12 New Year's Cakes Worth Celebrating
These special occasion-worthy cakes will help you start off the New Year with a bang. From traditional recipes (whoever finds the coin in this Greek Vasilopita will have good luck for a whole year) to boozy desserts that are sure to impress (everyone will love this over-the-top Champagne Funfetti Ice Cream Cake, and you'll want to make this shiny Golden Rum Cake all year long), you'll find a new, festive favorite in this collection of our best New Year's cakes.
Complete your holiday meal with this Quick and Easy New Year's Dinner Menu.
Vasilopita - Greek New Years Cake
This Greek cake, which contains a hidden coin, is served on New Year's Day. According to tradition, whoever finds the coin will have good luck for a year.
Champagne Funfetti Ice Cream Cake
This over-the-top, 20-layer cake is as beautiful as it is boozy. Don't forget to serve with plenty of champagne.
Champagne Cake With Buttercream Icing
Raise a glass to this elegant holiday dessert. Leave it bare or decorate it with seasonal edible flowers and other festive accoutrements.
Chantal's New York Cheesecake
"I have been working with this recipe for a couple of years now," says reviewer LAURELC43 of this top-rated recipe. "Yesterday, one of my co-workers and I had a cheesecake cook-off. Everyone RAVED about my cheesecake and I felt bad for the other guy."
This indulgent cheesecake is worthy of any celebration. Add a touch of elegance by grating semisweet chocolate over the finished product.
Golden Rum Cake
A shiny golden butter glaze gives this boozy bundt a celebratory feel. The secret ingredient? Yellow cake mix.
Chef John's Chocolate Lava Cake
"This is unbelievable! My daughter and I were watching MasterChef and they made a chocolate lava cake," says reviewer Caryl. "I had to make it, so I went to my favorite website! This recipe was so simple and quick. I was amazed."
Deep South Eggnog Cake
Enjoy the festive flavor of eggnog throughout the holiday season with this moist, rich cake. If you don't have a carton of store-bought eggnog, it's easy enough to whip up your own (see the cook's note at the bottom of the recipe).
Fresh Cranberry Cake
"Great for the holiday season and even better in the summer with any fresh berry you have on hand," says recipe creator Deborah Day.
Seasonal persimmons lend a lovely rich and tangy flavor to this bundt. Top with cream cheese icing or sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Grand Marnier Souffle
Think of these souffles as personal-sized mini cakes. This show-stopping recipe is excellent for New Year's or, really, any special occasion.
Rainbow Pinata Cake
Fill this celebration-worthy cake silver and gold candies and sprinkles to make this dessert extra festive.