While many believe that cookies are the king of Christmas desserts, Christmas cakes are giving cookies a run for their money. With the holiday season upon us, we’ve compiled our best easy Christmas cake ideas and recipes of the season, all sweet enough to warm even the Grinch’s heart. If your sweet tooth is hankering for more sweet Christmas goodness, check out our favorite easy Christmas cookies, cupcakes, gingerbread houses and other treats!

1. Winter White Beginner Gingerbread Cake

The spice of gingerbread and the sweet goodness of buttercream come together to create a cake perfect for the holiday season.

2. Candy Cane Cake

Beautiful yet fun, this simple Candy Cane Cake is a Christmas staple.

3. Winter Berry Birch Bark Cake

Here for a classy Christmas party or an elegant holiday wedding, this Winter Berry Birch Cake is a true winter show-stopper. Make this sophisticated cake easily using White Decorator Preferred Fondant.

4. Sparkling Ornament Cake

Made with Dark Green Sanding Sugar, this adorable ornament cake it almost too pretty to eat!

5. Candied Cranberry Cheesecake

Add a touch of sophistication to your Christmas celebration with this beautiful Candied Cranberry Cheesecake. Make this cheesecake the perfect shade of green with Juniper Green icing color.

6. Chocolate Hazelnut Yule Log

Yule Logs are a Christmas staple in so many households, so we made sure to make this one perfect. Made with decadent chocolate and Light Cocoa Candy Melts candy, this Yule Log will be a recipe to hold onto for years to come.

7. Christmas Reindeer Cake

Honor Santa’s trusty steeds with this adorable Christmas Reindeer Cake. Use Dark Cocoa Candy Melts candy to create the perfect reindeer antlers.

8. Garland Cake

Simple and sweet, this adorable garland cake is easy to make with Gingerbread Boy and Ornament icing decorations.

9. Happy Little Trees Cake

Made to imitate a fresh coat of snow over a forest of Christmas trees, there’s no better way to celebrate a white Christmas than with this Happy Little Trees cake.

10. Silver Cheer Cake

Show off your Christmas cheer with this adorable cake! Made easily with Silver Pearlized Sugar, this cake is a festive show-stopper.

11. Classic Turtle Cheesecake Recipe

Made with a dark chocolate crust and topped with fudge, caramel and pecans, this beautiful Turtle Cheesecake is the perfect holiday recipe.

12. Christmas Floral Cake

Go the classy Christmas route with this colorful and elegant Floral Christmas Cake.

13. Gingerbread Cake with Mocha Buttercream

Combine your favorite morning treat with the sweet spice of gingerbread to create this delicious Gingerbread Cake with Mocha Buttercream.

14. Snowfall Celebration Buttercream Cake

Celebrate a snowy holiday season with this elegant Snowfall Celebration Buttercream cake, made with beautiful deep blues using icing colors.

15. Delightful Winter Deer Cake

Whether your favorite reindeer is Dasher or Dancer or Prancer or Vixen, you’re sure to love this adorable Delightful Winter Deer Cake. Make this cute deer cake easily with White Decorator Preferred Fondant and gel food coloring.

16. All Spruced Up Christmas Tree Cake

This All Spruced Up Christmas Tree Cake is the perfect dessert table centerpiece, featuring a full forest of frosting evergreens.

17. Pumpkin Apple Spice Cake

Celebrate the holiday season with the delicious combination of warm pumpkin and sweet apple flavors. This Pumpkin Apple Spice Cake is tasty and easy to make all winter long.

18. Red Velvet Cocoa Cake

While red velvet cake is always in season, it’s particularly perfect for Christmas time with its deep red pigment and rich flavor.

19. Vanilla Buttercream Cake

Replicate the crisp white of a fresh Christmas snowfall with this delicious Vanilla Buttercream Cake.

20. Vanilla Yule Log

Here’s a fun twist on the classic yule log cake. Made from vanilla cake instead of chocolate, this Vanilla Yule Log Cake is like something out of a winter dreamland. Topped with buttercream flowers, roses, pinecones and leaves, this stunning Christmas dessert is almost too pretty to eat!

21. Chocolate Yule Log

 A holiday staple at most tables, the Classic Yule Log cake is inspired by the large logs that were traditionally burned on Christmas Eve. This festive rendition is iced with chocolate buttercream, then topped with candied cranberries and leaves. 

22. Rudy Reindeer Christmas Brownies

Kids and adults alike will love this cute Rudy the Reindeer Christmas Brownie. Complete with candy antlers, this tasty Christmas treat is a fun way to end any holiday meal. Best of all, the Reindeer Cake Pan Set includes both the cake pan and the antler mold, so it’s easy and fun to whip up this cake in no time!

23. Eggnog Ugly Sweater Cake

We promise this Eggnog Ugly Sweater cake tastes better than it looks! A tasty eggnog cake is baked in our sweater-shaped pan, then decorated using a variety of tips and icing colors. And remember, there’s no wrong way to decorate an ugly sweater cake! Make it yours by adding candies, chocolates, nuts and sprinkles to up the holiday spirit!

24. Christmas Fondant Cake

Make the cake your canvas with this Christmas Fondant Cake. A simple tree-shaped stencil is placed on the cake first, then the whole cake is given a smooth, silver finish using Color Mist food color spray. Once the stencil is removed, you can have fun piping various swirls, stars and dots to decorate your tree. Here’s a helpful tip: use a toothpick to outline your tree design first, then pipe over it for no-fear decorating!

25. Snowman Cake

Celebrate winter birthdays, weddings and even baby showers with this cute Winter Wonderland Snowman Cake. Topped with meringue snowmen cookies and sugar cone trees, this cake is a fun way to announce a new engagement or family member! Want a little more color? Add some colorful sprinkle ornaments before the royal icing on the trees sets.

26. Mirror Glaze Cake

 It’s a beautiful winter wonderland with this stunning Mirror Glaze Snowflake Cake. Topped with a bright blue glaze and sweet candy snowflakes, this winter cake is perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah or even a December birthday.


27. Delightful Winter Reindeer Cake

From Christmas to winter baby showers, this Winter Deer Cake is the perfect addition to your menu. To make cutting and decorating easier, use our free template to create all the facial features from colored fondant. If you’re making this cake for the holidays, you can add a few holly leaves and berries, or omit them and add a cute blue or pink bow for a baby shower.

28. Christmas Wreath Cake

Need a quick and easy dessert to make for Christmas? Look no further than this Christmas Wreath Cake. Decorated using simple piping techniques, this one layer cake is great for a festive holiday treat.

29. Merry Moose Cake

Who doesn’t love a merry moose, eh? Dressed up for the holidays with a cute plaid bow, this Merry Moose Cake is perfect for celebrating everything from Christmas Eve to Canada Day! Made using gum paste, the large antlers of this festive moose will need to dry for about 3 days, so plan ahead if you’re making this cake for a party or get-together. 

30. Winter Wonderland Snowflake Cake

The weather outside might be frightful, but this cake is so delightful! Topped with snowflake icing decorations and decorated with colorful winter sprinkles, this Winter Snowflake Cake is ‘snow’ sweet! Use a snowflake cookie cutter and white nonpareils to make a detailed snowflake in the center.

31. Magical Peppermint Unicorn Cake

Create a magical ending to your holiday celebration with this Peppermint Unicorn Cake. Make the mane of the unicorn using simple piping techniques, like stars, rosettes and dots. Then add fun fondant accents to bring your cake to life!

32. Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Peppermint lovers rejoice! Iced with peppermint buttercream and decorated with peppermint crunch cookies and candy-coated cookies, this indulgent Chocolate Peppermint Cake only gets better when paired with a hot peppermint mocha! Great for Christmas or any December celebration, this cake is deceptively easy to make and even easier to eat!

33. Holiday Stripes Christmas Cake

Give the gift of Christmas dessert with this Striped Christmas Gift Cake. Decorated using red, white and green fondant, this cake is a fun project for beginners and intermediate decorators alike. You could even make this cake for a birthday or other celebration by changing the fondant colors to suit your occasion.

Baking something a little smaller and need to know how to make the perfect sweet and festive topping? Try using our Christmas cookie icing recipe for a comprehensive guide on using royal icing on Christmas cookies. Need to feed a small army of family and friends? Check out our collection of Christmas cupcake ideas before preheating the oven. Want to see some options that are a little more subdued, but still perfect for celebrating the holidays? Check out our winter wonderland themed cakes for added inspiration. How about adding a real decorative showpiece to the holiday table? Pick out one of our cute gingerbread houses and get baking! And whatever you’re baking for your holiday table this year, let us know how it comes out in the comments below or take a picture of your bake and tag us on Instagram @wiltoncakes.

19 Easy Christmas Cakes

Whether you’re naughty or nice, if you bake one of these amazing Christmas cakes, you’re sure to have a holly, jolly holiday season!
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