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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    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 a hot summer day. The cream of coconut and lemon juice make a delicious combo, and the streusel adds a nice crunch. You can substitute any crunchy sugar, lemon or coconut cookie in place of the shortbread, as long as each cookie is about 2 inches. —Janet Gill, Canton, Ohio

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    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    3 reviews

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

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    Oreo Cupcakes with Cookies and Cream Frosting

    7 reviews

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

    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,...

    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...

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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...

    Peanut Bars

    4 reviews

    With peanut butter in both the batter and frosting, plus chopped nuts sprinkled on top, these treats have triple the...

    Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cinnamon Frosting

    3 reviews

    My mom made this for me, and one bite can completely take me back to my childhood. You can easily...

    Homemade Chocolate Snack Cake

    15 reviews

    THIS is a moist delicious snack cake, so good that icing is not necessary. Sometimes my husband puts a scoop...

    Coconut Cream Cake

    8 reviews

    Have the urge to splurge? Try Deborah Protzman's moist and mouthwatering cake. "No one who's ever eaten a piece can...

    Apple Walnut Cake

    13 reviews

    This moist apple walnut cake is perfect for brunch. It gets its appeal from big chunks of sweet apples, nutty...

    Lady Baltimore Cake

    4 reviews

    I first made this cake for my fathers' birthday and now it is the only cake that he requests. This...

    Chocolate Carrot Cake

    25 reviews

    Finely shredding the carrots gives this cake an extra-nice texture. The walnuts sprinkled on top add crunch, but you can...

    Peanut Butter ‘N’ Jelly Cake

    4 reviews

    I made this fun and flavorful peanut butter and jelly cake for my son's first birthday. He just turned 33,...

    Peanut-Filled Devil’s Food Cupcakes

    2 reviews

    This recipe features a luscious peanut butter filling surrounded by devil's food and then iced with a rich layer of...

    Classic Carrot Cake

    72 reviews

    I entered this yummy, moist cake in a Colorado Outfitters Association dessert contest. My carrot cake with pineapple earned first...

    Peanut Butter Truffle Cupcakes

    3 reviews

    Everybody loves cupcakes, and these have a wonderfully tasty hidden treasure inside. They're rich and delicious! —Marlene Schollenberger, Bloomington, Indiana

    Makeover Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

    8 reviews

    Both of my boys loved this makeover version of a family favorite, and even my husband, who is a bit...

    Cream Cheese Sheet Cake

    18 reviews

    This tender, buttery cream cheese cake with a thin layer of fudge frosting is perfect for a crowd. It's always...

    Heavenly Praline Cake

    6 reviews

    A moist cake and generous frosting are filled with the fabulous flavor of caramel. The candied pecans are almost a...

    Zucchini Cupcakes

    244 reviews

    I asked my grandmother for this recipe after trying these irresistible spice cupcakes at her home. I love their creamy...

    Cranberry-Carrot Layer Cake

    3 reviews

    This moist cake smothered with rich cream cheese frosting makes any dinner festive. Every autumn, I go to a cranberry...

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    Creme de Menthe Cupcakes

    We use creme de menthe liqueur (the term means "mint cream" in French) to add a cool touch to these...

    Homemade Chocolate Cake

    43 reviews

    A rich chocolate frosting is the flavorful finishing touch to this moist from-scratch cake that's mixed in one bowl. It...

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    Chocolate Espresso-Nut Torte

    3 reviews

    I love chocolate and nuts, and they come together deliciously in this torte. Serve it with sweetened whipped cream or...

    Cherry Nut Cake

    3 reviews

    My grandmother made up this recipe for her children. Using Ozark-grown cherries and walnuts, she invented one they all liked....

    Mummy Cupcakes

    5 reviews

    These Halloween mummy cupcakes are not scary at all! Their bright blue eyes and cute little smiles will enchant your...

    Berry-Topped White Cupcakes

    9 reviews

    Guests just love these yummy white cupcakes that are topped with a cream cheese frosting. The strawberry-blueberry garnish makes them...

    Vanilla Ring Cake

    21 reviews

    Yes, the amount is correct—you add 2 tablespoons of vanilla to the batter. A friend who shared this recipe years...

    Best Chocolate Raspberry Torte

    12 reviews

    How do you make already delicious chocolate cake even more decadent? By adding a heavenly raspberry filling and a lovely...