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

Rating: 5 stars 1022
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 419
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 96
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 191
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.
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Apple Butter Spice Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 177
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.
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Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
A new addition to our holiday menu. Combines pumpkin, pecans, and cheesecake.
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Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 992
This is a delicious Apple Cheesecake that I usually make in the fall.
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Carrot Cake III

Rating: 4.5 stars 7174
A simple, moist, yummy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
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Chantal's New York Cheesecake

Rating: 4.5 stars 7307
Why go out when you can make your own New York cheesecake at home? Yum!
By Taliesen

Mini Cheesecakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 1189
An easy yet special dessert that can be customized with favorite toppings.
By Janice

Tres Leches Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 389
This is a part dry, part moist Mexican cake made with three types of milk. It is a sweet and delicious treat!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Cherry Cheesecake
Rating: Unrated 417
This recipe has two names; Cherry Cheese Cake and/or Cherry Cream Cheese Pie. It is delicious!
Grandma Carol's Pumpkin Roll
Rating: Unrated 49
My mom always makes her pumpkin roll around Thanksgiving and takes one to work where everyone asks her if she can make them one and they all want the recipe. You may want to halve the recipe unless you are making for a crowd or to give away. It makes a lot. It is without a doubt the best pumpkin roll I've ever had!