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Key Lime-Shortbread Icebox Cake
Layers upon layers of fresh key lime, luscious cream cheese, and shortbread cookies make for a delicious no-bake cake with a show-stopping presentation. A thin layer of pistachios adds a crunch to each creamy, bright bite. The taste is light and sweet, making it the perfect ending to a large holiday meal. If you can't find Key limes to juice, try Nellie & Joe's brand.
Chocolate cake with Swiss meringe buttercream will get you across the finish line, or help someone else to.
All of the elements of a classic hummingbird cake come together here in decadent cheesecake form. Layers of banana cheesecake, pineapple-pecan praline sauce, vanilla cheesecake, and white chocolate ganache are all stacked into a pecan-coconut graham cracker crust for a show-stopping dessert you won’t soon forget. Despite the intimidation factor that often surrounds making cheesecakes at home, we highly encourage you to give this one a go. In all honesty, cheesecakes are much easier to make—and make well—than you’d probably think. A layered cheesecake like this one is certainly simpler to pull off than baking, assembling, and frosting a traditional layer cake. So break out your springform pan with confidence—you’ve got this.
Orange Slice Cake
Citrus fans will love this lemon-orange cake decorated to resemble a fresh orange slice. You can make the homemade buttercream frosting that’s listed here, or you can use a canned frosting. We recommend that you use a fondant smoother tool from Wilton for best results.
Eggnog Magic Cake
Finally, eggnog you can eat. One magic cake batter transforms into two layers when baked and chilled: a cake layer and a custard layer. This dessert looks difficult to make, but is actully simple with easy-to-find ingredients. Try it topped with boozy whipped cream, made by whipping heavy cream and bourbon until stiff peaks form. Hungry for more? Check out 20 Eggnog Desserts to Sweeten the Holiday Season next.
Inside-Out King Cake
Tradition says that whoever finds the plastic baby tucked inside the cake is "king" for the night, but also has to bring the next King Cake for the following year's celebration. If you've found yourself in charge of bringing the cake, impress your friends by making your own and giving it a twist that's more fun, but simple to do, by filling the inside with color (and coating the outside in delicious cream cheese icing and praline pecans). Now, don't be intimidated by the cake's impressive appearance, this recipe keeps the King Cake simple by using store-bought hot roll mix. You can buy candied pecans at your local grocery store, or you could make your own with just five ingredients.