27 Christmas Cake Recipes and Ideas

Christmas and cakes go hand in hand.  Admire the work or try one yourself.  Here is a list of cakes that can be used to impress your neighbors or to show off for family.  If it looks bad at least you know it will taste good.

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1.Winter White Beginner Gingerbread Cake

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas this year, you’re going to love this Winter White Beginner Gingerbread Cake. Make your favorite gingerbread cake mix or recipe, then use simple buttercream piping techniques to decorate the side of your cake with cute show-covered houses and trees. Use the tip of a spatula to add snowy swirls into the top of your cake, too! This gingerbread cake would be lovely with a cup of hot cocoa or tea after a hearty Christmas dinner. You could even add candles to this cake to celebrate a December or January birthday.

From: Wilton

2. Eggnog Cake with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting

Today we are sharing a delicious scratch recipe for Eggnog cake with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting! This old fashioned favorite is moist, has a lovely soft texture, but is still firm enough to hold up to fondant and versatile enough for cupcakes!

From: My Cake School

3. Candy Cane Crunch Cake

Moist peppermint chocolate cake filled with candy cane Swiss meringue buttercream and topped with dark chocolate peppermint glaze. This whimsical Candy Cane Crunch Cake is perfect for the holidays!

From: A Beautiful Plate

4. Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe

This chocolate cake recipe had a deep cocoa flavor and is our go to recipe for any time we crave chocolate cake…which is more often than we’d like to admit. It works great for layer cakes, but also works well for sculpted cakes and cupcakes. It has a delicate crumb so be sure to refrigerate it before slicing and layering it so that it’s a firm workable texture.

From: The Cake Girls

5. Rosanna Pansino Cozy Knit Hat Cake

While you can’t wear this fun hat, it can certainly help warm your heart! Made using Rosanna Pansino’s Princess Cake Pan, this Cozy Knit Hat Cake is decorated with a variety of piping techniques, making this a great dessert for anyone looking to practice their skills. Zig-zags, shells, lines and more combine to create a design that looks like a knit pattern, then the whole thing is topped off with a fun edible pom-pom! A fun cake to make for any winter celebration, this Cozy Knit Hat Cake is one friends and family are sure to love.

From: Wilton

6. White christmas Sparkle Cake

Let’s think of the sweetest way to spread some holiday cheer.

From: How Sweet Eats

7. Christmas Malteser Cake

I found this recipe on The Whoot recently, Natalie Tyner tweaked a chocolate cake to make it look like a Christmas Pudding. Underneath is a delicious looking sponge cake which can be layered with cream and chocolate icing.  This would certainly make a good conversation point at your upcoming Christmas party.

From: The Organised Housewife

8. Whisky & Ginger Christmas Cake

Be sure to put the dried fruit, citrus zests and juice in a large bowl, stir, then cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring halfway through – this is to plump up the fruit.

From: Sainsbury’s Magazine

9. Cranberry, Orange, & Walnut Layer Cake with Whipped Mascarpone Frosting

This festive cranberry, orange and walnut layer cake with a frosted cranberry crown is perfect for Christmas!

From: Supergolden Bakes

10. Chocolate Gingerbread Cake with Candied Orange

Chocolate and chocolate yum!

From: Kitchen Repertoire 

11. Healthy Vegan Ginger Cake

This healthy Vegan Ginger Cake is gluten free and filled with aromatic spices. Soft and moist, with a cashew lemon icing. Mineral-rich blackstrap molasses, whole dates and a little organic rice malt syrup make up the natural sweeteners. I served this with fresh blackberries, pomegranate and mint leaves – the perfect complement to ginger (and a few bright sweet-pea petals from the garden!).

From: Ascension Kitchen

12. Sticky Toffee Pudding Christmas Cake

There are two kinds of people in this world. Non-Christmas cake eaters and those who so besotted that they do Christmas in July and December. I’m with the latter, lover of all things fruity – mince pies, steamed pudding and a good old brandy-ied up fruit cake. Underneath these white capped snow-cones, lies the marriage of two seasonal favorites – Sticky toffee pudding & Christmas cake. Now you can have your cake and pudding in one!

From: Bibby’s Kitchen @ 36

13. Peppermint Marshmallow No-Bake Dessert

Our Peppermint Marshmallow No-Bake Dessert is a delicious blend of peppermint and marshmallow on a yummy Oreo Crust. Your family will ask you to make this one again and again.

From: two sisters

14. Holiday Jello Poke Cake

Holiday Jello Cake is a great addition to any holiday meal. Easy to make, delicious and colorful, this poke cake is always a crowd favorite.

From: Food Lovin’ Family

15. Buttered Rum Christmas Cake

Mix dried fruit, nuts, cranberries and maple syrup on Stir-up Sunday for this crowd-pleasing Christmas cake that improves as it keeps

From: bbc good food

16. Chocolate Peppermint Cake

This rich, delicious chocolate cake is filled with a two tone peppermint buttercream, wrapped in silky Italian buttercream and skirted with crushed candy cane for a festive touch and added texture.

From: Preppy Kitchen

17. Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cake


From: An Italian in my Kitchen

18. Black Forest Yule Stump Cake

We’ve taken the classic European yule log, also known as a bûche de Noël, and reinvented it with the flavors of Black Forest cake: We switched out the sponge-cake roll for layers of rich devil’s food cake, added a cherry and whipped cream filling, and coated it all with bittersweet chocolate frosting. A few easy tricks with the icing will have this dessert resembling a tree stump; complete the festive presentation with rosemary branches, cranberries, and meringue mushrooms.

From: Chow Hound

19. Red Velvet Poke Cake

Yes, I’m at it again. My slight obsession. Ok, my huge obsession with poke cake seems to be never ending. The idea for this Red Velvet Poke Cake came when I was at Wal-Mart. I managed to drag my little guy and husband along to the store on this occasion. Y’all have no idea how rare that is to have both of them along.

From: The Country Cook

20. Pine Tree Cake

A forest of tiny, candy trees makes a festive cake topper.

From: Country Living

21. Homemade Gingerbread Cake

A classic Homemade Gingerbread Cake Christmas cake topped with our super delicious Best Cream Cheese Frosting and boy is it easy to make. Yum, yum, yum!

From: two sisters

22. Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle

A fun holiday cake this Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle is sure to evoke all the holiday joy!

From: Tornadough Alli

23. Cranberry Almond Christmas Cake

Cranberry Christmas Cake has only a handful of ingredients and comes together in a snap! A moist butter cake bursting with flavor is speckled with tart sweet cranberries. It is truly the most perfect holiday cake. This simple recipe will be on your dessert table again and again!

From: The Slow Roasted Italian

24. Traditional British Christmas Cake

There are some parts of a Christmas celebration in Britain which just don’t change, especially the traditional Christmas cake.

From: the spruce Eats

25. Cranberry Christmas Cake


From: Let’s Dish

26. Mary Berry’s Classic Christmas Cake

Mary Berry’s been making her Christmas cake recipe for as long as Paul Hollywood’s been alive. She knows what she’s talking about.

From: BBC Food

27. Eggnog Cake


From: Liv for Cake