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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How to Make the Most Decadent Rum Cake (Ever!)

Have your cake and drink it, too. This sweet and spirited rum cake recipe is irresistible, and no crumb will be left behind.

Spiced Rum Fruitcake

1 review

This fruitcake not only can be made weeks ahead, it tastes better that way! You can substitute Brazil nuts, pecans...


Black Forest Tart

8 reviews

Cherry pie filling and a melted chocolate drizzle top a rich, fudgy cake made from chocolate cookie crumbs. —Taste of...


Apple Nut Cake with Rum Sauce

1 review

Special occasions call for wonderful recipes like this. The simple-to-make rum sauce nicely complements the apple cake.


Chocolate Party Cake with Mocha Rum Icing

2 reviews

This moist cake is so delicious with its luscious coffee-flavored icing. Guests usually ask for the recipe. —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg,...

Pear Almond Tart

1 review

In this delightful pie, the pastry makes a "pouch" for a pleasant pear filling. For even more flavor, top the...


Rustic Apricot Tart

1 review

Apricots and pumpkin pie spices come together in this truly special tart from our Test Kitchen. Cold vanilla ice cream...

Coconut-Rum Cake Pops

Plan your own tropical escape with these surprisingly light-tasting pops. Angel food cake is a nice change of pace.


Rum-Glazed Pumpkin Cake

13 reviews

For years, my co-workers were taste testers as I worked on a recipe for pumpkin cake. This version wins, hands...


Spiced Rum and Pear Cake

1 review

The flavors in this cake really make it stand out as a special occasion cake—with raisins, fresh sweet pear chunks,...


Orange & Blackberry Panther Tart

I took this wonderful tart to school for a potluck. I work with 4th graders, and we typically eat at...

Raspberry Peach Tart

1 review

There’s no shortage of fresh peaches and raspberries where I live. I use the fruit I grow to bake up...


Mini Rum Cakes

3 reviews

My mother and I tried many different types of rum cake to find the best one, and finally hit on...


Figgy Apple Brie Tart

Our holiday gatherings often included baked Brie. I transformed it into a dessert that’s savory and sweet. It makes a...


Rich Rum Cake

5 reviews

We like a touch of rum for the holidays, and this orangey rum cake is decadent alone or with big...


Makeover Rum Cake

8 reviews

Makeover Rum Cake has a shiny glaze, and only about half the calories and cholesterol as the original version. But...

Glazed Spiced Rum Pound Cakes

1 review

My recipe makes two loaf-sized treats, perfect for sharing. The spiced rum flavor really comes through in both the cake...


Phyllo Fruit Tart

3 reviews

This elegant treat tastes as fantastic as it looks. A topping of mixed berries would also be wonderful. Taste of...