This Christmas, impress your friends and loved ones with a these delectable cake desserts that requires zero baking and minimum prep. To get started, get a pre-made sponge or pound cake in your favourite flavour from your local supermarket and pick one of these recipes to follow!
Sweet surprise cake
There’s more than meets the eye with this cake – simply cut into it to reveal the surprise hidden inside.
What you’ll need: one sponge/pound cake, sweets or hundreds and thousands, buttercream icing, one round cutter
Tip: Chill your cake in the fridge for at least 15 minutes before cutting it, to make the cake sturdier and easier to cut.
Ice cream cake
Kids and adults alike will adore this delish ice cream cake. You can customise it whichever way you like.
What you’ll need: one sponge/pound cake, vanilla ice cream, fruit slices, cling wrap, chocolate sprinkles (optional)
Tip: Leave the ice cream out of the freezer for a few minutes before you start to make it easier to spread across the cake evenly.
A jam sandwich is super quick and easy to make. You can easily create a cake version in less than 10 minutes.
What you’ll need: one sponge/pound cake, a bottle of your favourite jam, buttercream,
icing sugar (optional)
Tip: To dust cake with icing, place about one teaspoon of icing sugar in a tea strainer or fine sieve. Hold it about 20cm above the cake and tap the sides so the icing falls lightly.
Kit Kat cake
This is the ultimate cake for anyone who loves all things chocolatey.
What you’ll need: one plain sponge cake, 10 packs of four-fingered Kit Kat, one pack of M&M’s, buttercream icing, ribbon
Tip: Break your Kit Kats while they are still in their packaging to avoid getting your fingerprints on the wafer bars.
Layered cake trifle
You can also make delicious cake trifles. They are very easy to make and are perfect for any occasion.
What you’ll need: one sponge/pound cake, whipped cream in a can, fruit, chocolate sprinkles, transparent plastic/glass cups
Tip: To give the trifles some Christmas spirit, use strawberries and add some mint leaves at the top.
Square cake pops
Cake pops are a great addition to any party snack table. This fun, bite-sized treat is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
What you’ll need: one pound cake, chocolate chips, hundreds and thousands, lollipop sticks, baking tray
Tip: Coat your cake pops in salted caramel or shredded coconut, too!