Easy Christmas Cakes & Puddings

When most people think of Christmas, there are certain smells and tastes that immediately come to mind. A kitchen that tantalises the senses is a place that invites family to gather and to linger. Create that kind of kitchen this Christmas with these easy Christmas cakes recipes. Most of the cake ingredients are easy to find; you may already have them in your kitchen cupboards.

1. Holiday Fruitcake - This is a traditional Christmas cake that uses dried fruit, glace cherries, citrus peels, nuts such as pecans or walnuts, sugar, butter, milk, allspice, baking soda, flour, and eggs.

2. Apple and Carrot Pudding - A lower fat Christmas pudding, this recipe is still bursting with flavour. It has carrots, apples, raisins, breadcrumbs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, sugar, butter, and eggs.

3. Cream Cheese Pound Cake - This is great to serve with ice cream or fresh fruit but is tasty enough by itself. It has simple cake ingredients including butter, sugar, cream cheese, eggs, flour, and baking powder.

4. Pumpkin Bread Pudding – Give a new twist to pumpkin pie with this great recipe that uses eggs, milk, sugar, pureed pumpkin, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, bread cubes, chocolate chips, and brown sugar.

5. Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake – Especially for the chocolate lovers, this recipe calls for chocolate cake mix, instant pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, oil, water, baking chocolate, whipped cream, and nuts such as almonds.

6. Steamed Christmas Pudding - This unique recipe can use any filling from mincemeat to fruit. It needs self-rising flour, sugar, cinnamon, eggs, butter, sour cream, cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, and your choice of filling.

7. Frozen Mocha Torte - As a frozen cake, this is a great recipe to make ahead of time. You’ll need chocolate wafer crumbs, sugar, butter, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate syrup, instant coffee granules, hot water, and heavy whipping cream.

8. Plum Pudding - A delightful combination of brown sugar, butter, milk, flour, dates, raisins, currants, and candied fruit peel, this steamed pudding is great with custard, whipped cream, or ice cream.

9. Popcorn Cake - This is a favourite among kids and people of all ages. The simple cake ingredients are butter, marshmallows, popped popcorn, gumdrops, chocolate covered peanuts, and candy-coated milk chocolate pieces.

10. Crème Brulee – This classy Christmas recipe only needs eggs, white sugar, brown sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Impress your guests and keep your family hanging around the kitchen with these classic Christmas pudding and cake recipes. Using simple ingredients start your own traditions that can be passed down from generation to generation as your family feasts on these delightfully tasty treats.

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