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A beautiful, delicious cake that deserves to be the centerpiece of your Christmas table

  • ORANGE GLAZE ICING:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or almond essence
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cherries, pitted, or maraschino cherries, drained and halved
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Fresh cherries for garnish
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 About 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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This easy 2-ingredient cake recipe is fat-free and sure to please everyone's sweet tooth

  • 1 (16-ounce) box angel food cake mix
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, not drained
  • Whipped topping, optional for serving
  • Chopped fruit, optional for serving
4.4/5 (19 Votes)

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Red Velvet Squares with Cream Cheese Filling is the perfect holiday treat! Your guests will surely be impressed

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons Dutch-process cocoa powder*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • If you don't have or can't find Dutch-process cocoa powder, unsweetened cocoa powder can be substituted in its place, along with an additional 1/8 teaspoon baking soda.
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
4.4/5 (20 Votes)

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Orange cranberry loaf is perfect for a Thanksgiving or Christmas brunch or dessert for the main meal

  • ICING:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • Zest of one orange, about 1 tablespoon
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 cup light tasting olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries and 1/4 for the top
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cream or orange juice or milk
4.5/5 (4 Votes)

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Easy and adorable snowmen cupcakes are fun to make

  • 12 cupcakes, baked from your favorite recipe
  • 1 can or batch white icing
  • 24 large marshmallows
  • waxed paper
  • 24 pretzel sticks
  • black decorators' gel
  • 6 orange slice candy
  • 12 junior Mints
  • 12 thin Mints
  • fruit leather
4.5/5 (2 Votes)

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Sweet cannoli cake! Sponge cake rolled with sweet ricotta filling will be the hit at any Christmas party

  • SPONGE CAKE ROLL:
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 ⁄3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ⁄3 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, freshly grated
  • Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
  • CANNOLI FILLING:
  • 1 (16-ounces) tub 73% or 75% moisture ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier, Triple Sec or Strega)
  • 1 ⁄4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ⁄2 cup heavy (whipping) cream
  • 1 ⁄2 cup mixed candied fruit, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1⁄2 ounces dark or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely grated
  • Decoration: sweetened whipped cream, melted chocolate and chopped mixed candied fruit.
4.4/5 (7 Votes)

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Oh my this is good! Red velvet cake covered in cream cheese frosting infused with peppermint extract and sprinkled ...

  • CAKE:
  • 1 box (16 1/2 ounce) red velvet cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • CHOCOLATE CURLS:
  • 8 ounces white chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Peppermint Plate
  • Peppermint balls
4.3/5 (11 Votes)

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Our festive fruit cake starts with a white cake mix—and ends in a holiday dessert studded with red and green mara...

  • 1 (2-layer size) package white cake mix
  • 1 (3.3-ounce) package JELL-O White Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/2 cup each red and green maraschino cherries, drained, divided
  • 1 cup PLANTERS Deluxe Pistachio Mix, coarsely chopped
  • 4 ounces (1/2 of 8-ounce package) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
4.3/5 (6 Votes)

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This Creme de Menthe Layer Cake can be made in a layer cake or as a sheet cake

  • CAKE:
  • 1 package white cake mix
  • all ingredients from the package white cake mix, but substitute 1/4 cup Creme de Menthe instead of water
  • 1/4 about 1/4 cup mini chocolate morsels, optional
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • whipped cream frosting or substitute Cool Whip with the Creme de Menthe
  • 1-pint heavy cream
  • 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Creme De Menthe or 1/2 teaspoon mint extract, optional
  • 2 to 3 drops of green food coloring, optional
  • chocolate curls or sprinkles or mini chocolate chips, optional garnish
  • CHOCOLATE CURLS, OPTIONAL GARNISH:
  • 3 squares of semisweet Baker's chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
4.2/5 (9 Votes)

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Delicious, moist cake rolled with peppermint whipped cream and glazed with chocolate

  • PEPPERMINT FILLING:
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup sugar plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup peppermint candy, crushed
  • CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4.3/5 (4 Votes)

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Transform a classic red velvet cake into a festive holiday dessert by adding peppermint extract to the rich cream c...

  • PEPPERMINT CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1 (18 1/4-ounce) package white cake mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (9-ounce) package yellow cake mix*
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons liquid red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 (2-pound) package powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
4.3/5 (4 Votes)

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What fun! These tasty cake pop treats are a blast to decorate

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) bag chocolate cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup canned chocolate frosting
  • 1 1/2 (14 ounce) bag super white candy coating disks
  • 4 drops peppermint oil, optional
  • 6 ounces red candy coating disks
  • Assorted red and white holiday decorations, nonpareils and colored sugars
4/5 (4 Votes)

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