Making cakes for Christmas is a tradition that goes almost as far back as the holiday itself, and every family has their own favorite for celebrating. Here are some of our favorite types of Christmas cakes, and we hope you’ll share your favorites in the comments, too.
Michael’s family makes prune cake, a moist, dense cake that keeps well for several days and also freezes well. You can make smaller cakes for giving or a larger Bundt cake for family celebrations.
My family makes coconut cake for almost all of our family celebrations any time of the year. The recipe has been in our family for almost 100 years and is still a favorite.
For an easy and festive Christmas cake, eggnog pound cake is as simple as it gets. Dust with a little powdered sugar and you are ready for a holiday party.
Ready to tackle something a little more challenging? The classic buche de noel, yule log cake, is a beautiful cake for Christmas with marzipan mushrooms.