Christmas Cake

Don't forget to add cakes to your list of Christmas desserts to bake. Whether you're baking up coffee cake for a neighbor, cupcakes for the school Christmas play, or a showstopping, triple-layered cake, you'll find what you're looking for in these holiday dessert recipes.

Pinecone Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Sliced almonds transform simple cakes into festive pinecones. Look for slivers with a bit of skin showing for a more realistic result.

Rum and Eggnog Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Toasting the holidays isn't the only way to enjoy eggnog. Use eggnog in these easy and elegant mini cakes. Because they keep well, you can serve some now and freeze the rest to serve drop-in guests.

White Christmas Peppermint Layer Cake

Midwest Living

A snowfall of crushed peppermint candies on the outside of this luscious layered dessert hints at the minty frosting between each fluffy cake inside.

Hidden Snowman Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

Hiding vanilla snowmen inside this decadent chocolate cake is easier than it looks, and it makes for a festive dessert for any special holiday event.

Christmas Ornament Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Decorate your choice of cake mix to create flavorful Christmas ornament cupcakes. Tint creamy white frosting with different colors, cut white rolled fondant icing into shapes, and add luster dust for a light sheen.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Winter Wonderland Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

Stun your holiday crowd with a four-layer cake coated in dreamy buttercream frosting and topped with a forest of puffy pink meringue trees.

Spiced Olive Oil Cake

Family Circle

Despite having savory olive oil stand in for the butter, this cake is still plenty sweet.

Amaretto Cake with Cinnamon Swirl

Better Homes and Gardens

Amaretto, an Italian almond liqueur, adds an unexpected flavor component to this cinnamon bundt cake.

Hazelnut Truffle Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

Hazelnut liqueur gives this decadent truffle cake a boost of nutty flavor. A whipped cream topping and chocolate-hazelnut spread makes the cake a great choice for an indulgent dessert offering.

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Cake


For a unique twist on fruitcake, try this gingerbread-flavored cake that bakes completely in your slow cooker (to save oven space for your holiday roast).

Mint-Chocolate Cheesecake

Midwest Living

Creme de menthe adds a hint of mint to this chocolate-topped cheesecake. This is a gorgeous dessert to serve for the holidays.

Gianduja Mousse Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

Santa Claus Cake

Family Circle

Although this festive holiday cake appeals to all ages, it will be a hit at a kids' Christmas party. Hidden under the clever frosting is a fabulous white cake dotted with maraschino cherry bits.

Mint-Chocolate Santa Claus Cake

Family Circle

Kids will love this two-layer peppermint-flavored chocolate cake that's been cleverly frosted to look like Santa Claus.

Gingered Carrot Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

Talk about charisma! Carrot cake has been charming dessert lovers since the 1960s. This recipe surprises with dried fruit bits and grated fresh ginger.

German Nut Cake

Midwest Living

Make this elegant almond cake a new holiday tradition at your house.

White Christmas Butter Cake

Midwest Living

This moist three-layer cake will shine at even the most elegant parties. It's frosted with a mixture of cream cheese and white chocolate.

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