Inspiring Christmas Dessert Recipes
Christmas is just round the corner, and what better way to celebrate the end of a long year than with a special Christmas bake? Whether youre a new baker or have years of experience under your apron, weve got 12 special ideas for you to try this Christmas.
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1. Sea Salt Miso Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe takes chocolate chip cookies to the next level by adding in a special combination of miso and dark chocolate, which works surprisingly well! The saltiness of the miso and the sea salt only serve to highlight the rich decadence of the cookies, which are gorgeously gooey on the inside. If youre hoping to have warm cookies on Christmas, you wont regret trying this recipe!
Preparation Time: 1 hour. Serves 28 cookies.
2. Strawberry Soufflé Pancakes
If youre a fan of pancakes, then these Strawberry Soufflé Pancakes will be right up your alley! The fluffy pancakes have a melt-in-your-mouth texture, which is a delight when paired with the sweetness of the strawberries it feels like youre eating strawberry clouds.
Feeling a little impatient? Make multiple pancakes in the same pan at once; just make sure you have enough space to add water for steaming and for flipping the pancakes over. For first-timers, do be prepared to invest a little more time into preparing the meringue and some effort to achieve the pancakes signature fluffiness but persevere on and youll be rewarded with a lovely cottony treat!
Preparation Time: 30 min. Serves 2.
3. Homemade Nutella
Did you know you can make your own Nutella at home, in just 5 minutes? Its actually super simple and all you need is a blender to blend all the ingredients together. The result is as youd expect a chocolatey, nutty paste that you can eat on its own, or spread over bread, crackers. Or anything, really.
Another amazing thing about this recipe is that you can totally customise it according to your preferences. Love hazelnuts? Just chuck a handful more in. Not a fan of sweet things? Reduce the amount of sugar used. Whatever the case, youll end up with a Nutella that will uniquely thrill your taste buds!
Preparation Time: 5 min. Serves 1 or 10, depending on how much self control you have.
4. Lemon Drizzle Loaf
Topped with candied lemon and a sugar glaze, this Lemon Drizzle Loaf looks as good as it tastes. In terms of mouthfeel, its similar to a pound cake but with a refreshing citrus twist that is pure delight to eat. With quite a number of steps, note that this recipe is one for experienced bakers or beginners who want a little challenge this Christmas. That said, itll be well worth it!
Preparation Time: 1 hour. Serves 4.
5. Soymilk Honey Fruit Cake
This unique recipe will be a welcome addition to any Christmas gathering! Not only is this cake bursting with flavours from the soymilk, fruit and honey, but it also looks incredibly pleasing to the eye (and to the camera!). The honey and brown sugar batter is a welcome shift from the usual white sugar mix that most cakes have, making this cake all the more special.
The steps to make this cake are also very simple you can easily bake it in under 2 hours. The secret is to first cook dried fruit in soymilk first to let it absorb the flavour, and to complement this by topping off with freshly cut fruit for a delicious dessert.
Preparation Time: 1 hour 30 mins. Serves 8.
6. KitKat Milk Chocolate Brownies
Love chocolate? Youll love this easy brownie recipe that you can make in under an hour. Follow the steps closely to get a fluffy brownie with a dense texture, filled with lots of chocolatey goodness. The best part is that you can easily swap out the normal chocolate KitKat for any of your favourite flavours (like strawberry, matcha, white chocolate ) for your own customised brownie flavours! Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and fresh berries for the best experience.
Preparation Time: 45 minutes. Serves 8.
7. No-bake Chocolate Cheesecake
No oven, no worry. With only 8 steps, this no-bake recipe is perfect for beginners who want to impress! This recipe features a chocolate biscuit base with a cream cheese middle, set in place by mixing in gelatin and giving it plenty of time in the fridge. Its truly a refreshing dessert to finish up a rich Christmas feast, or simply to enjoy on a hot day.
Preparation Time: 5 hours. Serves 4-5.
8. Portuguese Egg Tarts
No shame in using pre-made tart shells! This recipe is great for a last-minute gathering. With less than 10 minutes of actual work, youll be able to spend time with loved ones while serving up delicious munchies in no time.
Pro-tip: Make sure you strain your mixture to get a creamier texture to the filling. Bake till the tart shells turn crispy, golden brown and those iconic charred bubbles start to form.
Preparation Time: 5 hours. Serves 4-5.
9. Pandan Gula Melaka Yogurt Cheesecake
Log cakes are so typical for Christmas why not try something out of the box like this Pandan Gula Melaka Yogurt Cheesecake? Another no-bake special, this recipe combines the simplicity of a no-bake cake with the complex and fragrant flavours of pandan gula melaka. Add that to the slight tang from the yogurt and cream cheese, and you have a cake thats simple to make and sure to impress.
Preparation Time: 1 hour. Serves 4-5.
10. Almond Suji Cake
We love this Almond Suji Cake recipe because its absolutely delicious with a rich, spongy texture which pairs so well with the light crunch of almond bits. This recipe leverages on using a combination of cake flour and granulated wheat flour suji, which is also known as semolina, to create a unique and light texture. Best served with butter icing and toppings of your choice, though we recommend fresh fruits to go with the almond flavour.
Preparation Time: 1 hour. Serves 6-8.
11. Pull-Apart Kaya Buns
This looks like a portion of breakfast food, but honestly, were happy to have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These kaya buns are great for anyone wanting to impress. Swap out kaya jam for nutella, biscoff, matcha or cinnamon spread for the ultimate festive vibes.
A special tip is to have them warm, fresh out of the oven or heated up in the microwave youll thank us for it later.
Preparation Time: 3 hours 30 mins. Serves 12.
12. Durian Cheese Tarts
This Hokkaido-style dessert may be very out-of-the-box, but its sure to grab the attention of your dinner guests, especially if they are durian lovers. Our recipe balances the flavours of the durian and cream cheese perfectly so that the tart is not overpowering. It tastes like a guilty pleasure, but not to worry you can use reduced sugar as in this recipe.
Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 mins. Serves 10.
What to bake for Christmas 2022
As the festive season rolls around, save this page for inspiration for some amazing and unique desserts for your dinner table. Regardless of how much of an expert baker you are, theres something great for everyone to try (and enjoy eating) this season.
Wed love to see your Christmas bakes, so do share them on the Meatmen FB Cooking Community. From KitKat Brownies to Coffee Crepe Cakes, dont forget to share these delicious recipes with your friends too!
Some other recipes you might like:
- Stay tuned to more Christmas recipes here
- Christmas Cookie Bites
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart
- Kuih Talam Recipe
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