How Colombians do fruitcake. Okay, so you’ll need to start this cake 6 days before baking, but trust us, it’s well worth the effort.
This Southern Italian pie is similar to a Christmas mince pie but also has walnuts, almonds and vincotto in the filling.
This is how the Dutch do Christmas eve - with these adorable, bite-sized buttermilk pancakes!
Instead of baking the meringue in blobs, we've piped ours to look like twigs.
Originally called Pan de Ton or the "bread of luxury", this Italian Christmas cake is the buttery love-child of cake and bread, eaten during the holiday period in Italy. (Leftovers makes killer toast with charred nectarines.)
The best Christmas cake you’ll ever eat comes from Sri Lanka. It's much closer to a flourless cake or a brownie than the usual rock-hard missiles that pass for Christmas cake, thanks to choko preserve.
Or try the Uruguayan version of panettone - theirs is made with a dough flavoured with honey.
We've given the classic log a modern update with a combo of flourless chocolate cake, rich chocolate ganache and a lightly toasted Italian meringue.
This Mexican sweet bread ring filled with dried cherries and almonds is traditionally baked with a ceramic doll representing baby Jesus. The person who finds it has to host the next party. Tag, you're it!
Rosewater syrup, rose-scented whipped cream, and chunks of Turkish delight dress up the English trifle - which you can make from store-bought Madeira cake, custard and Aeroplane jelly! Too easy.
An old Slavic pre-Christmas dessert - a concoction of poppy seeds, honey, wheat, nuts and fruit - consumed on the longest night of the year, during a ritual to remember family ancestors.
When you want to end on a small sweet, take a page out of the Swedish kitchen with these make-ahead nutty clusters.
With no added sugar, this Maltese chocolate log uses dates, apricots and nuts for natural sweetness and crunch. Plus, there's a generous glug of whisky to keep things festive.
And when you want to start the day with a large bang ... Yes, that is a giant tower of chocolate pancakes, for those who like to start with dessert for breakfast.
These boozy popsicles are a great way to use up an excess of Christmas pudding.
Get more inspo from our Christmas baking collection.