Countdown to Christmas the olive way with 25 days of delicious treats ✨ From now until Christmas Day, we’ll be sharing a showstopping bake that’ll fill your kitchen with festive joy. Sign up for free to get access to four exclusive baking recipes, including a Christmas custard tart, elegant pomegranate rose meringues, an effortless fruit and cream layer cake and moreish nougat and salted peanut brownies. Show off your creations on social media with the hashtag #oliveadventbaking and let us know your favourites in the comments below.


Day 1 – Baileys tiramisu trifle

We are kicking off Advent with the most popular Christmas dessert from our repertoire. Created by original GBBO winner, Edd Kimber, this stunning tiramisu-inspired trifle is made up of a variety of layers – Baileys custard, chocolate custard, coffee and amaretto soaked sponge and espresso whipped cream. Make this luxurious dessert for an impressive centrepiece at your Christmas Day feast – it's very low on prep so it's a nice option if you don't want to spend hours in the kitchen.

Edd Kimber Christmas Trifle Recipe

Day 2 – Cranberry custard tart with cinnamon cream

Behind the door of day two of the olive baking advent calendar lies our exclusive cranberry custard tart recipe with cinnamon cream, ideal for effortless festive entertaining.

A bright red sweet tart with Christmassy paraphernalia in the background

Day 3 – After Eight cake

Celebrate day three of Advent with a gloriously decadent bake. This coffee-rich bundt cake features a peppermint cheesecake filling, dark chocolate glaze and After Eight decoration. Who wants a slice?

Chocolate After Eight Cake Recipe

Day 4 – Baileys tiffin

We’re back for day four of olive’s baking advent calendar with one of our most popular festive treats, ideal to make as a homemade gift. This festive fridge cake combines Baileys with three types of chocolate, shortbread and maraschino cherries. You don't have to include the edible glitter but it does add a certain festive sparkle!

Baileys Chocolate Tiffin Recipe for Christmas

Day 5 – Frangipane mince pies

On the fifth day of Christmas surprises, we give you an elevated twist on a classic. Our mince pies conceal a layer of almond-flavoured frangipane and are topped with flaked almonds for a grown-up treat. Add a splash of your favourite spirit or liqueur to the mincemeat for a boozy kick. Perfect for a festive dessert served with cream.

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Freshly baked frangipane mince pies on a cooling rack

Day 6 – Chocolate, chestnut and cherry roulade

We’re back for day six of olive’s baking advent calendar with a classic Christmas dessert. A tangy cherry compote and light chestnut cream beautifully balances the rich chocolate roulade.

A teal board topped with a chocolate roulade. The roulade is filled with cream and whole cherries

Day 7 – Pomegranate rose meringues

Day seven means it's time for another exclusive dessert recipe. Whip up a batch of meringues and top with an elegant combination of rose cream, pomegranate, pistachios and mint.

Several meringues on serving plates with a bright red sauce on top

Day 8 – Chocolate trifle

Behind day eight's door we've given trifle an luxurious upgrade with rich dark chocolate custard and hazelnut liqueur – the ultimate Christmas dessert for chocolate lovers.

A glass bowl filled with chocolate swiss rolls, whipped cream and hazelnuts

Day 9 – Italian panforte

On the ninth day of Christmas we are celebrating this popular Italian festive bake. Chewy, nutty and sweet, it's packed with pistachios, almonds and dried fruits.

Panforte cut into slices on a plate, with tealights around

Day 10 – Bûche de noël

Serve this bûche de noël for a Christmas dessert showpiece. This festive log features layers of chocolate sponge, chantilly cream and chocolate buttercream.

A bûche de noël on a golden serving platter decorated with holly

Day 11 – Caribbean rum cake

Back by popular demand, this decadent and boozy cake from Caribbean chef Keshia Sakarah is fed with spiced rum and traditionally served during the festive season for a rich and luxurious dessert.

Gold jug pouring rum onto a CAribbean rum cake on a crystal cake stand

Day 12 – Fruit and cream layer cake

For those in the exclusive club, we are gifting you this effortless way of elevating a panettone or pandoro, layering it with cream and boozy cherries or fruits of the forest.

A triple-layered cake filled with cream and fresh fruit on a serving plate

Day 13 – Chocolate yule log

Need a showstopping dessert recipe to impress guests over the Christmas period? Check out our beautiful festive yule log with dark chocolate, a boozy Baileys cream and crunchy hazelnut brittle.

Festive Yule Log Recipe

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