When it comes to Christmas dessert ideas, the holidays are most definitely the time to take your food and drink up a notch. 🚀
There’s no better excuse to try something new or go all-in on a showstopping, decadent creation.
Helpful dessert and baking accessories
Cake Cutting Set
Cake Decorating Kit
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Remember to take a picture of these gorgeous, Instagram-worthy Christmas desserts after you make them; we have a feeling they’ll disappear as soon as they hit the table! 😋
Christmas Dessert Ideas Everyone Will Love
- Gingerbread cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting from Supergolden Bakes
This fragrant and delicious gingerbread cake is Christmas in a slice. Leaving the sides with just a hint of frosting adds to the winter wonderland style! To save time, you could use store-bought gingerbread cookies rather than making your own.
- Christmas berry pavlova wreath from Jane’s Patisserie
Winterberries and cream are a winning combination in this festive wreath-shaped twist on a traditional pavlova.
- Classic chocolate Buche de Noel from The Spruce
This classic French Buche de Noel – or Yule log – will look amazing on the table at any Christmas gathering. You could also decorate it with some powdered sugar for a light dusting of wintry snow and add some sprayed-pinecones on the side.
- Strawberry Christmas tree dessert from Home Stories A to Z
This Christmas tree dessert in bright festive red looks impressive and the chocolate-dipped strawberry offers a slightly healthier option (who are we kidding 😉.)
- Pear and cardamom cake with brown butter frosting & chocolate glaze from Call Me Cupcake
The thick, drip effect of the glaze that runs down the sides of this cake gives it a serious wow factor that is perfect for Christmas. Plus, with four layers, it’s a veritable skyscraper of chocolate and pear goodness – and the fruit totally means it’s healthy, right?
- Chocolate peppermint holiday trifle from Eclectic Recipes
This indulgent chocolate trifle isn’t too rich thanks to some crushed peppermint candy canes – and it looks divine too!
- Nutella crunch cake from The Rustic Spoon Blog
There are some flavors that just seem to sum up Christmas. For us, anything chocolate and hazelnut is exactly that! The crunch of the hazelnuts along with the moistness of the cake makes this a winning combination for the holidays, and it’s easy on the eye too!
- Cranberry Christmas cake from Let’s Dish Recipes
If you want some lighter Christmas dessert ideas, this simple and pretty cranberry cake is refreshing and tangy without being overly sweet. The decoration is minimal, so it doesn’t lots of time to achieve a perfect finish.
- Peppermint marshmallow no-bake holiday dessert from Two Sisters Crafting
A no-bake dessert is a no-brainer for an easy Christmas. We love the marshmallow topping for extra snow-like fluffiness.
- Gingered Christmas fruitcake with rustic decorations from Domestic Gothess
A simple, rustic cake like this is a dream to decorate as there are no complicated frosting techniques and it doesn’t have to look perfect. Just a few seasonal decorations and you’re done!
The best holiday cake stands
Spode Christmas Cake Stand
12in Red Cake Stand
Marble Cake Serving Set
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