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. (17 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. (9 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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  • Thanksgiving Turkey Decoration

    Let's Talk Turkey!

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    Average rating of 3/5. (16 Ratings)

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

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  • Sweet Scarecrows

    25 Sweet Treats for Thanksgiving

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (19 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. (21 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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  • 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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  • Football Cupcake

    Touchdown Treat: Football Cupcake

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    Average rating of 3/5. (3 Ratings)

    Score major points with these easy-to-make football cupcakes.

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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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  • Yankee Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

    Yankee Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

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    Average rating of 4/5. (15 Ratings)

    Cranberries lend a distinctive New England flavor to old-fashioned upside-down cake.

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  • Gingerbread Cake

    Gingerbread Cake

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    Average rating of 4/5. (9 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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  • A Classic Bread Pudding

    A Classic Bread Pudding

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (4 Ratings)

    Make delicious use of day-old bread with our easy pudding recipe -- great for young chefs -- and a pumpkin variation that's a scrumptious addition to your Thanksgiving table.

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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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  • Chocolate Mousse Torte

    Chocolate Mousse Torte

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    Average rating of 4/5. (14 Ratings)

    Deep, fudgy flavor is king in this nearly flourless cake. Simple to make, it'll look and taste fresh off the bakery shelf. But you can have this elegant treat ready to serve in just one hour.

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  • Pumpkin Spiral Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

    For a 'twist' on traditional pumpkin pie, try this delicious spiral cake. Though it looks impressive, it's actually super simple to make. Bring it with you to a harvest party or holiday gathering and let the good times roll!

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