Dreaming of a white Christmas? These luscious white cakes, cookies, and custards will make your days merry and bright.
It’s the most wonderful time of year, and holiday hosting season is in full force! Whether you’re hosting the annual office Christmas party, or your huge family Christmas dinner in your home this year, you’re guaranteed to need delicious Christmas dessert ideas the whole family will love. We have gathered our favorite Christmas dessert recipes–especially white cakes–to help you host the most delicious holiday gatherings!
Our Christmas dessert recipes and white cakes are staples that will surely bring Christmas cheer to any holiday gathering. If you’re simply attending a holiday party, and not hosting this year, our Christmas dessert ideas are easy enough to bake at home, and transport to the party. Simply select your best cake plate or tupper wear, and you’re good to go! You’re sure to win hearts and bellies with these decadent desserts!
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Red Velvet-White Chocolate Cheesecake
Minted White Chocolate Balls
Recipe: Minted White Chocolate Balls
These festive nibbles are the perfect giftable treat.
Tiramisù Layer Cake
Layered Peppermint Cheesecake
Recipe: Snowflake Shortbread
Test Kitchen Tip: When you make Snowflake Shortbread or other sugar cookie cutouts, omit the leavening or choose recipes without it so the cookies keep their shape during baking.
Coconut Cream Tarts
Recipe: Coconut Cream Tarts
Top these creamy, two-bite tarts with sweetened whipped cream and a snowy drift of flaked coconut.
Basic White Cupcakes
White Chocolate Panna Cotta With Dark Chocolate Sauce
Served in stemmed glasses, these silky smooth Italian custards make an elegant ending to any meal.
White Chocolate-Almond Cake
Recipe: White Chocolate-Almond Cake
A decadent trio of dark chocolate cake layers is the delicious surprise inside this festive package. There's no need to worry about picture-perfect swirls of frosting—just spread it on. Then decorate like a pro simply by pressing finely chopped white chocolate and almonds into the top and sides of the cake. Tie on a ribbon, and you have a stunning dessert that tastes every bit as good as it looks.
Spice Cake with Citrus Filling
Recipe: Spice Cake with Citrus Filling
It’s anyone’s guess as to how Japanese fruitcake became such a huge holiday hit in the fifties, or why it was called that in the first place. We decide to cash in on its retro charm with a fresh, delicious version of the traditional by Test Kitchen pro Pam Lolley.
Mrs. Floyd's Divinity
Recipe: Mrs. Floyd's Divinity
What better way to show your appreciation of friends and family than by giving packages of these delicious holiday confections.
Recipe: Lemon-Coconut Cake
With its creamy white frosting and luscious citrus filling, Lemon-Coconut Cake is three layers of heaven.
Recipe: Pecan Crescents
These nutty cookies are much like traditional wedding cookies. Let your kids help roll the dough into logs and bend them into shape.
Recipe: Sugar-and-Spice Cake
Readers have told us over and over that they like the convenience of cake mixes, but when we doctored a mix for the revered cover cake, we received a barrage of phone calls and emails. How dare we take a shortcut? What was the world coming to when the Southern Living Christmas cake was made from a mix? Lesson learned.