While the holidays are certainly a great time to create decadent, show-stopping desserts, we here at YumSugar like to provide you with amazing-looking desserts all year long. From cupcakes to custards, I've rounded up our favorite dessert recipes from 2009. Be inspired now!
Sticky Toffee Pudding
This traditional British dessert  is studded with dates and smothered in a gooey toffee sauce. Served warm with a scoop of ice cream, it's sinfully delicious.
Classic tiramisu  is the perfect treat to serve while entertaining. You can make it in advance, and this stellar recipe feeds a crowd.
Lemon Custard Cakes
Tart and refreshing, moist, pudding-like lemon custard cakes  are another wonderful make ahead dessert.
Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
Red velvet isn't just for cakes! This ingenious recipe  is for red velvet cookies. These soft sandwiches are filled with a dark chocolate cream cheese frosting and roasted hazelnuts.
When strawberries are in season, baking up a batch of shortcake and whipping up some cream is a must. Layered together  there couldn't be a finish that's more simply spectacular.
Topped with a decadent layer of chocolate ganache, these brownies  are insanely delicious.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blondies
Chopped Reese's peanut butter cups take normal blondies  to a whole new level.
Nothing signifies the arrival of Fall like a comforting slice of apple pie . The secret ingredient that makes this buttery dough extra flaky? Shortening.
Brown Sugar Pecan Cupcakes
Brown sugar, pecans, and caramel come together in one divine cupcake .
Gingerbread Layer Cake
If you're looking for a stunning end to a holiday meal, your search is over. Simply make this gingerbread layer cake  with pumpkin-spiced whipped cream and chocolate drizzle.