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Christmas Cakes

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Here are several Christmas Cakes that will be perfect for your special holiday celebration.

1. Bacardi Rum Cake

Bacardi Rum Cake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Bacardi Rum Cake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
I make this Bacardi Rum Cake each and every Christmas. The longer it sits, the better it tastes. The problem is begin able to let it sit around before it's eaten. Pieces just magically disappear, doesn't matter what time of day it is.

2. Tropical Carrot Cake

Slice of Tropical Carrot Cake (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Slice of Tropical Carrot Cake (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

There are a lot of carrot cake recipes out there, but this recipe for Tropical Carrot Cake is my favorite. As my husband puts it, the frosting is almost its own food group.
Tropical Carrot Cake
Regular Carrot Cake

3. Red Velvet Cake

2010 Red Velvet Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Red Velvet Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Since red is a big color for Christmas, which makes Red Velvet Cake the perfect Christmas Cake.
Red Velvet Cake
Raspberry Red Velvet Cake

4. Festive Flourless Chocolate Cake

2010 Festive Flourless Chocolate Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2010 Festive Flourless Chocolate Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Who says you can't have a Chocolate Cake at Christmas? I like to make this Festive Flourless Cake because it's pretty. There are other chocolate cakes I bet they'll eat, too.
Festive Flourless Cake
Fudge Chocolate Cake
Three Layer Chocolate Cake

5. Mom's Piña Colada Cake

2010 Photo (c) Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
2010 Photo (c) Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
I guess coconut cakes are popular during Christmas because they look so much like snow. My Mom's Piña Colada Cake is a step-up from the regular coconut cake, because it's made just like the drink with pineapple and rum.
Mom's Piña Colada Cake
Easy Coconut Cake
Mile-High Coconut Cake

6. Eggnog Cheesecake

Eggnog Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Eggnog Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
This Eggnog Cheesecake is another favorite for Christmas. I love to especially make it for parties, because it looks so pretty. I will say that this is not your typical dense cheesecake. It's more on the light and creamy side.
Eggnog Cheesecake

7. Mandarin Orange Cake

2010 Pig Pickin' Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Pig Pickin' Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Oranges has always been a big part of the Christmas season. This Mandarin Orange Cake a.k.a. Pig Pickin' Cake is another pretty cake to serve for you Christmas celebration.

8. German Chocolate Cake

2009 German Chocolate Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2009 German Chocolate Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
I don't know if it's the presentation or the taste, but this German Chocolate Cake is another good cake to have around, especially if you have one of those glass cake containers.
German Chocolate Cake
Coconut Pecan Frosting (My daughter could just eat the frosting.)
Low Fat Apple German Chocolate Cake, if you feel you must

9. Italian Cream Cake

2010 Italian Cream Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2010 Italian Cream Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.

Here's another beautiful cake that is perfect with your holiday meal. Everyone will enjoy.
Italian Cream Cake
Aileen's Tiramisu
Cassata Riviera Cake

10. Texas Candy Cake

2010 Cutting Candied Fruit Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Cutting Candied Fruit Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Most people are not fans of the dry, under-liquored, fruitcake. Former Tonight Show host and comedian Johnny Carson even had a joke about how there's really only one fruitcake in the world. It's the same one that's been passed from one family to the next, and how it's used as a doorstop until it's time to pass it on again.

This Texas Candy Cake isn't like that at all. It's moist and tasty.
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