Christmas Dishes 2017

Best Christmas Cake Recipe Ideas 2017

Christmas cake recipe 2017

Christmas is a day of celebrations with the family and friends having fun with watching movies, eating and playing Games. The main part of the day is dedicated to preparing the favorite dishes and eating them along with family and friends. Among those Christmas dishes or foods, Christmas cakes are also having special importance which you should not miss on Christmas 2017. So, if you are searching out for some awesome Christmas Cake Recipes or ideas to prepare them at this year Christmas day, you can check out the most delicious Christmas Cake idea that are given below.

Top Christmas Cake Recipe Ideas

This year, add the below listed delicious Christmas cakes to your Christmas dessert recipes out of the pie crust as cakes are a awesome way for decorating the dessert table and feed the people out there. So, are you ready to know about Christmas Cakes? Then, here you go.

1. Pumpkin Cake

The Pumpkin cake is the perfect cake to serve the crowd on Christmas Day. The moist spice cake can be topped with your favorite cheese frosting and served. Among the Christmas Cakes, Pumpkin Cake tops the list for its taste and look.

Total Duration: 1hour

Servings: 14 Servings

Ingredients Required: 

  1. Two cups of white sugar
  2. One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  3. One 1/4 cups of vegetable oil
  4. Two cups of canned pumpkin
  5. Two cups of all-purpose flour
  6. Four eggs
  7. Two teaspoons of baking soda
  8. 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  9. Two teaspoons ground cinnamon
  10. Three teaspoons of baking powder
  11. One cup of chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions to Prepare:

Step 1: Preheat the oven till 350 degree F (175 degrees C).

Step 2: Next Grease as well as flour the baking pan having the size of 12×18 inch.

Step 3: Now shift all the other ingredients such as flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt as well as cinnamon and set them all at aside.

Step 4: Next, you need to take a large bowl and add sugar and oil to the bowl and mix them.

Step 5: Later, blend the pumpkin as well as vanilla and beat in the eggs.

Step 6: Slowly, beat the mixture of the flour.

Step 7: Now, stir in the nuts and then pour all the batter in the pan that you have chosen.

Step 8: Finally, bake the cake in the preheated oven of 30 minutes or till the spoon or took pick inserted into the cake for testing comes out cleanly.

Step 9: Allow the cake to cool for some time. That’s it, your awesome pumpkin Christmas cake is now ready to eat and share with friends.

2. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This Christmas cake is all about the presentation. When you put this cake in oven it just looks like a normal basic cake, but when it comes out, it turns in to a beautiful dessert. Not only for its look, the Pineapple cake is good in taste too.

Total Duration: 1hour 15 Minutes

 6 Servings

Ingredients Required:

  1. Three tablespoons of butter
  2. Nine slices of canned pineapple in juice, drained
  3. Half cup of light brown sugar that is packed
  4. Five maraschino cherries
  5. Two teaspoons baking powder
  6. One 1/2 cups of sifted all-purpose flour
  7. 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  8. 2/3 cup of granulated sugar
  9. 1/3 cup of solid vegetable shortening
  10. 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  11. One large egg and
  12. 2/3 cup of milk

Directions to Prepare: 

Step 1: Preheat the oven up to 350 degrees F i.e., to 175 degrees C).

Step 2: Keep the butter in 8-by-8-by-2 inch square baking pan and then put it on the low heat to melt.

Step 3: After it is melted, you need to sprinkle the brown sugar over the butter.

Step 4: On the top of the sugar, arrange the single layer of pineapple rings, making them in to three rows.

Step 5: Next, you need to cut the maraschino cherries in to half and put one half of them cut side up in the pineapple’s ring center and then keep the baking pan aside.

Step 6:
 Later, you need to shift the baking powder, flour and salt and set them aside.

Step 7: With the help of the electric mixer, mix granulated sugar, vanilla and egg.

Step 8: Beginning and ending with the flour, you need to blend the mixture of the flour with the milk alternatively.

Step 9: After adding each one, stir the mixture till it is enough i.e., till all of them combines.

Step 10: Now, pour all the batter in to the pineapple lined baking pan and allow it to bake for 40 minutes.

Step 11: Finally, test for the doneness using a tooth pick or spoon and if it is ready, invert the cake on a serving plate and allow the pan to stay on the cake for few seconds to make the syrup for soaking in to the cake. Later, serve it.

3. Cheese Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet Potato Cheese Cake is one of the good pick among the Christmas cakes listed here. Adding to the Cheesiness, sweet potatoes are delicious. The smooth texture and the rich buttery flavor are perfect for the moment. You can spread this cake all the time during celebrations like Christmas Day.

Total Duration: 3hour 40 Minutes

Servings: 12 Servings

Ingredients Required:

  1. One 1/4 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  2. 1/4 cup of melted butter
  3. 1/4 cup of white sugar
  4. 3 (8 ounce) packages of softened cream cheese
  5. Two pounds of sweet potatoes
  6. 7/8 cup of white sugar
  7. 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
  8. 1/3 cup of sour cream
  9. 3 eggs which are at room temperature
  10. 1/4 cup of butter
  11. 3/4 cup of brown sugar packed
  12. One cup of chopped pecans
  13. 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream

Directions to Prepare:
Step 1: At first, you need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F i.e., to 175 degrees C.

Step 2: Mix all the graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup melted butter and 1/4 cup sugar. Pour the complete mixture into the 9 1/2-inch pan that is in spring form and then bake the mixture for 10 minutes. Later remove it from the oven and set aside. Put the oven on.

Step 3: Now, put the potatoes in to a baking dish and bake them till the knife that will be kept in center comes off easily i.e., for about 1 hour. Cool the sweet potatoes until they are enough to catch and peel as well as puree them.

Step 4: Next comes to bating the cream cheese, 3/4 cup of brown sugar and two tablespoons of white sugar until they become smooth. After that, you need to mix in 1/4 cup of cream, sour cream, and one 1/2 cups sweet potato puree. Beat the eggs in to it one after the other and blend them well after each one. Finally, fill the crust with the filling.

Step 5: Bake the cake in the oven for about 1 hour i.e., till the testing with tooth pick or spoon is success (but center would still be jiggly slightly).

Step 6: Put off the oven and allow the cake to stay in over for 1 hour having door partly open.

Step 7: Final thing is to combine the brown sugar as well as 1/4 cup of butter or margarine in to a small saucepan that is heavy. Stir the mixture over the low heat i.e., till the sugar in it dissolves. Raise the heat and bring it to the boil. Then, you need to mix 1/4 cup of cream and then nuts. Pour this hot topping on the cheesecake that is ready in oven. That’s it.

4. Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes

Many people love easting chocolates and the recipes made with chocolates. So, for all those chocolate lovers, these Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes will be a delight which means their dream comes true. This is a simple Christmas cakes recipe that you can do it with just few ingredients available in the market. Definitely this is one among the cake recipes that you should not mix out on the Christmas Day.

Total Duration: 1hour 20 Minutes

Servings: 9 Servings

Ingredients Required: 

  1. Cocoa powder
  2. One cup sugar
  3. Five eggs
  4. One cup of softened unsalted butter and cut up (no substitutes)
  5. Six ounces of good-quality melted bittersweet chocolate
  6. 1/3 cup of Kahlua or coffee liqueur
  7. One teaspoon of vanilla
  8. Three ounces of good-quality chopped bittersweet chocolate
  9. 1/3 cup of whipping cream
  10. Fresh raspberries, for garnish
  11. Unsweetened whipped cream (optional)

Directions to Prepare: 

Step 1: Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. If you wanted to unmold the cakes, you need to grease the 9 6-ounce custard cups and then line the cups bottoms with waxed paper and grease the waxed paper. Inside of the cups, you need to dust using the cocoa powder.

Step 2:. Beat the eggs as well as sugar in a large bowl using a electric mixer on medium to high speed for about 5 to 7 minutes or till the mixture becomes thick. Later decrease the speed to medium; liqueur and butter needs to be beat until they are blended which would look curdled and that is okay. Next, you need to beat in 6 ounces of the melted chocolate as well as the vanilla well till they get combined. After that, you need to pour 1/2 cup of the batter into each of the cup and bake all the cups for about 20 to 25 minutes i.e., until they are set.

Step 3: Cool the cup cakes on a wire rack for about 30 minutes.

Step 4: In the meantime, for ganache, in a small saucepan put 1/3 cup of the whipping cream just up to the boiling and remove them from heat. Next, you need to add 3 ounces of chopped chocolate and don’t stir. Let it stand for about 5 minutes. Now, you can stir i.e., till it becomes smooth. Cool it for about 10 minutes.

Step 5: Finally, serve those cakes warm in the lightly unmold or custard cups, keeping them upright. Top them up with unsweetened whipped cream, chocolate ganache and raspberries if preferred.

5. Cranberry and Apple Cake

This is one of the easy cakes among the Christmas Cakes that we have presented here. It just requires few minutes to prepare and serve. Tart fruit and sweet along with batter makes it a perfect combination to prepare this awesome cake. So, have a look at its preparation and serve it on this Christmas Day to your friends and relatives.

Total Duration: 1hour 12 Minutes

Servings: 6 to 8 Servings

Ingredients Required:

  1. Twelve ounces of fresh cranberries that are picked over for stems and rinsed
  2. 1/2 cup of lightly packed brown sugar
  3. One Granny of Smith apple that is peeled, cored, as well as diced
  4. One tablespoon of grated orange zest (which comes with two oranges)
  5. One 1/8 teaspoons of divided ground cinnamon
  6. 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
  7. Two extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  8. 1/4 pound (1 stick) of unsalted butter that is melted and cooled slightly
  9. One cup plus one tablespoon of granulated sugar
  10. One teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  11. One cup of all-purpose flour
  12. 1/4 cup of sour cream
  13. 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt

Directions to Prepare:

Step 1: Start with preheating the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2: Next, mix all the ingredients cranberries, brown sugar, apple, orange zest, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and orange juice in a medium sized bowl and set the bowl aside.

Step 3: In another bowl, using the electric mixer having the pedal attachment beat the eggs for about 2 minutes from medium to high speed. Having the mixer on the medium speed, you need to add one cup of granulated sugar, vanilla, the butter and sour cream and beat all of them until they are combined. Also add salt and flour slowly on low speed.

Step 4: Take the 10 inch pie plate and pour the mixture evenly on it and also pour the batter over the fruit completely covering it. Remaining one table spoon of granulated sugar and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon needs to be combined next and sprinkled on batter.

Step 5: Finally, bake the cake in the oven for 55 to 60 minutes i.e., till the cake is successfully tested with a toothpick and the fruit in it bubbles all around the edges. You can serve the cake at room temperature or when it is warm.

These are the five best Christmas Cakes that you can prepare easily and deliciously on this year’s Christmas Day and serve it all the gathering out there and have an awesome day ahead. Everyone will like these Christmas Cakes as they are much delicious and top picks by most of the people. So, do try them and enjoy the day with such delicious cakes and desserts.

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