INSIDE: Make a Christmas tree cake this holiday season to impress your guests! It so simple to make but you’ll look like a pro.
This easy Christmas tree cake will impress your family and friends. It will LOOK like you spent hours on the cake decoration, but you won’t.
- Pro tip: For more fun ways to save money this season, check out How to Do Christmas on a Budget.
Baking desserts that wow is such a fun part of Christmas to me! Just because a dessert is super simple to make doesn’t mean anyone else needs to know that, right? It can be our little secret how easy this Christmas cake is to make! (These holiday baking tips and solutions to cake-baking mistakes will make things even easier.)
For a tutorial on how to make the Christmas trees for this cake, check out our Easy Christmas Tree Cupcakes for directions.
Find other fun holiday recipes:
- Candy Cane Kiss Thumbprint Cookies
- Christmas Tree Waffles
- Grinch Fruit Kabobs
- Christmas Fruit Tree
- Reindeer Cupcakes
- Delicious Craft Fair Worthy Treats
Easy Christmas Tree Cake Recipe
Easy Christmas Tree Cake
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 55 mins
- Yield: 12
- Category: Dessert
- White cake mix
- White frosting
- Green candy melts
- Chocolate candy melts
- Ice crystal sprinkles
- Mini ball sprinkles
- Bake the cake mix as directed on the box, in two 8″ round pans.
- Allow the cake to cool.
- Remove the cake from the pans.
- Place one cake layer on a cake plate.
- Spread a thin layer of the frosting on the top of the cake.
- Place the other round cake on top of the first, being careful to center it in the middle.
- Frost the whole cake, keeping the sides smooth.
- Sprinkle the top of the cake with ice crystal sprinkles.
- Create your Christmas trees, using the candy melt. (See the tutorial. While that recipe makes pretzel Christmas trees, for this recipe we make the trunks out of chocolate melts to make them taller. Using a piping bag, drizzle the green melted candy over the trunks on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Decorate the trees with mini ball sprinkles.)
- Once the trees are cool and hardened, gently press them into the frosting along the sides of the cake.
- Store the cake in the refrigerator.
For best results, create your trees ahead of time so you can apply them as soon as you frost your cake.
Also see: What to do with leftover cake