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Enjoy our assortment of indulgent cakes perfect for your next holiday get-together. From elegant layered cakes and scrumptious Christmas cake rolls to creamy cheesecakes and tortes, each take on cake in this collection makes an irresistible holiday dessert.
Chocolate-lovers will go nuts for this rich, dark cake. Wonderful with just the chocolate butter frosting, this basic cake is transformed into a sensational holiday treat with the addition of berries and a white chocolate bow.
A blend of sweet maple syrup and tangy Greek yogurt smothers the top of this mascarpone-enhanced cheesecake. Top with candied walnuts for a savory crunch.
Don't be fooled by the stunning exterior of this holiday cake: Preparation is a cinch thanks to its brownie-mix base. Just cook according to package directions and top with dollops of our homemade marshmallow-coffee frosting.
This flourless torte is rich and heady thanks to the flavor it gains from Frangelico and chocolaty hazelnut spread. A boozy whipped cream and chocolate-hazelnut drizzle produce the cake's pretty facade.
Kick your classic white cake mix up a notch with shredded orange peel and layers of creamy dulce de leche. Coat with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramelized sugar for a cake that is sure to wow guests.
Sure, one layer of cheesecake is good, but four scrumptious layers are better. An espresso-flavored filling tops a layer of chocolate coffee ganache and a wafer-cookie crust. Sour cream icing finishes the dessert for one indulgent cheesecake.
Bourbon and coffee crystals add immense depth of flavor to this super moist, adults-only cake. Bake the cake up to two days in advance, so all that's left is to make and drizzle the sauce over the top the day it's served.
For all of you coconut fans, this winter white cake is bursting with the sweet and fruity ingredient. Shredded coconut adds texture to the cake's filling, while toasted coconut chips garnish the lovely creme fraiche frosting.
Sandwiched between layers of holiday-crimson red velvet cake is a mascarpone-vanilla bean filling. On top, a creamy layer of chocolate ganache adds decadence.
Too thick, too thin: Chocolate ganache can be a tricky topping. Luckily, we've got the secrets to success. Watch as we guide you in the perfect preparation of this decadent dessert topping.
Malted milk powder naturally sweetens this rich and chocolaty cake. A thick glaze and crunchy candy topping complete the party-perfect dessert.
This cinnamon-spiced cake guarantees succulent pieces of cranberry, pear, and walnut with every bite. A warm homemade caramel sauce and hearty seasonal fruit complete the dessert.
This festive cake is so simple it starts with a mix. Butterscotch pudding makes it moist, while homemade chocolate icing adds sweetness.
There's no shortage of flavor in this creamy cake, which is infused with hazelnut liqueur and speckled with chopped hazelnuts. A toasted-filbert crust further enhances the dessert.
To keep this light-but-luscious cake from cracking, roll it up with the filling before it cools. This ensures a beautiful red velvet spiral.
An assortment of seasonal spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, flavor this savory cake. Its garnish of warm harvest fruit, gooey caramel, and chocolate whipped cream make it perfect for cool weather.
Finely shredded orange peel gives this pretty chocolate-and-vanilla swirled cake a festive feel. Chile powder adds a touch of heat.
Single-serving cakes are an easy dessert option sure to please holiday guests. Chocolate mini cakes are filled with fresh raspberries and glazed with an ultrarich icing.
Tart dried cherries add a flavor contrast to the grappa-laced whipped cream that tops this festive cornmeal cake. Make the dessert even more elegant by using a large doily to create a charming powdered sugar design.
Layers of velvety ganache, chocolaty brownies, and creamy cheesecake make this gorgeous dessert a decadent holiday favorite.
Baking the cake is only half the fun. Learn how to transform your deserts from plain to pretty with our simple cake-decorating tips.
The citrusy oranges and sweet chocolate ganache prove complementary in this decadent carrot cake. Shredded coconut and an orange-cream cheese filling pack the layered dessert.
Chocolate-lovers, rejoice! This dense cake boasts a generous helping of rich chocolate and a hint of hazelnut.
This towering torte both looks and tastes delicious. Layers of hazelnut cake sandwich juicy pears and a rich and creamy dulce de leche filling.
The fragrant holiday spice of cloves and a sweet molasses glaze flavor this succulent stacked cake. For a dramatic touch, serve the gingerbreadlike cake with blood orange slices.
Filled with raspberry preserves and covered with a fluffy white chocolate frosting, this red velvet cake makes a gorgeous centerpiece for your holiday table.