When planning your Thanksgiving menu, there’s bound to be at least one flavor of Thanksgiving pie on the table. And there is nothing wrong with that! But if you want to add another fall dessert to your holiday spread, consider making one of these festive Thanksgiving cakes. They’re less traditional (but perfectly seasonal) and they’re great for feeding a crowd. Choose from stunning layer cakes, comforting cheesecakes, simple sheet cakes and more.
If you’re looking for something loaded with fall flavors, you’ve come to the right place! Here you’ll find recipes for homemade cakes made with pears, cranberries and apples (think: caramel apple cheesecake, apple cake in an iron skillet and even an apple pie-inspired cake) . Of course, when it comes to Thanksgiving, we can’t forget pumpkin desserts. Pumpkin spice fans will go crazy for Ree Drummond’s Classic Pumpkin Cake, Pumpkin Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting, or Pumpkin Roll Cake that even novice bakers can make. But let’s not stop there, we have also included many chocolate cakes, praline cakes and caramel cakes for the sweet tooth.
What if you still can’t decide between cake and pie? You’ll be happy to hear that serving both is perfectly acceptable. In fact, it’s encouraged! While you’re at it, bake some Thanksgiving cookies, too.