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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    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 end of any summer meal. Be sure to refrigerate the remaining berry-balsamic reduction to use on toast. —Kate Brown, St. Michael, Minnesota

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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...

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    Confetti Cupcake Cones

    All three of my kids love these cones. They are requested at almost every birthday party or celebration. —Jami Geittmann,...

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    The Best Birthday Cake for You According to Your Sign

    See how the stars have aligned to find everyone from Aries to Pisces the perfect birthday cake.

    Peanut Bars

    4 reviews

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

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    Lemon Refrigerator Cake

    The recipe comes from my church group and is a light, refreshing cake for warm-weather days.

    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...

    Puppy Dog Cake

    1 review

    Just a glance at this tasty canine confection is bound to get guests' stomachs growling! This cake is surprisingly simple...

    Pastel Four-Layer Cake

    7 reviews

    Bryan Anderson of Granite Falls, Minnesota recalls, "My mother made this special birthday cake for me and my sister as...

    Mint-Frosted Chocolate Cake

    5 reviews

    I often make a peanut butter version of this cake but wanted to switch things up by introducing a new...

    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...

    Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

    10 reviews

    Chocolate, toffee and espresso make a mouthwatering concoction. The yummy sweets are perfect for any party or gathering. Make plenty,...

    Marshmallow-Filled Banana Cupcakes

    15 reviews

    A friend gave me this recipe when I first moved into my neighborhood 40 years ago. It might seem more...

    Gingerbread Torte

    This old-fashioned gingerbread cake is excellent. Lemon zest is a nice addition to the sweet cream cheese frosting. —Ginger Hendricksen...

    Dark Chocolate Carrot Cake

    8 reviews

    Carrot cake has a dark side—and it’s divine! Cream cheese and shredded carrots in the batter keep the cake moist,...

    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...

    Cuppa Joe Caramel Cake

    2 reviews

    I get compliments on this cake wherever I take it. It is very much an adult cake, with the hit...

    Red Wine and Chocolate Cupcakes

    Red wine and chocolate make an amazing pairing, especially in these rich, elegant cupcakes made for my mother’s birthday. She...

    Butterscotch Swirl Cake

    10 reviews

    I was tickled when my swirled dessert took first place and best of division at the Los Angeles County Fair....

    Marble Chiffon Cake

    5 reviews

    This confection’s a real winner—in taste and in looks! It’s impressive, but I think that anyone can prepare it, regardless...

    Mocha Hazelnut Torte

    3 reviews

    I make this cake on birthdays and other special occasions because it looks and tastes so amazing. The combination of...

    Lemon Cupcakes

    2 reviews

    Usher in spring with this lemon cupcake recipe. It's a recipe from my mother that I spiced up a bit....

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    Doughnut Hole Cake

    2 reviews

    This is the easiest, most impressive cake I’ve ever made! You can use chocolate, lemon or strawberry cake mix in...

    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,...