5 Festive Sweet Treats

Whether you’re looking to have something stashed away in the cupboard to snack on whilst you’re watching a movie, or impressing friends and family with a show-stopping dessert for your Christmas dinner, one of the best things about Christmas is getting the opportunity to bake (and eat!) a variety of sweet treats.

So why not take a look at these delicious offerings from some of our favourite food bloggers and get inspired for your festive baking adventures!

No-Bake Tia Maria Cheesecake

Christmas is all about a bit of decadence, and this Tia Maria cheesecake from Neil’s Healthy Meals certainly fits the bill! Boozy, rich and creamy, this cheesecake requires no baking, which means no clock-watching or temperature monitoring – simply leave in the fridge overnight to set.

If you’re looking for a more ‘adult’ dessert, check out this Tia Maria cheesecake from Neil’s Healthy Meals.

Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting & Sugared Cranberries

Talk about a show-stopper! This fabulous cake recipe from The Boy Who Bakes will wow your guests at your Christmas dinner table, and also makes the perfect centre piece for a party buffet. Flavoured with traditional spices, and adorned with sugared cranberries, we’re pretty sure your guests won’t be able to resist temptation.

If you’re looking for that wow-factor in a Christmas dessert, this recipe from The Boy Who Bakes is a must. Try it for yourself.

Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Yule Log

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a yule log, would it?! This recipe from Becky Excell at Gluten Free Cuppa Tea combines the much-loved flavour combination of chocolate and orange, and is also gluten free – perfect for any coeliac guests.

Try this delicious gluten-free yule log from Becky Excell.

No-Junk Christmas Chocolate Bark

This recipe from Eats Amazing is one that will be loved by both adults and children alike, and certainly one that the kids will love getting involved with making! Not only is it the perfect sweet treat for a keeping a stash of in the house, but it also makes a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family.

Perfect for homemade gifts! Try this no-junk chocolate bark from Eats Amazing.

Vegan Chocolate Penguin Cupcakes

With more people switching to a plant-based diet it’s imperative to have a vegan option to choose from, and these adorable penguin cupcakes from The Little Blog Of Vegan are the perfect Christmas dessert (or gift!) for anybody looking for an animal-product-free sweet treat.

These adorable vegan cupcakes from The Little Blog Of Vegan are the ideal dessert for any vegan guests this Christmas.

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