10 Christmas Cake Ideas For Your Holiday Dessert Table


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Let's be honest, nothing tops off a holiday dinner like a rich, decadent and beautifully decorated Christmas cake. I don't care how much we love traditional Christmas dinner, whatever that is to you, the Christmas cake remains the best part of the dinner.

So whether you're the queen of cake baking or just a beginner looking for the next challenge, or like me, someone who just likes to eat a deliciously looking cake, I spent some serious time searching for the most delicious, scrumptious and daring Christmas cakes I could find on Pinterest and here are top 10 Best Christmas Cake Ideas 2022 For Your Holiday Dessert Table (in no particular other, I'd honestly eat them all).

You can read each recipe by clicking on the photos or on the name of each recipe's author. 

1. Festive Cranberry Coconut Cake

This Cranberry Coconut Cake from House of Nash Eats is a showstopping dessert, perfect for any holiday party or festive occasion! Layers of moist coconut cake are filled with a sweet-tart homemade cranberry filling, frosted with rich cream cheese frosting, and coated in a layer of sweetened coconut.

Festive Cranberry Coconut Cake

2. Winter Cake

This Winter Cake from Home Cooking Adventure a great twist to classic recipes and makes for an impressive dessert that everybody will love. Almond biscuit crust with two layers of white cake, filled with raspberry and red currants filling and topped with a delicious condensed milk buttercream.  

3. Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

 A stunning Gingerbread Cake from The Novice Chef with two thick, moist layers of spiced gingerbread cake and big generous swirls of sweet cinnamon cream cheese frosting on top!


4. Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake

This Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake recipe from Life, Love & Sugar will no doubt become a new favorite this Christmas! The cake is incredibly moist and flavorful and the cranberries add the prefect burst of fruity flavor.


5. Santa’s Workshop Christmas Cake

 Curly Girl Kitchen's adorable Santa’s Workshop Christmas cake is so  This is a buttercream frosted cake, decorated with piped buttercream trees, and a house made of candy and sprinkles. An edible candy cane cake topper complete with North Pole street signs is the perfect sweet finish to this festive holiday cake. 



6. Gingerbread Cake With Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting

Prepare to wow your guests with this show-stopping holiday dessert from Blue Bowl! Made with the creamiest cream cheese + mascarpone frosting, smoothed out between three layers of deeply-flavored gingerbread cake! Add some simple sugared cranberries + fresh rosemary for trees to complete this winter wonderland cake.


7. Red Velvet Cake

This tangy buttermilk cake recipe from Saving Dessert is a must for the lover of red velvet cake! 

red velvet cake

8.  Christmas Tree Cake

A moist and richly spiced gingerbread Christmas cake filled with and covered in silky Italian buttercream, faced with a beautiful buttercream Christmas tree. This recipe from Preppy Kitchen is a must-try this Christmas!

christmas tree cake

9. Yule Log Chocolate Cake

This chocolate yule log recipe from Baking A Moment will make your whole holiday! Chocolate cake spiraled around a fluffy chocolate filling & frosted with whipped ganache. 

yule log cake

10. Pumpkin Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

This impressive Pumpkin Cake from Glorious Treats features a salted caramel frosting and is perfect for holiday entertaining! This moist and flavorful pumpkin cake recipe is topped with candied pecans and more salted caramel creating the most PERFECT cake for fall.

Pumpkin Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

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