Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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    Copycat Celebration Cheesecake

    My children were born on the same day five years apart, so I go all out for their celebration. This beauty, with its seven layers, is "sweet!" in more ways than one. The baking and prep is easy, but assembly does take some time, so set aside an afternoon. —Kristyne Mcdougle, Lorain, Ohio

    Our Best Vanilla Birthday Cake Recipe

    This vanilla birthday cake recipe is simple but delicious. It's perfect for a sweet celebration!


    Air-Fryer Mocha Cupcakes

    These luscious air-fryer cupcakes smell wonderful while they cook. If you have the drawer-type air fryer, you'll need to use...


    Almond Custard Cake

    This white cake pairs well with all sorts of frostings and fillings, but the chocolate frosting in this recipe is...


    Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

    Indulge in this layer cake topped with rich buttercream—a vanilla lover's dream. I use pure vanilla extract for the best...

    Sour Cream Sugar Cookie Cake

    1 review

    My husband requested a giant sugar cookie for his birthday. I wanted to do something a bit more exciting than...


    Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

    1 review

    This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly...

    Cookie Cake

    This oversized cookie cake recipe is so easy and quick that I just might make it instead of traditional cookies...


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    32 Fall Birthday Cake Recipes You’ll Love

    Celebrate your special day and the season with these fall birthday cake ideas. We have tasty recipes featuring pumpkin, apple,...


    The Best Vegan Birthday Cake Recipe

    Looking for a quick and easy vegan birthday cake recipe? This moist, fluffy vanilla cake with chocolate frosting is for...


    BB-8 Cake

    1 review

    This BB-8 cake is easy to assemble and decorate. A cake mix gives you a jump-start so you can spend...

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    32 Quick and Easy Birthday Cake Recipes

    Need to make a birthday cake in a pinch? We've got plenty of festive and easy birthday cake recipes that...


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    33 Birthday Cake Ideas

    Blow out the candles and make a wish. These tasty birthday cake ideas, from fudgy chocolate to pink lemonade, will...


    Confetti Birthday Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

    2 reviews

    This is a moist confetti cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped chocolate buttercream. It's perfect for birthday celebrations!...


    Confetti Birthday Drip Cake

    1 review

    This is a moist and fluffy vanilla drip cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped vanilla buttercream. It's almost...


    Pineapple RumChata Shortcakes

    1 review

    This deliciously different dessert is made in the slow cooker instead of in the oven. When done, add final touches...

    Homemade Confetti Cake

    12 reviews

    This is a moist and fluffy vanilla cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped vanilla buttercream. It's almost impossible...


    Coconut-Lemon Ice Cream Cake

    3 reviews

    This lemon ice cream cake is a cool treat my family loves anytime, but we find it especially refreshing on...


    How to Make a Birthday ‘Charcuterie’ Board That’s Better Than Any Cake

    With sprinkle-covered cupcakes, cookies and candies, this birthday charcuterie board says "happy birthday!" in the best way possible.


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    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    2 reviews

    These indulgent vegan chocolate cupcakes have no butter, eggs or dairy milk, but you'd never guess it. This recipe is...


    Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

    1 review

    We love using this simple vegan vanilla cupcake recipe as a base to layer on extra flavor. Stir in grated...


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    Oreo Cupcakes with Cookies and Cream Frosting

    6 reviews

    Kids and adults alike will find these Oreo cupcakes irresistible. If you want to pipe the frosting, be sure to...


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    Best Vanilla Cake

    10 reviews

    There's a reason this vanilla cake recipe is the best. Adding creamy vanilla bean paste into the moist, rich cake...


    Apple Cake for Passover

    Adding a dollop of whipped cream is a sweet addition to this Passover apple cake! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen,...


    Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

    11 reviews

    My granddaughter Sydney has acquired a love of baking. While I was visiting her in Tampa, we made these light,...

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    Mint Swirl Fudge Cake

    1 review

    Mint pairs with a silky, mild chocolate flavor for this colorful, beautiful cake that will be the talk of the...


    How to Make the Milk Bar Birthday Cake Recipe (with Tips from Christina Tosi!)

    We got tips from Christina herself on how to make the best-ever confetti sheet cake. Spoiler alert: It tastes even...


    Chocolate Spice Layer Cake with Caramel Icing

    Mariann James of Ferguson, Missouri created a sweet and salty favorite with her original recipe for chocolate spice cake with...


    Black Walnut Layer Cake

    2 reviews

    My sister gave me the recipe for this beautiful cake years ago. The thin layer of frosting spread on the...


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    Strawberry Balsamic Filled Cupcakes

    Here's a twist on Grandma's strawberry shortcake. This combination of classic and sophisticated flavors is a perfect pairing for the...


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    Reindeer Cake

    1 review

    Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...