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Best Christmas Cake Recipes

Find the best Christmas cake recipes for your celebrations. The Holidays are a time for family, friends, and of course – cake! If you’re looking for some new recipes to try out this year, or a few old-time favorites, look no further.

We’ve gathered some of the best cake recipes around to help you celebrate in style. Whether you’re after a classic Christmas dessert or something a little more unusual, you are sure to get some inspiration for your Holiday menu.

Best Christmas Cake Recipes

Over 50 Best Christmas Cake Recipes

Best Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Best Red Velvet Cake Recipe

A festive cake in both color and taste. Because of the deep rich red color and the bright white, fluffy frosting, this cake looks so decadent. It is a perfect confection to serve especially for the Christmas Season and Valentine’s Day. With all the seasonal cooking and baking, it’s nice to have a simple recipe that will produce a stunning result.

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Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cake with Blueberry Cookie Butter Filling

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Although this classic gingerbread cake with blueberry cookie butter filling is the perfect show stopper for your next holiday dinner, it also makes a great birthday cake. 

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Cranberry Bundt Cake

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This Bundt cake is filled with fresh cranberries, orange zest and a touch of freshly squeezed orange juice. The cake is moist and delicious.

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Cranberry Orange Cake

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Cranberry Orange Cake is made with a fresh cranberries, oranges, and a delicious cream cheese frosting. Sugared cranberries top this beautiful and easy to make cake that’s perfect for the holidays.

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Cranberry Christmas Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

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This Cranberry Christmas Cake consists of citrus flavored sponge studded with fresh cranberries and iced with fluffy cream cheese frosting with a light flavor of orange. Easy to follow instructions and the right tools will set you up for success in the kitchen this Christmas season. 

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Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Cake

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A chocolate sponge topped with two layers of rich, minty mousse and peppermint bark make for an impressive, festive dessert in this Peppermint Mousse Cake.

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Orange Cranberry Cake

Orange Cranberry Cake

This orange cranberry cake uses an entire orange, is dotted with bright red cranberries and drenched in a sweet, boozy orange glaze. 

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Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake Recipe

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Simple Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake is a gorgeous and moist 3-layer cake that’s shockingly easy to make! It’s frosted with cream cheese frosting and decorated with sugared cranberries.

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Eggnog Cake Recipe Bundt Cake

Eggnog Bundt Cake

This Eggnog Bundt Cake is a must-have if you have eggnog fans at home. It’s the perfect ending to a casual or formal Christmas Dinner.

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Gingerbread Bundt Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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An old fashioned gingerbread recipe you’ll make again and again over the holidays. It’s sweet and spicy and will make your house smell amazing. The White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting turns this classic favorite into a centerpiece-worthy dessert. 

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Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Vanilla Glaze

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This Gingerbread Bundt Cake With Vanilla Glaze is moist, easy to make and delicious. The perfect Holiday dessert for parties, If you enjoy sweets early in the day. This makes a lovely breakfast and even Brunch.

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Italian Lemon Ricotta Amaretti Budino Cake

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This Italian ricotta dessert falls somewhere between a cake and a pudding. You will need a Bundt pan to make this tasty lemon ricotta amaretti cake which is often served at Christmas or other holidays.

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Apricot Brandy Pound Cake

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This apricot brandy pound cake is a simple and flavorful and cake. Make it a few days ahead of time because the cake just gets better as it sits and the flavors have time to soak in. It also freezes incredibly well.

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Christmas Poke Cake

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This cake looks like it took a lot of effort, you will be so pleased to see how simple it is to make. It’s perfect for a holiday gathering or potluck.

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Christmas Upside Down Cake

Christmas Upside Down Cake

This festive upside-down Christmas cake makes a delicious coffee cake dessert. Spiced with a cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves batter, this cake features a fruit and nut topping that’s a perfect pairing for this delectable holiday dessert.

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Gluten Free Fruit Cake: Christmas Cake

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A rich, moist gluten-free fruit cake, laced with brandy. This is the perfect gluten free Christmas cake or traditional wedding cake.

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Butter Tart Cake

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Butter Tarts symbolize Christmas not only for me, but for many Canadians. They are the quintessential Canadian comfort food. It has butter tart filling is swirled into a delicious butter bundt tart cake, then smothered in a creamy brown butter maple glaze. 

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Philadelphia Cheesecake Recipe No Bake

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This no-fuss pie has the best of both worlds with its fluffy and smooth custard mousse filling and an easy graham cracker crust. It doesn’t take much time or effort to make this decadent dessert.

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Grand Marnier Cheesecake with Chocolate Glaze

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This baked Grand Marnier Cheesecake with Chocolate Glaze is a rich and delicious combination of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, orange and Grand Marnier liqueur on a chocolate Oreo crust.

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Original Bacardi Rum Cake Recipe

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This is the original Bacardi Rum Cake Recipe from the 1980s. This is one moist and delicious rum cake recipe that your friends and family are sure to enjoy.

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Gluten-Free Gingerbread Bundt Cake

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This Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cake is rich with molasses, cinnamon and ginger. EASY to make and tastes just like like old-fashioned gingerbread.

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Gingerbread Cake

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A moist and delicious ginger cake with a tangy cream cheese frosting.

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Red Velvet Christmas Wreath Cake

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Decorate this delicious cake with green frosting and sprinkles. This is a fun recipe to make with the kids too, you can give them each a piping bag and put them to work.

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Mini Strawberry Cake

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This mini strawberry cake is a simple but elegant dessert that is perfect for 1 or 2 people. A white cake base with strawberry purée mixed in. Topped with a strawberry frosting and fresh strawberry slices.

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Eggnog Pound Cake with Rum Glaze

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This eggnog bundt cake has eggnog baked into the cake and is topped with a rum glaze that crystallizes on the surface of the cake so that it sparkles.

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Eggnog Cheesecake

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This eggnog cheesecake is also made with a ginger snap crust. The creamy cheesecake complements the spiced, crunchy crust perfectly. The two flavors together make the ultimate holiday dessert. Serve this cheesecake after Christmas dinner or during holiday parties. It’s a fan favorite.

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Black Forest Cheesecake

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It’s a fantastic dessert for Christmas and the holidays because of its rich, chocolatey flavor and its festive presentation with bright red cherries and chocolate shavings.

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Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Poke Cake

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This cake is rich, moist, and easy to prepare with gorgeous results. Make this cake with chocolate cake mix, chocolate hazelnut sauce, and topped with a whipped chocolate frosting. This treat is for the serious chocolate lover.

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Chestnut Pavlova Mont Blank Meringues

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This chestnut pavlova recipe is an easy version of the French Mont Blanc, 2 large round meringues covered with chestnut spread and whipped cream. It is a classic French dessert very popular also in Italy, crunchy, creamy, and nutty. 

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Cinnamon Roll Cake

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This cake is made of sponge base rolled up with cinnamon frosting and covered with vanilla cream cheese frosting. It is pure deliciousness in every bite! It is also easy and relatively quick to make, if you follow the recipe steps.

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Christmas Cookie Cake Recipe

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Pretty Christmas cookie cake recipe perfect for the Holiday season. A large and delicious cookie decorated with an edible buttercream wreath.

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Easy Fruit Cake Recipe – Non-Alcoholic Christmas Fruit Cake

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A classic Christmas fruit cake, the English style is indeed a nice kind of cake to have for the holidays.

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Instant Pot Cranberry Christmas Pudding Recipe

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Make this cranberry Christmas pudding recipe in your Instant Pot.  This steamed pudding is easy to make for Christmas in under an hour using a pressure cooker.

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Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe, an Amazing Christmas Cake

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It’s a moist, dense cake with a rich caramel-like sauce, not a pudding in the American sense of the word.  It’s a traditional dessert from England, and, while sweet. It has a rich and wonderfully complex flavor.  

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Old Fashioned Fruit Cake

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It is easy to make and makes a fantastic cake for the festive season. Like most Christmas cakes it keeps extremely well and can be made weeks in advance.

Easy Cinnamon Bundt Cake

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This cinnamon bundt cake is moist, buttery, and has a tender crumb. It is made with a cinnamon swirl and topped with a velvety cream cheese frosting.

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Apple And Fig Polenta Torta

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Simple ingredients make this exquisite bustrengo cake: Honeycrisp apples, dried figs, raisins, golden polenta, honey, and olive oil.

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Spiced Pear Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

Spiced Pear Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

This festive, aromatic spiced pear bundt cake is a spectacular centerpiece for any and all fall, winter, and holiday gatherings.

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Crema de Fruta Recipe

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Crema de fruta is one of those cakes you buy just because. You have to have something to celebrate. With its burst of color and mouthwatering layers, it’s most definitely a party cake.

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Gingerbread Cake Roll

Gingerbread cake roll

Deliciously moist and fluffy gingerbread cake roll that is loaded with warm, cozy flavors, and filled with spiced whipped cream.

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Small Pumpkin Cake Recipe

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Cake recipe with cream cheese frosting is made from scratch using canned pumpkin. Make it for your Holiday Dessert for Two.

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Gluten-Free Apple Bundt Cake

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Sweetened with coconut sugar and pure maple syrup for a refined sugar-free dessert. This apple-studded, warmly-spiced bundt cake is a marvelous display of fall harvest, and is perfect for sharing. 

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Pandoro Christmas Tree Cake – Italian Christmas Cake

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This festive Christmas tree shaped cake is a super fun and impressive Italian dessert yet it won’t take you longer than 15 minutes to make. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating the festive season.

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Instant Pot Peppermint Milkshake Cheesecake

Instant Pot Peppermint Milkshake Cheesecake

This dessert is a cross between a milkshake and a Cheesecake. The base of this Cheesecake is more like a Chocolate Cake.

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Mint Chocolate Cream Torte ~ Easy Christmas Dessert

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Start with a pound cake and turn it into a dessert to wow your guests. Is it light and delicious but it’s also easy making it a great addition to your recipe box for the Holidays.

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Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Sugared Cranberries and Lemon Glaze

Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Sugared Cranberries and Lemon Glaze

It’s incredibly rich & flavorful, super moist and packed with the flavors of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and molasses.

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Mini Cranberry Bundt Cakes with Lemon Glaze

Mini Cranberry Bundt Cakes with Lemon Glaze

These little cakes are the perfect personal Holiday treat for all your guests. Easy to make and packed full of flavor.

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Vegan Yule Log

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This chocolate vegan yule log is a real show-stopping Christmas dessert. It consists of a rolled chocolate sponge cake filled with vanilla buttercream and coated with creamy chocolate ganache.

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Chocolate Whiskey Cake With Salted Caramel Buttercream

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This rustic naked layer cake can also be made into a single layer cake, a bundt cake or even cupcakes. A chocolate lovers dream.

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Amaretto Christmas Cake

AMARETTO CHRISTMAS CAKE

 No fail, ever popular Christmas cake. Fill the house with the amazing, festive smell while the cake is in the oven.

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Chocolate Orange Cake

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This moist chocolate orange cake is hands down one of the best cakes. It’s so simple to make, tastes fantastic, and combines two of my absolute favorite flavors.

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Malted Chocolate Stout Cake

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Dessert always makes everyone linger a bit longer at the dinner table. Amazingly moist and rich with a creamy malted chocolate frosting, this is a perfect cake to make any day special.

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