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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  • Classic Gingerbread Cake

    Classic Gingerbread Cake

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (2 Ratings)

    This gingerbread, a classic holiday dessert, has a lighter texture than most due to a touch of sour cream in the batter.

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  • The Great Pumpkin Patch Cake

    The Great Pumpkin Patch Cake

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    Average rating of 5/5. (3 Ratings)

    The real pumpkin patch is fun for all ages, and so is this look-alike cake. Serve it up at your next harvest party and everyone will 'dig in'. If you can't find mini candy pumpkins, orange gumdrops work just fine.

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  • Sweet as Pie - Image Collection

    "Sweet as Pie!" Cupcakes

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    Average rating of 4/5. (14 Ratings)

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

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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. (14 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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  • Caramel Apple Cake

    Caramel Apple Cake

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    Average rating of 4/5. (16 Ratings)

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

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  • Pumpkin Squares

    Pumpkin Squares

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    Average rating of 4/5. (20 Ratings)

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

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  • Donut Cake

    Donut Cake

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    Average rating of 3/5. (6 Ratings)

    This cake is quaint and old-fashioned and perfect with a side of fruit.

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  • Gobbling-good Thanksgiving Cupcakes Recipe

    Gobbling-good Cupcakes

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    Average rating of 4/5. (12 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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  • Spicy Applesauce Cake

    Spicy Applesauce Cake

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    Average rating of 3/5. (1 Rating)

    A yummy alternative to the normal vanilla or chocolate cake.

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  • Walnut-Apple Cake

    Walnut-Apple Cake

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (2 Ratings)

    A delicious cake to serve the whole family over the holidays.

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  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

    Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (18 Ratings)

    A sinfully delicious dessert that melts in your mouth.

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