Unusual Christmas cake recipes guaranteed to win you the work bake off


As we welcome the festive season and the inevitability of all the delicious food we’ll be consuming, it’s common to take sweet treats into work for everyone to pick at. Mince pies, figgy pudding and of course, the classic Christmas cake. But having the same recipe every year can become tiresome. It’s nice to mix things up and get fresh flavours. If you’re involved in a work bake-off or simply want to wow your guests on the big day, we’ve put together our favourite unusual Christmas cake recipes.

Maltesers Christmas pudding

Our first recipe is a fantastic Maltesers Christmas pudding by Good to Know. Starting with a light chocolate sponge and decorated with Maltesers and white chocolate, this is a family favourite and looks great in the centre of the table. Ideal for younger ones who aren’t too keen on a fruit cake, add glitter for that extra Christmas sparkle. https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/maltesers-christmas-pudding

Caramel Gingerbread Cake

If you fancy a challenge and are good with more delicate decorating, this Caramel Gingerbread Cake from Live for Cake is the one for you. With three layers of gingerbread paired with caramel buttercream, this sweet delight will have everyone coming back for a second slice. If done right, this cake also looks very impressive, so placed in the middle of a bake-off table, is sure to catch the judge’s eye. https://livforcake.com/caramel-gingerbread-cake/

Coconut Snowball cake

A beautiful white coconut cake is next on the list of best recipes. This Coconut Snowball cake from Olive Magazine is perfect for the festive season and really looks the part. The indulgent sweet treat is velvety and isn’t too difficult to whip up, making it ideal for a Christmas lunch. https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/entertain/white-velvet-snowball-cake/

Grinch cake

The Grinch is a timeless Christmas film that we all love to cosy up in front of. Why not bring this festive favourite to life with The Itsy Bitsy Kitchens grinch cake recipe. This bright green cake is sure to wow the kids and isn’t too tricky to make. Topped with red hearts and green buttercream, this cake is eye-catching and unique, sure to encourage everyone to try a slice. https://itsybitsykitchen.com/grinch-cake/

Red Velvet cake

Red Velvet began rising in popularity in recent years and we can see why. This light red sponge is a favourite which can be enjoyed all year round. To make it festive, why not try this Red Velvet Roulade, filled and topped with cream cheese frosting and white chocolate curls with a sprinkle of glitter for that extra festive touch. Check out this Woman and Home recipe here https://www.womanandhome.com/recipes/red-velvet-roulade/

Cake pops

For a traditional Christmas cake with a modern twist, try these delicious cake pops from Searching for Spice. Easy to eat and filled with marzipan, these are the perfect cake for parties where guests can nibble without needing a plate. This recipe misses out the icing for a lighter twist on this classic. If you want to add this you can, or go for something different and cover these pops in chocolate. Definitely one to try this year, have a go at these Christmas cake pops and treat your guests or colleagues to something a bit different https://searchingforspice.com/christmas-cake-pops/


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