Simple Holiday Desserts You’ll Love
Believe it or not, you don’t have to compromise when it comes to the sweet and tasty side of Christmas even if you’re short on time. Being a big supporter of splurging over the holidays, we realize reality doesn’t always give you the time or the budget required to put creative and festive desserts on the table. Luckily we’ve put together a small list of some simple holiday desserts we consider to be our go-to favorites!
Egg Nog Cake
Every time I mention my Holiday Egg Nog cake people go nuts! It’s amazing how many folks have never even thought of turning their favorite winter beverage into a dessert. There are so many great recipes out there to try- I will be sure to put ours in the recipe section by the end of the month. This particular dessert will need to be made from scratch so if you have a little more time than usual to put together the batter and the frosting you won’t be disappointed!
If you don’t have a lot of time to bake something festive from scratch, there are always boxed brownies! Say what you will about baked goods coming from a box, but I find at least when it comes to brownies you can do no better than Betty Crocker!
Choose to make your own frosting or simply buy a canned vanilla and add your own food coloring to give you the pop of colors that add the holiday cheer!
Who doesn’t love a cupcake? Whether you’ve been itching to use your favorite cake from scratch recipe, or you want to throw something together with a boxed mix- cupcakes are one of many simple holiday desserts you can include this year! Grab the family and have them help you decorate to give them that extra Christmas flair.
Creme De Menthe Brownies
I’ve recently added this delicious recipe to our pantry section because my family enjoys these every single year. If you have chocolate lovers in your clan they will dive into these as soon as you put them out. Make use of a boxed brownie mix, pick up some Creme de Menthe, powdered sugar and some chocolate chips and get baking!
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Okay so I may have lied a little when it comes to making simple holiday desserts in this entry. I had to include one holiday staple that involved several more steps than the others because it is THAT good. Each year I make a delicious Chocolate Mousse cake mostly from scratch. As I mentioned, I’m partial to the chocolate cake flavor I can only seem to accomplish from boxed mixes — that being said if you have a recipe out there that is comparable please share and I’ll give it a shot!
Anyways, for this chocolate mousse cake- I make my own mousse and my own chocolate ganache. It requires a good amount of heavy cream, melted chocolate and technical skill– but the result is an incredibly decadent and rich treat you and your family will look forward to all year!