Are you looking for Christmas cake ideas to get you inspired this holiday season?
These Christmas cakes are fun and festive, perfect for holiday parties and family gatherings. Whether you like chocolate and peppermint, spiked rum eggnog, or a delicious Nutella hot chocolate cake, there’s something that everyone will love.
These Christmas cakes are almost too beautiful to eat, but they are beyond delicious! Each recipe and tutorial is made with a beginner baker in mind so anyone can easily make these cakes and enjoy the process!
I’m a firm believer that the best holiday recipes impress your friends and family without keeping you forever in the kitchen.
Each recipe and tutorial has its tips for success and a list of tools you might need so you can start quickly. However, I would like to share one piece of advice for success with you now, which is to read through all the ingredients and instructions so you can get a better idea of how much time and what you need to make these cakes.
Side note: This tip might sound like a no brainer, but I like repeating this to make sure you know what you need and how much time creating these recipes will take you. It’s the worst when you are so excited to try a new recipe, and you might be missing an ingredient, and you don’t realize until later, or you don’t have enough time.
Today you can choose from 7 Christmas cake ideas that you’ll be sure to find what you are looking for. Make sure you check out every single cake idea below to be inspired and to get some great ideas for your Christmas cake decorating the idea. I hope you enjoy these holiday designs as much as I do! Here’s how to make 7 Christmas Cakes That’ll Be Your New Holiday Obsession!
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1. Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cake
The holidays are fast approaching, and there’s no better way to celebrate Christmas than with this chocolate peppermint swirl cake. This cake recipe is a perfect Christmas dessert that everyone will love! Learn how to make this chocolate peppermint swirl cake that’ll have you singing Christmas carols!
Get the recipe here Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cake
2. Eggnog Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream
This simple Eggnog cake recipe is a perfect Christmas dessert. This classic Eggnog drink lends itself easily to be turned into a decadent dessert. I wanted to keep the cake design simple, so you can focus on the flavor that packs a real punch! Now you’ll be able to snuggle up with a blanket and enjoy a cup or a slice of this eggnog cake!
Get the recipe here Rum Spiked Eggnog Cake
3. Nutella Hot Chocolate Cake
Looking for a tasty Christmas cake this holiday season? The dark chocolate cake is light and fluffy, and it’s not too sweet, which makes for the perfect balance with the Nutella buttercream and marshmallow fluff. With all these ingredients, layered together this rich and decadent cake tastes just like a cup of hot chocolate. Serve your holiday guests a piece of this cake with a nicely lit fire for the perfect winter night!
Get the recipe here Nutella Hot Chocolate Cake
4. Reindeer Cake
Learn how to make this beautiful Reindeer cake that’s perfect for Christmas! In this cake tutorial, you’ll learn step by step how to make this reindeer buttercream cake at home. My favorite part is teaching you how to make simple fondant decorations that make this cake come to life! It’ll be easy to celebrate Christmas with this adorable Reindeer Cake.
5. Melted Candle Cake
There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than with this super cute cake. This white chocolate melted candle cake has the wow factor to impress your friends and family! The real showstopper for this cake is the ivory chocolate drip; it’s made with melted ivory candy melts and warm water. The many layers of white chocolate drip falling down the sides of the cake make this cake everything!
Get the recipe here Melted Candle Cake
6. Red Velvet Cake
Red velvet layer cake is a popular flavor that’s rich flavor and bright, vibrant color. Learn how these home baking tips and tricks are going to make cake decorating easier. Homemade Red Velvet is so much more than dyed chocolate or vanilla cake. This layered cake recipe is made from scratch and is full of flavor.
Get the recipe here Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream
7. Black Forest Cake
Learn how to make this rich Black Forest Cake that celebrates all things sweet and decadent! See how to make this simple black forest cake made with dark chocolate cake layers, whipped cream, black cherry filling, and whipped chocolate ganache. You seriously can’t go wrong with the perfect bite. It’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser dessert!
Get the recipe here Black Forest Cake
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- 25 Days of Christmas Cookie Exchange (post)
- How to Cut & Serve Cake (free guide)
- Common Baking Mistakes & How to Avoid Them (free ebook)
- How to Decorate Your First Cake (free course)
- Cake Decorating for Beginners (online course)
Bonus Christmas Dessert Recipes
Hot Mess Brownies
Looking for a crowd-pleasing dessert recipe to share with your friends and family? These Hot Mess Brownies are rich and decadent marshmallow fudge brownies that are insanely delicious. These hot mess brownies will undoubtedly satisfy your sweet tooth. This fudgy brownie recipe is better than boxed brownies. Learn all the tips and tricks for baking brownies from scratch.
Get the recipe here Hot Mess Brownies
Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Bars
Looking for a delicious oatmeal bar recipe? These apple cranberry oatmeal bars are quick to make and insanely delicious. These apple cranberry oatmeal bars are made with a brown sugar oatmeal crumble crust that’s filled with tart apples and cranberries. The balance of sweet and tart, these oatmeal bars are so easy to fall in love with making them.
Get the recipe here Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are rich and decadent made with raw cookie dough dipped in dark chocolate and have little flakes of sea salt on top. They are balanced perfectly between salty and sweet. You can serve these no-bake cookie dough truffles at room temperature or serve them cold out of the freezer for a refreshing treat! These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are always a crowd favorite!
Get ready to impress your guests with these seven sweet and simple Christmas-inspired cake decorating ideas!
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