These festive creations will create some midwinter magic, however bleak the real weather is outside. If you’re on the hunt for easy bakes we have plenty, as well as make-ahead truffles, trifles and layer cakes, so you can tick the showstopper dessert of the season off your list.
Scroll on for 10 of our best snowy dessert recipes…
Tres Leches is a traditional Mexican cake soaked in milk, with gorgeously light and fluffy results. We’ve given it a Christmassy spin with the addition of some festive spices. Use a paper stencil to create the snowflake effect on top.
The pillowy coconut panacotta on top of this trifle looks like fresh snow drifts. Dig in (no snow shovels required) to discover the hidden layer of hot-pink raspberry compote.
This incredible white chocolate cheesecake is topped with a layer of passionfruit jelly, a flurry of coconut flakes and a stack of snowballs (white choc Lindor).
White chocolate fans will love this festive yule log, which looks like a snow-covered log fallen in the forest. Strong Narnia vibes.
Black forest gateau…but make it extra Christmassy. The light layers of white chocolate sponge are covered with a thick frosting made with mascapone, white choc and double cream.
We love a make-ahead dessert here at delicious. The crisp meringues in this recipe can be made up to a week in advance, and the boozy amaretto and mascarpone filling two days ahead and kept in the fridge. All you need to do on the day is assemble, serve and await the compliments.
Looking for something a little less heavy than Christmas pud, but with all those traditional flavours? Try this festive bundt cake with mincemeat and custard filling, and a thick drizzle of white, citrussy icing on top.
These snowball truffles are the perfect treat with coffee at the end of a big meal. They keep in the fridge for up to a week, so why not make a couple of batches to give as homemade gifts?
If you’re firmly in Camp Baileys at Christmas, then this is the dessert recipe for you. The frozen parfaits are flavoured with a generous slug of the beloved Irish cream liqueur.
Retro fave profiteroles gets a contemporary makeover with a ginger and orange cream filling and a blizzard of melted white chocolate and crystalised ginger on top. Heavenly.
Need more festive inspiration? Get organised with more make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes. These snowflake biscuits are perfect for baking with kids. Or, make a batch of marshmallow snowballs for homemade gifts.