20 Thanksgiving Cakes to Impress Your Guests

Sometimes pie just doesn't cut it.

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Who says the finale to your Thanksgiving feast has to be pumpkin or apple pie? Make one of these Thanksgiving cakes for a sweet surprise your guests will love.

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Liv for Cake
Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake

Expecting some PSL fans for Thanksgiving dinner? They'll love this pumpkin spice cake frosted with an espresso buttercream.

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The Cake Blog/Tessa Huff
Apple Toffee Crunch Cake

Topped with cinnamon buttercream, pecan crunch, and toffee sauce, this is the most decadent cake you'll ever make.

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Life, Love, and Sugar
Browned Butter Pecan Layer Cake

Skip the pecan pie and make this three-layer Thanksgiving dessert instead.

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The First Year
Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Drizzle

Frost the layers of this naked cake with vanilla or cinnamon buttercream—either will work well with the apple and caramel flavors.

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Beyond Frosting
Snickerdoodle Cookie Cake

Fill your home with the sweet smell of cinnamon this Thanksgiving with this cookie-topped cake.

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Cooking Classy
Browned Butter Pumpkin Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

The key to this super fluffy Thanksgiving cake? Using chilled butter.

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Apple-Cinnamon Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting recipe
Brian Woodcock
Apple-Cinnamon Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

This three-layer cake has it all—sugar, spice, and a hint of salt.

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Courtesy of Bake or Break
Apple Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Don't forget to top this beauty with toasted nuts for extra crunch.

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Courtesy of Cooking Classy
Autumn Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Not only does this cake contain the fresh flavors of fall, but thanks to the nuts and sprinkles on top, it also boasts the season's best colors.

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Courtesy of The Cake Blog
Cinnamon Roll Layer Cake

This ombre-iced cinnamon cake is almost too pretty to eat. And just wait until you see the inside!

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Courtesy of Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Pumpkin Patch Cake

Your kiddos will be just as excited to help you bake this chocolate, pumpkin-themed cake as they were for that visit to the pumpkin patch.

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Courtesy of Cooking Classy
Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Friends and family won't be able to stop at just one piece of this mouthwatering, moist sheet cake.

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Courtesy of Liv For Cake
Maple Caramel Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The best part of this cake is the ooey, gooey, warm maple-caramel topping.

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Courtesy of Two Sisters Crafting
Pumpkin Mini Cakes

Don't let that pretty piping of cinnamon buttercream frosting scare you away: These mini Thanksgiving cakes couldn't be easier to whip up.

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Pumpkin Velvet Crumb Cake

Similar to a coffee cake, you can also make this crumb cake for Thanksgiving brunch.

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Courtesy of Life, Love and Sugar
Caramel Apple Pecan Layer Cake

This apple cake is so good, it just might beat out your favorite apple pie recipe!

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Courtesy of Beyond Frosting
Salted Caramel Butterscotch Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

Sweet and salty and super luxurious, this three-layer cake tastes just like a Werther's Original.

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Courtesy of One Little Project
Mini Bundt Cake Pumpkins

Surprise each of your guests with an individual pumpkin-shaped bundt cake at the end of the Thanksgiving feast.

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Courtesy of Lemon Tree Dwelling
Maple Streusel Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin cake gets layered with maple-cinnamon buttercream and crunchy streusel for one heavenly Thanksgiving dessert.

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Courtesy of The Novice Chef
Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Instead of the usual side dish, why not sneak your sweet potatoes into this delicious bundt cake recipe?

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