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20 Christmas Cakes That Are Sure to Spread Some Cheer

October 27, 2022

Treat your family and friends to something sweet with one of these holiday-worthy confections.

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Very Merry Christmas Cake Ideas

Cookies, cupcakes, candies and more: there’s no shortage of sweet treats during the holidays. When it comes to the perfect finish for your holiday feast, however, nothing compares to a cake. What’s not to love about layer upon layer of sweetness? Whether you make a towering masterpiece, a simple Bundt topped with glaze or a dump cake finished with whipped cream, it’s guaranteed to please. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Christmas cake recipes. There’s truly something for every kind of baker in this roundup—including this showstopper that’s perfect for anyone ready to test their skills. Swirls of buttercream, candy snowflakes and a flurry of sprinkles bring red velvet cake to life, transforming it into a confection that’s full of holiday spirit.

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Jingle Bell Bundt Cake

The secret to keeping this simple (yet stunning) cake nice and moist? Olive oil. Don’t be tempted to substitute for another oil; olive oil’s distinctive flavor pairs beautifully with the rich almond undertones in this dessert.

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Melting Snowman Cake

A double-stack of peppermint-swirled bundts make for an impressive "hill" on which to place an adorable snowman. Sure, he's a little panicked dripping down the sides (!) — but we can't help but smile at his cute face.

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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. The look of awe on your guests' faces will be well worth the effort.
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