Still not sure what your serving for dessert on the “Big Day”! No worries…I’ve put together a collection of my Nest’s favorite holiday desserts. From fancy to simple and everything in-between. Whether you’re a first time baker, or a pro…my step-by-step instructions and recipes will help. They’re all here and waiting for you to come pick your favorite!
This time of year is the BEST time to bake! The smells that come wafting out of your kitchen are magical! Cinnamon, Clove, Allspice, Cranberry, Orange, Pumpkin…the list is long my friends! I’ve taken this classic Cranberry Orange Cake and updated it by adding an amazing Warm Buttery Orange Sauce! Serve this cake warm, with a healthy drizzle of that warm buttery orange sauce, and WOW your guests this Holiday Season!
I love the “new” poke cake fad. I think I love it because it’s like platform shoes, converse tennis shoes, bell bottom pants, swing dancing, or any fad that comes and goes…and comes back again! It reminds us of happy memories and good times. I think I was 8 when I had my first bite of “poke” cake. It was AMAZING! Only we didn’t call it “poke” cake. Times were simpler then…we just called it “Yum Yum Cake”. Why? Cause it was Yummy! It’s still one of my all time favorite cakes! I’ve changed things up a bit to give it a fun 4th of July look, but truthfully…it’s heavenly any time your lucky enough to have a piece.
I love all the wonderful fresh fruits and veggies this time of year has to offer. To celebrate I created this delectable Lemon Berry Angel Food Cake! Layer upon layer of sweet light angel food cake is topped with lemon pudding, lemon cream, and LOADS of fresh berries! Every kind I could get my hands on. It makes for one show stopping dessert that would look amazing on your Easter Dinner Table.
Ever crave chocolate so bad you might look like a crazed woman turning into Mr. Hyde’s wife? Well don’t worry…I’ve got the cure. Let’s tame the beast with this glorious cake. It is my ALL TIME favorite chocolate cake. A statement I don’t make lightly! I stumbled onto this cake years ago, and no matter how many other chocolate cake recipes I try… they just don’t compare. Nothing can… and nothing ever will. This chocolate cake is everything you’d expect from it’s name! It’s just Too Much!
Chocolate chip walnut cake is a quick and simple dessert yet big on flavor! You’ll want to add this one to your recipe box. It’s a keeper! I came up with this recipe when I was in a pinch and needed a dessert for a special occasion…
Lemon! One simple word, and your mouth begins to anticipate a flavor explosion! I love all things lemon! The zing of tartness, the smell of fresh grated lemon zest, and the plump bright beautiful yellows! Sigh…I always have and… I expect that I always will. Unless something drastic happens like a tastebudectomy!?? YIKES! (Yes! I know that isn’t a real word! It’s the beginning of the week. I’m being creative!) I have a feeling it is universal! This love of lemon. There are only 4.5 million flavors of lemonade, (o.k. maybe a slight exaggeration!), so I think I’m standing on some solid “lemony” ground here!