10 Indulgent Christmas Dessert Recipes

Christmas isn’t complete without a decadent dessert to indulge in. After enjoying second and third helpings of Christmas dinner, we all look forward to a tasty treat for the big finale. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, everyone deserves a delicious dessert (we think so, anyway).

We’ve put together 10 of the best Christmas dessert recipes so you can serve up a seasonal sensation for your guests this year. From classic Christmas puddings to gingerbread goodies, there’s a recipe to wow even the fussiest eaters.


Lily Vanilli’s Baileys Original Irish Cream Christmas Cookies
Source: Baileys

Baileys Irish Cream Christmas Cookies

Tired of the same desserts year after year? Lily Vanilli’s Baileys Original Irish Cream Christmas Cookies put a boozy twist on a popular treat. Bursting with festive flavours, including cinnamon and nutmeg, brushed with Baileys Original Irish Cream and finished with edible glitter, this dish oozes festive flavour.

Mary Berry’s Yule Log

Mary Berry's Yule Log
Source: BBC Good Food

Chocoholics in the family will love this drool-worthy Yule log. Mary Berry’s delectable dessert is the perfect post-dinner delight and is sure to be a hit with kids in the family too.

Peppermint Cheesecake Bars by Lil’ Luna

Peppermint Cheesecake Bars by Lil' Luna
Source: Lil' Luna

Not everyone can stomach excessive amounts of chocolate, which is why this is one of our favourite dessert ideas for Christmas. These peppermint cheesecake bars are ideal if people won’t have room for a full-blown dessert and they only require a few ingredients too.  

White Chocolate Coconut Cake by The Little Blog of Vegan

White Chocolate Coconut Cake
Source: The Little Blog of Vegan

This vegan white chocolate coconut cake is dreamy to say the least. The soft, fluffy cake and melt-in-your-mouth coconut buttercream will definitely impress your guests. If you’re looking for a Christmas crowd pleaser, this is it.

Devil’s Food Cake by Nigella

Devil's Food Cake
Source: Nigella

Desserts don’t get more decadent than this. Nigella’s sinfully scrumptious chocolate cake is the ultimate Christmas showstopper. It’s sure to have everyone snoozing on the sofa in a food coma afterwards!

Red Velvet Roulade by Woman and Home

Red Velvet Roulade by Woman and Home
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This red velvet roulade is a worthy centrepiece for many reasons. The heavenly filling, mouth-watering cream cheese frosting and edible glitter make this a Christmas dessert recipe to remember.

Gluten Free Pristine Black Forest Parfait by Sainsbury’s

Gluten Free Pristine Black Forest Parfait
Source: Sainsbury's

Being gluten free doesn’t mean you have to miss out on festive fun and this black forest parfait proves exactly that. Packed with fruity and nutty goodness, this is a great recipe for everyone in the family.

Mulled Wine Chocolate Cake with Orange Mascarpone Cream by Domestic Gothess

Mulled Wine Chocolate Cake with Orange Mascarpone Cream
Source: Domestic Gothess

Want to create a big finale that will be talked about for Christmases to come? This recipe by Domestic Gothess is sure to do the trick. It’s no ordinary chocolate cake. With mulled wine, sugared cranberries and orange mascarpone cream, it’s a richly flavoured delight. This is tricky to make, but it’s well worth the effort.

Jamie Oliver’s Chocolate and Caramel Tart with Hazelnuts

Chocolate and Caramel Tart with Hazelnuts
Source: Jamie Oliver

This chocolate and caramel tart by Jamie Oliver is one of our favourite Christmas dessert recipes. Why? Because it combines two of the best flavours: chocolate and hazelnut. If you’re an experienced baker who wants to impress a hungry crowd, we recommend giving this a go.

Gingerbread Cheesecake by Tesco

Gingerbread Cheesecake
Source: Tesco

Gingerbread is another classic Christmas flavour and works perfectly in an indulgent cheesecake. Rich, creamy and drizzled with caramel topping, this gingerbread cheesecake is enough to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. 

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