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12 of the best Christmas dessert ideas for Christmas 2023!

12 of the best Christmas dessert ideas for Christmas 2023!

Dec 21, 2023

The holidays are here, and with it comes the excuse to bake up all manner of decadent treats to spoil your family and friends with (or eat all by yourself - we won’t tell!).

Of course, a sweet treat can only be improved with our favourite ingredient: gin!

So here’s our round-up of the top Christmas desserts and bakes to indulge in and get you in the festive spirit for Christmas 2023.

In this drool-worthy list of Christmas dessert ideas, there are some of the most popular Christmas desserts in the UK.

The list includes chocolate bakes and Christmas desserts without chocolate, desserts that are great with custard, cream, and ice cream and just as delicious on their own, and more than a few freezable treats too, not to mention plenty of egg-less Christmas dessert ideas.

There really is something for everyone, whether you want to get your Christmas dessert made ahead of time or need a huge showstopping bake to impress your guests on Christmas Day.

This list has it all. So without further ado, let’s take a look…

12 of the best Christmas dessert recipes for Christmas 2023:

Sloe Gin Christmas Cake

We’ve taken the classic Christmas cake and infused it with one of our favourite tipples, sloe gin, for a mouthwatering new take on the most important bake of the year.

Find the Sloe Gin Christmas Cake recipe here!

Christmas cake dessert recipe

Copperfield’s Gin & Orange Christmas Pudding

With notes of winter spice and a candied orange hiding inside, this gin-spiked take on the classic Christmas pudding recipe makes for a fabulous treat that’s sure to wow your guests.

Get this Christmas pudding recipe here!

Christmas pudding dessert recipe

Sloe Gin Mince Pies

These homemade mince pies are sure to get your guests very excited this Christmas! The fruity mincemeat filling is infused with sloe gin for a rich, boozy twist that we adore. We love enjoying this bake with brandy cream or custard…

This mince pie recipe can be found here!

Mince Pie Christmas bakes

Boozy Chocolate & Gingerbread Cream Profiteroles

Crispy and soft choux buns dipped in melted chocolate filled with boozy gingerbread-flavoured cream? Yes, please! These are a sure way to get on Santa’s good list…

Learn how to make these Christmas profiteroles here!

Chocolate and gingerbread Christmas profiterole dessert suggestion

Boozy Black Forest Gateau

This gin-spiked mix of chocolate sponge cake, mascarpone filling, cherries and chocolate ganache is the ultimate Christmas crowd-pleaser.

Discover our Black Forest Gateau recipe at this link!

Black Forest Gateau Christmas dessert

Christmas Gin-ger & Caramel Cake

This ginger and caramel-flavoured cake is the perfect indulgence for the festive season. Sprinkled in gin syrup, filled with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting and finished with caramel sauce, we cannot get enough of this Christmassy ginger sponge cake.

Check out the Christmas Gin-ger & Caramel Cake recipe here!

Caramel & Gin-ger Christmas Cake recipe

Boozy Black Forest Yule Log

An impressive chocolate and cherry sponge roll, filled with lashings of boozy cream and slathered in chocolate ganache? Don’t mind if we do!

Try this Yule Log recipe here!

Christmas Chocolate Log dessert recipe

Gin & Spice Clementine Cake

Lemon and juniper syrup combined with cardamom Swiss buttercream make this gin-and-spice clementine cake so delectably rich and moreish. One portion will never be enough…

Find this Gin & Spice Clementine Cake recipe right here!

Spiced Christmas Cake baking idea

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Gin-spiked Salted Toffee Icing

A lighter take on your grandma’s dense sticky gingerbread loaf, with a perfect halo of rich toffee icing that makes them simply irresistible. These Christmas cupcakes are utterly divine!

Get our Gingerbread Cupcake recipe here!

GIngerbread Cupcakes Christmas dessert

Chocolate Orange Gin & Tonic Cheesecake

As Christmas cheesecake goes, this one takes some beating! The biscuity base is so chocolatey, while the creamy cheesecake filling is topped with a boozy orange jelly. Yum! What’s more, this Christmas dessert is made without egg.

Get the recipe at this link

Chocolate and orange Christmas dessert idea

Gin-spiked Dark Chocolate & Blackberry Tart

Here we have the dream dessert for any Christmas chocoholic! Made with dark chocolate, berries and a hint of vanilla, it’s the perfect way to impress any chocolate fan.

Find this Christmas chocolate tart recipe at this link!

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Chocolate & Gin-Soaked Cranberry Cake

Speaking of chocolate and berries, this ginny chocolate and cranberry cake makes for a fabulous Christmas baking idea too. It’s soft and moist and SO tasty.

Take a look at this Christmassy cranberry cake recipe!

Chocolate and cranberry tart Christmas dessert idea

Christmas desserts that you can freeze:

Of the easiest Christmas desserts and bakes that you can freeze is the humble mince pie.

For the best results, we recommend shaping and filling your mince pies to the point in the recipe that you would usually put them in the oven to bake but put them in the freezer instead.

That way, all you have to do is pull out the frozen uncooked pies and bake them whenever you have guests inbound.

Frozen mince pies

Christmas pudding also freezes really well and so does Christmas cake.

If you are going to freeze your Christmas cake then we recommend freezing without the marzipan or icing. When you want to use your frozen Christmas cake, simply leave it to defrost overnight.

Only cover a defrosted Christmas cake with marzipan and icing once the cake has come to room temperature. Otherwise, you may get condensation on the cake.

Now find the perfect Christmas cocktail!