10 Festive Dessert Ideas

Below I’ve listed 10 fabulous festive dessert ideas.

1. Black Forrest Cookie Cake

This is the ultimate chocolate ripple cake but with a BIG difference – cherries and jam! Whack it all together and you have an absolutely delicious dessert. It doesn’t need to be perfectly assembled as it will all be hidden under the mountain of cream. You can also make a smaller cake by using only 1 packet of biscuits but if you are making for a group of people – use 2 packets. Find the full recipe here.

Black Forrest Cookie Cake

2. Strawberry Pavlova Roll

Pavlova is a classic dessert that is always a favourite. Try jazzing it up a little by turning it into a roll filled with jam, cream and strawberries. You can even add your own filling such as mango, cherry ripe or grated chocolate.

It may look a little tricky but it is actually quite easy and if you follow the recipe, you can serve it at your next family gathering. Full recipes here.

Strawberry Pavlova Roll

3. Vanilla & Strawberry Stack

Take a vanilla slice to the next level. It is quite an impressive dessert to serve guests and can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge. Get the serviettes ready, as it can be a little messy to eat! Full recipe here.

Vanilla and Strawberry Stack

4. Easy Lemon Cheesecake

This is the easiest & most delicious cheesecake I have ever made.  Using minimal ingredients, it is the perfect recipe for any BBQ, party or family dinner. Make it ahead of time to avoid spending time in the kitchen when you have guests – just take it from the fridge & eat! Full recipe here.

easy lemon cheesecake recipe

5. Oreo Cheesecake Balls

Oreo cheesecake balls – only 4 ingredients and super quick to make. Great over the Christmas break and you can even pop them in the freezer and eat them at a frozen treat.

Jazz them up and give them a Christmas touch by drizzling with some white chocolate tinted with green and red food colouring. Full recipe here.

6. Apple Pie Jaffles

If you’re looking for something hot, but still perfect for Australia’s summer, these apple pie toasties are a hit. Hot apple pie is one of life’s ultimate comfort foods. The aroma of sweet cinnamon, the crumble of pastry, the sweetness of apple. This recipe using a jaffle-maker is a revelation. It only has a few ingredients, it takes just minutes to make, and the only equipment you need is a toastie maker. You’ll be blown away by how simple, quick and tasty this nostalgic treat is! Recipe here.

7. Gingerbread Trifle

You can use gingerbread instead of sponge to make a delicious trifle. It’s great if you’re after something quick and easy to whip up for dessert on Christmas Day to share with family and friends. It is actually really simple to make, with only three main ingredients. Recipe here.

gingerbread trifle with butterscotch popcorn

8. Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

This cheesecake is easy to make and even easier to eat since it is a slice rather than a huge cake.  The Oreo base compliments the raspberries and white chocolate and the overall taste is delicious. Recipe here.

Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

9. Christmas Sticks

If you’re looking for something festive but not too sweet, these Christmas bread sticks are a treat to munch on. Recipe here.

Christmas breadsticks

10. Santa in a Pond

Turn a childhood classic into a festive treat. Use a Santa choccie instead of a Freddo and set in jelly. Full instructions here.

how to make santa in a pond -- great for Christmas food for kids


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