After the big night is over and the new year is under way, it seems a little sad for the party to end. So keep it going! When you wake up from a few hours of rest, New Year’s brunch is calling. What better way to help soak up some of the previous night’s cocktails than with a variety of rich and delectable brunch treats? From DIY dessert breads to Champagne with a scoop of sherbet, these 21 New Year’s desserts only come around once a year, so take advantage of the here and now — before those resolutions for healthy eating habits are remembered.

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1. Coffee Doughnuts: The best of both worlds — coffee and donuts — combine in this perfect breakfast treat. On the first day of the year, no one is working out, right? Go for just a *little* more indulgence with these goodies. (via Hint of Vanilla)

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2. 90-Minute Brown Butter Cinnamon Rolls: Who wouldn’t be hovering over a pan of these sticky, sweet and fabulous rolls? These a.m. classics are a lip-licking treat to make everything right with the world. (via The Baker Chick)

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3. Strawberries & Champagne Cake Balls: Strawberries, Champagne and GOLD DUST? What could represent New Year’s better than these beautiful bites? We’re pretty sure there isn’t a more perfect way to celebrate a fresh start. (via Sugar and Soul)

tiramisu-cheesecake

4. Tiramisu Cheesecake: A slice of cheesecake that includes ladyfingers dipped in espresso and Kahlúa sounds pretty heavenly. Is it possible to say no to a slice? Indulge with just a forkful (or four) if guilt starts creeping ‘round. (via Life, Love and Sugar)

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5. Sparkling Cider Cupcakes: Okay so MAYBE there was a little too much Champagne to be had last night, but these cupcakes include a bit of bubbly you don’t have to fret over — it’s the non-alcoholic kind, sparkling cider. A resolution to cut back on the booze? No problem! (via Lil Luna)

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6. Amazing Pink Marble Meringues: Light, fluffy, pretty and pink, these meringues are the perfect way to keep the festivities and a touch of fabulous going well into the next day. They’re easy to make too. (via My Food Blog)

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7. Lemon Cheesecake Mousse: This lemony mousse is a bright way to start the day. Whisk that hangover away with a creamy, rich delight like this. (via Cooking Classy)

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8. Cinnamon Roll Muffins: Cinnamon rolls without the fuss are ALWAYS welcome. These cinnamon-y muffins — with their sweetness and spice — are a great way to enjoy those beloved gooey rolls without the hassle. (via Some the Wiser)

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9. White Chocolate Raspberry Trifle: Take a bite of this dessert and it’ll feel like every wish can come true. Just LOOK at these layers of fluff and cake and raspberry. It really is a sweet dream. (via Taste of Lizzy T’s)

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10. Enchanted Black Forest Cupcakes: Two words: dark chocolate. What more needs to be said? Okay, maybe a few more words: These cupcakes include a scarlet cherry filling and a mile-high whipped topping. Mic drop. (via Julie’s Cafe Bakery)

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11. Coconut Rum Banana Cake: It’s not really brunch without a banana cake, amiright? This cake is anything but the standard boring banana cake, particularly since there is coconut AND rum involved. It’s like a little trip to the tropics. (via Noshing With the Nolans)

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12. Rustic Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Tart: This tart looks like a little bit of love piled into a flaky crust. Add in lemon curd, raspberries and cheesecake along for the ride, and we might hear the angels singing. (via Susi’s Kochen Und Backen Adventures)

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13. Lemon Cream Cheese Danish: A classic Danish is a morning favorite, and simply *has* to make an appearance at brunch. How dreamy is it when the lemon curd is piled into a puff pastry shell with a lovely glaze over the top… to make everything right with the world. (via Home Made Interest)

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14. White Chocolate Almond Crescent Rolls: Little crescents are AH-mazing with their almond cream cheese centers, white chocolate drizzle and pretty pearly decor… basically simple, yet amazing. Just one bite and you’ll agree. (via Lemon Tree Dwelling)

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15. Champagne Cupcakes: We know you want to keep the party going just a little longer. How? With these golden confections filled with Champagne flavor, that’s how. (via The Cupcake Daily Blog)

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16. Layered Chocolate Tart: Impress friends and family with pastry skills — who knew? But really, no worries — there’s no need for pastry school experience in order to put together this sweet tart that only uses two ingredients (thank you, crescent rolls). (via Kendall-Jackson)

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17. Raspberry Pink Champagne Floats: How elegant and festive are these bubbly floats? Again, there’s Champagne in the mix (notice a trend here?) — and it’s PINK! What a lovely way to start the day. (via The Cookie Rookie)

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18. Coconut Almond Amaretto Crepe Cake: What a sight to see: layer upon layer upon layer of sweet, thin crepes stacked higher than high. The coconut amaretto buttercream slathered between each layer adds to the amazement. This is *definitely* a showstopper of a cake. (via Downshiftology)

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19. Maple Belgian Waffle Cake: Brunch and waffles go together like, well, brunch and waffles. How ‘bout turning those bad-boy Belgians into a cake with maple syrup between the layers and on top? YES, please. (via Sprinkle Bakes)

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20. Granola Breakfast Tarts: This ain’t your typical bowl of morning granola. No, siree. Here we have granola combined with a few other goodies, shaped into little tart shells, then filled with your favorite yogurt and fruit. These are a welcome addition to brunch for sure. (via Pheebs Foods)

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21. Blueberry Almond Tart: A pastry that’s easy to make? Bring it on. This tart is similar to a Danish, plus it’s a delight thanks to a cream cheese spread, walnuts and blueberries. (via Gimme Some Oven)

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