Christmas Puddings Cakes

Christmas Pudding Cakes are a lovely thing to make during the festive period and are fun no matter what your age. Especially when it’s chocolate cake!

The size of them is also good as they are roughly cupcake size, so plenty big enough for one per person.

A lot of my friends aren’t fans of proper Christmas pudding so these Christmas Pudding Cakes are a great alternative.

I made them from a really simple chocolate Victoria sponge. Quick and easy cakes to make and ones that will look gorgeous. They don’t take long to decorate which is fantastic. I think I did all of them within 40 minutes. Even with little helpers I don’t think it would take more than an hour.

Christmas Pudding Cakes

Sisley White
Christmas Pudding Cakes are a lovely thing to make during the festive period and are fun no matter what your age. Especially when it's chocolate cake!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Decorating Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Bakes, Cakes
Cuisine American, English, International
Servings 12 half sphere cakes
Calories 200 kcal


  • 120 g unsalted butter
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 120 g self-raising flour
  • 0.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 10 g cocoa powder
  • a few drops of milk if the mixture is too stiff
  • white sugarpaste
  • green sugarpaste
  • red sugarpaste


  • Preheat the oven to 160ºC fan.
  • Grease a half sphere cake mould.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add the eggs and mix.
  • Sieve in the flour, baking powder with the cocoa powder in to the mixture and mix well.
  • If the mixture is too thick add a splash of milk.
  • Bake for 15 minutes


Calories: 200kcal

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword Christmas Pudding Cakes
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I greased the mould lightly to make sure they didn’t stick.
I filled each half with a good heaped tablespoon of the mixture.


The halves looked great when they were baked.

Once cooled I used the largest size of the new flower plunger cutters to make the white icing part of the Christmas pudding. I used white off the shelf sugar paste from Sainsburys.

To secure the puddings to the little silver boards I had I used a little butter cream.
I also used the buttercream on top to secure the white sugar paste.

I was worried at this stage that they wouldn’t work but I kept going and they looked amazing!

The next stage was to cut out the little pieces of holy out with the plunger cutters. I used the largest of the cutters. The holly leaf cutters are still available but we are running low on them.

Once all the holly leaves had been cut out I used a tiny blob of the buttercream to secure them on to the cake.

decorating the little Christmas Pudding Cakes with stamped out holly leaves

They look so cute!

little Christmas Pudding Cakes topped with white icing and cut out holly leaves

The final thing to do was to roll tiny little pieces of red sugar paste to be the berries on the top. Tada! My little Christmas puddings.
I think these are the best thing I’ve baked and decorated all year!

Holly berries and holly leaves on the Christmas Pudding Cakes

Yum Yum. Merry Christmas.

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