Christmas is coming up soon, and what better way to celebrate than with these tasty Christmas Tree Cakes from Little Debbie? These cakes are light and fluffy, with a sweet vanilla frosting inside. The outside is made of white candy. You can enjoy this Little Debbie’s Christmas Tree Cheesecake Recipe with family and friends this holiday season.
Little Debbie’s Christmas Tree Cakes have been a holiday favorite for many years. Everyone loves them—kids and adults alike. They’re just the right size for a quick snack or treat. What if you could make your own Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes?
This recipe makes Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes at home, which taste just as good as the store-bought ones. The frosting is smooth and sweet, the cakes are soft and fluffy, and the candy shell is hard and crunchy. What’s great is that you can decorate your cakes however you want!
Do not wait any longer. Gather your ingredients and get baking! This recipe is easy to follow, and you’ll have your own delicious Little Debbie-Inspired Christmas Tree Cakes in no time.
What do Little Debbie-inspired Christmas Tree Cakes taste like?
Little Debbie-Inspired Christmas Tree Cakes are a sweet and festive dessert. The cake is soft and tastes like vanilla. The buttercream filling is rich and creamy. The cake is covered in white candy melt and has red cookie icing and green sanding sugar on top of it.
The cake tastes mostly sweet and buttery, with a hint of vanilla. The buttercream filling is rich and creamy, and the candy melt coating adds a bit of crunch. The red and green sanding sugar make the cookies look festive.
- 1/2 butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoons of kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ⅔ cup milk
- 1 oz. spiced rum, optional
- nonstick cooking spray
- 4 big egg whites
- ¾ cup of granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoons of kosher salt
- 2 sticks of cubed, chilled, but pliable unsalted butter
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp of almond extract
- 10 oz. vanilla candy melts
- 2 tablespoons green sanding sugar
- 1 tube red cookie icing
- Electric hand mixer
- Baking sheets
- 1 Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter
How To Make Little Debbie’s Christmas Tree Cheesecake Recipe
Prepare the Batter:
Put the butter, granulated sugar, kosher salt, vanilla extract, and almond extract in the large bowl. Use an electric hand mixer to mix all the ingredients at medium speed for around 2–3 minutes.
Combine and Mix Egg Yolks and flour:
When the mixer is running at medium speed, add the egg yolks one at a time and combine them nicely. Now, Add the all-purpose flour to the mixture and combine.
Combine Milk and Rum with the mixture:
Add the milk and rum to the bowl, and use the hand mixture to give them a good mix. If it is too thick, then add some flour. Now, use the rubber spatula to finish bringing the batter together.
Spread the Batter & Bake the Cake:
Pour the batter evenly onto 2 baking sheets, spreading evenly to the edges. Warm the oven to 180°C (350°F). Cover the bottoms of two baking sheets with parchment paper. Spray parchment paper with cooking spray. Bake for five minutes, or until the cakes are pale golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Make the filling and Assemble the Cake:
Mixing the Egg Whites, Sugar, and Salt:
Set the heat-safe bowl over the Electric Stove Cooker. Take the egg whites, sugar, and salt to the bowl and whisk together. Set the heat to medium and whisk the mixture until it gets thick. When you lift the whisk, ribbons of mixture should fall into the bowl and hold their shape before disappearing. Take the bowl off the heat and put the towel on a flat surface.
Incorporating Butter with an Electric Mixer:
Whisk with the electric hand mixer on medium-high speed, then add the butter cubes one at a time and Continue mixing for around 1 minute until the mixture smooths.
Adding Vanilla and Almond Extracts:
Place the vanilla and almond extracts into the mixture and whisk it until smooth.
Assembling the Cake Layers:
After placing the cake on a cutting board with parchment paper on top, remove the parchment from the cake’s bottom. Carefully turn the cake over so the flat side is on the bottom.
Applying Filling and Completing the Cake:
Spread the filling evenly on top of the cake, then flip the other cake over and place it on top of the filling. Take the parchment paper off the top of the cake. Then Freeze it for an hour.
Cut out the Christmas trees:
Take the Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter to cut out 8 cakes and place them on the baking sheet. Let the cakes cool in the refrigerator.
Prepare the Topping:
Take the candy melts and place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Then, melt them based on the instructions on the package.
Coat the Cakes:
Dip each cake into melted candy and fork-flip until coated. Take the cake carefully from the candy and put it back on the baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the cakes.
Put a bit of green sanding sugar on top of the cakes, and then use the red cookie icing to decorate them. Put it in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes or until the candy shell hardens. Serve and Enjoy.
Tips and Tricks
- If you don’t have spiced rum, use regular rum or leave it out entirely.
- To make the filling, make sure the butter is chilled but pliable enough to mix easily with the other ingredients.
- Make sure the filling is even and reaches the edges of the cake when spreading it on.
- Use a cookie cutter the right size for the cakes to make the Christmas tree shapes.
- When dipping the cakes in the candy melts, use a fork to flip them and make sure they are evenly coated.
- You can use any icing color and sanding sugar to decorate the cakes. Have fun and be creative!
What can I use if I don’t have a Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter?
Yes, You can cut the cake into squares or triangles using any cookie cutter shape you want.
Can I freeze the cake?
Yes, you can freeze the cake for around 3 months. Put plastic wrap around the cake tightly and then foil it. When you’re ready to serve, thaw the cake overnight in the refrigerator.
Can I make the cake gluten-free?
Yes, you can make the cake gluten-free by using gluten-free flour.
Can I make the cake vegan?
Yes, you can make the cake vegan by substituting vegan butter and eggs for regular butter and eggs.
These homemade Little Debbie-Inspired Christmas Tree Cakes are a sweet and festive way to add a touch of holiday magic to your celebrations. Little Debbie-Inspired Christmas Tree Cakes can be creative and delicious treats for your family and friends.
So, why wait? Make these tasty Little Debbie’s Christmas Tree Cheesecake Recipe, and share the joy with your family and friends this Christmas.
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