Are you new to baking and looking for quick and easy Christmas cake recipes? Well, you have come to the right place. I have complied a list of easy cakes that would look wonderful on any Christmas dessert table.
Below, you will find cakes that need no decorating, these look great straight from the tin. Then, there are cakes that use very basic decorating skills to give them a festive look.
12 Ideas For Easy Christmas Cake Recipes to Make Without Decorating
The following cake ideas can be use as easy Christmas cake recipes require very little or no decorating skills. All of these cakes not only look good but taste good to. They are prefect if you are a novice to baking.
1. Fresh Strawberry Cake With Applesauce
This is a lovely low fat strawberry cake. The cake is combined with fresh strawberries, vanilla bean paste and applesauce to create a cake that is moist and full of flavour. – Click here to get the recipe
2. Easy Raspberry Cake Recipe
An easy raspberry cake recipe that uses plain Greek yogurt as one of the main ingredients. This recipe is a lime and raspberry cake however, the flavours and berries can easily be changed to suit your tastes. – Click here to get the recipe
3. Pomegranate Lime Bundt Cake
If you feel a little overwhelmed with cake decorating, try this pomegranate lime cake. With the decorative shape of the bundt tin, and the redness from the pomegranate, this would make a lovely addition to your dessert table. – Click here to get the recipe.
4. Cranberry Orange Cake
This recipe for a moist orange cake with fresh cranberries soaked in orange liqueur is perfect for Christmas. It would also make a lovely sweet treat for any other special occasion. – Click here to get the recipe.
5. Strawberry Cream Pound Cake
Soft and buttery this vanilla and strawberry pound cake tastes as good as it looks. – Click here to get the recipe.
6. Jamaican Christmas Cake (Vegan and Gluten Free)
An egg-free and gluten free Christmas fruit cake. This moist and flavourful cake is packed with dried fruit that’s been made plump and juicy by soaking in grape juice. Allergy free and alcohol free this fruit cake is perfect for both young and old. – Click here to get the recipe.
7. Stollen – German Christmas Cake
If you don’t have a traditional Christmas cake recipe, why not try this German Christmas cake or rather bread. This bread can be made up to three weeks in advance, giving you one less thing to prepare on Christmas day. – Click here to get the recipe.
8. Christmas Cake
This Christmas fruit cake is dense and loaded with rum soaked dried fruit. It’s made moist and rich by adding Granny Smith apples and butter. It stores well and can be made up to one month in advance. – Click here to get the recipe.
9. Eggnog Magic Cake
This one pan wonder does it’s magic while baking. The cake goes into the oven as a liquid batter and comes out baked in three different layers. With a thin and crusty bottom, a soft custard middle, and a light and airy top, this cake will be a welcome addition to your dessert table. – Click here to get the recipe.
10. Jamaican Christmas Fruit Cake
This fruit cake is similar to the old-fashioned fruit cakes, where the fruit can be soaked in alcohol for up to three weeks before baking. – Click here to get the recipe.
11. Gingerbread Cake
This soft ginger and nutmeg cake is ideal if you are after something light to snack on after your big Christmas dinner. – Click here to get the recipe.
12. Fruit Cake
This is a traditional style fruit cake with an old-fashioned flavour. Moist, chewy and candy like the cake can be made in November and enjoyed on Christmas day – Click here to get the recipe.
13 Very Easy Christmas Cake Recipes With Simple Decorating Ideas
The following easy Christmas cake recipes do require more skill and are perfect, if you want to improve your skills.
13. Mexican Three Milk Cake
If you have been looking for an easy dessert to impress, make this three milk cake (also known as Tres Leches). It’s quick to make, super moist and tastes delicious. This sweet decadent dessert is perfect for any occasion. –Click here to get the recipe
14. Very Easy Yul Log Cake
This is an incredibly easy cake to make, using a boxed cake mix. The cake is covered with chocolate frosting, which hides a marshmallow filled chocolate swiss roll. The frosting can easily be made to look like bark, without using a piping bag. – Click here to get the recipe.
15. Christmas Tree Sheet Cakes
If you are after a quick and fast Christmas cake treat, this one has to be it. Making these Xmas trees is faster than making and decorating a dozen cupcakes and is easy and fun to make with the kids. – Click here to get the recipe.
16. Bundt Cake With Frosting
This cake has all the flavours of a butter tart, with a delicious butter tart filling swirled into the batter. Made complete with a generous topping of creamy brown butter maple glaze. – Click here to get the recipe.
17. Healthy Gingerbread Loaf
You can feel a little less guilty, when you enjoy this spicy gingerbread cake made with all healthy ingredients. No unhealthy fats, refined sugar or white flour in sight. – Click here to get the recipe.
18. White Christmas Sparkle Cake
This vanilla and almond flavoured cake with cream cheese icing, will be the shining star on any dessert table. – Click here to get the recipe.
19. Tie Dyed Christmas Cakes
Easy to make with squiggles of red, white and green batter randomly piped into the cake tin, this cake come out baked looking it was tie dyed. – Click here to get the recipe.
20. Eggnog Crumb Cake
Drizzled with eggnog glaze over a spiced nutmeg and cinnamon crumb topping, this cake can be enjoyed any time of the day. – Click here to get the recipe.
21. Spiked Eggnog Cake
This simple rum spiked eggnog cake with a cream cheese frosting and drippy ganache, is perfect for the holiday season. – Click here to get the recipe.
22. Peppermint Brownie Ice Cream Cake
This ice-cream layer cake is simple to make using a brownie cake mix and, a simple homemade ice-cream that’s made without using an ice-cream machine. – Click here to get the recipe.
23. White Chocolate Strawberry Cake
Super simple and easy to decorate. This swiss roll cake has a white chocolate filling and a delicious chocolate fudge to drizzle over the top. – Click here to get the recipe.
24. Dairy Free Chocolate Cake (Vegan Cake Recipe)
Moist, velvety smooth, and super chocolatey this is a vegan chocolate lovers Christmas wish come true. – Click here to get the recipe.
25. Low Carb Christmas Log Cake
Low carb, gluten free this Buche De Noel or Yule log cake is also sugar free. – Click here to get the recipe.