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Dessert Recipes

Go cake crazy and scream for ice cream with dozens of recipes to help you enjoy the sweet life for any occasion. Find cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pies, fudge, and more.

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Irresistible Holiday Desserts

Find delicious dessert recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holiday favorites such as pumpkin pie, pecan pie, cranberry desserts, upside down cake and other desserts the whole family will enjoy.

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Watermelon Almond Tart

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For a super summertime dessert that's low in sugar but high in flavor, serve this quick and refreshing watermelon "cake." It's a beautiful addition to any party or potluck, and kids love it.

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Eggnog Cheesecake Squares

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These yummy cheesecake squares are rich and delicious and perfectly holiday-ish. Get the unique recipe here.

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Tools for Transport: Cool Containers for Food & Treats

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We can't even count the number of times we thought we had the cupcakes perfectly arranged in the box, only to find icing on the lid (and not the cakes) and at least a couple with new, misshapen forms. No more! These suggestions make transport a snap.

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Pear & Ginger Cheesecake

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Softened dried pears give this low-fat cheesecake much of its body. For the best taste, let it rest for 24 hours in the refrigerator.

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Mini Molten Chocolate Cakes with Mocha Sauce

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Some molten-cake recipes call for simply underbaking the batter so the middles stay lava-like, but mini cakes get done so quickly it's best to give them a filling that won't set up. These rich, mocha-flavored morsels are...

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King Cake

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Mardi Gras wouldn't be the same without New Orleans' famously rich, cream cheese-filled King Cake. Get the recipe from Short Order Mom here.

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Apple Cupcakes

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These apple cupcakes look just like apples, and are easy to whip up, plus a great addition to any Fall-themed party. Get the recipe from Short Order Mom here.

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Moravian Sugar Cake

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Two hundred sixty-six years ago this Christmas Eve, the city where I reside was named by Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, a Moravian leader, in the first house erected in this area. I can almost imagine the Count, said to have been watching the stable animals and listening to hymns being sung, suddenly standing tall and proclaiming the community, "Bethlehem," named after the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

It may have been less dramatic than that, but with our city having officially been dubbed "Christmas City, USA" in 1937, it's hard not to think of a more exciting beginning.This is a Christmas cake recipe well-loved by Moravians everywhere and devoured in record time by my own kids.

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