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Candy Cane Cream Puffs

Serious Eats Stephanie Stiavetti 4 comments

Cream puffs? For Christmas? These once-dainty treats are super-sized and mint-ified for the holidays, making for a perfect addition to your seasonal table. More

Fruitcake Ice Cream

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz 4 comments

An ode to fruitcake that's easy to love, with a rum-orange ice cream base and real dried fruit, not chemically candied cherries. More

Eggnog Cream Pie

Serious Eats Lauren Weisenthal 6 comments

If you're a fan of store-bought eggnog, this is the pie for you. It's filled with a rich pudding made from eggnog and lightened with clouds of whipped cream. Shaving fresh nutmeg over the top really makes this pie sing. 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

Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Cake Roll

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa 3 comments

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

Let Them Eat: Honey Cake

Sweets María del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

Honey, warm spices, coffee, apple cider, and whiskey--even if you're not celebrating Rosh Hashanah, this cake will put you in a festive mood. More

Honey Cake

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa 13 comments

Honey, warm spices, coffee, apple cider, and whiskey— this cake will put you in a festive fall mood. More

Cakespy: Hanukkah Marshmallow Dreidels

Sweets cakespy 7 comments

Why not make good use of the remaining crazy nights of Hanukkah and whip up a batch of these easy and cute marshmallow treats? They're easy and cute and guaranteed to disappear faster than you can spin a dreidel. More

Hanukkah Marshmallow Dreidels

Serious Eats cakespy 1 comment

Why not make good use of the remaining nights of Hanukkah and whip up a batch of these easy and cute marshmallow treats? They're easy and cute and guaranteed to disappear faster than you can spin a dreidel. More

Make Them Eat: Fruitcake

Sweets María del Mar Sacasa 3 comments

Years and years ago my brother-in-law brought me a swank little fruitcake, all packaged and primped and wrapped up, all the way from London to my not-so-tony walk-up apartment in Manhattan's Upper West Side. I opened it up, fully expecting my fussy palate to become enthralled at the first bite of fancy cake, but no amount of passport stamps, customs forms, and British spelling ("coloUr"!!!) could make me choke the vile thing down. More

Let Them Eat: Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sweets María del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

Sticky. Toffee. Pudding. When I say these words aloud I see my listeners' pupils dilate, their fingers twitch, their teeth bite vampire-like into their bottom lips. I see I have an audience in my thrall and decide to tease and torture, describing how a warm bath of brown sugar, butter, molasses, and port sauce cascades onto a bed of dark cake that imbibes the glossy liquid. When prodded or scooped, the cake bleeds out helplessly and deliciously. More

Scotch Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz 3 comments

This is everything vanilla ice cream should be: impossibly rich and smooth with deep notes of honey, caramel, and flowers. A good Highland Scotch (I'm partial to Glenlivet 12) brings out the best flavors of vanilla while also adding depth. There's a good amount of salt to keep you coming back for another bite. Add salt slowly and adjust it to your tastes. 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

Orange Cake with Mulled Wine Cranberry Jam

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa 1 comment

This recipe has, in the course of its testing, become one of my favorites and will surely be a staple in my Thanksgiving menu year after year. More

Gluten-Free Tuesday: Cut-Out Cookies

Serious Eats Elizabeth Barbone Post a comment

When I want to make use of my excessive cookie cutter collection I turn again and again to my recipe for basic cut-out cookies. Here's the recipe, along with a few variations. More

Cakespy: Mini Galettes des Rois

Serious Eats cakespy 1 comment

Galette des Rois is a rich almond cream and puff pastry confection which commemorates the arrival of the three kings on the Epiphany. Within each galette is a hidden treasure—a feve (originally a bean, but often a trinket now), the finder of which is declared king. More

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