Christmas is quickly approaching, and we are thrilled to share this list of Christmas cake recipes and Christmas themed cake decoration ideas with you so that you can get into the holiday spirit, browse some images and pick out a Christmas cake recipe or two! What better way to celebrate the season than with festive Christmas decorated cakes and cupcakes adorning your table during your holiday celebrations.
It’s that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning your holiday party. Whether you’re hosting a small family gathering or throwing an extravagant corporate event, there are some key things you’ll need to plan for. One of those things is dessert!
Nothing is more awe-inspiring than a dessert table filled with Christmas themed cakes and cupcakes – kids and adults alike light up at the sight!
Not to mention that cakes are one of the most popular desserts at any Christmas party – especially during the holidays when they can be dressed up with festive decorations. In this post, we have compiled a list of 47 cake recipes and decoration ideas that cover all sorts of flavors, shapes, sizes, and themes so there will be something for everyone on your list!
What is the traditional cake eaten at Christmas?
The most famous Christmas cake has got to be fruit cake, but we really question how many people actually eat and enjoy it! We’d love to hear what cake you enjoy serving at your Christmas parties.
Is Christmas cake the same as fruit cake?
A Christmas cake is a rich cake that contains dried fruits and is usually topped with icing and marzipan. When you refer to a Christmas cake, you are actually referring to a fruit cake, so they are essentially the same.
How long before Christmas should you make a Christmas cake?
It’s best to begin baking 2-3 days before Christmas (or your scheduled event) so your cake is fresh and moist. Any earlier than that you and you risk a dry, crumbly, stale cake.
If you want to make it in advance, then freeze the cake and defrost it on Christmas Eve (or bring to room temperature slowly).
What is the difference between a Christmas pudding and a Christmas cake?
Christmas pudding is popular in the United Kingdom, while Christmas cake is more of an American dessert. Its ingredients are similar to fruitcake except it usually doesn’t contain alcohol or nuts.
Christmas pudding is a steamed suet pastry containing dried fruits and spices which has been boiled in cloth for several hours before being served with hard sauce (similar to buttercream). It’s often served covered in brandy which is set alight before serving.
Christmas cake, on the other hand, typically contains a combination of dried and fresh fruit as well as nuts – but there’s much more variety when it comes to what ingredients you can use! They’re often soaked in alcohol or another flavored liquid such as coffee for added flavor.
Christmas Themed Cake Recipes & Decoration Ideas!
Easy Christmas Ice Cream Cake
This Christmas theme decorated ice cream cake is a quick and easy Christmas dessert. You can quickly transform a store-bought ice cream cake using only a few edible ingredients into a beautiful holiday wreath cake.
These hot cocoa cupcakes are a quick and easy holiday treat. The marshmallow frosting is the perfect finishing touch. These decadent yet surprisingly light cupcakes were created for the big man himself! Try this Christmas cupcake recipe and enjoy a unique flavor.
A deliciously spiced vegan gingerbread cake with layers of traditional buttercream. This Christmas cake melts in your mouth and is made from everyday ingredients. Click on the link for the full recipe.
This Gingerbread Winter Wonderland Cheesecake is inspired by the Christmas theme “Winter Wonderland” and makes an excellent cake decoration. Made with a delicious gingersnap crust, a creamy, decadent filling bursting with amazing gingerbread flavors, and topped with a mini gingerbread house and cute little holiday candies. It’s just too cute to eat.
Christmas Present Cake with an Ornament Surprise Inside
Cut into a Christmas Present Cake to reveal a red and green swirled ornament hidden inside. Your creativity will astound everyone who sees this Christmas cake. To get step-by-step instructions, click on the link.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This Vegan Christmas Cake is loaded with fruit and booze, and the decoration is a fantastic Christmas idea that you can learn how to make by clicking on this link.
This is the ideal vegan dish. Christmas cake contains plump and succulent fruit, a perfectly spiced crumb, and the ideal balance of nuts and citrus, all topped with marzipan and wrapped in fondant icing.
Nutter butters, pretzels, and chocolate all come together to make this completely edible Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupckae topper! An easy, cute idea for decorating the tops of your holiday treats!
These adorable mini chocolate Christmas cake trees with pastel frosting and sprinkle ornaments are both lovely and vegan. You can make these for a large gathering and know that they’re friendly to everyone’s diet!
Cherry Chocolate Chip Cake: A luscious cherry cake sprinkled with a smattering of small chocolate chips. It’s like eating a chocolate-covered cherry cake! A broken heart is incurable. This cake, on the other hand, is a close second! It’s extremely moist and melts in your mouth.
This simple Christmas Sugar Cookie Cake is very festive and enjoyable! It’s a festive dessert that’ll bring a smile to your face this holiday season! A cake with a lovely Christmas theme that can be decorated.
During the Christmas season, a spiced fruitcake is a must. It’s a great option for your dessert table and a lot of fun to make while spending time with your loved ones. The full recipe can be found by clicking on the link.
These spiced Christmas cupcakes are made with a light, crisp spiced sponge and a delightful white chocolate marzipan icing. If you’re looking for a festive and tasty Christmas decoration, this is a great option.
This Gingerbread Cake Roll recipe will make winter feel more welcome this year. This soft, fluffy cake roll, spiced with cozy flavors and swirled with an eggnog cream filling, makes December delicious.
Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate Christmas this year? This yule log cake is the ideal dessert to serve at the end of a Christmas meal. So delicious, light, and simple to make thanks to the step-by-step instructions! Did I mention it’s gluten-free as well?
These sugar-free Christmas tree cakes are a delicious way to avoid excess sugar during the holidays! This dessert is worth trying because of the layers of vanilla cake, cream filling, and white chocolate coating. It is also up to you to come up with Christmas decoration ideas.