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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Margarita Cake

2 reviews

This margarita cake is perfect for a picnic on a warm day. You'll be surprised at how closely it tastes like the real thing. —Dawn Lowenstein, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes

8 reviews

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


Lemon Rhubarb Tube Cake

2 reviews

For a taste of summer, try this dessert. The cake's fresh lemon flavor and tart rhubarb topping are so refreshing....


Mom’s Citrus Buttermilk Cake

3 reviews

Everyone raves over this lovely lemon cake. It's divine with fresh raspberries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. —Joan...


Ginger-Glazed Lemon Bundt

2 reviews

Tangy ginger, tart lemon and puckery cranberries make this melt-in-your-mouth cake as crisp—and gorgeous—as autumn. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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California Lemon Pound Cake

48 reviews

Citrus trees grow abundantly in California, and I'm always looking for new recipes which use the fruit from the orange...


Glazed Lemon Tube Cake

35 reviews

This easy lemon cake recipe is just the dessert to brighten up a gray winter day (or any day). Lemon...

Almond-Lemon Pound Cake

4 reviews

This lemon-almond cake is the first cake I learned to make more than 30 years ago, and it’s still a...


Lemon-Thyme Angel Food Cake

Thyme adds a new twist to the classic angel food cake. The flavors pair well together. We enjoy it alongside...


Rosemary & Thyme Lemon Pudding Cakes

These simple little cakes are absolutely divine and are perfect with hot tea. Think English tea party! Your guests will...


Lemon Meringue Cake

15 reviews

This cake tastes just like lemon meringue pie! Fresh lemon flavor shines through in the custard filling between the layers,...

Lemon Angel Cake Roll

7 reviews

"Every time I make this sunny cake roll, people comment on its fresh flavor and festive look," observes Diana Hardwick...


Lemon Meringue Torte

1 review

Field editor Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, relates, "I copied this old recipe from a notebook that my grandmother compiled...


Makeover Lemon Pound Cake

13 reviews

For this lovely golden cake, I use fat-free yogurt to trim the calories. It's a comforting dessert for days when...


Zesty Citrus Cake

We grow our own citrus trees, so I'm always trying to come up with new recipes for the fruit. My...


Lemon Coconut Cupcakes

5 reviews

Lemon plus coconut equals big smiles in this cupcake equation. These zesty gems are a hit with my family, friends...

Grandma’s Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

19 reviews

This is from a collection of family recipes. My granddaughter, Riley, likes that it tastes like lemons, but is sweet....


Homemade Lemon Pound Cake

4 reviews

I take this cake when asked to bring dessert for potluck lunches. The ladies sometimes come to blows to see...


Lemon-Lime Meringue Cake

4 reviews

We top a tender citrus curd-filled cake with lovely meringue for a mile-high masterpiece!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Triple-Layer Lemon Cake

9 reviews

A smooth and silky citrus filling separates the three layers of my lemon cake. It's a homemade favorite that friends...


Moist Lemon Angel Cake Roll

7 reviews

Tart and delicious, this pretty cake roll will tickle any lemon lover's fancy. Its feathery, angel food texture enhances its...


Lemonade Layer Cake

17 reviews

Lemonade concentrate gives both the cake and frosting fantastic flavor. I like to garnish this dessert with lemon slices and...


Luscious Lemon Cake Roll

8 reviews

A co-worker shared the recipe for this elegant cake roll. It's perfect for rounding out a special meal.—Darlene Brenden, Salem,...


Lemon-Lime Poppy Seed Cake

1 review

There’s plenty of lemon-lime flavor in this tender cake to please any citrus lover. Plus, it’s a breeze to make.

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Holiday Bundt Cake

2 reviews

This easy cake is a showstopper during the holidays. It has a tender crumb and pairs well with fruit.


Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

From Panguitch, Utah, Lucile Proctor shares a very moist spiced cake that's topped with an old-fashioned-tasting lemon sauce. "The simple...


Lemon Orange Cake

9 reviews

I like to bake this lovely three-layer cake instead of a more traditional pie for Thanksgiving. It has that tangy...


Lemon Sparkle Cupcakes

5 reviews

Bursting with lemony zing, these cupcakes don't require frosting. In fact, my family prefers the crunchy sugar-and-spice topping. A dear...


Quicker Lemon Angel Food Supreme

3 reviews

Boxed angel food cake speeds prep time but retains the cake's home-baked taste. And the no-cook version of sauce uses...


Glazed Lemon Cake

13 reviews

My mother baked this light moist treat when I was a child. I loved it as much then as my...