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15 Festive & Simple Cake Recipes for Your New Year’s Celebration

15 Easy Cake Recipes for Your New Year's Party
Since it comes so shortly after Christmas, with all its cooking and shopping and cleaning and visiting, putting together a big spread or a complicated recipe for a New Year’s party can feel like a bit much. You need a break, but you still want to mark the occasion with something nice. With that in mind, here are 15 delicious and incredibly simple cakes that won’t cost you hours in the kitchen, ensuring that you can toast to a relaxing New Year’s!

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  • Easy Chocolate Stout Cake 1 of 15
    Easy Chocolate Stout Cake
    This simple, yet rich and chocolaty stout cake is just right for last minute New Year's celebrations. And revelers will love the combination of bitter stout and rich chocolate flavors.
    Make chocolate stout cake »
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  • Clementine Olive Oil Cake 2 of 15
    Clementine Olive Oil Cake
    Sweet, juicy, and easy to peel, clementines are one of the best year-end treats there is. They'll disappear from stores soon, so while they're here, you'll want to enjoy them as much as you can. This variation on our olive oil cake is a great way to showcase this fleeting seasonal pleasure.
    Make clementine olive oil cake »
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  • Absolutely Amazing Apple Cake 3 of 15
    Absolutely Amazing Apple Cake
    Few flavor combinations are as nostalgic as apples and cinnamon, which makes this cake one that's sure to please a crowd. And even though it's a classic, it's not at all boring dried cherries and an impossibly moist crumb make it sing.
    Make apple cake »
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  • Lemon Mini Bundt Cakes 4 of 15
    Lemon Mini Bundt Cakes
    Some cakes are easy, some are delicious, and some are adorable. These lemon mini bundt cakes are all three.
    Make lemon mini bundts »
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  • Apple Blood Orange Buckle 5 of 15
    Apple Blood Orange Buckle
    Because of their exciting name, surprising appearance, and their singularly delicious taste, blood oranges are an increasingly popular ingredient for chefs everywhere. This blood orange buckle with apples makes spectacular use of this favorite slightly bittersweet citrus.
    Make apple blood orange buckle »
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  • Decadent (But Easy) Chocolate Cake 6 of 15
    Decadent (But Easy) Chocolate Cake
    This decadent chocolate cake takes only 45 minutes from start to finish. That gets you out of the kitchen and into your favorite chair with a mug of cider or that novel you got for Christmas.
    Make decadent chocolate cake »
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  • Brown Sugar Tea Cake 7 of 15
    Brown Sugar Tea Cake
    This brown sugar tea cake is light and sweet, perfect for guests on the New Year's Eve or for New Year's Day brunch. The best part? At only 125 calories a serving, you won't need to break any resolutions to enjoy it.
    Make brown sugar tea cake »
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  • Cranberry Orange Pound Cake 8 of 15
    Cranberry Orange Pound Cake
    If you like to eat seasonally, winter can be tough, but there are still a few fruits that can you can enliven your winter dishes. Oranges are in season throughout the winter and we're just drawing to the end of cranberry season now. Make the most of winter's bounty with this quick and easy cranberry orange pound cake.
    Make cranberry orange pond cake »
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  • Blueberry Buttermilk Brown Sugar Cake 9 of 15
    Blueberry Buttermilk Brown Sugar Cake
    If winter weather has you down, this cake is a perfect way to bring a bit of summer to your table. It's bursting with so many blueberries, you'll forget how cold and gray it will be once you step out the front door.
    Make blueberry buttermilk brown sugar cake »
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  • Lemon Cherry Crumb Cake 10 of 15
    Lemon Cherry Crumb Cake
    Feeling the need for a little sunshine? This lemon cherry crumb cake will transport you to a picnic on a sunny summer afternoon. And although cherries make it feel like such a summery recipe, it calls for frozen cherries so you can make it year-round.
    Make lemon cherry crumb cake »
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  • Raspberry Lemon Bundt Cake 11 of 15
    Raspberry Lemon Bundt Cake
    With its pretty pink hue, this variation on a traditional poundcake is sure to catch your guests' attention, but what they'll really love is its complex, sweet taste and real raspberry flavor.
    Make raspberry lemon bundt cake »
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  • Meyer Lemon Almond Cake 12 of 15
    Meyer Lemon Almond Cake
    A cross between a Mandarin orange and a lemon, Meyer lemons bring a combination of sweetness and tartness that makes any cake intriguing and wonderful.
    Make Meyer lemon almond cake »
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  • Chocolate Date Cake 13 of 15
    Chocolate Date Cake
    In the mood for a cake that's rich and cozy? Short on time? Looking for something sweet that's not loaded with sugar? Then this is the cake for you. The combination of chocolate and dates is to die for, but with very little of the sweetness coming from sugar, it's a relatively healthy treat.
    Make chocolate date cake »
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  • Olive Oil Cake with Grapes 14 of 15
    Olive Oil Cake with Grapes
    Olive oil cake is our go-to dessert when we need something fantastic in a hurry. It's a versatile recipe that accommodates almost any variation you can think of. This version, with contrasting the flavors of lemon and grape, is one of our favorites, but feel free to experiment with what you have on hand. It's hard to go wrong.

    Make olive oil cake with grapes »
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  • Classic Blueberry Coffee Cake 15 of 15
    Classic Blueberry Coffee Cake
    If you still have family in town or you're planning a brunch, a coffee cake is great way to add a little excitement to your table. And with this easy and delicious recipe, you might decide to make it even if you're not having anyone over.
    Make classic blueberry coffee cake »
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