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Easy Christmas dessert 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.

27 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
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5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Treat grown-up guests to these fabulous brownies inspired by a classic cocktail. They're a decadent ending to any dinner party

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try this lighter version of a classic Christmas fruitcake, bursting with festive spice and juicy fruit. Decorate with candied fruit and glacé cherries

3 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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
2 ratings 2.7 out of 5 star 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 hr and 35 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
12 ratings 2.9 out of 5 star rating

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
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
34 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
10 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
14 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
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