A welcome addition to the holiday table, this simple frosted layer cake can be made with either canned or homemade puréed pumpkin. Todd Coleman
Eva Powell, a former elementary-school librarian in Mitchell, Indiana, has won the town’s pudding contest five times with her recipe for persimmon pudding with a crispy, cake-like crust.
Vanilla ice cream makes the perfect topper for a warm, molasses-sweetened Indian Pudding.
Ricotta and Coffee Mousse
Elegant and easy to prepare, a classic mousse flavored with espresso and topped with a dusting of chocolate is a great way to end a romantic meal.
Russian Punch Cake
Impress your guests with a show-stopping layer cake stuffed with a luscious custard filling and topped with meringue frosting.
Spiced Pumpkin Cake
A welcome addition to the holiday table, this simple frosted layer cake can be made with either canned or homemade puréed pumpkin.
Sweet Potato Cake
Layers of spiced sweet potato cake alternate with marshmallowy meringue icing in a rich dessert that’s a riff on the classic Thanksgiving side.
Shredded carrots turn soft and sweet in this cardamom-spiced rice pudding.