Give your favourite bakes, desserts and drinks a Christmas makeover with our festive mash-up recipes. Impress the family with a three-tiered Baileys cake, satisfy dinner party guests with our sherry trifle cheesecake or bake a batch of gingerbread cupcakes to enjoy during the festive season.


Then check out more of our best Christmas baking recipes, Christmas desserts and Christmas cocktails, as well as our effortless Christmas entertaining ideas. Find out our Christmas buffet ideas and how to create effortless party food platters, or take a look at our no-cook Christmas entertaining ideas for festive recipes which don't involve using the oven. Looking for tablescaping inspiration? Discover our best Christmas table decorating ideas here.

Baking recipes

Gingerbread cupcakes

Flavoured with ginger and a smooth buttercream dolloped over, these gingerbread cupcakes are the perfect bake for the festive season.

A batch of gingerbread cupcakes served on a white cake stand

Gingerbread bûche de Noël

Flavoured with warming ginger and cinnamon, and filled with a lemony Lotus Biscoff cream, this makes an epic festive bake.

Gingerbread Buche de Noel

Christmas fudge

Check out this festive spin on fudge, flavoured with gingerbread and decorated with Christmas sprinkles. It's great for gifting, too.

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Festive gingerbread fudge cut into squares on a baking tray

Baileys fudge

White chocolate fudge is jazzed up with Baileys to make it extra festive. It makes a great little sweet treat or edible gift as it keeps for up to a month in an airtight container.

Baileys and White Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Baileys brownies

What could be more irresistible than a brownie laced with Baileys and covered in an extra layer of dark chocolate fudge?

Baileys Brownies on hexagonal platters with baubles on the side

Baileys cupcakes

Make a batch of sophisticated cupcakes infused with Baileys. Add another splash to the buttercream for extra flavour.

Baileys cupcakes with swirled icing

Baileys pecan blondies

Take your blondies up a notch with this festive twist, where a white chocolate Baileys ganache gives a boozy, festive boost.

Pecan Blondies Recipe with Baileys

Whisky crumble mince pies

We've added a splash of booze and morello cherries to this classic Christmas treat, and topped with buttery crumble for extra luxury.

Crumble Topped Mince Pies Recipe with Whisky

White chocolate cranberry cheesecake blondies

These blondies feature a festive sprinkling of cranberry flavour and a swirl of decadent cheesecake filling.

White chocolate cranberry cheesecake blondies


Eggnog custard tart

Edd Kimber's Christmas-inspired eggnog custard tart is a clever twist on the classic.

Eggnog Custard Tart Recipe With Stars On Top

Gingerbread Christmas pudding with eggnog sauce

Far lighter than a standard Christmas pudding but with a seasonal eggnog flavour, this makes a great alternative if you're looking to switch things up.

Luxury Christmas Pudding Recipe

Gingerbread and white chocolate mousse

This is a fantastic make-ahead dessert featuring a mash-up of gingerbread and chocolate mousse. If you don't want to make your own, simply buy ready-made mini gingerbread men.

Easy Gingerbread Recipe with White Chocolate

Christmas crumble

Expand your Christmas repertoire with this comfort food festive mash-up. Use up left-over mincemeat – jarred or homemade – for extra flavour.

White bowls filled with Christmas crumble and cream

After Eight cake

This stunning cake is a glorious combination of chocolate and mint that makes an excellent dessert for a festive party.

Chocolate After Eight Cake Recipe

Baileys cake

This three-tiered beauty is rich with dark chocolate and Baileys, perfect for an impressive Christmas dessert.

An impressive three-layered iced chocolate cake with fairy lights in the background

Baileys ice cream

This ice cream mash-up is perfect as an accompaniment for your Christmas puds, plus, it requires just four ingredients to make.

A rectangular tub of baileys ice cream next to two bowls

Baileys chocolate tiffin

Try this easy festive tiffin, packed with Irish cream liqueur, three types of chocolate, shortbread and Christmassy marschino cherries. Who wouldn't be happy to unwrap this?

Baileys Chocolate Tiffin Recipe for Christmas

White chocolate roulade with Baileys

This luxurious festive bake blends white chocolate with Baileys. It's easy to make and requires very little effort – prepare it next time you host a dinner party.

White Chocolate Recipe Roulade with Baileys

Baileys truffles

Treat someone special this Christmas with these melt-in-the-mouth chocolate truffles with a boozy Baileys kick.

Homemade Baileys Truffles with Chocolate

Baileys chocolate pavlova

A perfect alternative to your Christmas pudding, turn you hand to making this epic pavlova.

Pavlova topped with chocolate shavings

Baileys yule log

Our irresistible yule log recipe is flavoured with dark chocolate and Baileys cream, dusted with a snow drift of icing sugar.

Yule Log Recipe With Baileys Cream

Baileys tiramisu trifle

Check out our stunning trifle mash-up, with boozy Baileys, chocolate swiss roll and lightly whipped cream with espresso. Make this luxurious dessert for an impressive centrepiece at your Christmas Day feast.

Multi-layered chocolate and Baileys cream trifle in a glass bowl

Baileys tiramisu

This tiramisu recipe combines creamy Baileys with soft sponge fingers, strong coffee and sweet almond liqueur to make a fun wintertime dessert.

olive's indulgent Baileys Tiramisu recipe

White chocolate and Baileys cheesecake

Two ingredients that make for an utterly irresistible cheesecake, this recipe is perfect for serving at dinner parties.

Baileys Cheesecake Recipe With White Chocolate

Black Forest pavlova

Impress your family with our stunning black forest meringue tower. This gorgeous Christmas dessert is filled with dark chocolate ganache, boozy cherries and mascarpone cream.

Meringue stack with cream and cherry glaze dripping

Christmas cheesecake

This festive take on a lemon cheesecake is sweet yet sharp. Pour the chocolate over just before you take it to the table for a glossy look.

Layered clementine cheesecake, with chocolate sauce poured over

Christmas pudding ice cream

A clever way to use up left-over Christmas pudding – add it to ice cream! This four-ingredient hybrid also comes laced with brandy or rum, making for the perfect winter pud.

A tub of homemade ice cream with a plate of ice cream scoops and wafers on the side

Biscoff cheesecake

Serve up to 16 decadent slices of this impressive Christmas Day dessert, mixing crunchy speculoos biscuits with creamy biscuit spread and lightly whipped cream.

Speculoos cheesecake cut into slices

Sherry trifle cheesecake

A nostalgic pud with a modern twist, check out this cheesecake twist on a classic trifle.

Berry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe with Sherry

Black forest cheesecakes

Take your love of cheesecake to the next level with these fun and original black forest cheesecake bombs. If you're looking for something different to serve after turkey and roasties, make a few of these.

Black Forest Cheesecake Recipe

Espresso panna cotta

Make our espresso panna cotta for a silky smooth Christmas dessert with a boost of espresso syrup.

Espresso PannaEspresso Panna Cotta Recipe

Mulled wine winter puddings

Check out our mini winter puddings flavoured with mulled wine for an extra Christmassy hit.

Easy Warm Winter Puddings with Mulled Wine

Sticky toffee Christmas pudding

Sticky toffee pudding is a firm favourite, so we've added ginger to the sponge for even more warmth and spice, which everyone enjoys at Christmas time.

Gingerbread Pudding Recipe with Sticky Toffee Sauce

Gingerbread trifle

Level up your trifle this Christmas with a hit of ginger. This creamy trifle with rum cardamom custard is the perfect sweet hit to finish your Christmas Day feast.

Gingerbread Trifle Recipe with Caramel


Gingerbread latte

Celeste Wong's guide ensures you make the perfect version of this classic winter coffee, including how to make your own gingerbread syrup.

Two mugs of gingerbread latte on a wooden board with a dark slate background and plate of gingerbread bisciuts

Eggnogg latte

Warm up with this creamy latte version of eggnog, made with eggnog or advocaat, milk, espresso and a pinch of nutmeg for dusting.

Two mugs filled with creamy eggnog latte, served on a metal tray

Nutella hot chocolate

Swap cocoa powder for Nutella in this festive twist on hot chocolate, then top with cream for extra luxury.

A green background with four cocktails in glasses

Baileys hot chocolate

If you thought hot chocolate couldn't get any better, try adding creamy Baileys and aromatic cinnamon. It creates the most decadent festive drink.

A blue table topped with three mugs of hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows

Baileys coffee

Irish whiskey cream liqueur works a treat with coffee, balancing the bitterness of the beans with its silky creaminess. Recreate this caffeinated hot drink for the festive season.

Two mugs of coffee topped with whipped cream and popcorn on a wooden tray alongside a bowl of popcorn

Baileys cocktail

Turn that bottle of Baileys into an epic evening cocktail, complete with coffee liqueur, vodka and double cream.

Two Baileys cocktails topped with chocolate shavings

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