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.
Sliced almonds transform simple cakes into festive pinecones. Look for slivers with a bit of skin showing for a more realistic result.
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.
A snowfall of crushed peppermint candies on the outside of this luscious layered dessert hints at the minty frosting between each fluffy cake inside.
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.
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.
Stun your holiday crowd with a four-layer cake coated in dreamy buttercream frosting and topped with a forest of puffy pink meringue trees.
Despite having savory olive oil stand in for the butter, this cake is still plenty sweet.
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).
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.
Amaretto, an Italian almond liqueur, adds an unexpected flavor component to this cinnamon bundt cake.
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.
Kids will love this two-layer peppermint-flavored chocolate cake that's been cleverly frosted to look like Santa Claus.
Creme de menthe adds a hint of mint to this chocolate-topped cheesecake. This is a gorgeous dessert to serve for the holidays.
Make this elegant almond cake a new holiday tradition at your house.
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.
Talk about charisma! Carrot cake has been charming dessert lovers since the 1960s. This recipe surprises with dried fruit bits and grated fresh ginger.