The Most Popular Christmas Dessert Recipes

A collection of the most popular Christmas dessert recipes.. with everything from cheesecakes to chocolate ripple cakes, ice cream cakes to rocky road, the famous 3 ingredient Christmas cake to Tiramisu and more!

A collage of various Christmas desserts and treats.

If you love baking amazing desserts, there really is no better time of the year than Christmas!

And to make things super easy for you this year, I’ve put together a collection of the most popular Christmas desserts, including a no-bake Toblerone cheesecake a traditional tiramisu, a classic chocolate ripple cake, a batch of homemade Baileys plus SO many more!

From family gatherings to end-of-year celebrations, these delicious desserts should be at the top of your list!

Easy & Delicious Christmas Dessert Recipes

A show-stopping dessert doesn’t need to be complicated or difficult! All of my recipes below are super easy to make… and look AMAZING!

Note: Click on any of the links below to be taken directly to the full recipe with tips, tricks and printable recipe cards!

Tiramisu

This classic Christmas recipe is also by far one of the most popular! Made with no raw egg, this dessert can be enjoyed by all.

Tiramisu Recipe
The best tiramisu recipe! A rich and creamy Italian dessert with espresso-soaked ladyfingers, layered between a rich and lightly sweetened mascarpone and sprinkled with cocoa. This easy tiramisu is the ultimate “pick me up”!
5 from 1 vote
A piece of tiramisu on a plate with cocoa and whipped cream on top.

Toblerone Cheesecake

If there’s one dessert that I MUST make every single Christmas… it’s a cheesecake! And this no-bake Toblerone cheesecake is perfect for Christmas as there’s no need to turn the oven on, it feeds a crowd and tastes amazing!

Toblerone Cheesecake Recipe
A deliciously smooth and creamy no-bake Toblerone Cheesecake that takes just 20 minutes to prepare! This is the perfect chocolate dessert!
5 from 2 votes
A deliciously smooth and creamy no-bake Toblerone Cheesecake that takes just 20 minutes to prepare! This is the perfect chocolate dessert!

Triple Layer Christmas Ice-Cream Pudding

Say hello to our most popular ice-cream pudding recipe! Perfect for kids and adults alike… it’s sure to be the first thing to disappear from the Christmas dessert table.

Triple Layer Christmas Ice-Cream Pudding with Choc Honeycomb, Clinkers, Maltesers & More! Recipe
A completely over the top, super simple triple layer Christmas ice-cream pudding with a chocolate base, strawberry middle and vanilla top… and did I mention that it’s filled with chopped chocolate honeycomb, white chocolate chips, Clinkers, Maltesers, chocolate biscuits and sprinkles!!!
5 from 2 votes
Triple Layer Christmas Ice-Cream Pudding with Choc Honeycomb, Clinkers, Maltesers & More!

3 Ingredient Christmas Cake

Check out the reviews from my readers to see why this is such a popular (and versatile) recipe. I guarantee it will become your go-to Christmas cake recipe!

The Famous 3 Ingredient Christmas Cake Recipe
Introducing the famous 3 Ingredient Christmas Cake (fruit cake) made from mixed fruit, iced coffee and self-raising flour! Award winning, super easy and totally delicious!
5 from 69 votes
3 Ingredient Christmas Cake

Mini Kahlua Tiramisu

Everyone’s favourite tiramisu recipe gets a boozy makeover with our Kahlua variation… a super delicious adults-only dessert.

Mini Kahlua Tiramisu Recipe
This Kahlua Tiramisu is so easy to make and only takes 10 minutes to prepare! Made with a splash of coffee liqueur and espresso, fluffy sponge biscuits, and creamy mascarpone, it's a delicious adults-only version of the Italian dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Small glass bowls filled with cream, shaved chocolate, Kahlua and sponge finger biscuits.

Chocolate Christmas Puddings

Our ‘cheats’ chocolate puddings are super easy (and a fun activity to make with the kids!) This is my all-time favourite Christmas recipe to make with my son!

Chocolate Christmas Puddings Recipe
The easiest little Chocolate Christmas Puddings made from chocolate Royals biscuits, white chocolate, spearmint leaves and jaffas. 
5 from 1 vote
The easiest little Chocolate Christmas Puddings made from chocolate royals biscuits, white chocolate, spearmint leaves and jaffas. 

Microwave Christmas Fudge

In just a few minutes and with only 4 ingredients, you’ll have the perfect Christmas dessert treat! This recipe is perfect for beginners as well as more experienced cooks.

4 Ingredient Microwave Christmas Fudge Recipe
The easiest 4 ingredient Microwave Christmas Fudge recipe!! Super quick and totally delicious!
5 from 4 votes
A super simple 4 ingredient microwave Christmas fudge recipe made from white chocolate, condensed milk, cranberries and pistachios... ready in less than 5 minutes!!

Raspberry, Chocolate and Meringue Ice-Cream Cake

If it’s a hot Christmas day, this simple ice-cream cake is exactly what you need. The small bursts of berries, chocolate and meringue mixed through the creamy ice-cream make the perfect summer combination.

Raspberry, Chocolate & Meringue Ice-Cream Cake Recipe
A deliciously simple Raspberry, Chocolate & Meringue Ice-Cream cake that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare… this is the perfect summer dessert!
5 from 1 vote
A deliciously simple Raspberry, Chocolate & Meringue Ice-Cream cake that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare... this is the perfect summer dessert!

White Chocolate Rocky Road

Give our basic white chocolate rocky road as a gift to friends, or keep it for a yummy late night treat! This is my favourite Christmas rocky road recipe.

White Chocolate Rocky Road Recipe
A deliciously simple 5 ingredient White Chocolate Rocky Road recipe made with marshmallows, turkish delight and pistachios.
5 from 2 votes
A deliciously simple 4 ingredient White Chocolate Rocky Road recipe made with marshmallows, turkish delight and pistachios.

Baileys Choc Ripple Cake

Add Baileys Irish Cream to our classic choc ripple cake for a delicious adults-only dessert. The perfect ending to Christmas day…..

Baileys Chocolate Ripple Cake Recipe
The ultimate Baileys Chocolate Ripple Cake decorated with fresh berries and chocolate… this quick and easy recipe is the perfect no-bake dessert!
5 from 1 vote
A slice of a chocolate log layered with cream, covered with cream, berries and a white chocolate shard

Chocolate Christmas House

Move over gingerbread houses… our chocolate Christmas house is FAR yummier – plus it’s great fun to put together with the kids.

Chocolate Christmas House Recipe
A super easy Chocolate Christmas House that makes an absolute showstopper of a table centrepiece! Use your favourite chocolates to decorate!
5 from 1 vote
A super easy Chocolate Christmas House that makes an absolute showstopper of a table centrepiece! Use your favourite chocolates to decorate!

Chocolate Mint Slice Balls

Arnott’s Mint Slice biscuits combined with cream cheese make a smooth and creamy Christmas dessert (or a yummy addition to a food hamper for friends, family or neighbours).

Christmas Mint Slice Balls Recipe
Super simple 5 ingredient Christmas Mint Slice Balls made with cream cheese and Mint Slice biscuits… the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert treat or homemade gift! 
5 from 5 votes
These super simple Christmas Mint Slice Balls are made with cream cheese and Mint Slice biscuits - the perfect no-bake Christmas treat!

Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls

This might just be the quickest and easiest Christmas dessert recipe you’ve ever made! Just a few minutes prep time and completely no-bake. A favourite with kids and adults alike.

Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls | Peppermint Crisp Version Recipe
The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations – one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!
5 from 4 votes
The easiest no-bake Chocolate Ripple Christmas Balls made in two yummy variations - one with chopped up Peppermint Crisp bars and one with Cherry Ripes. YUM!!

Chocolate, Caramel & Peanut Pavlova

Take your Christmas pavlova to the next level with my ‘Picnic’ chocolate bar inspired recipe made with wafers, chocolate, caramel and chopped chunks of Picnic chocolate bars.

Chocolate, Caramel & Peanut Pavlova Recipe
If you love Picnic chocolate bars… then say hello to the most delicious CHOCOLATE, CARAMEL & PEANUT PAVLOVA!!! A super easy 10 minute dessert that everyone will love!
5 from 1 vote
If you love Picnic chocolate bars… then say hello to the most delicious CHOCOLATE, CARAMEL & PEANUT PAVLOVA!!! A super easy 10 minute dessert that everyone will love!

Christmas Jelly Cake

If you love jelly slice, you’re going to LOVE our Christmas jelly cake recipe! This no-bake chilled dessert is perfect for a hot Christmas day.

Christmas Jelly Cake Recipe
A delicious, fun and colourful Christmas Jelly Cake that makes the perfect no-bake dessert for the festive holidays.
5 from 3 votes
A half-eaten piece of layered jelly cake.

Christmas Chocolate Ripple Cake Wreath 

Who doesn’t love a chocolate ripple cake? Turn your favourite dessert into a mega chocolate ripple wreath and decorate with yummy Christmas chocolates. 

Christmas Chocolate Ripple Cake Wreath Recipe
This Christmas Chocolate Ripple Cake Wreath is the perfect showstopper dessert! Topped with caramel sauce, Nutella, Malteser reindeers and silver baubles… it makes a great table centrepiece!?
5 from 1 vote
This Christmas Chocolate Ripple Cake Wreath is the perfect showstopper dessert! Topped with caramel sauce, Nutella, Malteser reindeers and silver baubles... it makes a great table centrepiec

Peppermint Chocolate Christmas Slice

A simple no-bake slice decorated with candy canes and Christmas M&Ms! This is a fantastic recipe for getting the kids in the kitchen.

Peppermint Chocolate Christmas Slice Recipe
The BEST No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Christmas Slice made with peppermint chocolate and decorated with candy canes and M&Ms!
5 from 3 votes
The BEST No-Bake Peppermint Chocolate Christmas Slice made with peppermint chocolate and decorated with candy canes and M&Ms!

Christmas Reindeer Brownies

Our reindeer brownies make the perfect kids Christmas dessert. This makes a super fun pre-Christmas activity with the kids – they just love decorating the reindeer faces.

Super Easy Christmas Reindeer Brownies Recipe
These cute-as-a-button Christmas Reindeer Brownies are sure to be a hit at class Christmas parties and end of year celebrations! 
5 from 1 vote
These cute-as-a-button and super easy Christmas Reindeer Brownies are sure to be a hit at your class Christmas party or end of year Christmas celebration!

Mint Chocolate Rocky Road Wreath

Our easy rocky road wreath has the perfect combination – chocolate and mint! Decorate with melted white and milk chocolate… plus your favourite mint chocolates.

Mint Rocky Road Christmas Wreath Recipe
This Mint Rocky Road Christmas Wreath is packed full of marshmallows, raspberries, peanuts, and mint chocolate for a show-stopping Christmas dessert.
5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Peppermint Ice-Cream Cake

If you love ice-cream cake, this triple layer Christmas peppermint version is exactly what you need. Make this recipe ahead of time and store in the freezer until Christmas day.

Christmas Peppermint Ice-Cream Cake Recipe
A delicious triple layer Christmas peppermint ice-cream cake! Chocolate, vanilla and mint flavoured ice-cream layers packed full of cookies, chocolates and more! 
5 from 2 votes
A delicious triple layer Christmas peppermint ice-cream cake! Chocolate, vanilla and mint flavoured ice-cream layers packed full of cookies, chocolates and more! 

S’mores Christmas Cheesecake

Forget about roasting s’mores over a fire! This cheesecake has all of the delicious s’more flavours of marshmallow, cookies and chocolate in a simple no-bake dessert.

No Bake S’mores Christmas Cheesecake Recipe
This S'mores Christmas Cheesecake is a delicious twist on a classic favourite. It's absolutely decadent with a crunchy biscuit base, white chocolate cheesecake filling, then topped with peppermint chocolate fudge sauce, toasted marshmallows and crushed candy canes. It's the perfect no-bake Christmas dessert!
5 from 1 vote
A slice of smore's Christmas cheesecake on a plate

Baileys Chocolate Brownie Trifle

Move over classic trifle and say hello to a boozy chocolate brownie version! It’s super simple to make and can be served as individual desserts or a whole trifle.

Baileys Chocolate Brownie Trifle Recipe
The most decadent layered Baileys Chocolate Brownie Trifle – filled with rich chocolate brownie, vanilla custard, whipped cream, Baileys Irish Cream, chocolate custard and salted caramel sauce… this one is for the true chocoholics!!
5 from 1 vote
A glass of decorated trifle on a black plate in front of more trifle filled glasses.

Chocolate, Honeycomb and Caramel Ice-Cream Cake

There’s no easier Christmas dessert than an ice-cream cake… and this honeycomb, chocolate and caramel version is AMAZING!

Honeycomb & Chocolate Ice Cream Cake Recipe
A delicious two layer honeycomb & chocolate ice-cream cake that is the perfect summer dessert. With chunks of gooey honeycomb and crunchy pieces of Oreo cookies… this simple ice cream cake is always a favourite.
5 from 2 votes
A two layered homemade chocolate and honeycomb ice cream cake.

Christmas Cupcakes

Our famous vanilla cupcakes are decorated in 2 Christmas designs… they’re also super fun for the kids to decorate!

Christmas Cupcakes Recipe
Simple and delicious vanilla Christmas Cupcakes topped with buttercream and decorated with lollies and chocolates… the perfect Christmas party food!
5 from 1 vote
Christmas Cupcakes decorated with M&Ms.

White Christmas

Give this classic Christmas slice as a gift or keep it for yourself! Dried fruits and nuts combined with melted white chocolate make this old-fashioned favourite a ‘must-make’ every Christmas.

White Christmas Slice Recipe
A classic White Christmas recipe made with just 6 ingredients – white chocolate, Rice Bubbles, dried cranberries, sultanas, coconut and almonds… all in less than 10 minutes! 
5 from 2 votes
A simple White Christmas Slice recipe made with white chocolate, rice bubbles, dried cranberries, sultanas, coconut and almonds. 

Chocolate, Cranberry & Roast Almond Bark

Our simple 3 ingredient bark makes a yummy gift for family and friends, or keep it at home for the perfect late night Christmas treat!

This 3 ingredient Cranberry, Chocolate & Almond Bark takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and makes the perfect gift for family or friends!
5 from 1 vote
A stack of chocolate bark topped with white chocolate and decorated with roasted almonds and cranberries

Clinkers Rocky Road Wreath

Our original rocky road wreath is always a hit and looks amazing as a table centrepiece! While the Clinkers are the star ingredient, the marshmallows M&Ms, peanuts and coconut give it that classic rocky road flavour.

Clinkers Rocky Road Wreath Recipe
This Clinkers Rocky Road Wreath is a showstopper of a Christmas dessert! Filled with marshmallow, peanuts, coconut and chocolates and then decorated in a classic Christmas theme.
5 from 3 votes
A chocolate rocky road for Christmas.

Christmas Homemade Food Gifts

Looking for the perfect homemade Christmas food gift for family, friends, neighbours and teachers, then check out our collection of foodie gifts!

A collage of homemade recipes for Christmas gifts.

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3 Comments
  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid says:

    I think you’ve got dessert covered! I think that Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream Cake has my name on it!

  2. merilyn says:

    thankyou lucy!
    i’m always in charge of deserts!!! just because!
    i’m sure to find some inspiration here!
    love m:)X

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hehehe desserts are the best thing to be in charge of!!

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