PART OF Holiday Central

24 Festive Christmas Cakes

We all know the dessert table is the star of the show during the holidays. It's time to turn seasonal into sensational with our best Christmas cake recipes. From cappuccino cheesecake to a Grinch-themed masterpiece, we've got you covered.

One-Pan Fudge Cake

“This cake was amazing! It has just become my new "go to" cake when I need to bake something in a hurry. You don't even need a bowl for mixing ingredients! The cake doesn't stick to the pan. I cannot say enough how much I enjoyed this recipe!”


The Grinch Christmas Cake

"Bring some holiday cheer to even the smallest of hearts this year with this fun and surprising cake inspired by The Grinch, the new movie based on Dr. Seuss' iconic book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Your friends and family won't believe the amazing Christmas tree you have cleverly layered into your cake!"

-Milkmoon Kitchen

Mini Christmas Cakes

“These are easy, taste great, look gorgeous and are the perfect gift!”

-Amanda in Adelaide

Christmas Cake

We all know fruitcake is a popular Christmas tradition. Take a stab at this fluffy cake that will blow your mind!

Cinnamon Nut Cake

This dense, flavorful cinnamon nut cake has the perfect texture, and screams seasonal with all the delicious spices!

Kato's Golden Spice Cake

"Excellent flavor! It reminds me of an old fashioned spice cake!"

-Kathy Coan

Raspberry Caramel Cake

“A vanilla sponge packed with raspberries, layered with a melt in your mouth caramel frosting and more raspberries. A simple cake which is easy to make and sure to please!”


Glazed Cranberry Mini Cakes

"What yummy little treats these are! I used dried cranberries, since I couldn't find any fresh ones this time of year. The white chocolate glaze adds a little touch of sweetness, just enough to still let the tangy flavor of the cranberry cakes come through!”


Flourless Hazelnut Chocolate Cake

"Baking with coconut sugar and hazelnuts was new for me, and I loved this dessert."


White Chocolate Layer Cake With Cranberry Filling

“Absolutely great cake, especially for those of us who enjoy fresh and frozen cranberries! A great cake recipe that I intend to keep on hand!”

-Sydney Mike

Cheesecake Factory Carrot Cake Cheesecake

“I made this amazing cheesecake for my beautiful sister's wedding shower over the weekend, it was a huge hit! Everybody loved it, including the bride-to-be/cheesecake lover.”


Cappuccino Cheesecake

“Out of the dozens of cheesecake recipes I have tried, this is hands down my favorite so far. Thick, creamy, and great flavor.”


Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

“Fantastic! We put it in the freezer and ate it frozen! It was great.”


Easiest Black Forest Cake

“Delicious! I hosted a party for a women's league. I chose this recipe because it was easy and used things I had on hand. My daughter was very disappointed to find none left when she got home, so I made another the next day. I sprinkled the top with cocoa powder. It was very pretty.


Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

“This is excellent! I saved this one for a special occasion, but I'll be making it again just because. It's a beautiful and very tasty dessert. The cranberries, spices and orange go together so well, and very easy to assemble.


Ultimate Irish Apple Cake

“The family loved this! The cake was easy to make, moist, and tasty. It's great with vanilla ice cream or with whipped cream, but it's equally just as wonderful by itself.”


Phenomenal Carrot Cake

“I love carrot cake! I made a 9x9-inch cake and 12 cupcakes from the batter. The kids enjoyed the cupcakes, even without the icing! The cake also actually tastes better the next day when the flavors have blended!”


The Only Chocolate Cake Recipe You'll Ever Need

"I'm not very good at making cakes but I wanted to try this one, so I made it last night. Wow, it was great! Not too sweet, really moist and the frosting was just right!”

- Poppy

Pecan Pie Cake

"I tried this and it was so good! Super simple and no fail. I could eat the whole pan by myself. It is better the next day after it sets and all of the flavors mix and mingle."

-cj2 Johnson

No-Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake

"This is a very good cheesecake! I used the oreo chocolate crust and topped the cheesecake with fresh strawberries so that it wasn't so sweet. I let the strawberries "bleed" first on paper towels before arranging on top. Very impressive!”


Friendship Fruitcake

“I have had this fruit cake, and it is fabulous! I always add walnuts or pecans to mine when I am making the cake. Also, I frost the cakes with cream cheese frosting! It is definitely one of the five best cakes I have ever had!”

-Lindas Busy Kitchen

Peppermint Patty Poke Cake

“I love anything with chocolate and mint, especially "Peppermint Patty" candy. This cake tastes just like the candy, so cool and refreshing! I could probably eat half of it right now!”

-True Texas

Candy Apple Cake

"This tastes just like the red candy apples that we are all so familiar with. The apples are cooked in a mixture that includes red hot cinnamon candies, then placed in the bottom of a baking pan and topped with the yellow sour cream cake batter. Cake is inverted over a serving platter when done and the red apple topping makes for a great presentation."


Flourless Chocolate & Chestnut Truffle Cake

“This is absolutely divine. The texture is smooth, and somewhere between a chocolate cake a chocolate truffle. If you love chocolate, you'll love this as its just out of this world.”