These delicious bakes and cakes are a lovely way to spend some time in the kitchen over the holidays, and they make a wonderful treat at the same time! Whether you need individual puds to finish the Christmas Day meal, or want to spoil friends and family with a present of homemade cookies, we’ve got your festive baking covered.

Take a look at the Christmas bakes below, or visit the Festive hub to discover our full collection of tasty Christmas puds, mains, starters, sides and more.

Chocolate cake

Everyone needs a simple chocolate cake recipe and this one will guarantee great results in next to no time.

Gennaro’s Christmas chocolate puddings

Gennaro shows how to make delicious mini chocolate puddings, and adds some fantastic, sweet and spiced tangerine slices for a Christmas twist.

How to whisk egg whites

The brilliant Raymond Blanc shares his tip for whipping egg whites with the perfect peaks in just one minute flat. Great for meringues and pavlova.

Perfect chocolate souffle: French Guy cooking

French Guy has a rich chocolate souffle recipe that’s light, fluffy and the perfect indulgent dessert.

How to prove dough

In just one minute Nicole Knegt from Four Spoons Bakery shows you how to get your dough to rise to the occasion!

How to replace gluten in baking

No gluten? No problem. Nicole Knegt shows you how to replace gluten in your baking in just one minute flat.

For all the Christmas recipe inspiration you need this year, visit our Christmas hub. Or to our newsletter and fill in your recipe preferences for helpful festive content, tailored to you!