Save The Turkey - Eat Thanksgiving Cakes Instead

Although we keep talking about the turkey when it comes to thanksgiving food but - let's not kid ourselves- it's all about the sweet stuff. Pies, cobblers and cheesecakes are delicious but why not step up your game and treat all your senses this year. These thanksgiving cakes and thanksgiving treats are not only yummy but they can even serve as awesome decorations on the dinner table.

Thanksgiving Cakes Gallery And Thanksgiving Cake Ideas

Look at these awesome Thanksgiving cakes! Who said that a thanksgiving cake cannot be decorated? Popular themes are pumpkins, autumn leaves, nuts, berries and turkeys dead or alive.

Barrels and Pumpkins Thanksgiving Cake

Barrels and Pumpkins Thanksgiving Cake

Thanksgiving Dinner Table Cake

Thanksgiving Dinner Table Cake

Thanksgiving Turkey Cake Tutorial

Pilgrim Turkey Cake Tutorial

Fall Thanksgiving Cake on Cakerschool

Pumpkin Cake with Sleeping Cat

Topsy Turvey Thanksgiving Cake

Topsy Turvey Thanksgiving Cake

Best Thanksgiving Cake Recipe

For cake decorators the cake not only has to be delicious, but it needs to be suitable for decoration purposes. Depending on how it's going to be decorated it needs to hold certain characteristics. This means that a base cake for carving might be denser and sturdier - mostly mud cake, while in the case of naked cakes it's important that they would not be prone to dry out. These are our - in our opinion- the best thanksgiving cake recipes for decorating.

Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud Cake

Super Moist Chocolate Mud Base Cake (ideal for carving)

Cake Batter

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 7 ounces of dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar ½ cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 ¼ cups of strong hot coffee
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt

Click here for full recipe >> 

Easy Thanksgiving Treats

If you do not want to bake and decorate a cake, but rather make small but creative treats try these easy to make minis. These are also perfect for a thanksgiving party or for kids. All you need to do is to get creative with store-bought treats and mix and match rice crispy treats, peanut butter cups, pretzels, ice cream cones and candy corns.

Ice Cream Cone Wigwams

Ice Cream Cone Wigwams

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Turkeys

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Turkeys

Peanut Butter Cup Pilgrim Hats

Peanut Butter Cup Pilgrim Hats

Candy Corn And Pretzel Stick Thanksgiving Turkeys

Candy Corn And Pretzel Stick Thanksgiving Turkeys by Candyquick

Rice Krispie and Candy Corn Thanksgiving Turkey

Rice Krispie and Candy Corn Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Cookies

Cookies are a classic for a reason. They are small, delish, colorful, easy and fast to make and can hold up until Christmas. Unless they disappear in minutes. 🙂

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies With Circle Cutter

Circle Cutter Turkey Cookies by Make Me Cake Me

Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Cookies by Cotati Sugar Mamas

Colorful Mix of Thanksgiving Cakes Cookies

Colorful Mix of Thanksgiving Cookies - Sweet Treats by Casey

Pilgrim Dress And Hat Cookies

Pilgrim Dress And Hat Cookies by Semi Sweet

Pumpkin Cookies With Delicate Royal Icing Decoration

Pumpkin Cookies With Delicate Royal Icing Decoration

Thanksgiving Cake Pops

Cake pops are my personal favorites when it comes to cake decorating. So much creativity and playfulness is one sweet bite. They are as easy to make as cookies, but they are three dimensional which gives room for crazy ideas. No wonder they're the number one choice for kid's parties.

Thanksgiving Cake Pops Shiny Pumpkins

Festive pumpkins

Thanksgiving Cake Pops Realistic Turkey

 Sweet like turkey...

Thanksgiving Cake Pops Acorns


Pumpkin Pie Cake Pops

Pies, pies everywhere...

Thanksgiving Cake Pops Wigwam

Wigwam cake pops

If You Don't Feel Like Decorating...

Doughnuts Spiced Pumpkin Doughnuts Recipe

Doughnuts Spiced Pumpkin Doughnuts Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or a Dash of ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup fresh pumpkin cooked with the water drained out
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying

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