If you're looking for something delicious and fun to put everyone in the Fat Tuesday spirit, try out this Mardi Gras-themed tie-dye cake.
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This retro layer cake is dotted with Maraschino cherries and chopped almonds.
If you're already sick of pumpkin, but searching for a dessert that can feed a holiday crowd, look no further than The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook's German chocolate cake. Crunchy, chewy frosting is spread between sweet and simple chocolate cake. It's an intersection of coconut, chocolate and toasted pecan that's deeply satisfying.
Butter blasted cake layered with buttery buttercream and enrobed in chocolate ganache. The perfect un-scary Halloween cake.
A giant version of the campfire classic. Say It With Cake sandwiches whipped ganache and Swiss meringue between layers of white cake.
Piles of blackberries rest on cool clouds of mint whipped cream. Say It With Cake makes a refreshing fruit-filled cake suitable for summer's end.
Move over carrot cake! This spiced zucchini cake may just become your new favorite vector for cream cheese frosting.
This super tall, super moist cake is swathed in a creamy sour cream chocolate frosting and gets a salty kick from crunchy pretzels.
I've dubbed this gorgeously rich, moist cake The Dark Knight, as it's a tall, glowering tower of triple chocolate intensity.
This is a messy version of Dobos Torte. Fewer layers, with drippier frosting. But just as delicious. Yellow cake layered with chocolate and caramel is a mouthful of classic flavor, courtesy of Old School Comfort Food.
If you love Drake's Funny Bones, you'll go peanuts over this super rich layer cake.
As far as chocolate cakes go, this one is the ultimate in decadence, hence its name. The moist cake is hugged tightly by smooth buttercream, and thick blanket of ganache on top seals the goodness in with a kiss. There's no escaping this cake, so don't even try.
New Orleans may be best known around these parts for beignets and King Cake, but when it comes time to celebrate your birthday in the Big Easy, it's the Doberge Cake (that's pronounced DOUGH-bash for the folks at home), a layered cake with lemon and chocolate that steals the show.
Your party guests will never guess this cake is gluten-free. Moist and tender with a good bit of bounce, it will put your everyday gluten-y carrot cake to shame.
The holidays aren't an easy time for those of us on a gluten-free diet. But this lemon layer cake is good enough to make you forget about that. Tart, fluffy and sweet, and made as cake or cupcakes, make or bring this to your next holiday party.
Crisp-shelled, marshmallow-chewy meringues are layered with lightly sweetened butter into a cloudy white cake that's an unexpected surprise.