Holiday Inspiration

Creative Baking Ideas 1 Videos

These unique techniques will give your holiday baking new flair.

10 Takeaways from the Show

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

Use hot cocoa mix to give this recipe the comfort of a warm fire.

It's As Simple As Cake

Eggnog Meltaway Cookies

These boozy snowballs capture the taste of the holiday drink.

Rum and Bourbon Do the Trick

Apple-Vanilla Mini Muffins

These bite-sized treats get the flavor of a hot mug of cider.

Cinnamon and Nutmeg Are Key

Baking Tips and Traditions

The Ultimate Guide

Get techniques and recipes for making impressive baked goods.

Start Baking Now

Holiday Baking Central

From easy cookies to elegant creations, we've got you covered.

All of Your Baking Needs

Duff Goldman Gear

Bake like a pro with equipment and decorating supplies from the Baking Championship judge.
Season 1, Episode 2

Classic Holiday Flavors

The seven remaining bakers take classic holiday flavors into tasty new territory. In the first challenge, they create a swirled treat using eggnog and have to play nice with varieties of sugar and spice for their second dessert.

Thursday
Nov 27
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 4

The Great Holiday Cake-Over

The five bakers left in the Holiday Baking Championship take the polarizing fruitcake someplace new and reinvent the biggest holiday cake of all, the yule log.

Sunday
Nov 30
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 6

Gingerbread Worlds

In the epic finale, the three remaining bakers have just one challenge, but it's a massive one. Each baker taps into a favorite holiday memory and then constructs gingerbread worlds filled with all sorts of treats. The baker who can impress the judges the most will become the Holiday Baking Champion and take home $50,000!

Sunday
Nov 8
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 4

The Great Holiday Cake-Over

The five bakers left in the Holiday Baking Championship take the polarizing fruitcake someplace new and reinvent the biggest holiday cake of all, the yule log.

Friday
Nov 13
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 4

Thanksgiving's Just Around the Corner

The seven remaining bakers get creative with Thanksgiving-inspired desserts, and in the first round, their sweets feature canned cranberry sauce. Then, in the main heat, the bakers must invent a dessert highlighting their assigned harvest ingredient: sweet potato, pumpkin, apple, pear, pomegranate, carrot or lemon.

Sunday
Nov 22
9pm | 8c
Season 2, Episode 8

Holiday Hoopla

The last three bakers must show off their decorating chops in order to finally be crowned Holiday Baking Champion! First, they must bake and beautifully decorate a sugar cookie tree. Then, in the final heat, the bakers need to transform their assigned holiday tradition into an intricately decorated cake.

Sunday
Dec 27
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 4

Hearth and Home

Nothing says the holidays like a crisp fire on a snowy day, so in the pre-heat, the remaining six bakers are tested on how well they can make a dessert featuring toasted marshmallows. For the main heat, bakers get the chance to put a fresh spin on an old holiday classic by "blinging out" yule logs.

Wednesday
Dec 14
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 6

Christmas Morning

The remaining four bakers recreate their childhood memories of waking up on Christmas morning by making edible dessert stockings for the pre-heat. Then, they take their designs to new heights in the main heat by building colorful cream puff Christmas trees.

Wednesday
Dec 14
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 7

Live From the North Pole

Instead of milk and cookies for old St. Nick, the final three must make delicious snacks for North Pole characters other than Santa. To top off the whole season, the bakers are tasked with baking and decorating a North Pole-inspired cake. The best creation will earn one baker the crown of Holiday Baking Champion and a $50,000 prize!

Sunday
Dec 18
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 7

Live From the North Pole

Instead of milk and cookies for old St. Nick, the final three must make delicious snacks for North Pole characters other than Santa. To top off the whole season, the bakers are tasked with baking and decorating a North Pole-inspired cake. The best creation will earn one baker the crown of Holiday Baking Champion and a $50,000 prize!

Thursday
Dec 22
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 5

Sweet Surprises

Who doesn't love surprises, especially during the holidays? For the pre-heat, the bakers must whip up a dessert inspired by an ugly Christmas sweater. Keeping with the surprise theme, in the main heat the bakers create edible gift boxes filled with a bevy of treats.

Sunday
Dec 25
4pm | 3c
Season 0, Episode 1

Adults vs. Kids

It's time to celebrate the holidays and all that goes along with it: parties, the big game and one last decadent blast before the New Year's resolutions kick in! In a very special episode of Holiday Baking Championship, three Holiday Baking champions and three fan favorites from Kids Baking Championship show off their chops in a holiday showdown to win $10,000. Host Bobby Deen oversees the all-star game along with tough-love judges Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale.

Sunday
Dec 25
9pm | 8c
Season 0, Episode 1

Adults vs. Kids

It's time to celebrate the holidays and all that goes along with it: parties, the big game and one last decadent blast before the New Year's resolutions kick in! In a very special episode of Holiday Baking Championship, three Holiday Baking champions and three fan favorites from Kids Baking Championship show off their chops in a holiday showdown to win $10,000. Host Bobby Deen oversees the all-star game along with tough-love judges Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale.

Monday
Dec 26
12am | 11c

About the Show

The search to find the greatest holiday baker begins as eight amateur bakers enter the kitchen, where they show off their family traditions and superb baking skills. To survive the challenges from week to week, they must prove their abilities in front of our tough-love judges: Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale. Hosted by Bobby Deen, this baking championship is the sweetest way to celebrate this holiday season.

About the Host

Bobby Deen

After growing up in a traditional Southern kitchen, self-proclaimed "Georgia Boy" Bobby Deen went to work with his brother, Jamie, in their mother Paula's kitchen at age 18. Bobby, along with Jamie and their mom, founded a small Savannah catering business known for delivering "lunch and love in a bag," which grew into one of Savannah's most-loved restaurants, The Lady & Sons.

Meet the Judges

Nancy Fuller

The host of Farmhouse Rules also runs a food company.

Get to Know Nancy

Duff Goldman

Duff is the owner of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore and LA.

More About Duff

Lorraine Pascale

The cookbook author and TV host started out as a model.

Learn About Lorraine

Chocolate Beet Cake

Pumpkin Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust and Rum Cheesecake Topping

White Chocolate Pear and Fig Morning Bread

Triple Pastry Cream Croquembouche

Sugar Cookie with Orange-Cinnamon Icing

Hot Chocolate Cake

Rugelach

Quince and Prickly Pear Croquembouche

Coconut Macaroons

Molasses Krackle Cookies

Gingersnap Ice Cream Sandwich

Rolled Sugar Cookies

Apple, Pear and Cranberry Crisp with Toffee Pecans and Cinnamon Ice Cream

Pilgrim Whoopie Pie

Santa's Hat Peppermint Scones with White Chocolate Ganache

Cookie Swap Wreath

Cinnamon Chess Pie

Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding

First Snow Cherry Pie with Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Cranberry Meringue Pie

Three Spice Creme Brulee

Fruitcake Junkyard Brownie with Spiced Orange Liqueur and White Chocolate

Orange-Rosemary Cookies with Orange Glaze

Gingerbread Cookie

Roasted Butternut Squash Pudding Cake

Cinnamon Chip, Cranberry and Pecan Cookies

Pretzel-Crusted Flourless Chocolate Cake with Sauteed Spiced Pears and Salted Caramel Sauce