We bake dozens of delicious cakes for our holiday recipe contest each year just so you can enjoy these winning recipes.
Coconut Cake with Rum Filling and Coconut Ermine Frosting
Red Velvet Cheesecake-Vanilla Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Peppermint Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting
White Chocolate Poinsettia Cake
Recipe: White Chocolate Poinsettia Cake
Spice Cake with Cranberry Filling
Pipe a ring of frosting around the cake layer, just inside the top edge, to keep filling from oozing out.
White Cake with Peppermint Frosting
Garnish with a fondant bow or Peppermint Meringue Cookies.
Red Velvet-White Chocolate Cheesecake
Gingerbread Cake with Buttermilk Frosting
Warm spices and molasses blend beautifully with tangy buttermilk frosting.
White Cake with Bourbon Buttercream
Top this cake with Sugar-Coated Orange Slices and Sparkling Cherries.
Marbled Pumpkin Praline Cake
Recipe: Marbled Pumpkin Praline Cake
Marbled Pumpkin Praline Cake garnished with sugared pecans, kumquats, and bay leaves.
from 2012 Runner-Up Marylin Boone
Peppermint-Hot Chocolate Cake Recipe
Peppermint-Hot Chocolate Cake garnished with peppermint candies and rolled wafer cookies.
from 2012 Runner-Up Brittany Shaw
Mrs. Billett's White Cake
Recipe: Mrs. Billett's White Cake
Think of this instant classic as the little black dress of white cakes. It's appropriate for every occasion on its own and versatile enough to show-case any of festive fillings and frostings.
from 2012 Winner Sue Winter
This cake recipe has all the wonderful flavors that come tumbling out of a stocking: milk chocolate Santas, gingerbread men, and buttery toffee candy.
from 2011 Winner Lynn Brown
Layered Peppermint Cheesecake
Tiramisù Layer Cake
Recipe: Tiramisù Layer Cake
This cake is hands down the tastiest of the many takes on tiramisù we ran across during judging of our 2011 White Cake Contest. Michelle Matile's runner-up recipe offers the delicious flavor of traditional tiramisù but the decorating opportunities of a layer cake.
from 2011 Runner-Up Michelle Matile