23 Thanksgiving Cakes & Cupcakes

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Whether you're serving a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner, a classroom party, or just feel like a change, sometimes a pumpkin pie just won't cut it. Make your feast extra special with these Thanksgiving cakes and adorable cupcakes -- and your family can help create and decorate them too!

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  • Sweet T.O.M. Turkeys

    Sweet T.O.M. Turkeys

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    Average rating of 4/5. (15 Ratings)

    Candy corn plumes and shortbread wings turn cupcakes into irresistible turkey sweets for Thanksgiving.

  • Turkey Cupcakes Recipe

    Turkey Cupcakes Recipe

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    Average rating of 4/5. (8 Ratings)

    These Turkey Cupcakes will make a great centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dessert table, until they get gobbled up.

  • Turkey of a Cake

    Turkey of a Cake

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (15 Ratings)

    Here's a sweet take on the Thanksgiving turkey, courtesy of a cleverly disguised cake.

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    25 Sweet Treats for Thanksgiving

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (17 Ratings)

    Whether as a snack or a delicious dessert, these sweet treats will get everyone in the holiday spirit.

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  • Sweet T.O.M. Turkeys

    25 Classic Thanksgiving Desserts

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    Average rating of 2.5/5. (19 Ratings)

    From classic holiday pies to a cake that looks like a turkey, find the perfect desserts for your family this Thanksgiving.

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  • Thanksgiving Turkey Decoration

    Let's Talk Turkey!

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    Average rating of 2.5/5. (15 Ratings)

    Celebrate America's favorite bird with this flock of easy-to-make crafts and recipes.

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  • Caramel Apple Cake

    Caramel Apple Cake

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (15 Ratings)

    A delicious cake that looks like a giant caramel apple when it's done.

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  • Gobbling-good Thanksgiving Cupcakes Recipe

    Gobbling-good Cupcakes

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    Average rating of 4/5. (11 Ratings)

    Here's a cute Thanksgiving cupcake recipe that kids will love helping to make and eat for Thanksgiving - makes a great school classroom party recipe.

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  • Tiny Turkey Dinner

    Tiny Turkey Dinner

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    Average rating of 4/5. (7 Ratings)

    This tiny turkey dinner is actually an amazingly delicious dessert.

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  • Hazelnut, White Chocolate, and Pumpkin Cheesecake, thanksgiving dessert, familyfun.com

    Hazelnut, White Chocolate, and Pumpkin Cheesecake

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (13 Ratings)

    Kris F. of Albany, Oregon, invented this flavorful cheesecake one day after bringing home a bag of hazelnuts from Oregon's Willamette Valley.

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  • T is For Tepee Cupcake

    T is For Tepee Cupcake

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    Average rating of 4/5. (1 Rating)

    These tepee cupcakes will make a great addition to a Wild West party.

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  • Gingerbread Cake

    Gingerbread Cake

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (8 Ratings)

    In one shape or another, sweet, spicy gingerbread has been popular for centuries. During the 1600s, in fact, gingerbread making was such serious business that only certain bakers had rights to make it.

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  • Pumpkin Squares

    Pumpkin Squares

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    Average rating of 4/5. (18 Ratings)

    Put a new spin on a favorite fall flavor by topping tasty pumpkin cake squares with cream cheese frosting.

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    "Sweet as Pie!" Cupcakes

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    Average rating of 4/5. (13 Ratings)

    These cute cherry pies have a secret: they're cupcakes in disguise.

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  • Glitzy Chocolate Puddings

    Glitzy Chocolate Puddings

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    Crushed candy topping provides the "glitz" in these voluptuous chocolate puddings. Try crushed pistachios or other nuts for an equally delicious combination.

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