If you’re after a simple and quick Christmas dessert, the easy Christmas tree cake is just what you need. It boasts a straightforward dough, akin to the beloved bundt cake, baked in a Christmas tree-shaped mold. To enhance the festive vibe, decorate it with whipped cream for a snowy effect and add colorful candy like M&M’s to mimic festive ornaments. For a lifelike touch, consider coloring the batter with a dash of green food coloring. Alternatively, you can use matcha tea powder for a natural hue, while the trunk gets a Nutella spread. The Christmas tree cake batter can be crafted from your favorite recipe, even a basic sponge cake. For added fun, involve your little ones in decorating the Christmas tree cake: it’s a delightful holiday activity!
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- DifficultyVery easy
- CostVery cheap
- Preparation time25 Minutes
- Cooking time35 Minutes
- Serving8 servings
- Cooking methodOven
Ingredients for the easy Christmas tree cake
For the Christmas tree cake dough
To garnish the Christmas tree cake
How to prepare the easy Christmas tree-shaped cake
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Warm the milk and butter in a saucepan over low heat until the butter melts and the mixture becomes warm. Note: avoid boiling the milk; as soon as it’s warm, turn off the heat.
While mixing, gradually pour in the milk and butter mixture. Continue mixing and add the green food coloring. If using liquid colors, about two tablespoons are needed for a pale green shade. If using gel colors, a few drops will suffice.
Pour it into the Christmas tree-shaped mold, ensuring even distribution. If using a paper or silicone mold like I did, no need to butter it. For other molds, butter and flour thoroughly for easy unmolding later.
Form other small mounds in the center of the cake and on the tip . Place M&M’s on some of the whipped cream bows to secure them. Feel free to unleash your creativity; I arranged 3 yellow candies on the tip to mimic a tree topper, and placed others of different colors on the branch tips and in the center.
How to store
For advance preparation, bake the base the day before. Decorate with whipped cream a few hours before serving and refrigerate. Add M&M’s to the Christmas tree cake only at the last moment to prevent the color from bleeding due to cream moisture.