This year we will be having a small New Year’s Eve celebration. We usually celebrate with either family or a few friends. Here are a few of our favorite desserts to help bring in the New Year. I think these are the 10 best desserts for New Year’s Eve.10 BEST DESSERTS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE


The majority of these desserts can be made ahead of time. Several of these desserts use up frozen fruit I usually have in my freezer.


Absolutely Perfect Almond Cake

This recipe come from a dear friend of mine. It’s adapted from Alice Medrich’s Pure Desserts. The recipe is true to its name; it is absolutely perfect! This cake is very rich so you only need small slices. I served it with Ginger Ice Cream and my company asked for seconds! That good! It would also be delicious with fresh fruit. Tightly wrapped the cake keeps for several days.Cake, dessert


Nantucket Welcome Cake

What better way to welcome in the New Year than with a Nantucket Welcome Cake!  I found this recipe years ago in the Nantucket newspaper. I’ve been making it ever since and it’s always a hit. One of these days I’ll modify the recipe to have the whole thing be from scratch but it the meantime I will continue to use the recipe as is.cake, desserts



Perhaps you’re like me and have never heard the word affogato. My daughter shared this fabulous dessert just before the holidays and it was so easy and delicious. Affogato describes and names a dessert composed of espresso poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato. What could be simpler! desserts


Chocolate Mint Brownies

Are you looking for a low fat dessert to serve over the holidays? These Chocolate Mint Brownies are just the thing. No one will ever know they are low fat!best desserts for New YEar's


Blueberry Crunch

This recipe is similar to an apple crisp but made with blueberries.blueberry crunch


Cranberry Apple Crisp

This recipe is from one of my favorite books; Simply In Season. This book is full of recipes that celebrate fresh, local foods and encourages you to eat in season! Fall and winter is a perfect time to make apple crisp.crisp, apples, cranberries


Rhubarb Cake

This recipe can be made with fresh or frozen rhubarb. Enjoy the taste of summer this New Year’s Eve!rhubarb cake


Candy Cane Brownies

Not only is this a killer brownies recipe but the frosting helps use up those leftover candy canes!candy canes, brownies


Surprise Cake

I’m sure many of you have fond memories of those delicious icebox cakes made with the Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers. In all the years of enjoying them I never thought to make them as individual cakes. However I came across this recipe in a book called Cook What You Love by Bob and Melinda Blanchard. This recipe makes the most elegant but extremely simple dessert. You make it several hours ahead or even a day ahead so the cookies have time to soften and then serve as a fancy dessert the next nightdessert, homemade


Apple Cake

One of my favorite recipes to make is my Aunt Cathleen’s Fresh Apple Cake. My aunt shared this recipe years ago with my mom and it has been a family favorite ever since! It is delicious anytime of the year but especially good in the fall when the apples are fresh.Apple cake, apples, baking

3 comments on “10 Best Desserts for New Year’s Eve

Deirdre Porter on December 28, 2018 7:10 pm

Happy New Year(almost) Nancy,
My Mom used to make the Surprise cake. However she used the entire box layered them out like a log on a jelly roll pan, covered with the whipped cream, froze, and cut each piece on an angle. It was sooo stunning when sliced. She got the recipe off the back of the box, called it ice box cake.

Nancy Wolff on December 29, 2018 5:17 pm

We also grew up with the Icebox Cake in the shape of a log, I love these little desserts as they look so impressive yet are so easy! 🙂

Miz Helen on January 8, 2019 5:02 pm

A great collection of delicious desserts! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
Miz Helen

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