Thanksgiving Cake Recipes

Allrecipes has more than 160 Thanksgiving cake recipes, along with festive ways to decorate and garnish them. Find recipes for apple, cranberry, and pumpkin cakes, and more!

Staff Picks

Pumpkin Cake III

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Delicious pumpkin spice cake baked in a sheet pan. Very moist and great for potlucks. When cool, top with your favorite cream cheese frosting.

Apple Harvest Pound Cake with Caramel Glaze

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This is a fantastic Bundt cake that my grandmother used to make for Thanksgiving. It has been a family favorite for years!

Cranberry Upside-Down Sour Cream Cake

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I received this recipe a couple of years ago from a friend and get rave reviews from everyone each time I prepare it. It is not only delicious, but very pretty for a holiday table. Great for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Pumpkin Roll with Ginger and Pecans

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This is a great dessert, especially nice for holidays, but it can be served anytime of the year. The resulting pumpkin roll slices will impress your guests. The pumpkin roll is not as hard to make as it sounds. Be sure and use plain canned pumpkin, and not pumpkin pie mix.

Apple Butter Spice Cake

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This is a very good and moist cake recipe I received from my grandmother years ago. It makes a nice addition to any dinner table.

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

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A new addition to our holiday menu. Combines pumpkin, pecans, and cheesecake. Originally submitted to

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

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These spiced fall cupcakes are a riff on the classic Thanksgiving casserole. These days, I tend to like savory sweet potato dishes with the meal, but marshmallowy cupcakes make a terrific fall dessert! Store any leftover cupcakes in the refrigerator.

Autumn Cheesecake

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This is a delicious Apple Cheesecake that I usually make in the fall.

Carrot Cake III

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I've tried many carrot cakes, and this is my favorite recipe. If you don't like pecans, feel free to leave them out.

Chantal's New York Cheesecake

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This cake is easy to make, and it's so delicious. Everyone that's tried it has said it tasted just like the ones in a deli! You'll love it!

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

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A great alternative to pumpkin pie, especially for those cheesecake fans out there. Serve topped with whipped cream.

Mini Cheesecakes I

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Easy and so good for holidays, weddings, or whatever the occasion! It is also good with other flavors of fruit pie filling.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

Spiced pumpkin butter is the base of this terrific holiday dessert.

Pumpkin Roll I

"This was so easy! This will now be added to my favourites." – Carol Black

Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll

Rating: Unrated

This moist rolled cake has a rich cream cheese filling. Serve it cold. This will be a hit! It has a pinwheel look.