Christmas Tree Coffee Cake is made with simple ingredients. Start with a crescent roll and add your favorite toppings.

Christmas Tree Coffee Cake
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Christmas Tree Coffee Cake Recipe:

This Christmas Tree Coffee Cake is one of my favorite holiday recipes. There is no need for all purpose flour, cup sugar or other baking ingredients. All you need is crescents and a few toppings you have a delicious dessert.

Impress your family and friends this holiday with this simple ingredient coffee cake. It is easy to make and can be decorated with many different toppings.

For another festive breakfast or brunch idea make this Christmas Tree Waffle Recipe.

Crescent Roll, Sugar, powdered sugar, orange juice, cherries

Ingredients: 

Serves: 8 

  • Refrigerate Crescent Roll (8 ounces)
  • Sugar 

For the Glaze: 

  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Orange Juice
  • Red and Green Candied Cherries (cut in half) 
Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

How to Make Christmas Tree Coffee Cake: 

  • Step 1 – Heat Oven – Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Step 2 – Prepare Dough – Unroll the crescent roll dough into 2 long rectangles and press all the seams to seals together.  
  • Step 3 – Cut into Strips – Then cut each rectangle into 4 strips lengthwise.  Twist each of the strips several times. 
Cutting the crescent roll into strips
  • Step 4 – Shape into a Tree – Use the twisted strips to form a tree shaped dough on the baking sheet.  Start at the top of the tree and slowly zigzag the dough down the sheet. Making each row longer than the row above it to form a tree shape.  
  • Step 5 – Shape Tree Trunk – At the bottom of the tree. Add a curl in the center for the tree trunk on the Christmas tree. 
  • Step 6 – Top with Sugar – Sprinkle the sugar on top of the stiff dough after it’s formed. 
  • Step 7 – Bake Christmas Tree – Bake for 12-15 minutes until the bread is slightly golden brown.  Carefully remove the bread from the baking sheet and place it on a serving tray. 
  • Step 8 – Make Glaze – In a separate bowl, combine together the powdered sugar and orange juice for the glaze.  
Making the dough into Christmas tree and baking
  • Step 9 – Drizzle with Glaze – Once the bread has cooled, drizzle the glaze on top of the bread. Then top with the halved candied cherries. 
  • Step 10 – Serve and Enjoy – Then the coffee cake is ready to serve and enjoy. We like to place on wire racks while it cools.
Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

Recipe Tips:

  • Prepare Crescent Roll – We recommend preparing the dough on a lightly floured surface. Pressing the dough together to form into one sheet and are smooth and elastic. .
  • Cut Strips – Try to make the strips even so they bake evenly.
  • Maraschino Cherries – Make sure the cherries halved so they lay flat on the tree.
  • Glaze – Blend the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Stir or with a mixer combine at low speed.
Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

Variation Ideas:

  • Homemade Dough Mixture – Feel free to make a homemade dough with active dry yeast and melted butter. This creates a soft dough by combining dry ingredients with warm water and keeping in a warm place.
  • Toppings – You can brush the top with different types of glaze. We have even added chopped walnuts or chopped pineapple. You can also use red or green sugar to add a fun and festive look.
Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

How to Make Homemade Coffee Cake:

Feel free to make this recipe with a made from scratch coffee cake. These simple ingredients will have enjoying it on Christmas Morning.

  • Cup Flour
  • Cups Water
  • Teaspoons Salt
  • Cup Butter
  • Eggs
  • Teaspoon Vanilla
Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  

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Christmas Tree Coffee Cake

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Christmas Tree Coffee Cake is made with simple ingredients. Start with a crescent roll and add your favorite toppings.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 133

Ingredients

  • 1 can Refrigerate Crescent Roll 8 ounces
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Orange Juice
  • Red and Green Candied Cherries cut in half
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Instructions

  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Unroll the crescent roll dough into 2 long rectangles and press all the seals together.
  • Then cut each rectangle into 4 strips lengthwise.  Twist each of the strips several times.
  • Use the twisted strips to form a tree shaped dough on the baking sheet.  Start at the top of the tree and slowly zigzag the dough down the sheet making each row longer than the row above it to form a tree shape.
  • At the bottom of the tree, add a curl in the center for the tree trunk on the Christmas tree.
  • Sprinkle the sugar on top of the tree after it’s formed.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until the bread is slightly golden brown.  Carefully remove the bread from the baking sheet and place it on a serving tray.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and orange juice for the glaze.
  • Once the bread has cooled, drizzle the glaze on top of the bread and top with the halved candied cherries.
  • Then the coffee cake is ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 133kcal, Carbohydrates 20g, Protein 1g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Sodium 222mg, Potassium 4mg, Fiber 0.004g, Sugar 11g, Vitamin A 4IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 0.3mg, Iron 0.4mg

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