Written by Melinda Hershey, Staff Writer
So, you’re tasked with dessert for your holiday gathering. Don’t panic! These 12 ideas will bring some sweet and festive fun to the table.
Attention all chocolate lovers! These rich, chocolaty cupcakes are stuffed with fluffy marshmallow cream and kissed with vanilla frosting. Top with candy canes for a punch of festive flair.
Take a break from the traditional pumpkin pie and serve up this pumpkin cream cheese roll at your family feast this holiday. Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or custard if you want to get extra decadent!
Due to its vibrant red color, red velvet cake is a classic holiday treat. Impress your guests with this from-scratch cake recipe! Alternatively, make cupcakes for added portion control and portability.
If you’re stumped on what to make for a big holiday gathering, you can’t go wrong with a basic apple pie. This version is foolproof and delicious with vanilla ice cream and caramel syrup.
These adorable little tartlets would make great fare for your holiday buffet table. Top with whipped cream, and use your favorite colorful berries for garnish.
Warm bourbon and silky chocolate add an extra depth of flavor to the usual pecan pie. Best served warm and gooey with ice cream on top.
These easy cake balls look fancy, but they only have three ingredients and are super easy to make! This would be a good one to have the kids help with in the kitchen.
This is definitely not your ordinary bundt cake! Whiskey adds some ‘umph’ to the traditional holiday dessert. Best served warm with hot fudge.
This delicate cake not only makes a classy and simple dessert; we think it would also make a delicious addition to your Christmas brunch! We love it served up alongside some bacon and eggs.
It just wouldn't be the holidays without the sweet and spicy flavor of gingerbread! Bake a loaf of this on Christmas Eve to serve up on Christmas morning while you open gifts.
Embrace a long-time holiday tradition by baking a yule log. These are a fun challenge to make and are easy to customize to fit your tastes. If you’d like, swap out the raspberry jam for another flavor of your choice, and top with whipped cream or custard.
Who could forget the ubiquitous (and polarizing) fruit cake? We love the chewy raisins and cherries scattered throughout. This version also never dries out due to a secret ingredient—pineapple juice!