25 Cakes to Make You Rethink Thanksgiving Dessert

Pie? What pie? This year we're serving cake post-turkey and you should too.

Best Apple Cake

Serve the taste of fall this Thanksgiving with a warm slice of apple cake.

Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake

You've heard of bourbon pecan pie, but have you ever imagined this flavor duo in cake? It's pretty much the best thing to happen to fall.

Pecan Pie Cake

Mom asking for pecan pie? Tell her you have a better idea: this cake.

Lemon Icebox Cake

Your Thanksgiving dessert dreams just came true! Make this refreshing cake that never needs to see the oven.

Cornmeal Pound Cake

Corn casseroles — corn pudding — what about corn cake? Turn your fall love of corn into dessert and make pie a thing of the past.

Caramel Apple Cake

Forget the tedious process of making caramel apples, make this show-stopping cake instead.

Butternut Squash Cake Roll

Butternut squash is sweeter than pumpkin and has less water content, making it the perfect squash for cake — especially roll cake.

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Why pick one or the other when you can have both? This cheesecake features a rich pecan pie filling, topped with a layer of cheesecake. Add even more pecans on top to make this decadent Thanksgiving dessert.

Easy Ginger Cake

Ginger warms the soul and calms the belly, making this a perfect post-feast treat.

Pumpkin Layer Cheesecake

"Rich, creamy and decadent!"


Sour Cream Pound Cake

Thanksgiving is a meal of indulgent sides and hearty main, so why not make dessert just as impressive?

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Move over lattes, you've got some competition! Sweet, creamy and covered in caramel, this cake's got everything you need.

Butterscotch Cake

Easy, quick and widely impressive. This butterscotch cake has "kid-favorite" written all over it (in Crayon of course).

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Turn your love of cranberry sauce into your go-to Thanksgiving dessert.

Double Berry Cake

Sometimes a heavy meal calls for a bright and light dessert. Make this cake with frozen berries to impress friends and family.

Spiced Sweet Potato Cake

Pumpkin can feel a little passe, so hop on the next food trend and make your turkey day cake with sweet potatoes.

Pumpkin Cake Roll

It might look a little daunting, but this roll cake is going to be a real crowd-pleaser.

Indian Pudding Cake

Brown sugar, dark rum, ginger, nutmeg, molasses, oh my! This cake is brimming with the flavors of fall.

Cranberry Cake with Butter Sauce

Butter makes everything better, including cake!

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin is the flavor of the season so serve your guests this simple beauty. Hint: It tastes just as good for breakfast.

Pumpkin Polenta Cake

Creamy pumpkin makes crunchy polenta come to life in a cake that is begging to become a Thanksgiving staple.

No-Bake Turkey Cake

Your oven is getting enough attention, make this a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e no-bake cake instead.

Cranberry Pie-Cake

Okay, we hear you. You want pie. Why not try this cranberry pie-cake hybrid, instead? You'll be happy you did.

Pumpkin Cake

"I don't like pie so I made this for thanksgiving and ended up eating half a pan of it myself!"


Pouding Chômeur with Maple Syrup Sauce

"This recipe is to die for! A classic French Canadian desert loved by many."