New Cakes for Your Holiday Dessert Table

Last Updated December 18, 2017
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chocolate orange olive oil cake

Any of these cakes would be an impressive addition to your holiday dessert table.

Bittersweet Chocolate Olive Oil Bundt Cake with Candied Orange Peel

chocolate orange olive oil cake
Olive oil instead of butter makes this cake fragrant and moist, while candied orange peel brings fruity notes.

Ali Sperry's Family Rum Cake

Singer and songwriter Ali Sperry inherited this recipe from her grandmother. "Nana was the quintessential hostess. She was exceedingly gracious and nurtured everyone around her—with food, with her...

Jamaican Ginger Cake with Caramelized White Chocolate Ice Cream

jamaican ginger cake
Just simply a great ginger cake that’s a cinch to make.

Candelaria’s Cornstarch Cake

cornstarch cake
This naturally gluten-free recipe lends itself to many variations. Top with strawberries, figs, raspberries or other seasonal fruits or for extra Cuban flavor, use guava jelly between layers.

Guinness Chocolate Cake

Adapted from New York Times Food

Stack Cake

This cake, traditionally served at weddings in Appalachia, was also made by Chef Randolph's grandmother during the holiday season, when apples were harvested.

Apple Butter and Maple Cake

Apple Butter and Maple Cake
While I visited my mother recently, she was busy making apple butter from the trees in her yard and spicy fragrance of the simmering butter inspired me to investigate apple dessert dishes. I found a...

Chestnut Flour Cake (Castagnaccio)

chestnut flour cake
Castagnaccio is often called a ‘cake’ in English translations but it’s really somewhere between a slice and a dense, thick crêpe.

Lemon Dacquoise Cake

Lemon Dacquoise Cake
This delicate and airy dessert is delicious any time but the preparation works best in lower humidity, so plan accordingly. This recipe perfectly utilizes 6 fresh local eggs.

Muscadine Marbled Cheesecake

Muscadine Marbled Cheesecake
The tart-sweet creamy beauty of the Muscadine Cheesecake not only brings something extra-special to your holiday table, but also celebrates the love of delicious fresh food and the joy that comes from...
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