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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  • 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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  • Donut Cake

    Donut Cake

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    Average rating of 2.5/5. (6 Ratings)

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

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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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  • 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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  • Caramel Apple Cake

    Caramel Apple Cake

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (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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  • 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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  • 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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