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11 Kickass International Christmas Desserts

13/12/2015 (Last Updated: 18/12/2019)

Christmas is almost here! Get ready to travel and bring the flavours of the world to your kitchen with these International Christmas Desserts. From cakes to cookies, meringues to tortes, this list has you covered for a kickass Christmas Day.

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Right now our Facebook feeds are full of people saying ‘I can’t believe it’s that time of year again’ or ‘Ugh, Christmas decorations everywhere. Bah humbug’… Meanwhile we’re sitting here, quietly stunned, realising that by the time Santa arrives we’ll have been travelling for over 10 months.

That, and the day we eventually return home is drawing ever closer. Noooooo.

Still, Christmas is a tough time of year to be away from home, and this will be the second one we’ve spent miles from family. The first time we were in Japan, celebrating the ‘Japanese way’ by spending the big day at shopping malls and having coffee and crepes with friends.

This year we’ll be in Singapore. I can’t even tell you how excited we are to be spending Christmas with our awesome friends. Together we’ll be getting our Christmas bake-on and it’ll be snowing flour and icing sugar by the time we’re done.

With our delectable dessert plans in mind we were inspired to check out some sweet delicious goodies people around the world will be cooking this Christmas. Check out the amazing recipes we found below.

Without further ado… behold the 11 Kickass International Christmas Desserts from around the world.

1. Australian Christmas Fairy Bread by Wandercooks

Australian Christmas Fairy Bread - It's crunchy, it's creamy, it's fluffy and let's face it - it's the next best thing since sliced bread. Christmas themed & Vegetarian. |

2. Easy Australian Pavlova Recipe by Wandercooks 

Australian Pavlova Dessert Meringue on cake stand with forks and side plates.

 3. Bolo Rei (Portuguese Christmas Kings Cake) by Wandercooks

Bolo Rei or Kings Cake on a wooden block ready for Christmas.

4. American Healthy Peanut Butter Balls by The Rising Spoon

International Christmas Desserts - American Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

5. Pumpkin Pie with Coconut by Wandercooks

Slice of pumpkin pie with coconut on place, with second slice in background.

6. Indian Snowball Cookies by Blended with Spices

International Christmas Desserts - Indian Snowball Cookies by Blended With Spices

7. Canadian Chocolate Spice Meringue Torte by The Busy Baker

International Christmas Desserts - Chocolate Spice Meringue Torte by The Busy Baker

8. Bulgarian Cinnamon Wreath (Google translated) by Lulu and Something

International Christmas Desserts - Cinnamon Wreath by Lulu and Something

9. Pain d’epices Recipe – French Spice Bread by Wandercooks

Slices of french spice bread on a cooling tray next to a dish of butter with a jar of honey.

10. Greek Melomakarona Honey Spice Cookies by Super Golden Bakes

International Christmas Desserts - Greek Melomakarona Honey Spice Cookies by Super Golden Bakes

11. Scottish Cranachan by Christina’s Cucina

International Christmas Desserts - Scottish Cranachan by Christina's Cucina

There you have it. We hope this creative collection of International Christmas Desserts were kick-assy enough for your tastebuds!

Need some more Christmas cooking inspiration? Try these:

What will you be cooking this Christmas? Want us to recreate your favourite Christmas dessert recipe? Send us a message, we’d love to hear from you!

Merry Christmas everyone.  🙂

11 Kickass International Christmas Desserts

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  • Reply
    Elaina Newton (@TheRisingSpoon)
    18/12/2015 at 11:58 am

    Oh man, now I’m really craving something sweet! What a wonderful round-up of holiday goodies from around the world. I’d love a slice of that Japanese Christmas Cake right now! 🙂

    • Reply
      20/12/2015 at 7:46 pm

      It’s so cute isn’t it! Glad you enjoyed and hope you can put some to good use this Christmas. 🙂

  • Reply
    15/12/2015 at 10:39 pm

    Yeiiii you miss the Portuguese sweets…all over our country during the Christmas time we have wonderful deserts, like the “bolo rei”(king cake) a dow with fruit inside and decorate, only in Mardi gras they have something similar…. I have to update my blog and tell you all about our sweets :mrgreen:

    • Reply
      Sarah & Laura @ Wandercooks
      15/12/2015 at 10:48 pm

      Oh nooooo! Quick send us a link of your favourite and we’d love to add it as a bonus recipe for our readers 👍 the Bolo Rei sounds fascinating. Looking into them now… Haha

  • Reply
    Christina @ Christina's Cucina
    14/12/2015 at 2:04 am

    What a great collection of international recipes for Christmas! Thank you for including my Cranachan!

    • Reply
      14/12/2015 at 2:43 am

      You’re welcome Christina, we can’t wait to make it! 😀

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