and you get to push the visual pun even further with Meringue Mushrooms.
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Red Velvet Cake With Sugared Cranberries
Our favorite Red Velvet Cake all dressed up for the holidays with White Chocolate and Sugared Cranberries.
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Gingerbread Spice Cake With Mascarpone Frosting
This gingerbread spice cake with mascarpone frosting makes a wonderful dessert for any holiday gathering, but it’s also simple enough to make any time of the year, “just because”.
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Chocolate Berry No Bake Cake
This chocolate and strawberry layered no bake cake is something between a raw vegan cheesecake and chocolate strawberry dessert bars. It has four scrumptious layers of gluten free and paleo goodness that is sure to please your taste buds!
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Healthy Apple Cake
This healthy apple cake is slightly sweet, moist and fluffy with hints of cinnamon. It’s the perfect paleo, gluten free and sugar free dessert for holidays or any occasion.
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Apple Sponge Cake (Russian Sharlotka)
Super delicious and moist Apple Sponge Cake, also called Russian Sharlotka will become your new favorite apple dessert. It’s so easy to make, topped with a sweet and crispy almond layer which literally melts in your mouth. Give this decadent fall treat a try and it won’t disappoint!
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Vegan Poppy Seed Cake
Vegan Poppy Seed Cake. Stunning and absolutely delicious egg-free and dairy-free cake made with real poppy seeds, rich fruit layer and homemade buttercream. This easy vegan dessert will brighten up any occasion.
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Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe
This Christmas Fruit Cake recipe is exactly what you would expect from crowd-pleasing Christmas dessert. It’s festive, flavorful and amazingly delicious. Perfect addition to your Christmas menu.
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White Chocolate Yule Log
Few things say Merry Christmas quite like a white chocolate yule log! For me, it’s one of the most festive culinary sights. Not only that, it tastes incredible!
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Rich and creamy, this easy tiramisu recipe is one of the best desserts we’ve ever had the privilege of devouring. A showstopping no-bake treat, Tiramisu Cake is guaranteed to impress your guests.
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Easy Christmas cake recipe
This is a simple, delicious Christmas cake recipe, packed with fruit and decorated with a classic covering of marzipan and fondant icing.
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This Cranberry Cake is pretty and delicious! This layer cake features moist vanilla cakes, a homemade cranberry filling, and an ermine buttercream. Elegant with simple decorations, this cake will be fantastic for the holiday season or any special occasion.
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Pandoro Christmas Tree Cake
A beautiful Pandoro Christmas Tree Cake made with Pistachios and White Chocolate. This festive Christmas tree shaped cake is a super fun and impressive Italian dessert yet it won’t take you longer than 15 minutes to make! Spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating the festive season!
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Gingerbread Latte Cake
Combining the best of both worlds in this modern classic dessert, this Gingerbread Latte Cake lets a rich and gooey gingerbread cake with a velvety coffee whipped cream for an easy dessert that impresses with ease.
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Christmas Poke Cake with Jello
Looking for a bright, festive dessert that is sure to be a crowd favorite? This Christmas poke cake with jello is the answer. This easy recipe starts with a base of white cake mix, then filled with festive red and green jello and topped with fluffy Cool Whip; it’s the perfect easy Christmas dessert.
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No-Bake Yule Log
This no-bake yule log is super easy to make and it’s vegan-friendly too! A chocolate biscuit roll filled with vanilla buttercream and coated with dairy-free chocolate ganache. This makes for a delicious Christmas dessert and is suitable for beginner bakers.
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This delicious and moist honey cake recipe, with a tangy sour cream frosting and prominent honey flavor, is a cake that will take a very special place in your heart. It’s a great dessert to make for any occasion, whether it’s New Year’s, a birthday, or even a wedding.
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Christmas Cake is a moist, white cake that’s studded with red and green sprinkles and finished off with a vanilla cream cheese frosting! This festive dessert is perfect for serving up at large family gatherings!
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