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Holiday Dessert Recipes So Gorgeous You'll Make Them Twice

Even Martha Stewart would gasp at the sight of these beauties.

The holidays are about a lot of things ― good cheer, friends and family, presents ― but they’re mostly about sweets. Cookies, fudge, bark and brittle are everywhere during the month of December. But even better than all those classic sweets are the festive and stunning desserts baked for parties and special dinners.

Not only are they delicious, they’re downright beautiful, too. Even Martha Stewart would be impressed. If you want in on these stunning desserts, we have the recipes you need. From layer cakes to meringues to yule logs, these are the desserts that will make your season bright.

Gingerbread Cake With Caramel Cream Cheese Buttercream
Half Baked Harvest
Red Velvet Cake With Creme Fraiche
Hummingbird High
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Chocolate Espresso Bûche de Noël
Portuguese Girl Cooks
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Date And Honey Cake With A Cinnamon Orange Glaze
Adventures in Cooking
Hazelnut Panna Cotta
Adventures in Cooking
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Christmas White Chocolate Cranberry Layer Cake
Pineapple & Coconut
Salted Maple Apple Tarte Tatin With Vanilla Cream
Half Baked Harvest
Chocolate Sweet Potato Layer Cake With Molasses Buttercream
Love & Olive Oil
Black Forest Pavlova With Espresso Cream
The Cook Who Knew Nothing
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Roasted Pears With Espresso Mascarpone Cream
Amy Roth/Minimally Invasive
Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Cranberries
Call Me Cupcake
Affogato Cake
A Spicy Perspective
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Eggnog Layer Cake
Life, Love & Sugar
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Chocolate Swirl Meringue
Chocolate Vanilla Tuxedo Cake With Raspberry White Chocolate Buttercream
Pineapple & Coconut
Peppermint Chip Layer Cake
Life Love And Sugar
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Hazelnut Chocolate Bûche De Noël
Cannelle Et Vanille
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Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart
La Receta de la Felicidad
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Sugar Plums And Currant Tart
Aran Goyoaga
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Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Bûche De Noël
Sprinkle Bakes
Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Bundt Cake
Life Love And Sugar
Fudge Mountain Cake
Yammie's Noshery
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