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Christmas Dessert Recipes

Find all our favorite Christmas dessert recipes from classic white cakes to gingerbread men cookies.

Butterscotch-Caramel Buttercream Frosting | Try this creamy, butterscotch-caramel frosting on your favorite cake recipe. If you love lots of frosting, (or just want to lick the bowl) double the recipe. |

Lemon-Orange Buttercream Frosting | Serve a cake with this bright, decadent frosting at your next get together. This recipe goes with Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake. |

Holiday Cake Garnish | Learn how to make a dazzling holiday cake garnish with delicate White Candy Leaves and almond coconut candy. |

Bourbon Buttercream Frosting | Fill and frost a layer cake with a rich buttercream frosting accented with bourbon |

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting | This white chocolate frosting is an all-around favorite topping for cakes, cupcakes, or cookies. |

Raspberry Buttercream Frosting | Add fresh raspberries to a classic buttercream frosting and brighten both the flavor and the color of your favorite layer cake or cupcake recipes. |

Key Lime Buttercream Frosting | This key lime frosting is refreshing and easy. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and can be doubled if you love lots of frosting. |

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting | Photo: Tina Cornett « 9 of 16 » View all Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Create the ultimate chocolate-lovers dessert with this rich topping. |

Orange Buttercream | Sweet citrus flavor is packed into each bite of this buttercream-topped cake. |

Ultimate Vanilla Buttercream Frosting | This creamy buttercream recipe is the perfect amount of sweetness. If you love lots of frosting, double the recipe. |

White Chocolate-Cranberry Crème Brûlée | A burst of sweet-tart cranberry sauce lies at the bottom of these creamy, double-rich custards. |

Fig Cake | A delicious twist on our favorite Hummingbird Cake, this recipe is so simple to make you won't believe you started from scratch. |

Raspberry Tiramisu | There are crisp Italian cookies also called ladyfingers, but be sure to use soft ones in this recipe. Look for them in the bakery or produce section of your supermarket. |

Chocolate-Mint Cake | This rich holiday cake is a show-stopper that will become a family holiday classic recipe. |

Rudolph's Christmas Sugar Cookies | Start with refrigerated sugar cookie dough to make these adorable reindeer cookies. Kids can help place Rudolph's eyes, mouth, and antlers. |

Mindi's Doughnuts | This recipe is an awesome sweet to add to your brunch menus too. |

Chocolate Velvet Cake With Coconut-Pecan Frosting | A lavish amount of melted chocolate and sour cream gives these moist cake layers a tender, velvet-textured crumb. |

Red Velvet Cheesecake | A red velvet filling is spiked with cocoa, topped with a creamy cheesecake layer, and baked in a dark chocolate crust–making a wickedly-delicious combination. |

Triple Mint Sundaes | Three mints combine to create a top-notch ice cream sundae. |

Pumpkin-Spiced Profiteroles With Warm Cranberry Compote | A star-tipped pastry bag makes quick work of piping these festive little cream puffs, but you can also shape small dollops of dough with a pair of teaspoons. |

Bread Pudding With Vanilla Sauce | A New Orleans specialty, this simple but ethereal dessert is nothing short of spectacular. It takes just minutes to put together, and bakes while everyone enjoys the main meal. |

Chocolate-Citrus Cake | A rich Whipped Ganache Filling is the happy surprise when you slice into this decadent chocolate layer cake. |

Sugar Cookie Cutouts | We think 1/8 inch is the perfect thickness for a crisp, buttery cookie, but this dough can be rolled to 1/4 inch thick if you prefer a soft texture. |

Peanut Brittle Milk Punch | We take the flavors of a favorite Southern candy and whip them up to create a frothy punch. |

Mint-and-White-Chocolate Milk Punch | This punch features all the flavors of the holiday season. For a wintry, festive rim to your milk punch, crush peppermint sticks, dip your cup in corn syrup, and dip again in the peppermint. |