THE BEST CHRISTMAS DESSERTS MERGE TRADITION AND NOVELTY
Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about one of the most delicious parts of the holiday: Christmas desserts! The best Christmas desserts are ones that harken back to Christmas traditions past while remaining fun and exciting, and these desserts – from fun Christmas cookies to adorable Christmas cakes – are sure to bring a smile to your loved ones’ faces and joy to their belly.
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What Desserts Do You Eat on Christmas Day?
The desserts you eat on Christmas Day are festive and fun and spark joy. Dense fruitcakes, aromatic spiced cakes, and frosted Christmas cookies are classic Christmas desserts served during the holiday.
Fancy puddings, eggnog-flavored desserts, and pies are traditional Christmas desserts as are Christmas sweet breads and cakes like:
- Kringle: a round Dutch pastry filled with fruit or nuts.
- Panettone: an iconic Italian sweet bread from Milan, Italy that is studded with rum-soaked raisins and citron.
- Stollen: traditional German Christmas bread with nuts and fruits
- Yule logs: Bûche de Noël is a chocolate, Swiss roll-style sponge cake that resembles a tree log.
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You could also eat sugar plums like the famous ‘night before Christmas’ holiday poem A Visit from St. Nicholas references, but really anything on your holiday wish list makes the perfect Christmas Day dessert.
The Best Christmas Desserts to Try
Cute Christmas desserts to try are shipping nationwide on Goldbelly — just in time for the holidays.
Over the Rainbow’s Christmas Cake
Bring a rainbow of Christmas joy to your Holiday spread with this Christmas Chocolate Cake, with each layer separated by rainbow-colored vanilla buttercream frosting. A coating of rainbow sprinkles completes the look.
Junior’s Christmas Cheesecake
Brooklyn’s Junior’s makes some of the finest cheesecakes on earth, and this luscious Strawberry Christmas Cheesecake is perfect for Christmas. It’s swirled with real strawberry puree, baked on a graham crust, adorned with a buttercream border and topped with red and green chocolate curls.
Duff Goldman’s Gingerbread Cake
From the Ace of Cakes himself, this Gingerbread Cake is filled with sweet and creamy vanilla cream cheese icing and decorated with chocolate buttercream frosting with a piped white buttercream edge, red buttercream dots, and a brown fondant gingerbread man on top!
Jacques Torres’ Candy Cane Christmas Cookies
Jacques Torres is renowned for his insanely delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies with Crushed Candy Cane (which are huge and might just be the best on earth), and these have a special Christmas twist. They’re made with chunks of 60% Belgian dark chocolate as well as crumbled candy canes for a minty crunch.
Geoffrey Zakarian’s Sticky Toffee Pudding
From the acclaimed chef and dapper co-host of Food Network’s “The Kitchen,” Geoffrey Zakarian’s Sticky Toffee Pudding is a legendary sweet & gooey British dessert that will absolutely knock your socks off. It’s ready to be heated in your oven and doused with warm caramel sauce!
O&H Danish Bakery’s Christmas Kringle
Kringles are traditional Danish desserts, and Wisconsin’s official state pastry. It’s also a beloved Christmas specialty, and Wisconsin’s legendary O&H Danish Bakery’s Santa’s Secret Christmas Kringle pulls out all the stops. This buttery layered pastry is filled with red velvet cake and silky vanilla pudding, and it’s finished with frosting and garnished with Christmas sprinkles.
The Goddess & Grocer’s Christmas Cookie Decorating Kit
Chicago’s The Goddess & Grocer is turning out picture-perfect Christmas Cookie Decorating Kit in a variety of popular Christmas cookie shapes including Christmas trees and snowmen, and this pack includes vanilla icing in a variety of colors along with various types of sprinkles and ornamentation.
L’Artusi’s Signature Olive Oil Cake
L’Artusi is one of New York’s most popular Italian restaurants, and their Signature Olive Oil Cake will bring a touch of upscale elegance to your Christmas dessert table. It’s made with high-quality extra virgin olive oil and a touch of Madeira wine, and is served with creme fraiche and raisin marmellata.
Zola Bakes’ Christmas Rainbow Cookies
These classic Italian-style rainbow cookies start with moist, cakey, colorful almond-flavored cookies. Some are layered with traditional raspberry jam and others with chocolate hazelnut spread, and they’re topped with dark & white chocolate as well as traditional Christmas-themed decorations.
Sweetie Pies Bakery’s Christmas Bûche de Noël Yule Log Cake
The Bûche de Noël is a classic Christmas dessert of a rolled, cream-filled chocolate cake made to look like the traditional Yule Log. Sweetie Pies Bakery’s Christmas Bûche de Noël Yule Log Cake really does it up: It’s a hand-crafted flourless chocolate cake rolled around a rich layer of bittersweet truffle filling and lightly sweetened whipped cream. It’s finished with rich fudge frosting and decorated with fondant poinsettias, mushrooms, and leaves, sugar holly berries, chocolate shavings, and edible gold dust.
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