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Dessert Recipes


Recent Dessert Recipes Stories

Rae Katherine Eighmey's Almond Pound Cake

This pound cake, sturdy enough to be eaten out of hand, is like the one Mary Todd is said to have used to court Abe Lincoln.

by Rae Katherine Eighmey
, Clear Lake, Iowa

Michelle Mahnke's Christmas Cut-Out Cookies

Michelle Mahnke gathered a diverse group of Vegas casino workers together to make Christmas cookies from a variety of cultures. Now you can try these recipes at home! Read Michelle's story!


Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

This tasty treat makes a sweet and sassy alternative to traditional pumpkin pie.

by Sherry Gore
, Pinecraft, Florida

A slice of Francine Bryson's Peppermin Swirl layer cake

Step into the kitchen of America’s best-loved amateur baker to try some of her Christmas sweets and treats! Read Francine's story!

Fudge Cake

Tablespoons of coffee tie everything together in this recipe and bring out that real deep chocolate flavor.

by Francine Bryson
, Pickens, South Carolina

Turtle Cake Roll

This delicious cake excerpted from The Joys of Christmas 2014 looks so festive when served at a holiday party.

by Francine Bryson
, Pickens, South Carolina

Peppermint Swirl 3-Layer Cake

This cake is my big Christmas showstopper, the cake that will make people declare, "Okay, now this is Christmas!"

by Francine Bryson
, Pickens, South Carolina

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

These pies can be made in many flavors, but red velvet just feels right for Christmas. Rolling them in crushed-up candy canes makes them extra pretty.

by Francine Bryson
, Pickens, South Carolina

Beth's Apple Crumble Pie

This pie is one of Beth's favorites because of its "soft, cinnamony comfort of the apple filling combined with the crunchy, buttery topping."

by Beth Howard
, Eldon, Iowa

A slice of Lorraine Pascale's Fudgy Orange and Beet Cake

Beets are a sweet surprise in this tasty dessert.

by Lorraine Pascale

A first-century wedding cake

In this excerpt from The Food and Feasts of Jesus, the authors recreate a wedding cake from the time of Christ.

by Douglas E. Neel and Joel A. Pugh

Carol's Apple Tarts

These delicious treats are easy to make and will quickly prove to be a family favorite.

by Carol Shaw Johnston
, Franklin, Tennessee

Adrian's Banana Pudding

This delectable take on a traditional Southern recipe is made from scratch–no instant mixes here–and your family will be able to taste the difference.

by Adrian Drinkard
, Thomasville, Alabama

Nursel's baklava

Here's a classic Turkish dessert you can make at home.

by Nursel Aydin
, New City, New York

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