Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year isn’t it? Just so much delicious food. There’s the ham, oh the ham and the turkey (if you can manage not to dry it out – we’ve had a successful few years), the desserts, the canapes. Well yes there are other magical aspects of Christmas like sharing it with family and friends but I do love the food.
It seems every other weekend day in December we’re invited to parties and gatherings especially now we have a little brood. Most of the time it’s a bring-a-plate affair which sends me into a spin if I’m not at least given a category. There are way too many options.
If you’re allocated a sweet treat then this is the recipe for you. They tick a lot of Christmas boxes:
- very Christmassy I think
- great for all ages
- the cakes and biscuits can be made in advance then assembled at the last minute
- you can even make the cakes and biscuit dough ahead of time and freeze them
- you’ll be very popular when you arrive with them and even more popular when people take a bite
If you don’t have time/don’t want to make the little gingerbread men to sit on top then you can buy them. I have seen them in little boxes at the supermarket. Just don’t put them on until the last minute or they will go a little soggy.
If you want to add and extra-special touch, see if you can find gold foil cupcake cakes and sprinkle the finished cupcake with edible gold glitter.
How’s that for fancy?
What about you? Will you be baking for Christmas? Do you have a go-to bring-a-plate recipe or do you take something different every time?
If you like this recipe you might also like to try the Wholefood gingerbread biscuits.
wow . This is lovely christmas cake.
Thank you! Merry Christmas.
Thank you, we think it is delicious too!
I just made these and realised that nowhere in the instructions does it say to add the egg!
Oh no! Sorry about that Jen. I have updated it. Thanks for pointing that out.
There’s just so much to love about Christmas. There is the food of course (and what a good excuse to over-indulge), but I also love the carols, the Christmas story, the parties, the spirit of Christmas that causes everyone to be so cheerful, the lights and decorations, Christmas trees, gift-giving and how Christmas brings families together. I could go on and on – it’s my favourite calendar event as well. Your cupcakes are so cute and I love your trees in the background xx
Oh I love it all too Charlie! Tonight we put on carols and danced around the tree with Ollie. It was so much fun! x
I love gingerbread at Christmas and the gingerbread men on top are very festive. :)
Me too Maureen!