Christmas is complete only when you’ve gathered everyone for a delicious dessert to celebrate the end of the holiday. Christmas cakes are delicious, beautiful, and full of holiday cheer – how could you say no? We thought we’d celebrate an amazing day, National Cake Day, by gathering some suggestions for recipes for Christmas cakes that were shared by our awesome bloggers on our Food Monster App!
1. White Chocolate Cranberry Cake
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This super moist White Chocolate Cranberry Cake from Gretchen Price with its homemade cranberry filling and mocha and buttercream icing is going to be a perfect addition to your holiday table this winter! The white chocolate cake and tart cranberry compote are a perfect pair with a subtle back note of mocha that just screams sophistication. This is quite a large cake with four prominent cake layers and three layers of filling. The ultimate 7 Layer cake right here!
2. Raw Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake
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This Raw Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake from Emily von Euw is seriously one of the best recipes you’ll ever make. This cake is comprised of a dense, dark chocolate pecan cake base topped off with a sweet, creamy, spiced caramel sauce and covered in pecans: can you go wrong here? No. Serve this over the holidays to your loved ones and they will all be shocked when you tell them it is raw, vegan, gluten-free, and super healthy. Praise pecans!
3. Classic Red Velvet Cake
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This light and fluffy gluten-free Classic Red Velvet Cake from Kat Condon is smothered in a delicious dairy-free cream cheese frosting! This gluten-free cake is moist, delicious, and anything but ordinary!
4. Cinnamon Bun Cake
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5. Gingerbread Cake
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This Gingerbread Cake from Gretchen Price is moist, yummy and full of the perfect blend of autumn spices. We also recommend pairing it with this delicious pumpkin mousse (linked in the ingredients list) to top the cake. You will not be able to get enough!
6. Healthy Chocolate Cranberry Cake
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This Healthy Chocolate Cranberry Cake from Sarah and Peter Hagstrom has an amazing cranberry dressing, and is even better drizzled with crushed pistachios. Just resist the urge to have a slice for breakfast, or finishing the entire thing in one sitting. It’s dangerously delicious!
7. Sugar-Free Cinnamon Almond Ring Cake
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This Sugar-Free Cinnamon Almond Ring Cake from Sara Oliveira looks complex, but it’s so easy to make, it’ll make you feel like a professional. It’s made from wholesome ingredients like spelt flour and completely sugar-free, thanks to the addition of xylitol. You can choose from two fillings: one is made with coconut oil and has a rich, buttery coconut flavor that complements the cinnamon while the other is made with almond butter, which enhances the flavor of the crunchy almonds in the filling.
8. Pecan Carrot Cake
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You can never go wrong with the classics, like this yummy Pecan Carrot Cake from Gabrielle St. Claire! This decadent cake packs carrots, raisins, pecans, and that classic cinnamon flavor with rich cream cheese frosting. Perfect for any occasion or just because.
9. Gingerbread Maple Cake
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Gingerbread Maple Cake from Holly Jade has a whipped cream cheese frosting, topped with a dash of ground ginger, chopped nuts, mini gingerbread men and maple syrup. A delicious dish, which is warming and full of flavor! Autumn time is the perfect time to enjoy all things cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger & maple! The cake is moist, fluffy, perfectly sweet and extremely mouth-watering. It’s quick and easy to make and 100% vegan!!!
10. Sticky Gingerbread Cake with Drizzle
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Deep flavors of ginger, nutmeg, and molasses are whipped up to make this Sticky Gingerbread Cake with Drizzle from Katy Beskow, before being topped with a sweet, sticky orange and lemon icing. Spicy, rich and indulgent- perfect for the holidays! You’ll find that this cake has layers of flavors, making it the perfect festive treat served with mulled wine or even a cup of tea!
11. Bûche de Noël: Christmas Log Cake
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Bûche de Noël is a classic French dessert that is similar in taste to a Swiss roll. What sets the cake apart is that it is constructed and decorated to resemble a yule log so it can be a festive way to celebrate Christmas. This Buche de Noel: Christmas Log Cake from Travis Piper is creamy, chocolaty, and delicious with a lovely final texture in the ganache to really tie it all together.
12. Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Cake
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Want to bring something a bit different than the classic pumpkin pie to your next holiday gathering? Here’s a creamy and lusciousChocolate Pumpkin Mousse Cake from Mitra Shirmohammadi for all the pumpkin AND chocolate lovers out there. Made with a handful of wholesome high-quality ingredients, this dessert is not only super delicious and free of dairy, gluten, and grains, but it is also quite nutritious.
13. Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake
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The holidays are upon us, and it’s time to start acting like it. This Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake from Travis Piper is the most decadent, righteous chocolate creation, made all that much better with a healthy dose of peppermint–lots of minty extract and a whole load of candy canes. The triple chocolate comes from cocoa powder, dark chips, and ganache.
14. Apple Cider Cake with Whipped Cream
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Is apple cider your favorite drink? Whether it is or isn’t, you are bound to love this Apple Cider Cake with Whipped Cream from Petra Vogel. It is so moist and full of delicious apple flavor. The perfect fall cake and dessert!
15. Winter Wonderland Gingerbread Cake
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Imagine this luscious moist Winter Wonderland Gingerbread Cake from Gretchen Price loaded up with cream cheese icing and a hot cup of vegan hot chocolate on a cold snowy winter night. This cake is a dream come true!
Want more amazing cake recipes? we highly recommend you check out our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has over 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes for you to explore, and subscribers also gain access to ten new recipes per day! Let us know if you give it a try!
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