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Beyond Fruitcake: Christmas Cake Recipes Reimagined

Beyond Fruitcake: Christmas Cake Recipes Reimagined

Get recipe: Red Velvet Yule Log

Make your holiday especially memorable this year when you make one of our favorite Christmas cake recipes! These Christmas cake recipes are all tried and true winners, many of which were suggested for Christmas dessert spreads by our own readers. So say good-bye to that old standby, the fruitcake, and say hello to these festive Christmas cake recipes.

1. 1-2-3 Cherry Poke Cake

1-2-3 Cherry Poke Cake

The best part of our 1-2-3 Cherry Poke Cake may be when you cut that first slice and get to see the gorgeous inside. Layer upon layer of delicious dessert has never looked quite this good before.

2. White Chocolate-Candy Cane Cheesecake

White Chocolate-Candy Cane Cheesecake

Perfect for the holidays, White Chocolate-Candy Cane Cheesecake is precisely what it sounds like, and it’s hard not to be happy with that. The white chocolate pairs perfectly with the sweet richness of cheesecake and is enhanced with a smattering of peppermint.

3. Chocolate Cream Ornament Cake

Chocolate Cream Ornament Cake

You may want to set out this Chocolate Cream Ornament Cake on the dessert buffet before you begin your meal. This adorable Christmas cake recipe sets the mood immediately and gets guests truly excited.

4. Warm Winter Lemon Cake

Warm Winter Lemon Cake

There’s a lot to love about our Warm Winter Lemon Cake. Serving a warm cake defies convention, and the citrusy burst of flavor is perfect to stave off the winter weather outside. (A little powdered sugar doesn’t hurt things, either!)

5. Red Velvet Yule Log

Red Velvet Yule Log

The coconut-covered exterior of our Red Velvet Yule Log is reminiscent of snowy hill and contrasts beautifully with the swirl of red velvet cake inside. Add in a delicious flavor, and you have an instant holiday classic.

6. Snowball Cake

Snowball Cake

Seasonal and delicious, our Snowball Cake will fit right in on your holiday table. This grown-up version of the classic lunchbox treat will surely bring back some fond memories.

7. Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake Layer Cake

It’s difficult to do justice to our Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake Layer Cake in words. It’s like two delicious desserts in one that will make your guests truly take notice.

8. Drummer Boy Cake

Drummer Boy Cake

Pay homage to your favorite holiday season percussionist with our decorative Drummer Boy Cake. It will almost certainly make you sing, “Pa, rum, pum, pum, YUM!”

9. Moist Caramel Apple Cake

Moist Caramel Apple Cake

Pair our Moist Caramel Apple Cake with after-dinner coffee and get ready to make some memories as you get good and cozy with your loved ones. The fresh apples and warm caramel are a combo that’s impossible to beat.

10. Tuxedo Cake

Tuxedo Cake

Your Christmas party doesn’t need to be a white tie affair for you to enjoy our stately Tuxedo Cake. This dramatic dessert adds a note of refinement wherever it appears.

Bringing along a Christmas cake recipe from My Food and Family is a great way to show your loved ones just how much you care. And if you’re hosting the festivities this year, you should make it a point to explore our favorite holiday appetizers, holiday beverages, Christmas side dishes and holiday entrees as well! Your guests will certainly thank you.

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