Christmas is not just the season of hope, celebration, and holidays. It is also the season to satisfy the sweet tooth with delicious cakes. While purchasing a Christmas cake from the market may sound like a tempting idea, but it isn’t a pocket-friendly solution. Christmas cakes are very expensive. And these store bought cakes do not have a shelf life. You have to finish them within a day or two maximum.
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Baking cakes for Christmas have a charm of their own. Just the prospect of baking cakes excites the whole family, especially children. Impress your family members and guests with these 15 cakes that taste as good as they look in the pictures. From traditional Christmas cakes to the luxurious, decadent one, we’ve included all in our list. Check them out below!
Coconut And Almond Cream Cake:
Here’s one cake that will definitely make a showstopper at your party. Coconut cream cake is one of the traditional holiday favorites. But when topped with almond, it becomes irresistible. This delicious coconut cake is filled coconut and almond creams and is coated with coconut and cream cheese frosting. Every single bite of this cake will transport to a different place altogether.
Red Velvet Crepe Cake:
While there is nothing that can take the place of traditional sponge cake, breaking the monotony once in a while isn’t gonna hurt you either. In fact, it may get you raves from your guests. Here’s a recipe for red velvet crepe cake for you to make this Christmas. These crepes are not very sweet, are barely chocolatey and look vividly red. But it is the slicing to reveal the layers of the author’s favorite part, and ours too. Look how beautiful it is! We’re cent percent sure that this cake will impress everyone in your party.
Does anything speak Christmas more than a snowman? We think naught. This decadent snowman cake will be a huge hit for the little guests coming to your house. The snowman cake may look complicated, but is actually easy to make. You only have to keep the ingredients handy. And we like the fact that the author used desiccated coconut for the coating. We love it!
Yule Log Cake:
How can our list be complete without mentioning Christmas Yule Log cake? This cake is a chocoholic’s dream-come-true cake. We got a wide grin on its face just by looking at it. Yule log is one of the emblems of the season. And Yule log cake makes a nice change from the traditional fruit cake. This spirally shaped cake with decadent, creamy filling and chocolate frosting looking exactly like a Yule log. Do not forget to dust some white icing sugar to give an appearance of snow.
Christmas Marzipan Cake:
Whether you wish to have a white Christmas or not, you and your guests would surely want to dive into a slice of this marzipan cake. Here’s an easy recipe for the marzipan cake from Cake By Sadie Smith. This marzipan cake is as delicious as it looks. Complete with gingerbread men and Christmas tree fondant, this cake truly reminisces Christmas. But before baking, ensure that you soak the fruits in brandy for at least 48 hours.
Gluten Free Christmas Cake:
The cake looks too good to believe that it is gluten free. After all, why should the wheat intolerant miss out the fun? This chocolate cake contains no flour and requires no baking. You just have to keep loads of chocolate and wholesome ingredients handy before going ahead with it. This cake has no fancy toppings, but you are free to decorate it any way you like. We think it will look fabulous topped with fresh berries.
Snowflake Winter Wonderland Cake:
We absolutely loved this beautiful blue cake decorated with white snowflake icing. This Christmas cake is both fun and traditional, and we’re sure it must be having a great taste too. The minimalist design on the cake is very practical, and the blue and white color combination is giving a nice break from the traditional, colorful Christmas cake. Don’t be surprised if your guests start begging for this recipe post party.
Pina Colada Tres Leches Cake:
No, Tres Leches cake does not have to be reserved for the wedding only. Break the monotony and make this delicious Pina Colada Tres Leches cake for Christmas. Here’s a sumptuous recipe of a luscious pina colada sponge caked soaked in milk and flavored with rum, coconut, and pineapple. This one will transport you to the beaches of Mexico. Prepare this cake a day before the party so that it soaks the rich syrup. Make the slices beforehand and serve with a dollop of whipped creamed topped with grated nutmeg. And it’s wonderfully boozy too!
Traditional Christmas Cake:
This traditional Christmas cake has holidays written all over it. It is made with caramelized sugar syrup; rum soaked dry fruits, spices, and sugar syrup. As claimed by the author, it’s a family recipe and is handed from generation to generation. But it is the myriad of flavors that make this Christmas cake even more special.
Tim Tam Cheese Cake:
If you love chocolate and cheese, then this recipe is just for you. A smooth and fluffy layer of chocolate Tim Tam and cheese mixture on a crunchy base of chocolate biscuits topped with crumbled chocolate cookie pieces. It seriously cannot get any more wickedly delicious.
Cinnamon Coffee Cake:
Did you think that you could put cinnamon only in your savories dishes and coffee? Well, then you are wrong. Here’s a Christmas cake recipe that uses cinnamon as one of its main ingredients. Enjoy this delicious cinnamon coffee cake with your family while sipping a steamy cup of coffee. The best part is that is gluten and refined sugar-free. But do not forget to top it with coconut whipped cream. Cream cheese icing would also make an excellent choice.
Caramel Cream Cake:
This three-layered caramel cream cake has no fancy filling, except the caramel sauce, yet tastes incredible. Actually, it’s the creamy caramel frosting and caramel sauce that gives it a distinct flavor And it will twice as many people, making it a perfect dessert for holidays and celebration. This cake is bound to turn around some heads.
Cranberry Red Velvet Cake:
Red velvet cake is the current favorite at Christmas parties, probably because of its color red and white, which screams Christmas. Here is a red velvet cake recipe with a slight twist. Instead of using red food coloring, the author has used cranberry syrup. The berry not just lends bold colors, but also a tangy flavor to the cake batter. This moist cake is layered generously with margarine and cream cheese frosting. The icing on red velvet cakes is very soft, so ensure that you refrigerate for several hours before serving.
Chocolate And Peppermint Bundt Cake:
We’ve reserved the last two spots for the traditional Christmas cake, the Bundt cakes. The first recipe is a moist chocolate and peppermint Bundt cake. It seems that a lot of hard work has gone into making this cake. Cheese and peppermint frosting are used to give the snow-like appearance. Beautiful looks are not the only reason that this cake stands out. It is the taste that is going to bowl you over. The cake is full of flavor, which gets better when left to sit for a day.
Pumpkin Cranberry Bundt Cake:
This Bundt cake has everything that you will find in a traditional Christmas cake- berries, and nut. But instead of fruits, they have included pumpkin, which gives it a distinct flavor. Covered with cream cheese icing, this Bundt cake is too good to resist.
We hope our recipes help you whip up some delicious Christmas cakes for your friends and family. Which flavor cake are you planning to make this Christmas? Share your choice with us by commenting below!