When I started thinking about the coming holidays and making menus, I began looking at dessert recipes that are my family’s favorites. I then checked out recipes from some of my friends. There were tons of dessert recipes I wanted to share with you, but I knew we could be here drooling over decadent desserts forever and ever, so I had to narrow my list to 25 amazing desserts to celebrate the holidays.
This collection includes recipes for cheesecakes, pies, bars, cakes, dumplings, tarts, and more. Some of these are traditional recipes like Southern Banana Pudding and others are unique twists on tradition such as Red Velvet Cake with Cinnamon Butter Cream between the layers. All of them are mouth-watering delicious!
25 Holiday Dessert Recipes 1 of 26
Follow the links to 25 of the most delicious desserts for your holiday table.
Red Velvet and Cinnamon Layer Rose Cake 2 of 26
What an absolutely beautiful cake! Red Velvet and Cinnamon Layer Rose Cake has a surprise cinnamon butter cream between the layers which adds a unique but delicious taste to the traditional red velvet cake. This recipe post even has a link to a tutorial for making the rose design.
Lime-Filled Coconut Cupcakes look so delicious but just wait until you bite into one. The lime curd filling and coconut flavor wake every taste bud you have. After that first taste, you will devour it!
The Bruleed Lemon Tart, a combination of lemon tart and creme brulee, is a much requested dessert at my house. Shortbread crust, lemons, and creme brulee texture make this a dessert for any time of year.
Coconut Lime Cheesecake Bars. Oh, my! What could be better than a combination of lime and coconut and cheesecake? Just watch these disappear when you serve them to your family or friends — or just to yourself!
The crunchy gingersnap crust and pumpkin pie spiced flavor of the Perfectly Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake makes it, well, perfect for a fall dessert. Wouldn't this be a great dessert for Thanksgiving dinner?
Vanilla Cake with Toasted Coconut Frosting 8 of 26
Vanilla Cake with Toasted Coconut Frosting is one more scrumptious dessert! If you like coconut, this is the cake for you. There is coconut milk in the cake batter as well as the frosting and it has all that toasted coconut on top. Yum!
Cream Cheese Pound Cake is a dessert my mother made for our family when I was growing up. It has been one of the most requested cakes for any occasion we have. It is so moist and never dry like some pound cakes.
New York Cheesecake is my very favorite cheesecake flavor. You can add so many different toppings that each give a distinct new flavor. But I like it plain, with no added toppings. What is your favorite cheesecake flavor?
Every time we go camping or just have a fire in the fireplace, we make s'mores. But I would never have thought to make a panini out of pound cake and peanut butter. With the Peanut Butter Pound Cake S'mores Panini recipe, I don't need a roaring fire to enjoy my s'mores.
Salted Caramel Bars are a combination of a flaky, shortbread crust and salty caramel topping that make a great addition to any dessert bar or as the main dessert. This is one of my Mom's favorite dessert bars.
Peanut Butter Bars are one of the desserts that my son and I have made together since he was a little boy. They are so simple to make, and have just the right combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Why don't you try making these with your child?
For a new twist on pecan pie, try this Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie. It is loaded with pecans, chocolate chips, and oatmeal and takes only 15 minutes of prep time. Don't you just love great tasting foods that don't take all day to make?
This Southern Banana Pudding is my grandmother's recipe. When my sister and I were little girls, my grandmother always asked us to help her make this dessert. We thought it tasted better because we helped.
Peanut Butter Pie with Mississippi Mud Fudge 26 of 26
This layered peanut butter pie with Mississippi mud fudge is one of those desserts you won't forget — it's layered with tender crust, fudge, and peanut butter pie, and then topped with chocolate glaze, chopped peanuts, and chocolate curls. Enjoy!