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Easy Christmas dessert recipes

26 Recipes

Make an easy Christmas dessert and have more time to enjoy with your party guests. Choose a favourite from our best simple festive puds.

Irish cream tiramisu

3.95

(20 ratings)

You can make this no-cook tiramisu ahead to save on time when hosting a party. Made with Irish cream liqueur, it's a truly grown-up dessert...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Salted caramel Christmas cake

4.5

(2 ratings)

Try a modern twist on a traditional Christmas cake with this salted caramel version. Laced with chunks of toffee and dates, plus a crunchy, nutty topping, it’s a real treat...
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Snowman cake

5

(4 ratings)

Get in the seasonal spirit with this stunning snowman cake. It will be a hit with the whole family and kids will love getting involved with the decorating
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy-peasy fruitcake

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Try this lighter version of a classic Christmas fruitcake, bursting with festive spice and juicy fruit. Decorate with candied fruit and glacé cherries
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mince pie brownies

4.045455

(22 ratings)

Combine two favourites in this clever mash-up of brownies and mince pies. These sweet treats will prove a big hit throughout the festive season
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mincemeat, cranberry & almond pie

4

(4 ratings)

Make this festive mincemeat, cranberry & almond pie as a warming winter treat for all the family. It contains just five ingredients and is easy to make
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Honey & spice cookies

4.6

(5 ratings)

More than just gingerbread, these Christmas cookies have our special festive spice mix and are dipped in dark chocolate. Get the kids involved in baking them
  • 42 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Puff pastry mince pies

5

(3 ratings)

Bake easy mince pies using ready-made puff pastry and a jar of mincemeat. You can perk up a shop-bought filling, too, with orange zest and a splash of brandy
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Favourite biscuit cupcakes

5

(1 rating)

Top these cupcakes with buttercream and your favourite mini biscuits and they're sure to go down a storm. A perfect project for little hands...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate snowmen biscuits

5

(1 rating)

Bake these adorable snowmen as a Christmas treat for family visiting over the festive season. Chocolate biscuits are stacked, then decorated with icing
  • 37 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Winter wonderland cake

5

(1 rating)

A great Christmas bake for kids over the holidays. You can use a buttercream to ice the cake, but this frosting is much whiter if you want a snowy effect
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Last-minute Christmas loaf cake

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Unexpected guests and no Christmas cake to serve? This last-minute loaf tastes as if it had been made in November. Decorate with a snow shower of icing sugar
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mulled wine brownies

4.46154

(13 ratings)

Bake a festive take on classic brownies. Using red wine and spices like cinnamon and ginger lifts the flavour and fills the home with the aromas of Christmas
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Christmas brownies

4.666665

(6 ratings)

Chocolate truffles, amaretti biscuits and a few edible Christmas flourishes make these festive brownies an extra-special dessert no one could resist
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Black Forest Christmas fool

4.666665

(3 ratings)

A simple, quick and indulgent dessert you can rustle up in 10 minutes. If you want to make a non-alcoholic version, use a can of cherries in syrup instead
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Super-simple fruitcake

3.625

(8 ratings)

This easy fruit cake by one of our younger readers, Bree Hamilton, is simple, uses storecupboard ingredients and is perfect for a quick winter pick-me-up
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Lemon meringue fridge cake

4.57143

(7 ratings)

This tangy dessert looks impressive but takes very little effort – most of the ingredients are ready-made, so it is simply a matter of construction...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas pudding cheesecake

4.848485

(33 ratings)

Cross a Christmas pudding with a cheesecake and what do you get? A fantastic alternative festive dessert with a crunchy ginger base and creamy filling
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Sherry, almond & orange pandoro

5

(2 ratings)

This buttery, Italian bread really is the star of Christmas desserts. Try this light, festive dessert with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Custard & crumble mince pies

5

(2 ratings)

A twist on a festive favourite, adding a layer of creamy custard and a delectable crumbly topping makes an irresistible and more mellow mince pie
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate sundaes with pear & Christmas pud

0

(0 ratings)

Use up leftover Christmas pudding or cake with these decadent, boozy sundaes, drizzled with a chocolate orange sauce and finished with toasted chopped hazelnuts
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Coconut cupcakes

4.166665

(6 ratings)

Get a triple hit of coconut in these light and fluffy cupcakes, topped with whipped coconut cream and snowy desiccated coconut - a lovely gluten-free teatime treat
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Hazelnut brownies

3.75

(12 ratings)

Ferrero Rocher chocolates make an indulgent finishing touch to these fudgy chocolate brownie squares studded with chopped nuts
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Gooey toffee puddings

4.75

(4 ratings)

Indulgent yet wonderfully light, these individual caramel sponges are baked with a sticky toffee sauce - keep in the freezer for a last-minute pud
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

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