31 of the Most Divine Christmas Cakes

All we want for Christmas is one (or two) of these cakes.

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These Willy Wonka-esque desserts are guaranteed to elicit wide-eyed wonderment from the most grown up of grown-ups.

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A Beautiful Plate
Candy Cane Crunch Cake

Dark chocolate and peppermint are a match made in holiday dessert heaven.

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Liv for Cake
Spiked Eggnog Cake

A rum-infused cake topped with a nutmeg frosting and white chocolate ganache will be the most decadent post-dinner treat your holiday guests have ever tasted.

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Life, Love and Sugar
Peppermint Chip Layer Cake

Be patient when creaming the butter and sugar together—it will make a much fluffier finished product.

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Becky Luigart Stayner
Stained Glass Cake

Melted Jolly Ranchers become the perfect "panes" on this cake.

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Candied Pretzel Cake

This scrumptious cake delivers the best of both worlds: sweet and salty.

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Pine Tree Forest Cake

Create different sizes and colors of these sweet trees for a simple yet impressive display.

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Candy Cane Forest Cake

Twirl up a white cake covered with crushed peppermints and candy canes.

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Christmas Tree Sheet Cake

Ornamental gumdrops, M&M's, and starlight mints take shape around a caramel corn garland and a chocolate candy base. Colorful sprinkles in the cake batter give this cake a second helping of whimsy.

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Courtesy of Liv For Cake
Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Top off a simple cake with a gingerbread house for a creative, festive finish.

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Courtesy of Super Golden Bakes
Cranberry, Orange, and Walnut Layer Cake

Embrace cranberry season by crowning this cake with fresh, sugared berries.

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Courtesy of Sprinkles For Breakfast
Chocolate Coconut Winter Wonderland Cake

Who says Christmas cakes can only be red and green? The pastel hues of the Pocky stick-and-melted-chocolate trees topping this dessert reinforce the white winter wonderland theme.

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Courtesy of Oh! Nuts
Chocolate Pine Cone Cake

Or, if you prefer a more rustic look, try this nature-inspired chocolate creation.

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Courtesy of Yellow Bliss Road
Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Bundt Cake

Refreshing peppermint candies are the perfect complement to rich, decadent chocolate cake.

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Courtesy of Raspberri Cupcakes
Candy Cane Peppermint and White Chocolate Swirl Cake

Before serving, pass out candy canes to little ones so they can help decorate this cake. Bonus: Once you cut in, guests will be impressed by the beautiful red and white marbling inside.

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Courtesy of Sprinkle Bakes
Ugly Christmas Sweater Cake

A plain yellow cake gets an "ugly" makeover thanks to colored fondant Christmas sweater swatches.

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Courtesy of The Kitchen McCabe
Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Cake

Obviously, peppermint and chocolate is the perfect dessert combination during the holiday season. The playfully sweet meringue kisses on top really take the cake.

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The Cake Blog
Eggnog Cake

Now you can enjoy your favorite holiday drink in cake form. Topped with a layer of crunchy toffee bits, one slice is all you need to feel warm and cozy.

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Courtesy of Let the Baking Begin
Ferrero Rocher Cake

The decadent chocolate candy ball is a favorite among people of all ages, so imagine how much better it would be in cake form.

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Courtesy of Natasha's Kitchen
Pomegranate Christmas Cake

This stunning dessert is a must at Christmas parties. The pomegranate topping adds an elegant color contrast as well as a subtle texture that will please any palate.

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Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest
Almond Honey Cake with Strawberry Ripple Cream

Sweetened by natural honey and almond milk, this decadent dessert is perfect for those who have a sweet tooth but don't want to OD on sugar.

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Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen
Italian Cream Cake

This cream cake takes delicious to the next level with sweetened coconut flakes mixed with toasted pecan pieces.

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Courtesy of Life, Love, & Sugar
Sparking Cranberry White Chocolate Cake

Tart and sweet cranberries give this gorgeous holiday cake bursts of fruity flavor. To amp up the stunning factor, sugared cranberries are piled on top for a sparkly, frosty effect.

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Courtesy of Chef in Training
Gingersnap Spice Cake

Crushed gingersnap cookies are melded throughout this cake to give it an addictive crunch and flavor. To further enhance the flavor profile, slabs of sweet cream cheese frosting are sandwiched in between the stacked layers.

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Courtesy of Call me Cupcake
Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Sugared Cranberries

This soft and fluffy gingerbread cake not only looks divine, it tastes heavenly, too.

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Artful Desperado
Chocolate Meringue Cake with Fresh Berries

Even though this cake is served chilled, it's still perfect for a wintery day because the rich, chocolatey flavors will fill you right up. Add a generous amount of fresh market berries and dust a fine coating of sugar on top.

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Sugar Hero
Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake

A fudge brownie base supports three layers of chocolate, raspberry, and vanilla mousse. And yes: That's molten chocolate drizzled over the cake and a bundle of fresh raspberries nestled on top.

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Spice Layer Cake
Brian Woodcock
Spice Layer Cake

Serve this gorgeous spice cake for a festive holiday dessert.

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Courtesy of La Pêche Fraîche
Forêt Noire

This modern take on Black Forest cake has irresistible French flair. Not only is it topped with delicate macarons, the spongey cake itself is made with a mocha-mayo base. Tres magnifique!

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Courtesy of Portuguese Girl Cooks
Holiday Spice Cake with Eggnog Buttercream

Warm, winter spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice are infused into this cake, making it a satisfyingly sweet dessert. To make this elegant cake even more holiday appropriate, fluffy eggnog buttercream frosting is slathered on.

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Curly Girl Kitchen
Peppermint Crunch Coconut Christmas Cake

If this pretty peppermint cake doesn't scream Christmas, we don't know what does.

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