Holiday Cake Round-Up

It can be difficult to narrow down a holiday menu or to figure out exactly what treats to make each year.  If you are like me, then there are not nearly enough days in December to bake everything I want to make for the season.  Between all the heirloom recipes I make to carry on decade-long traditions like (Grandma's Ginger Crinkles) to all the new things I want to try, sometimes there simply isn't very much room for too many new recipes.  So instead of giving you yet another new holiday cake recipe (don't worry, I've got one last amazing, new cake recipe for you all tomorrow), I've created this Holiday Cake Round-Up some of my top Christmas cakes from seasons past! Sparkling Cranberry CakeNot only is this cake the perfect amount of rustic-meets-glam, it has an amazing cranberry curd filling and sugared cranberries on top!

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SparklingCranberryCake2

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Poached Pear Cranberry Cake via The Cake Blog No need to question the ripeness of your pears with this treat.  Plus, it's studded with gorgeous, tangy cranberries!

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Cran-Pear-Cake

Ribbon Candy CakeCheck out my full tutorial on how to make this impressive Ribbon Candy Cake.  Dress up your favorite layer cake recipe with festive, wow-worthy buttercream ruffles!

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RibbonCandyCake1

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RibbonCandy-Icing2

xChocolate Mint CakePeppermint and chocolate go hand-in-hand this time of year.  Dress it up with some abstract, swirly white chocolate bark a la Katherine Sabbath!

Chocolate Pear Hazelnut Cake Add the accompanying spicy caramel sauce for a real, festive treat!

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Dark-Moody_04

Gingerbread Latte Cake via The Cake Blog Layer upon layer of gingerbread cake, coffee buttercream, and candy toffee bits.  One of my personal favourites!

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Gingerbread-Slice2

Eggnog Spice Cake via The Cake Blog Spice cake layer with eggnog buttercream - for when you want to eat your 'nog instead of drink it!

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EggnogCake1

Gingerbread House CakeInstead of encrusting it with candy and letting it collect dust for the entire month, make this cake version that you'll gladly eat up!

Gingerbread House Cake

Gingerbread House Cake

Here are some of my other favorite holiday cakes from around the web.  Be sure to comment with any fantastic cakes that I might be missing!

Tara O'Brady's Cranberry Ginger Cake on Design Sponge

Cindy's Golden Ginger and Orange Cake on Hungry Girl Por Vida

Amy's Vanilla Gingerbread with Chai Mascarpone on Constellation Inspiration

Tiffany's Spiced Molasses Cake with Meyer Lemon Curd on Oh Honey Bakes

Sarah's White Chocolate Peppermint Cake on The Sugar Hit

Sydney's Marbled Peppermint Crunch Cake on The Crepes of Wrath

Heather's Mulled Wine Stump de Noel Cake on Sprinkle Bakes

Lyndsay's Peppermint Chocolate Cake on Coco Cake Land

Alana's Rosemary Citrus Olive Oil Bundt Cake on Fix Feast Flair

Marcella's Peppermint Bark Chocolate and Vanilla Ombre Cake on Modest Marce

Linda's Soft Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting on Call Me Cupcake

Olivia's Bailey's Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake on Liv For Cake

Erin's Mini Gingerbread Cake on Erin Made This