There's no better way to end your Christmas feast than with a delicious, festive cake. From beautiful tiered centerpieces to boozy finales, here are our favorite picks of the season.
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If you're already sick of pumpkin, but searching for a dessert that can feed a holiday crowd, look no further than The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook's German chocolate cake. Crunchy, chewy frosting is spread between sweet and simple chocolate cake. It's an intersection of coconut, chocolate, and toasted pecan that's deeply satisfying.
Cream puffs? For Christmas? These once-dainty treats are super-sized and mint-ified for the holidays, making for a perfect (easy but exciting) addition to your seasonal table.
This cranberry potpourri jam is inspired by the little fruit-orange sachets I used to make as a kid. The warm, spicy scent is so inviting, you might just keep a jar in your sock drawer.
No way around it, the holidays are more than a little bit about decadence. And while beautiful holiday cookies are great, what makes a better centerpiece for your festive meal than a gorgeously iced cake?
So you didn't stockpile a bounty of summer preserves to give out over the holidays? Neither did I. But it's not too late! Just because berry season is long gone doesn't mean you can't whip up a batch or two of homemade jam sure to please everyone on your gift list.
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An ode to fruitcake that's easy to love, with a rum-orange ice cream base and real dried fruit, not chemically candied cherries.
Also known as Jell-O rainbow cake, this seriously retro dessert is typically made with 1 box of white cake mix and 1 box of Jell-O. We've made a homemade version that amps up the flavor but keeps the fun.
This easy to prepare pie stars store-bought eggnog. The nog is turned into a creamy pudding that's nestled in a gingersnap crust and topped by whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg.
Hot chocolate becomes cake in this recipe that incorporates moist chocolate cake, marshmallow whipped cream, and hot chocolate sauce.
These decadent pastries will make a perfect addition to your holiday dessert table. A hint of mint makes for a surprising, and delicious, twist.
We love gingerbread, so while it's in season, we try to eat as much as possible. Here are 10 great recipe ideas, from traditional gingerbread men to pudding, and more!
Look. I won't pretend that I have extra panettone lying around my house. I love it too much—that'll just never happen. But going out and buying an extra loaf to make this bread pudding? Totally worth it.
Eggnog ice cream: all the rich creaminess you expect from a cooked eggnog, but taken to its logical conclusion in scoopable form.
This past weekend marked the beginning of Cookie Month, known to some as December. We love Cookie Month, which we showed last year by giving you a great cookie recipe every day. Here's a short guide to reliving the magic, from decadent to classic and everything in between.
What's better than peppermint bark? Peppermint bark folded into fudgy chocolate brownies. Happy holidays indeed.
Chocolate does double duty in these crunchy shortbread cookies sandwiched with a creamy and decadent dark chocolate ganache.
Buttery almond flour shortbread is sandwiched around sweet-tart cranberry jam to make these updated Linzer Cookies. You might just steal the Cookie Swap show.
It may not fit the traditional definition of 'cake', but a tower of gingerbread and mascarpone cream might just be even better. This recipe from Vintage Cakes takes you through the assembly of what promises to be a stunning, and delicious holiday centerpiece. The snap of spiced gingerbread and the milky richness of mascarpone go together beautifully.