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Pie of the Week: Frozen Black Bottom Peppermint Pie

Sweets Lauren Weisenthal Post a comment

With a chewy mint-chocolate brownie on the bottom and a disk of vanilla ice cream on top, if you like brownie sundaes, you're bound to love this pie. This is the perfect make-ahead dessert for the holidays; with the brownie and ice cream disks made in advance, all you'll need to do is combine them, top with whipped cream, crushed candy canes, and serve. More

Chocoholic: Chocolate Mousse Cake

Sweets Yvonne Ruperti Post a comment

Cooked eggs enrich a thick layer of creamy chocolate mousse set between two layers of chocolate cake that's draped in ganache. It doesn't get any more decadent than this. More

11 Cakes To Make For Christmas

Sweets Hally Wolhandler 2 comments

No way around it, the holidays are more than a little bit about decadence. And while beautiful holiday cookies are great, what makes a better centerpiece for your festive meal than a gorgeously iced cake? More

Wake and Bake: Individual Spiced Fruitcakes

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 5 comments

Yeah, you're probably not even going to click through, are you. More

American Classics: Holiday Jell-O Poke Cake

Sweets Alexandra Penfold 1 comment

Also known as Jell-O rainbow cake, this seriously retro dessert is typically made with 1 box of white cake mix and 1 box of Jell-O. We've made a homemade version that amps up the flavor but keeps the fun. More

Pie of the Week: Eggnog Cream Pie

Sweets Lauren Weisenthal 2 comments

This easy to prepare pie stars store-bought eggnog. The nog is turned into a creamy pudding that's nestled in a gingersnap crust and topped by whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg. More

Let Them Eat: Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Cake Roll

Sweets María del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

Hot chocolate becomes cake in this recipe that incorporates moist chocolate cake, marshmallow whipped cream, and hot chocolate sauce. More

Flourless Nutella Chocolate Torte

Serious Eats Yvonne Ruperti 4 comments

There's not a speck of flour in this one layer torte, so the result is richer, fudgier, and loads more sinful than any brownie. More

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Bûche de Nöel

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa 3 comments

A traditional Christmas cake roll, frosted with chocolate icing and filled with salted caramel filling. More

Fruitcake That Won't Make You Gag

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

Here at last is a cake that doesn't require weeks or months of preparation, nor a napkin to politely spit the unsavory bite out into. More

Little Debbie-Style Christmas Tree Cakes

Serious Eats Bravetart 2 comments

Making this cake isn't hard at all, but describing the entire process makes it seem more daunting. Put simply: bake a cake. Make buttercream. Sandwich them together. Cut into shapes. Glaze. Put more obnoxiously, well, read on. More

Orange Olive Oil Cake With Candied Walnuts

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins Post a comment

This dairy-free cake is nutty with a subtle brightness of orange. A topping of candied walnuts adds a festive crunch. More

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Port Toffee Sauce

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

This variation on the classic uses drunken prunes instead of dates. More


Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 3 comments

This traditional German Christmas bread has a dense crumb studded with spices, dried fruit, and candied ginger. More

Bûche de Noël

Serious Eats Lauren Weisenthal Post a comment

Making a traditional Bûche de Noël is a lengthy project that requires time and planning. you'll want to make many of the components in advance so they have time to chill: the mushroom meringues, soaker, compote, and pastry cream keep for up to 2 days before use. More

Dulces: Pío V (Nicaraguan Christmas Cake)

Sweets María del Mar Sacasa 2 comments

Pío V—allegedly named for 16th century Pope Pius V, though there are no written records or even verbal conjectures to explain the odd handle—is a Nicarguan dessert typically served around Christmastime. The name is quaint and speaks to the Nicaraguan history of Catholicism, but what I love most is that within the name are hidden another three, given that Pío V is made up of marquesote, sopa borracha, and manjar. More

Ginger Cake with Spiked Custard

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

Molasses and dark brown sugar quietly set the stage for this cake, with a blend of dried ginger, allspice, cloves and assertive fresh ginger taking the spotlight. This is not a shy cake; it's bold, spicy and, served with a silky custard that's also no wallflower. More

Chocolate-Hazelnut Layer Cake

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa 5 comments

This cake, with its tiers of moist chocolate cake refreshed with hazelnut liqueur and airy drifts of chocolate, Nutella, and toasted hazelnut mousse, transports me the memory of a small bowl of Baci in the living room. More

Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Serious Eats Meredith Smith 1 comment

My mom's brown sugar pound cake has a big fan base, myself included. I don't have a huge sweet tooth, and while I'll do a sliver of pecan pie or German chocolate cake, it's trusty old brown sugar pound cake that dominates my dessert plate at Thanksgiving. More

Let Them Eat: Orange Cake with Mulled Wine Cranberry Jam

Sweets María del Mar Sacasa 2 comments

My Thanksgiving table isn't complete without an assortment of cranberry sauces. I like to have a basic back-of-the-bag recipe flanked by versions spiked with wine, studded with different fruits, punched up with spices and zest. The sauces are usually only perfunctorily spooned on plates, given the limited real estate, but that translates into ample leftovers. This year, I wanted to showcase the ruby red, tart cranberry sauce and give it its due by putting it on a pedestal (or cake stand). More

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