Holiday Cake Recipes

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Triple Chocolate Roll Cake

Rating: 4.71 stars
7
A chocolate cake is wrapped around alternating stripes of white chocolate whipped cream and a whipped dark chocolate mousse for not only great flavor, but a striking presentation as well. Make sure to really chill your fillings before whipping--overnight would be best--or they won't fluff up properly. This takes some time and patience to make--so plan ahead when making this cake! Serve with additional whipped cream, if desired.

Aunt Connie's Coconut Cake

Rating: 4.19 stars
21
Aunt Connie made this cake for special occasions. It is as wonderful as she was, and I remember her every time I make it.

Streusel Apple Coffeecake

Rating: 4.49 stars
102
Wonderfully moist coffee cake with a layer of apples and streusel in the middle and more streusel on top. Very good.

Irish Cream Cheesecake

Rating: 4.36 stars
42
"This cheesecake has just the hint of Irish Cream which was the perfect amount for us." – Deb C

Carlee's Celebrate Spring Cupcakes

Rating: 4.6 stars
15
Cupcakes with creamy chocolate surprise centers and a cute little bird's nest on top of creamy chocolate frosting. Made these in honor of my daughter, Carlee.

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Rating: 4.13 stars
23
A great carrot cake and a traditional cheesecake all in one bite.

Perfect St. Patrick's Day Cake

Rating: 4.74 stars
159
With Guinness® and Irish Cream, so rich and decadent, a delicious Irish treat for St. Patty's Day or any time of year!

Carrot Cake III

Rating: 4.69 stars
7213
I've tried many carrot cakes, and this is my favorite recipe. If you don't like pecans, feel free to leave them out.

Best Carrot Cake Ever

Rating: 4.74 stars
1808
A moist and flavorful recipe that makes a large quantity of cake. I have been hounded to make this cake time and time again.

Pumpkin Cake III

Rating: 4.76 stars
1019
Delicious pumpkin spice cake baked in a sheet pan. Very moist and great for potlucks. When cool, top with your favorite cream cheese frosting.

Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake with Aunt Evelyn's Lemon Glaze

Rating: 4.73 stars
507
My mother's blue-ribbon pound cake recipe. It always gets rave reviews.
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Incredibly Delicious Italian Cream Cake

Rating: 4.53 stars
426

This is an old recipe from my aunt. It is both famous and infamous in our family. It is absolutely irresistible.