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!

    Almond Custard Cake

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

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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...

    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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    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...

    Unicorn Cake

    1 review

    This magical unicorn cake tastes as good as it looks. Baking in smaller pans creates impressive height, and a few...

    Dark Chocolate Layer Cake

    5 reviews

    —David Heppner, Brandon, Florida

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    Heart’s Delight Torte

    Cherry pie filling dresses up homemade chocolate cake layers in this impressive dessert. "I found the recipe on a newspaper...

    Raspberry Mocha Torte

    2 reviews

    I combined three of my favorite things to make this dessert...raspberries, chocolate and coffee.—Adrene Schmidt, Waldersee, Manitoba

    Raspberry Coconut Cake

    9 reviews

    This seemed like a festive dessert to fix for the holidays, so I decided to try it out on my...

    Triple-Layer Banana Cake

    2 reviews

    A year-round family favorite, the recipe for this moist layer cake was passed on to me by my mother. My...

    Peanut Butter Layer Cake

    4 reviews

    My husband loves peanut butter, so this cake is his favorite. Sometimes I switch frosting recipes and use a chocolate...

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    Favorite Chocolate Peanut Torte

    This cake is so rich, you'd never guess it was lower in fat and sugar than other desserts. The smooth...

    Chocolate Torte

    6 reviews

    Mom's three-layer chocolate torte was always perfect with it's delicious whipped cream filling and a yummy chocolate frosting. Making this...

    Fudge Layer Cake

    1 review

    “My mom first made this terrific layer cake in the early 1960s,” recalls Cheryl Feller of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. “The...

    Hungarian Walnut Torte

    3 reviews

    "This truly special cake with its creamy not-too-sweet filling is one I've made for years. People say it is excellent,"...

    Fruit-Filled White Cake

    1 review

    Your guests may think this dessert is too pretty to eat, but the flavorful cake, fluffy frosting and fun fruit...

    White Chocolate Christmas Torte

    3 reviews

    Talk about a scene-stealer! This raspberry-filled cake, an exceptional dessert for any meal, is an especially lovely ending for a...

    Special Birthday Cake

    2 reviews

    "My mother shared this recipe with me, and it's been a family favorite for years," writes Midge Crookshanks of Rupert,...

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    Raspberry Chocolate Torte

    "This recipe is constantly requested by family and friends," writes Janis Murphy of Redondo Beach, California. "Feel free to substitute...

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    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...

    Maple Walnut Cake

    20 reviews

    This maple-flavored cake with candied walnuts honors beloved my grandpa, who made maple syrup when I was a child. It...

    Red, White & Blueberry Poke Cake

    39 reviews

    A sweet treat in the summer, this patriotic poke cake with dazzling red and blue stripes is a fun one...

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    Marvelous Cannoli Cake

    73 reviews

    A luscious, chocolate-studded cannoli filling separates the tender vanilla layers of this rich cake, which starts with a package mix....

    Lemon Orange Cake

    10 reviews

    I like to bake this lovely three-layer lemon and orange cake instead of a more traditional pie for Thanksgiving. It...

    Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

    2 reviews

    Don't let the number of steps in this recipe fool you —it's easy to assemble. The cake bakes up high...