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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Gingerbread with Fig-Walnut Sauce

I experimented with aniseed this past holiday season and fell in love with the licorice flavor. It really enhances the gingerbread spices and fig sauce in this extraordinary cake. —Shelly Bevington-Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon

Banana Nut Cake

9 reviews

I'm a pastor's wife, and it's so good to have something to serve when friends drop in unexpectedly. Because this...


Apple-Spice Angel Food Cake

14 reviews

I dressed up an angel food cake mix with some nuts, spice and applesauce to make an easy and light...


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Best Angel Food Cake

34 reviews

For our daughter's wedding, a friend made this lovely, angel food cake from a recipe she's used for decades. It...


Carrot Fruitcake

4 reviews

Even those who don't care for fruitcake love this special holiday dessert. It's a fun way to "dress up" that...

Rich Rum Cake

3 reviews

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


Angel Food Cake with Berry Sauce

9 reviews

We top light and airy angel food cake with a lovely berry sauce for a heavenly dessert. The sauce can...

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Lemon Chiffon Cake

65 reviews

This moist, airy lemon chiffon cake was my dad's favorite. Mom revamped the original recipe to include lemons. I'm not...


Apple Pull-Apart Bread

15 reviews

For a fun sweet treat that's certain to satisfy, try this recipe. Drizzled with icing, each finger-licking piece has a...


Holiday Honey Cake

2 reviews

Thirty-five years ago, I gave a friend of mine a platter of my assorted home-baked Christmas cookies. The next day,...


Winning Cream Cheese Pound Cake

15 reviews

I got this recipe from a woman who came to my rummage sale. We got to talking about zucchini-she didn't...

Cherry Pound Cake

9 reviews

Here's a rich classic pound cake with the pretty surprise of bright red cherries tucked inside and dotting the creamy...


Chocolate-Filled Cherry Angel Cake

Here's a cake that will catch the eye of all your guests. It's beautiful and is ideal for parties or...


Best Poppy Seed Chiffon Cake

3 reviews

This attractive cake never seems to fail, and it’s very moist. It’s a great choice for that special birthday celebration....


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Lemon-Thyme Angel Food Cake

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


Orange Dream Angel Food Cake

7 reviews

A basic angel food cake becomes a heavenly indulgence, thanks to a hint of orange flavor swirled into every bite....

Orange Sponge Cake

11 reviews

This was the cake that my dad used to request for his birthday every year. For a wedding present 2...


Orange Cream Chiffon Cake

4 reviews

Light and luscious, this sponge cake is bursting with orange flavor. It’s the perfect dessert to serve after a filling...


Toffee Angel Food Cake

Chopped toffee bits and whipped cream make the sweet flavor and light, moist texture of angel food even more indulgent....


Mocha-Hazelnut Glazed Angel Food Cake

2 reviews

I love this recipe because it combines three of my favorite flavors: coffee, hazelnuts and cherries. —Joan Pecsek, Chesapeake, Virginia


Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake

3 reviews

Angel food cake is everyone’s favorite blank slate for making awesome desserts. Serve it with a simple glaze or pile...


Daffodil Cake

2 reviews

I've made this cake for my children(see photo below), grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It is their favorite birthday cake...it's light and...


Strawberry Tunnel Cake

6 reviews

My son doesn’t like traditional birthday cakes and always asks for something with strawberries for the occasion. I hit the...


Strawberry Cream Cake

10 reviews

“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made everyone 'ooh' and 'aah' when they see this beautiful dessert. It...


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Kentucky Butter Cake

83 reviews

I found this Kentucky butter cake recipe in an old cookbook I bought at a garage sale and couldn’t wait...

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Cranberry Sauce Cake

5 reviews

This moist cake is so easy to make because it mixes in one bowl. Slice it at the table so...


Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake

34 reviews

My daughter can’t have gluten and my husband is diabetic, so there are a lot of special recipes at our...


Chocolate Angel Cake

27 reviews

When I was married in 1944, I could barely boil water. My dear mother-in-law taught me her specialty—making the lightest...


German Butter Pound Cake

25 reviews

Cardamom and lemon peel mix with almond and vanilla flavors to add zip to a classic butter pound cake. —...


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Glazed Lemon Chiffon Cake

3 reviews

This fluffy cake is a real treat drizzled with the sweet-tart lemon glaze. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah


Spiced Apple Cake with Caramel Icing

1 review

Easy to prepare and popular with my friends and family, this apple cake is one of my all-time favorite autumn...