If you’re aiming to impress your dinner guests, then there’s no better recipe than a showstopper cake. Here are 17 recipes to try when you want to wow and treat everyone to a delicious and eye-catching showstopper.
Baked Biscoff cheesecake
The spice and deep caramel flavour from the Biscoff biscuits will take this cheesecake to a whole new level.
‘Tea cake’ cake
Wow your guests by baking this ‘tea cake’ cake – a fun twist on a classic Irish biscuit staple. It’s light and sweet and super-delicious.
After Eight cake
This cake is as decadent as it is beautiful. Treat your guests and yourself to this delicious After Eight cake (inspired by the minty chocolate traditionally enjoyed after dinner). You’ll most likely lick the plate to savour every last bite.
Chocolate hazelnut drip cake
This cake is oozing with chocolate. The combination of the rich, fudgy sponge with the hazelnut buttercream is to die for. You won’t regret baking this.
Irish cream and Nutella marbled cheesecake
Creamy, boozy and chocolatey. What more do you want in a cheesecake?
Mega Rocky Road cake
If you have a basic chocolate sponge, jazz it up with a few ingredients to create this chocolate wonder. Your guests will be blown away by your scrumptious bake!
Chocolate peanut butter party cake
Another cake oozing with chocolate. The saltiness from the peanuts pairs perfectly with the sharp sweetness from the chocolate.
Snowy coconut cake
If you’re craving something a little bit different, then we highly recommend giving this nutty, fudgy coconut cake a whirl. Perfect for those who love a good Bounty!
Red velvet cake
A feast for the eyes as well as the mouth, this beautiful red velvet cake with sugared cranberries just screams Christmas.
Chocolate orange cake
This chocolate cake has a hint of festive orange. Decorate with Terrys Chocolate Orange segments and prepare to impress.
Mince pie Bundt cake
Kick your mince pies up a notch with this beautiful mince pie Bundt. Not only does it look festive, but it’ll take your tastebuds on a lovely Christmas holiday! Don’t be surprised if your guests want the recipe.
The best chocolate cake ever
An old reliable recipe that we find ourselves turning to again and again – this chocolate cake recipe is one every homebaker needs in their arsenal!
Chocolate honeycomb torte
The crunch from the honeycomb pairs perfectly with the oozing chocolate in this torte. Either buy honeycomb bars from the shop or to make your own from scratch.
Chocolate baked Alaska
While it may be intimidating, this chocolate baked Alaska is actually surprisingly easy!
Gluten-free gingerbread showstopper cake
Add a little bit of spice to your life by whipping up this gingerbread showstopper – not forgetting, it’s also gluten-free!
Black forest gâteau
This is a beautiful cake to bake for any occasion. The fruit and cream gives a great balance to the sweet sponge.
Salted caramel crunch cake
What better combination is there than salty and sweet? This showstopper cake will wow all of your guests — not only with its looks, but how it tastes, too.
Looking for even more wow-worthy recipe inspiration? Check out our full collection of celebration dessert recipes, here.
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