Holiday Cakes on Pinterest #holiday #entertaining

If you are prepping to entertain this Thanksgiving or Christmas, you likely are wracking your brain for an impressive dessert to serve your guests. I always love serving up a cake or cupcake recipe, and try to do something unexpected to impress my guests. Often, the most impressive desserts are the simplest, but sometimes special holidays call for over-the-top and yummy cakes!

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I'm not going to lie, this Molten Peanut Butter and Chocolate Lava Cake made me weak in the knees. A combination that was just meant to be, the presentation is stunning and it certainly is something that will impress your guests!

For Autumn and Winter, you can't go wrong with a bundt cake. They're also super easy to do, and require less work than individual cakes or cupcakes since you can whip up a tasty glaze and drizzle it over your cake. This Spiced Rum Cake is an easy recipe that you can throw together in no time.

Caramel apples are synonymous with Fall, so it stands to reason that a caramel apple cake would be fitting for a fall celebration. Again, a beautiful presentation, this Caramel Apple Cake is impressive and tasty!

My own creation, Vanilla Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Ganache Filling and Chocolate Buttercream. A mouthful, but a tasty one, I assure you!

And finally, a Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcake. Flourless cakes are known for being sinful and rich, and I haven't met one that I didn't like yet! This recipe combines just 6 ingredients to make these little beauties!

Whipping up an impressive fall dessert doesn't have to take a tonne of time or ingredients, as you can see from the five recipes featured above. It's all about presentation and combining yummy flavors together!