For more seasonal cakes and desserts, explore our Christmas baking recipes. Our Christmas cake recipes collection is also full of inspiration for sponge cakes and traditional moist fruitcakes. Looking to dazzle a crowd? Look no further than these trifle recipes, from boozy and sherry soaked fingers to more adventurous and indulgent flavour pairings.

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  • Rocky road cheesecake pudding with sparklers in the top

    Rocky road cheesecake pudding

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.32 ratings

    We've blended two tempting sweet treats – rocky road and cheesecake – to create this irresistible make-ahead dessert.

  • Christmas crumble in a baking dish

    Christmas crumble

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Enjoy a festive crumble made with apples, cranberries and mixed spice. Serve warm with cream or custard for the ultimate comfort dessert

  • Christmas chocolate cake on a cake stand with slices taken out

    Christmas chocolate cake

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make a festive version of chocolate cake for an alternative Christmas dessert – the sponge and buttercream are spiced with warming ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg

  • Layered fruit trifle in a glass bowl

    Classic sherry trifle

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.36 ratings

    Christmas celebrations are not complete without a classic trifle. This stunning dessert recipe features layers of madeira sponge, fruit jelly, custard and cream

  • Festive cherry & raspberry tart sliced on a pale blue background

    Festive cherry & raspberry tart

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Treat guests to this stunning tart for a Christmas dessert. Set in a pastry case and using frozen cherries and raspberries for ease, it brings plenty of festive cheer

  • One festive dessert board

    Festive dessert board

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.4 ratings

    Mix up your festive dessert course with an all-in-one sweet feast to share, with peppermint tiffin, gingerbread-spice doughnuts, mini meringues and more

  • One large Christmas pavlova

    Christmas pavlova

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Transform your usual Christmas pavlova with the addition of clementines, pistachios, mint and dark chocolate, plus a mincemeat and rum-infused cream filling

  • White forest meringue roulade served on a plate and in slices

    White forest meringue roulade

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.24 ratings

    Try this ultimate make-ahead dessert for Christmas: meringue, white chocolate, cream and cherries are combined to make a luscious centrepiece

  • Next level yule log served on a platter

    Next level yule log

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.13 ratings

    Transform the yule log into a magical Christmas dessert using festive spices, a brandy butter filling and chocolate truffle icing for extra indulgence

  • Chocolate truffle & honeycomb torte with a slice cut out

    Chocolate truffle & honeycomb torte

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Try this easy no-bake dessert which uses just five ingredients. As well as looking great as a centrepiece, it‘s easy to carry to a gathering.

  • A selection of no-bake PB&J cheesecake squares

    No-bake PB&J cheesecake squares

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Try these peanut butter and jam cheesecake squares. We’ve chosen a fruit topping, but you could opt for chocolate – turning it into a giant peanut butter cup.

  • Next level Christmas pudding topped with whole cherries and almonds

    Next level Christmas pudding

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Update the traditional Christmas pud to include more of what you love - cherries, almonds and figs are a feature of this pudding and make it super special

  • Christmas tree-shaped cake topped with meringues and biscuits

    White forest Christmas tree traybake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 ratings

    Get ahead at Christmas with this showstopping cake boasting white chocolate, cherries and festive spice. You can bake the sponges, meringues and biscuits the day before assembling

  • Next level sherry trifle in a glass trifle bowl

    Next level sherry trifle

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make the most important elements of this trifle from scratch with a few shortcuts for the simpler parts. It’s a great dessert for a special occasion

  • A selection of easy almond mince pie puffs

    Easy almond mince pie puffs

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make a Christmas staple with some homemade mince pies made with puff pastry. Serve for breakfast, or enjoy hot with vanilla ice cream for dessert

  • Ice cream bomb on plate

    Christmas pudding ice cream bombe

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Wow dinner guests with this stunning gluten free ice cream bombe for dessert. It's a great way to use up leftover Christmas pudding – and it's surprisingly easy to make!

  • Lemon meringue mince pies, with one sliced in half to reveal the filling

    Lemon meringue mince pies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Top mince pies with lemon meringue for an extra-special twist on a Christmas classic. With homemade pastry, one thing is guaranteed: they won't last long!

  • Boozy baked caramelised bananas in a bowl with ice cream

    Boozy baked caramelised bananas

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Use up your bananas and transform them into our boozy baked caramelised dessert with the help of rum, maple syrup and pecans

  • Sweet grazing wreath

    Sweet grazing wreath

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Create a dessert centrepiece without spending hours in the kitchen. This sweet grazing wreath is great fun at Christmas, but is perfect for any party

  • Sweet fruited focaccia cut into slices

    Sweet fruited focaccia

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Combine pillowy focaccia with the spiced fruit flavours of a tea loaf to create this tear & share bake, perfect with a Christmas Day cuppa

  • One whole chocolate orange-baked cheesecake

    Chocolate orange baked cheesecake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Make a dessert that's the talk of the Christmas table with this creamy, rich chocolate orange cheesecake