Christmas 2020: cake and dessert ideas you may like
You've decorated the tree, hung the stockings by the fireplace and hand-wrapped more unique Christmas gifts than Santa's elves themselves ... Now all that's left is to sweeten up the holiday!
Whether you prefer simple or decadent, these easy holiday desserts make the most festive finish to a filling Christmas dinner — and will get everyone in the spirit for a night of festivities, including watching the best Xmas movies, DIYing some Xmas crafts and exchanging gifts with family.
Here, we've rounded up the tastiest Xmas dessert recipes to make your holiday merry and bright.
Get inspired by more ideas below
Double White Chocolate Cake
It's what's on the inside that counts — and in this cake, it's a gooey layer of raspberry jam.
Eggnog ice-pops with milk crumb
These icy treats transform the traditional flavours of eggnog into a dessert well suited to a summer Xmas.
Pomegranate Ginger PalomaPalomas aren't only a summer drink. This recipe is equally refreshing but takes a winter approach with pomegranate, orange slices, and ginger beer.
Master this classic recipe and make gingerbread men even Santa would be proud of.
Perfect Sugar Cookies
Candy canes and Xmas trees and stockings, oh my!
Hot Toddy with Charred Oranges
Grill or broil oranges for an extra-flavorful caramelized take on this classic warming winter drink.
Xmas Pinwheel Cookies
These are a perfect dessert spread center piece.
Buche de Noel
Transform your holiday dessert spread into a fantasyland by serving traditional French buche de Noel, or yule log cake. Rich chocolate genoise (sponge cake) is rolled in a coffee- and brandy-flavored buttercream, then decorated with marzipan berries, pinecones and mushrooms.
White Chocolate Holiday Bark
Chocolate bark is a simple, crowd-pleasing sweet. This version is made with white chocolate and studded with red cranberries and green pistachios.
Santa Hat Crispy-Treat Cheesecake Squares
Crispy treats make an unexpected and sweet crust for cheesecake. Topped with strawberry Santa hats, these squares are sure to become a holiday favorite.
Baileys Coffee SlushiesMilkshakes are great, boozy ones are better.
Mini Gingerbread Houses
Get ready for the sweetest little houses.
Meringue Wreath Cookies
Make meringues into festive, mini wreaths.
Jam Sandwich Cookies
Wrap up these elegant cookies in festive paper envelopes for the sweetest homemade food gift ever.
White Chocolate Truffles
Pro tip: Place tiny holly sprinkles on top of ultra-rich truffles for the cutest (and most festive) holiday treat ever.
Holiday Spritz Cookies
They may look store-bought, but with the help of a cookie press, these buttery treats are super simple to make at home. Everyone will be impressed.
Pinecone Brownie WreathTootsie Rolls turn these plain-Jane brownies into a seasonal delight. For extra presentation points, place the brownies in the shape of wreath and add a big ol' bow.
Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned
Winter cocktails call for something warming, which means they need to be equal parts sweet and spicy. This vanilla chai old fashioned cocktail will do the trick (plus, it's pretty).
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