Show-stopping Christmas Cakes
Whether you're tempted by a traditional Christmas cake or Yule log, or something a bit more adventurous, this handpicked collection of show-stopping cakes will steal the show on the Christmas table this year.
Woodland wreath Christmas cake
Transform classic Christmas cake into a simple yet stunning centrepiece with beautiful rustic decorations, sweet amaretto-spiced icing, and an almond-encrusted marzipan pinecone. You can make the cake ahead and freeze, so all that's left to do is decorate it before the big day – Christmas showstoppers don't get much easier than this!
Raspberry and Aperol baked Alaska
The Aperol in this adds a lovely hint of bitter aromatics, which makes the dessert taste a little more grown-up. We'd have it instead of trifle on Christmas Day, or maybe as a show-stopping desserts at a New Year's Eve party. Get the recipe
With a rich coffee and chocolate sponge and boozy Marsala syrup, this stunning, grown-up Christmas pud will have everyone coming back for seconds.
Minted Chocolate Torte
Delicious and one for all the family. Get the recipe
Classic Christmas cake
Get into the festive spirit by baking a show-stopping classic Christmas cake. This fabulous frosted fruitcake is the perfect traditional treat for your family and friends during the festivities.
Christmas pudding ice cream
A clever way to use up left-over Christmas pudding – add it to ice cream! This four-ingredient, no-churn recipe also comes laced with brandy or rum – the perfect winter pud.
Panettone layer cake with orange
If you fancy an alternative Christmas cake this year try this twist on a festive Italian bake, packed full of rich, fruity flavours. Juicy sultanas and zesty panettone is complemented beautifully by a velvety orange buttercream and luxurious caramel. To make this showstopping cake even more decadent you can add a splash of orange liqueur.
Cupcake Christmas tree
This cupcake Christmas tree is the perfect show-stopping centrepiece for your festive table. It's so easy to make – just pipe icing onto chocolate orange mini muffins and decorating with jelly tots baubles and white chocolate sprinkles. Don't forget to add the giant chocolate star at the end!