Christmas is upon us and with it the pressure to find a gift for everyone.
Alright, so it’s not always an ordeal. There is something magical about this time of the year and about reuniting with your family to trade gifts and have a good time.
Doesn’t make finding the perfect gift any easier, though.
So instead of hitting the mall and spending hours looking for the best butcher knives for your cousin, who you vaguely remember likes hunting, why not make something instead?
Why not make a cake others can enjoy?
Sounds like a good idea?
Then why not make a delicious Christmas cake?
Here you’ll find a list of 5 DIY cakes you can make to celebrate this amazing Holiday!
1. Candy Cane White Chocolate Cake
Candy canes are perfect for Christmas decorations so why not make a cake that’s decorated with them?
Think about it. Candy canes are very playful decorations that will help bring a little extra joy to your Christmas dinner or office party.
Better yet, this cake isn’t candy cane flavored so anyone who doesn’t like candy canes can simply pull out the decorations and enjoy a delicious white chocolate cake.
The best thing? This cake is super easy to make and it doesn’t take a creative genius to decorate it!
2. Eggnog Cake
Are you the kind of person who waits all year long to indulge in Eggnog, AKA Christmas’ most delicious drink?
If so, you’re going to love this eggnog cake!
It’s creamy, silky, rich in both texture and flavor and, best of all, it’s absolutely delicious.
The recipe itself is rather lengthy, as it involves baking, creating the filling and the meringue but trust us, the results are mouthwatering.
Make this cake and you’ll be the hero of the party, no joke.
3. Snowflake Christmas Cake.
This is a great recipe for beginners for two reasons: The decoration is fairly simple, while still being elegant, and you can choose from a variety of flavors to accommodate your guests’ preferences.
The original recipe calls for fruitcake, but you can easily make it vanilla, white chocolate, coconut, red velvet or anything you can think of. After all, what matters is that it looks christmasy and tastes good.
The instructions for this recipe are very detailed, and they cover everything from making the cake itself to decorating it so we’re sure you’re going to succeed with this!
The best thing about this recipe is that you can always replace the snowflakes with reindeers, trees, candy canes or other kinds of decoration. Sure, those involve a little more work but the process is pretty much the same.
4. Dark Chocolate Christmas Cake
Dark chocolate isn’t only good for skin health and health in general. It’s also delicious and the best kind of chocolate there is.
This dark chocolate cake will not only charm everyone but it will also surprise them, as they won’t know it’s dark chocolate until you start slicing the cake.
Because the marzipan frosting hides the chocolatey goodness while bringing to mind a beautiful white Christmas, and if you don’t like marzipan? No problem, you can always decorate with fondant, royal icing or even leave it without decorations!
5. Spice Layer Cake
A truly gorgeous cake, this beautiful spice cake will be a conversation starter and will act as a centerpiece all by itself.
Ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and vanilla come together to make a deliciously spiced cake that practically screams ‘Christmas’ just by looking at it.
Not only that, but the simple yet beautiful festive decorations will
Trust us when we tell you even the snobbiest of cake fans will melt at the sight, and taste, of it.
What do you think? Don’t these cakes look delicious?
It doesn’t matter which one you choose, they’re all going to brighten your Christmas dinner so choose one and enjoy!
Don’t forget to leave a comment letting us know how your baking went or to share other delicious Christmas cake recipe with us.
Thank you for reading!