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Cake Recipes for Christmas

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The Holidays are right around the corner and that means it is time to think about making cake recipes for Christmas. What delicious treats will you be making for your friends and family?

If you’re like me, you love spending time in the kitchen baking delicious treats for your friends and family. This holiday season, why not try out a few new cake recipes?

Whether you’re looking for a classic Christmas dessert or something a little more out of the box, we’ve got you covered. I’ve collected some of my favorites below, so get your ovens ready.

Whether you’re looking for something classic or something a little more adventurous, these cake recipes are sure to please everyone at your holiday gathering.

Happy baking!

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Cake Recipes for Christmas

Find Almost 60 Cake Recipes for Christmas

This holiday season, bake up a cake filled with the flavors that remind you of the Holidays. Memories of ginger, cranberry, mint, chocolate, and luscious frostings. These homemade holiday treats are the perfect dessert to start to the perfect celebration.

Red Velvet Cake

Three-Layered Cake Presentation

This iconic cake can be made from scratch with a few simple steps. Top the cake with a whipped cream cheese frosting and your dessert will look like it came out of a bakery.

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Yule Log Cake Recipe: A Christmas Classic & Showstopper

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The Yule Log Cake recipe, or bûche de Noël, is a traditional Christmas dessert that’s served in Belgium, France and Switzerland. However, it’s such a beautiful dessert, so it’s popularity has grown all around the world.

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Easy Homemade Italian Struffoli Christmas Honey Balls

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Homemade Italian struffoli is so good during the holidays. These fried dough balls with honey are sweet and tasty.

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Vegan Gingerbread Cake

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A wonderfully spiced vegan gingerbread cake with layers of classic buttercream. This layered gingerbread cake is the perfect centerpiece for any Christmas table or a great gift to a loved one.

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No Bake Cheesecake

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You can’t go wrong with this easy dessert. If you love the taste of cheesecake, but not all the work, then this recipe is for you. It’s quick and easy to make, plus it doesn’t require any baking.

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Yule Log Cake Recipe

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This holiday Yule log cake is fairly easy to make, tastes fabulous, and can be used as a centerpiece; it is that unique and beautiful.

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Cranberry Christmas Cake

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This Cranberry Christmas Cake is a fluffy and moist coffee cake with a crackled cinnamon-sugar topping and cranberries throughout. Fresh or frozen fruit can be used making it perfect for the holidays, but also great year round with a cup of tea or coffee.

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Eggnog Bundt Cake with Rum Glaze

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A truly scrumptious eggnog cake with rum glaze, perfect for the holidays. Made with real eggnog, this buttery, warmly spiced cake is rich and tender, with a texture much like traditional pound cake.

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Cranberry Orange Pound Cake

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It has a tender, rich, and buttery crumb texture, with a layer of cranberry sauce inside, and a bright orange glaze. Baked in a fluted tube cake pan gives it a festive presentation.

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Million Dollar Pound Cake

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It is perfectly delicious served plain or topped with whipped cream and fresh berries. Easy enough for any day of the week and a great dessert for celebrations, holidays and special occasions.

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Gingerbread Loaf

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Gingerbread Loaf is the best dessert for the holiday season. Quick and easy to make and full of incredible spices. A delicious soft and moist cake.

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White Chocolate Peppermint Poke Cake

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For all of the white chocolate peppermint fans, you will love this simple to make poke cake. Only 4 ingredients are needed to make this wonderful cake. I’ve always been a huge fan of white chocolate.

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Christmas Cake Roll

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A yellow cake roll filled with cream cheese whipped cream then topped with chocolate ganache and sprinkles. It’s the perfect cake roll recipe for the holidays.

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Vegan Ginger Cake

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The cake comes together in one bowl and is perfect for Christmas. Topped with vanilla buttercream and coconut for a festive touch.

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Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake

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Make this chocolate bundt cake with peppermint ganache the centerpiece of your dessert table this year, and watch it disappear slice by slice.

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Eggnog Pound Cake

Eggnog Pound Cake with Glaze

Moist, rich, and decadent as can be Eggnog Pound Cake is the perfect dessert to serve this Christmas. It’s a total cinch to make with easy to follow steps and simple, inexpensive ingredients.

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Cranberry Ricotta Cake

Cranberry Ricotta Cake

Cranberry Ricotta Cake is a deliciously moist Italian cake recipe that only takes 10 minutes to put together. Great for the holidays, you are going to love this sweet and slightly tart ricotta cake.

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White Christmas Truffle Cake

White Christmas Truffle Cake

This creation is part cake, part truffle, and therefore the most luxurious thing one would expect on Christmas. The cake layer has three ingredients as does the truffle topping. Simple and elegant.

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Christmas Bundt Cake Recipe

CHRISTMAS BUNDT CAKE RECIPE

It really is simple to make this Christmas bundt cake. Create a festive mood for your next party or holiday gathering.

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Yule Log

Yule Log

This Yule Log tastes fabulous and it is easy to make. They also make a lovely gift if you want to make something homemade.

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Blood Orange Upside Down Cake

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Quite possibly the easiest cake you will ever make. This cake takes only 10 minutes to prepare, giving you the perfect excuse to make a cake.

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Eggnog Cake with White Chocolate Ganache Whipped Cream Frosting

Eggnog Cake with White Chocolate Ganache Whipped Cream Frosting

 Dense eggnog cake with a light, sweet, creamy and airy whipped cream frosting flavored with white chocolate ganache. It’s perfect for any holiday get-together.

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Eggnog Cake

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This Eggnog Cake with cream cheese frosting and white chocolate ganache is just the thing to warm you up this Holiday season.

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Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake

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This moist Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake is chock full of gorgeous cranberries that are bursting with flavor. It’s the perfect cake to serve at Christmas or Thanksgiving. 

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Mini Layer Cake

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This mini layer cake is the perfect cake to make for a special occasion with just a handful of people. A rich, chocolate 4 inch, 2 layered cake that serves 4 to 6 people. Elegant, simple and easy to make.

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White Fruitcake with Brandy Frosting and Marzipan

WHITE FRUITCAKE WITH BRANDY FROSTING AND MARZIPAN

This white fruitcake recipe is topped with a layer of marzipan and then covered in a brandy frosting. It’s our favorite Christmas cake to serve around the holidays and one of the best recipes we’ve tried.

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Gingerbread Bundt Cake

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Gingerbread bundt cake is a flavorful and festive dessert. This cake is full of gingerbread flavor and topped with rich cream cheese frosting.

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Coconut Rum Cake

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Coconut Rum Cake is made with vanilla cake mix, sweet coconut, and spiced coconut rum. It’s a special adult dessert for holidays and celebrations.

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Japanese Strawberry Shortcake

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Japanese strawberry shortcake, aka Japanese Christmas cake, is made of soft, fluffy layers of sponge cake, fresh strawberries, and fresh whipped cream.

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Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake

CRANBERRY ORANGE BUNDT CAKE

This dessert is perfect for the holiday season as it can be served for brunch right to dessert time. 

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Vegan Jamaican Fruit Cake (with Alcohol-free Option)

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Dried fruit and an abundance of spices keep this vegan Jamaican fruit cake moist and rich in flavor. Make this traditional Christmas dessert with or without alcohol.

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Piñata Cake

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The perfect dessert for every birthday party is the Piñata Cake. A delicious desert for the Holiday season too.

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Traditional Christmas Cake

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A traditional Christmas cake recipe which is filled with homemade fruit preserve, as well as nuts, raisins brandy and treacle.

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Christmas Chocolate Carob Yule Log

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This Yule Log is made with sponge cake, filled with chocolate mousse and covered with a chocolate carob flavored buttercream.

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Vegan Ferrero Rocher Cake (Hazelnut Cake With Ganache)

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Light and fluffy hazelnut vanilla sponge. A shiny chocolate glaze that sets without cracking when cut. Perfect cake for special occasions like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, and Valentine’s Day.

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Vegan Tree Stump Cake (Woodland Cake)

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This vegan woodland cake is perfect for your holiday table. Creamy and light chocolate cremeux filling. A real showstopping dessert.

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Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake

FERRERO ROCHER CHEESECAKE

This no bake Ferrero Rocher cheesecake with Nutella is show stopping dessert that’s decadent and delicious.

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Best Ferrero Rocher Cake

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This Ferrero rocher cake is made with three chocolate hazelnut cake layers, topped and frosted with hazelnut buttercream. The chocolate ganache, and Ferrero rocher candy make this a real show stopping dessert for the Holiday Season.

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No-Bake Eggnog Gingersnap Cheesecake Cake

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This cake will be the star of the party with this no-bake creamy, luscious, and festive eggnog gingersnap cheesecake cake.

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Marzipan Gugelhupf With Candied Fruit

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Add some candied fruit for color, and this marzipan sponge cake becomes a perfect addition to your holiday table. It has a texture like a pound cake and a distinctive almond taste.

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Easy Orange Yogurt Cake with Citrus Whipped Cream

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This deceptively easy recipe for orange yogurt cake produces a light and fluffy treat you can enjoy as-is or garnish more creatively for special occasions.

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Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake

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Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake – A deliciously moist and fluffy cinnamon-spiced, orange-infused bundt cake stuffed full of sweet cranberries, and drizzled with an orange glaze.

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Chocolate Peppermint Cake

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This chocolate peppermint cake is rich, chocolaty and loaded with deliciousness! It’s drizzled with a mint chocolate ganache, then garnished with plenty of peppermint candy, sprinkles and chocolate shavings. Make this holiday cake a part of your celebrations.

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Easy Cranberry Upside Down Bundt Cake Recipe with Cake Mix

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Fresh cranberries and a vanilla cake mix are transformed into a decadent and festive Cranberry Upside Down Bundt Cake that is perfect for the holidays.

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Panforte – Tuscan Fruit and Nut Cake

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Tuscan Christmas cake made with candied fruit, nuts, festive spices and dusted with powdered sugar. This dense and chewy fruitcake is such a delicious Christmas treat and perfecting for gifting.

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Choco-Spice Layer Cake

Choco-Spice Layer Cake

Instant Pot Choco-Spice Layer Cake with Mocha Buttercream Frosting has notes of cinnamon, ginger, coffee and cocoa bakes up light and fluffy.

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Vegan Carrot Cake

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This Vegan Carrot Cake has sugar, spice, and everything nice. It’s loaded with warm spices and has a tender-sweet crumb that will melt in your mouth.

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Candy Cane Poke Cake

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This Cake is an easy-to-make, holiday dessert you don’t want to miss. Made-from-scratch cake is soaked with sweetened condensed milk, then topped with whipped cream, hot fudge drizzle, and Peppermint Crunch candy.

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Christmas Tree Cake

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This tree cake is made up of individual cupcakes. Turn turn any batch of cupcakes into an adorably festive holiday treat with this creamy whipped frosting and Christmas tree decorating guide.

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Easy Red Velvet Christmas Cake Roll

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Red velvet cake rolls aren’t just for Valentine’s Day. This Christmas dessert will look lovely adorning your holiday dessert table every single year.

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Whole Orange Cake

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Super moist and bursting with fresh orange flavor, this whole orange cake will become a new favorite. Rich, tender, sweet and citrusy.

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