Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and these Thanksgiving cake ideas are ones that even pie lovers will want to make room for this year!
Thanksgiving is a time to gather and share being thankful with close friends and family. There is no better way of sharing your love than with good food and especially cake.
Today we are talking about six different thanksgiving cake ideas that look not only beautiful but also taste incredible. Seriously, even the strict pie lovers will love these cakes, notably the Apple Pie Cake and Pumpkin Pie Cake, because they are the best of both worlds!
Each homemade cake recipe below is perfect for beginners and intermediate cake decorators so everyone can feel like a confident baker!
Each recipe and tutorial has its tips for success and a list of tools you might need so you can start quickly. However, I would like to share one piece of advice for success with you now, which is to read through all the ingredients and instructions so you can get a better idea of how much time and what you need to make these cakes.
Side note: This tip might sound like a no brainer, but I like repeating this to make sure you know what you need and how much time creating these recipes will take you. It’s the worst when you are so excited to try a new recipe, and you might be missing an ingredient, and you don’t realize until later, or you simply don’t have enough time.
Each Thanksgiving cake is designed to complement the fall flavors we all love so much like pumpkin spice, apple pie, and brown butter! Serve a piece of cake with a hot cup of coffee, a glass of wine, or a big scoop of ice cream!
Here’s how to make 6 Thanksgiving cakes that everyone will fall in love with!
Let’s Get Baking!
1. Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
Sweater weather & this pumpkin spice cake is perfect for Fall! This pumpkin spice cake is made with soft pumpkin spice cake layers & creamy vanilla buttercream that’s decorated to look like a pumpkin you might find at your local pumpkin patch. This pumpkin spice cake is perfect for all fall celebrations and something that will undoubtedly impress your friends & family.
Get the recipe here Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
2. Apple Pie Cake
Learn how to make this Apple Pie Cake with this easy tutorial! Now, you don’t have to choose between cake or pie this Thanksgiving. This recipe is the best of both; you can so easily have them together. This Apple Pie Cake starts with soft layers of apple spice cake that’s filled with homemade apple pie filling, creamy vanilla buttercream, and topped with buttery pie crust. This apple pie cake recipe will soon become a crowd favorite. This apple pie cake is perfect for Thanksgiving!
Get the recipe here Apple Pie Cake
3. Woodland Fox Cake
Learn how to make a trendy Woodland Fox Cake with this easy and fun tutorial. In this tutorial, I’ll show you exactly how to make Woodland Fox cake at home that’s perfect for the fall season and Thanksgiving! I’ll teach you basic cake decorating techniques that will help you become a better cake decorator. You’ll also learn how to make a colorful buttercream flower crown to complete this woodland fox cake. It’s an impressive cake that even makes a great hostess gift!
Get the recipe here Woodland Fox Cake
4. Pumpkin Pie Cake
Learn how to take your pumpkin pie “cake” to the next level. This Pumpkin Pie Cake is a creative spin on the traditional pumpkin pie that you’re friends and family will devour! It’s made with pumpkin spice cake, no-bake pumpkin cheesecake filling, buttery pie crust, and vanilla buttercream. Here’s a fall-inspired cake that will have you craving a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie!
Get the recipe here Pumpkin Pie Cake
5. Cookie Butter Cake
There’s seriously nothing better than cookie butter! This easy cookie butter cake is a cinnamon-spiced cake with creamy cookie butter layers and silky smooth vanilla buttercream. Speculoos is a cinnamon-spiced cookie that’s the base for cookie butter. Cookie butter is made from speculoos cookie crumbs. There’s no way you can dislike cookie butter. Besides you can put it on everything like fruit, crackers, cookies and even cake! This homemade cookie butter cake is irresistible and straightforward!
Get the recipe here Cookie Butter Cake
6. Brown Butter Almond Cake
Fall is here, and this brown butter almond cake is the perfect way to introduce the new season! When it comes to decorating this cake seriously, anyone can make it. This decorating style is typically called a crumb coat or a “naked” cake. This method means that it’s a light layer of buttercream covering the sides of the cake. Learn how to make this brown butter almond naked cake!
Get the recipe here Brown Butter Almond Cake
Bonus Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are rich and decadent made with raw cookie dough dipped in dark chocolate and have little flakes of sea salt on top. They are balanced perfectly between salty and sweet. You can serve these no-bake cookie dough truffles at room temperature or serve them cold out of the freezer for a refreshing treat! These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are always a crowd favorite!
Get the recipe here Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Bars
Looking for a delicious oatmeal bar recipe? These apple cranberry oatmeal bars are quick to make and insanely delicious. These apple cranberry oatmeal bars are made with a brown sugar oatmeal crumble crust that’s filled with tart apples and cranberries. The balance of sweet and tart, these oatmeal bars are so easy to fall in love with making them.
Get the recipe here Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Bars
You May Also Enjoy:
- How to Cut & Serve Cake (free guide)
- Common Baking Mistakes & How to Avoid Them (free ebook)
- Cake Planning Checklist (freebie)
- How to Decorate Your First Cake (free course)
- Cake Decorating for Beginners (online course)
These Thanksgiving cake decorating ideas will be a big hit at your upcoming holiday dinner. They are almost too beautiful to eat!
Hey, if you liked this tutorial, you really should check out, Cake Decorating Creator Program, my online cake course. I coach you on everything I teach on these cake tutorials so that you can uplevel your baking and decorating skills. We 10x it so you get the results you want most. Like any new skill, it’s important to learn from the ground up to build a foundation, so take on any cake challenge. It is an investment your future self will thank you for. Check it out at XOKatieRosario.com/online-cake-course. I will see you there.
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