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Christmas Cakes Galore - 39 recipes

Celebrate the season with a festive, homemade Christmas cake! Our collection of holiday cake recipes features some of the best flavors of Christmas—gingerbread, eggnog, peppermint, and more.

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By á-174535

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (12 Votes)
Red Velvet Peppermint Cake 1 Picture
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Servings 16
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 35

  • PEPPERMINT CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1 (18 1/4-ounce) package white cake mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (9-ounce) package yellow cake mix*
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons liquid red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 (2-pound) package powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract

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  • SPARKLING CRANBERRIES:
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • CRANBERRY CAKE:
  • 3 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups fresh cranberries
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE ICING:
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  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 8 1/2 cups powdered sugar
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Yum, this Carrot Cake with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting is excellent! Simple step by step easy to follow directions

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 3/4 cups walnuts, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup smooth applesauce
  • Zest of 1 orange, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups carrots, grated
  • 1 (4-inch) piece ginger
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
4.4/5 (15 Votes)

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Nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves combine to flavor this delicious spice cake layered with buttercream and garni...

  • CAKE:
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • Nuts, finely chopped, for garnish
  • Cocoa powder, for garnish
  • QUICK BUTTERCREAM:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
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  • 3 eggs
  • 3 3/4 (1.55-ounce) chocolate bars, 5.8-ounces of chocolate total
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Tart cranberries, sweet buttery cake and a fantastic texture will call you and your guests back for more of this ca

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  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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  • CHOCOLATE CAKE LAYERS:
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • CHEESECAKE LAYER:
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
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  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
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  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
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  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
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An impressive holiday dessert with a beautiful presentation! White chocolate and peppermint make this cheesecake fi...

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 5 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped and melted
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3/4 cup flour, sifted
  • Peppermint candies, finely crushed
4.6/5 (41 Votes)

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  • TORTE:
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  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder
  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut up
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum or orange juice
  • FROSTING:
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum or orange juice
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  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
  • 1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dates (remove pits) and chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple not drained
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
5/5 (3 Votes)

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  • 1 baked and frosted cake
  • 1 pound large strawberries
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (or sugar substitute, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  • 12 cupcakes, baked from your favorite recipe
  • 1 can or batch white icing
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  • waxed paper
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  • CAKE:
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (30 grams) cake flour, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons (30 grams) cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup red & green Wilton batter bits (found at WalMart)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • VANILLA BUTTERCREAM:
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups (360 grams) powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons red and green sprinkles
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons heavy cream
  • DECORATIONS:
  • 4 ounces white chocolate
  • Red and green sprinkles
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  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3/4 cup eggnog
  • 3 tablespoons spiced rum
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
4.5/5 (38 Votes)

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  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla frosting
  • Coconut, shredded (optional)
  • 2 black licorice drops
  • 1 large orange gumdrop
  • Red shoestring licorice
  • Red fruit leather
  • 3 starlight mints
  • 3 small gumdrops
  • 2 sticks chocolate licorice
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