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Festive Christmas Ornament Cakes

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Shaped and decorated to resemble ornaments, these adorable and delicious homemade Christmas Ornament Cakes are perfect for holiday parties and special holiday treats! 

The holidays are almost here, and I have the most fun and festive holiday recipe ever – Christmas Ornament Cakes! Yep, you read that right! Deliciously festive mini cakes that are shaped and decorated just like Christmas tree ornaments! Can it get any more fun than this?

Each year my husband’s family gets together for a holiday dinner potluck party. This year I am trying something a bit more unique than your typical holiday cake. Using my new Good Cook Sweet Creations 3D Ornaments baking pan, I’ll be bringing some adorable and delicious Christmas Ornament Cakes!

How to Make Christmas Ornament Cakes

While they may look difficult, intricate, and as if you spent hours working on them, these too-cute ornament-shaped 3D miniature cakes are incredibly easy to make. Thanks to my Good Cook 3D Holiday Ornament Baking Pans, that is.

Once you have the pans, the process is very similar to making any other multi-layer cake: you simply make the batter, bake it, and then decorate.

Kitchen Tools I Used for Christmas Ornament Cakes

Festive Christmas Ornament Cakes

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These fun and festive Christmas Ornament Cakes are perfect for holiday parties and special holiday treats. They also make a wonderful homemade gift! And did I mention that they taste amazing?

Ingredients You Will Need for Christmas Cakes

  • butter
  • white sugar
  • egg yolks
  • milk
  • vanilla extract
  • cake flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • several colors of icing to decorate finished ornament cakes

Christmas Ornament Cakes Instructions

It’s not hard to whip up a batch of these homemade Christmas Ornament Cakes.

Step One: Preheat Oven and Prepare Cake Pans

  • Preheat oven.
  • Prepare cake pans by lightly spraying each pan with cooking spray.

Step Two: Make Cake Batter

  • In one bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, then set aside.
  • In another bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
  • Next, beat in the egg yolks one at a time..
  • Add in the vanilla extract.
  • Beat in the flour mixture alternating with the milk.
Festive Christmas Ornament Cakes add batter to molds

Step Three: Bake and Cool

  • Pour batter into prepared bottom ornament cake pan.
  • Place the second pan directly on top of the first.
  • Bake.
Cover Festive Christmas Ornament Cakes batter with second pan

Step Four: Decorate

  • Once the cakes are completely cooled, decorate as you would like.

Good Cook 3D Holiday Ornament Cake Pan

Making these mini ornament cakes would not be possible without these non-stick pans.

The set comes with a top and a bottom pan, and has four different shaped ornament molds. Each mold also has different detailing which transfers over to the finished cakes, making each one beautifully unique.

Using the pans is very easy. They fit securely together, and the top pan has holes so you can easily insert a toothpick to see if the cakes are done. Plus, the non-stick pans are durable and very easy to clean.

Festive Christmas Ornament Cakes fresh from oven

You can find the set on Amazon. To make it easy, I’ve linked to it up above in the list of kitchen tools.

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Yield: 4 mini ornament cakes

Christmas Ornament Cakes - Mini Ornament-Shaped Christmas Cakes

Christmas Ornament Cakes

Shaped and decorated to resemble ornaments, these adorable and delicious homemade Christmas Ornament Cakes are perfect for holiday parties and special holiday treats. They also make a wonderfully festive homemade gift! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Decorating Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • several colors of icing to decorate finished ornament cakes

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Spray both of the Christmas Ornament Cake pans with cooking spray.
    3. In one bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, then set  to the side.
    4. In a second, large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
    5. Next, beat in the egg yolks one at a time.
    6. Now stir in the vanilla extract.
    7. Beat in the flour mixture alternating with the milk, and mixing until just combined.
    8. Pour batter into the bottom ornament cake pan. Be sure to fill each impression to the top.
    9. Then place the second pan directly on top of the first.
    10. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. There are little holes in each pan so you can do this.
    11. Once the cakes are completely cooked, remove any excess cake that may have come out of the holes and then remove the top pan. 
    12. Wait about 15 minutes, then carefully remove the Christmas Ornament Cakes from the bottom pan and continue to cool on a rack.
    13. Once the cakes are completely cooled, decorate as you would like.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4 mini cakes

Serving Size:

1 cake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1190Total Fat: 61gSaturated Fat: 34gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 507mgSodium: 979mgCarbohydrates: 149gFiber: 1gSugar: 88gProtein: 14g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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Tuesday 12th of November 2013

just discovered your page and love it! luv

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Thursday 14th of November 2013

Hello and welcome! Thank you! Check back often as I have tons of great gift ideas for the holidays, giveaways, recipes, crafts and more coming soon!

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Sunday 10th of November 2013

We give a lot of banana bread every year for christmas!

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Saturday 9th of November 2013

I made personalized Christmas Cards for my family

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Friday 8th of November 2013

Every Christmas my sister sends us a huge assortment of homemade cookies. She gets pretty creative and makes things I have never seen before.

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Thursday 7th of November 2013

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