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10 Christmas dessert ideas for an inspiring final feast

We all know that festive celebrations don’t stop at just lunch or dinner, but it’s dessert that really takes the cake. This time of year indulges us with a huge variety of assorted puddings, breads, slices, trifles, cakes and more, with palates sweet and fruity to dark and spicy. Big-hitting flavours in some of our favourite desserts for Christmas include seasonal cherries and stone fruits, chocolate, coconut, and cheeky splashes of booze – rum, brandy and bourbon in particular. This list brings it all to your table.

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1. Rocky road Christmas cake

Here's one to add to your festive menu: this rich chocolate cake, easily made using Betty Crocker cake mix and frosting plus some fun treats.

2. Curtis Stone's berries and cherry chocolate ice cream layer cake

This ice cream cake is the dessert to serve on a hot day. Made with berries, cherries and chocolate, this festive Curtis recipe ticks all the boxes.

3. Smashed pavlova slice

Topped with crunchy meringue and whipped cream, this tasty festive slice is the ultimate flavour combination that merges two favourite desserts.

4. Chocolate ripple cake

Rich and fudgy chocolate ripple cake is a beloved Aussie classic. With its signature biscuit layers and decadent frosting, this log cake is a show-stopper.

5. No-bake mango cheesecake

Keep your kitchen cool with our zesty mango cheesecake. Loaded with fresh mango, this cake requires no cooking, instead just a short stint in the fridge.

6. Choc-cherry coconut rum balls

If you’re a fan of festive treats, this rum ball recipe is worth having up your sleeve. Filled with chocolate, cherry and coconut, it’s hard to stop at one.

7. Curtis Stone's cherry bourbon pecan pie

Elevate your classic cherry pie with Curtis Stone's take on a festive recipe. Bourbon and pecans to give it that extra decadent layer of flavour.

8. Cherry ripple cheesecake

Celebrate Christmas in style with our cherry ripple cheesecake recipe. A chocolate biscuit base and cherry swirls on top, this dessert will wow guests.

9. Choc-cherry lamington trifle

Starring fresh cherries and a homemade coconut custard cream, watch this festive chocolate lamington trifle impress your family and friends.


10. Curtis Stone's panettone and eggnog trifle with cherries

Wow your guests this Christmas with this top-notch trifle recipe. It will be the talk of the party thanks to spiced eggnog flavour and fresh cherries.


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