Berry Chantilly Cake

6 Holiday Cakes You'd Be Proud to Bring

Take the Perfect Dessert to Every Party

Pie may be a holiday essential, but the right cake can easily steal the spotlight. Luckily, there’s a cake for every holiday occasion — from light and fluffy to dense and rich.

Whether you’re in charge of a dessert for a holiday potluck, brunch or dinner party, here are a few recipes to help you bring the sweets nobody can stop talking about.

1. The classic showstopper

Tap into your inner pastry chef and wow the party with a delicious and photo-ready holiday classic, the Yule log! Get started with our Chocolate Yule Log recipe.

2. A quick and easy favorite

Cinnamon-Almond Olive Oil Cake is a breeze to make, travels well, versatile enough for brunches, potlucks or dinner parties, and can be served in a jiffy. The biggest challenge will be deciding between serving it with a simple dusting of powdered sugar or fresh fruit and whipped cream.

3. Make-ahead cake

During the holiday season, time is at a premium. Thankfully, this rich and festive Fall Fruit Upside-Down Cake — chock-full of seasonal superstars like apples, pears and dried cranberries — can be made one or two days in advance.

4. A gluten-free, dairy-free option

The chocolatey duo in our Double Chocolate Cake comes from baking chocolate and cocoa powder, and the cake’s sweetness stems from a combo of dates and applesauce, rather than refined sugar. Serve with raspberries and our easy Vegan Caramel Sauce.

5. A cake the kids can help make

Baking together can create wonderful holiday memories, and our Easy Spiced Pumpkin Refrigerator Cheesecake is a tasty excuse to start a tradition. Kids will love making it almost as much as they love digging into the final product — a luscious, tangy and mildly sweet cake with a mellow pumpkin flavor.

6. A stress-free solution

Not into baking? Stop by your local Whole Foods Market and pick up a Berry Chantilly Cake (pictured). It’s legendary for its layers of vanilla cake layered with blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and mascarpone. An easy, last-minute pick that everyone will love.

Need the easiest dessert of all? Browse through our online menu of delicious sweets to make your next meal complete.

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