Create a festive and delicious holiday dessert with this delightful Christmas Tree Cake recipe. We’ve customized a rich and fudgy box mix cake to make it absolutely perfect for the holidays. Slathered with tasty green vanilla buttercream, this Christmas Tree Cake is the ultimate in fun and easy baking!
This year we wanted a stunning finish for our holiday table, and a Christmas Tree Cake was the perfect solution. Our recipe calls for chocolate box mix cake, adjusted slightly to bake up just right in a Sweet Creations by GoodCook Tree Pan. This clever pan yields two halves of a Christmas tree which are put together with icing and decorated. What a sweet and delicious way to celebrate the holiday season!
Get the Tools
You don’t have to be a baking pro to whip up a festive Christmas Tree Cake. To get that perfect three-dimensional look, you’ll need a Sweet Creations by GoodCook Tree Pan and some nonstick baking spray. With a few other GoodCook Baking essentials, like a GoodCook OvenFresh Stoneware Mixing Bowl Set and a Sweet Creations High Temp Spatula With Built In Measuring Guide, you’re on your way to a tasty holiday cake. Gather your ingredients and some holiday cheer and let’s get baking!
Bake & Share
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How to Make a Christmas Tree Cake
- FOR THE CAKE
- 1 - 15.25 oz boxed cake mix of choice
- 7 Tbsp softened butter
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup water
- FOR DECORATION
- 2 cups frosting (store bought or homemade buttercream)
- Decorative candies, sprinkles, etc..
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare your Sweet Creations Tree Pan with nonstick spray.
Pour the dry cake mix of choice into a mixing bowl. Add eggs, butter and water. Mix until just combined. The texture of the cake with be thick and dense.
Spread the batter in the lower cavity of your prepared Sweet Creations Tree Pan, keeping the top ball section empty - this section will be filled later.
Place the pan in the oven and bake for 11 minutes.
After 11 minutes, remove the pan and filled the top ball section with a dollop of batter and return the pan to the oven for another 17-minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Place the cake on the counter and allow to cool overnight.
Once cooled, level the tops of the cake using a serrated knife. Next, carefully invert the pan removing the cake sections.
To begin assembling, place a generous smear of frosting on the inside of one of the cake sections and gently press the two pieces together.
Follow with a thin crumb coat of frosting. Decorate as desired.