Easy Thanksgiving Cake Ideas

Easy Thanksgiving cake ideas the entire family will love. Try some of these simple recipes for the best desserts loaded with fall flavors. From old favorites with new twists and more, these recipes don’t disappoint.

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The Best Thanksgiving cake recipes

Get ready for the absolute best list of Thanksgiving cake recipes. Each recipe is easy to make and doesn’t require a ton of time. The ingredients aren’t complicated or hard to find.

We have included cakes and pies and more. There is something for everyone to enjoy during Thanksgiving.

Each of these mouth watering desserts taste amazing. The hardest part about these will be deciding which one to make first.

Easy Thanksgiving Cake Recipes

1. Pumpkin Cake

This delightful sheet cake is packed with pumpkin flavor. The decadent glaze on top is so delicious.

Pumpkin cake
Enjoy Pumpkin cake recipe with only a few simple ingredients. The secret is a cake mix and the most delicious glaze.
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2. Pumpkin Pie Cake

The creamy cake and luscious topping is out of this world. The nuts and sweet topping combine with the pumpkin filling for a great dessert.

Pumpkin pie cake
Pumpkin pie cake is easy to make and it all starts with a cake mix. Pumpkin fans will love this decadent cake with chopped pecans and pumpkin.
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3. Chocolate Dump Cake Recipe

Toss and go with a few ingredients and make this super yummy chocolate cake. It is rich and decadent with tons of chocolate. Top with ice cream and you are set.

Chocolate dump cake recipe
Chocolate dump cake is so decadent with lots of chocolate chips and delicious toppings.  Each bite is loaded with chocolate for a dessert you can't resist.
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4. Pumpkin Dump Cake

Anyone can make this dump cake with so much pumpkin flavor. It really is so simple.

Pumpkin dump cake recipe
Pumpkin dump cake recipe will have pumpkin fans begging for more. The secret is a cake mix and the ingredients come together for an amazing pumpkin dessert.
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5. Caramel Apple Dump Cake

With only 4 ingredients, this Caramel Apple Cake is divine and easy to make. It is the best dessert.

Caramel Apple Dump cake
Caramel apple dump cake has just 4 simple ingredients for a super easy dessert any night of the week. Delicious caramel and apples melt in your mouth.
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6. Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake

This cinnamon cake with cream cheese frosting is heavenly. Anyone that loves cinnamon rolls needs to make this recipe.

Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake
Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake Recipe is a yummy cake with Cinnamon and Cream Cheese icing. If you love Cinnamon Rolls, then this cake is a must.
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7. Pecan Pie Cheesecake

The pecans layered with cheesecake enhance this recipe even more. It is the best combination of pecan pie and cheesecake.

Pecan pie cheesecake
Pecan pie cheesecake is so creamy and topped with the best pecan pie topping. This recipe combines two amazing desserts into a luscious treat.
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8. Pumpkin Pie Cake

Enjoy everything you love about pumpkin pie in this tasty cake recipe. The nuts make it even better.

Pumpkin pie cake
Pumpkin pie cake is easy to make and it all starts with a cake mix. Pumpkin fans will love this decadent cake with chopped pecans and pumpkin.
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9. Cinnamon Roll Cake

There is so much to love about this yummy cake swirled with cinnamon. The entire cake is topped with a sweet glaze.

Cinnamon Roll Cake
Everything you love about cinnamon rolls is in this cinnamon roll cake. Each bite has swirls of cinnamon topped with the best glaze.
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10. Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This gorgeous pineapple cake is actually very simple to make. This recipe will be the star of the show.

Pineapple upside down cake
Pineapple upside down cake is the perfect dessert to impress friends and family or take to the next pot luck. It looks fancy but is so simple to make.
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11. Better than Sex Cake

There is so much to love about this decadent cake. It is loaded with caramel, chocolate and much more.

Better than sex cake
Better than sex cake recipe is so decadent! It's also known as heath bar cake and each bite is loaded with caramel, chocolate, toffee and more.
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12. Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

Give this easy bundt cake recipe a try. It is so moist and delicious with the best glaze.

Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe
Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe is a rich and decadent chocolate cake. The chocolate glaze for bundt cake takes this cake to the next level. Try this today!
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13. Crack Cake

This recipe starts with a cake mix and turns into the absolute best Crack Cake. The entire cake is topped with a luscious glaze that looks pretty and tastes great.

Crack Cake
Just one bite of this delicious Crack Cake and you will be hooked. The secret is a cake mix and the recipe is easy. The glaze is amazing.
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14. Hummingbird Cake

Layers of moist and flavorful cake combine with cream cheese frosting. This layer cake looks stunning and tastes even better. If you like carrot cake, this is a must try.

Hummingbird Cake
If you love carrot cake, I know you are going to love this hummingbird cake recipe. This cake recipe with cream cheese frosting is easy to make.
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15. Tornado Cake Recipe

The coconut topping makes this cake something extra special. It is packed with yummy ingredients and takes minutes to make. It has all the flavor of coconut cake and more.

Tornado Cake Recipe 
Tornado cake is a decadent cake with the best coconut topping. It comes together quickly using ingredients you likely already have.
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16. Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake

Learn how to make pumpkin cheesecake in the pressure cooker. It is so easy and you do not need a water bath.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake
Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake is rich and creamy while being so easy in the pressure cooker. This recipe does not require a water bath and it's so simple.
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17. Red Velvet Poke Cake

Red Velvet is even easier when you make this poke cake variation. Top with chocolate chips for an amazing dessert for Thanksgiving.

Red velvet poke cake
Red velvet poke cake is luscious and delicious. The entire recipe is so simple and starts with a cake mix. Everyone will love this!
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18. Carrot Cake

There are lots of tasty layers in this carrot cake loaded with cream cheese icing. It is the best cake and sure to be a hit for Thanksgiving.

Carrot Cake Recipe
Carrot cake is sweet and decadent with layers of cream cheese icing. This is the best carrot cake and so easy to make. Each bite is amazing.
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19. Gingerbread Cake

Make this classic cake today perfect for the holiday season. It has a classic recipe that never disappoints.

Gingerbread Cake
Gingerbread cake recipe is so moist and delicious for a festive holiday treat. Make this super moist old fashioned cake today! 
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20. Pumpkin Lasagna Recipe

Pumpkin fans need to make this luscious Pumpkin Lasagna. There are several layers making each bite simply amazing.

Pumpkin Lasagna Recipe 
Creamy cheesecake, pumpkin filling, decadent topping and more all come together to make Pumpkin Lasagna. It is a must try dessert for Fall.
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21. Lemon Cake Recipe

Not only is this cake absolutely gorgeous but it is actually easy to make. The flavor is light but packed with lemon.

Lemon Cake recipe
Lemon Cake Recipe is light and fluffy with endless layers. This is the perfect cake for Spring or Summer with all of the lemon flavor and fresh berries.
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22. Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake

Anyone can make this easy recipe with only 3 ingredients. You will love how delicious the chocolate and cherry combination is.

Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Recipe
Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake Recipe is the easiest dessert ever and so decadent. Try this 3 ingredient cherry dump cake today for a super easy recipe.
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23. Boston Creme Poke Cake

The moist cake and chocolate topping make each bite addicting. This dessert will be gone in no time at all.

Boston Creme Poke Cake recipe
Boston creme poke cake recipe is so decadent and full of flavor. Make this easy cake in minutes with only a few ingredients for a delicious dessert.
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24. Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake

Every holiday needs cheesecake. This no bake version is effortless to make and topped with cherries.

Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake
Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake is creamy and full of flavor. Cheesecake filling is topped in a graham cracker crust for a decadent dessert.
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25. Blueberry Dump Cake

If you are looking for a simple dessert, make this easy 3 ingredient cake. It is packed with blueberries for a cake no one will forget.

Blueberry Dump Cake
Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe has just 3 ingredients for a quick and easy dessert. Lots of blueberries make this recipe tasty and it's a great cake.
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26. Pumpkin Delight

The cream cheese layer and pumpkin layer really pack a punch. Each bite is rich and delicious.

Pumpkin Delight
Pumpkin delight has layers of pecan crust, decadent cream cheese and creamy pumpkin. This easy dessert is perfect for Fall and so easy.
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27. Chocolate Lasagna

Rich layers of chocolate, cookies and pudding make a chocolate lovers dream. This dessert will be a crowd pleaser.

Chocolate Lasagna
Lots of delicious layers make this Chocolate Lasagna Recipe so tasty. Oreo cookies, chocolate chips and a decadent pudding mixture make this so decadent.
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28. Peach Dump Cake Recipe

Enjoy this easy dump cake that tastes like an old fashioned cobbler. Feel free to top with ice cream or whipped cream.

Peach Dump Cake Recipe
With only 4 ingredients, this Peach Dump Cake Recipe is super easy to make but tastes just like Grandma's peach cobbler. Try this for a quick dessert today.
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29. Banana Pudding Poke Cake

There is so much banana flavor packed into this easy and tasty poke cake. The fresh bananas on top look pretty and taste great as well.

Banana pudding poke cake
Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe has everything you love about banana pudding in a delicious cake. This is the easiest pudding poke cake and so tasty.
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30. Ding Dong Cake Recipe

Did you grow up eating the Little Debbie classic treats? If so, this Ding Dong Cake will bring back lots of memories while tasting incredible.

Ding Dong Cake Recipe 
Ding dong cake has rich layers of chocolate cake, cream filling and ganache topping. It tastes amazing and looks gorgeous when you slice it.
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31. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

These bite size bars are layered with cheesecake, pumpkin and a buttery crust. It is so sweet and tasty.

Pumpkin cheesecake bars
Layers of cheesecake, pumpkin and graham cracker crust make the best Pumpkin cheesecake bars. This easy treat will soon be a Fall favorite.
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32. Peanut Butter Lasagna

Chocolate and Peanut Butter fans will go crazy over this treat. It has delectable layers.

Peanut butter lasagna
Peanut butter lasagna will make you want to skip straight to dessert. So much chocolate and peanut butter combine for a luscious dessert.
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33. Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

The cake is moist and topped with the best chocolate icing.

Texas Sheet Cake Recipe
You don't have to be from the South to enjoy this decadent Texas Sheet Cake Recipe. The cake is so moist and the icing just melts in your mouth.
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34. White Texas Sheet Cake

This vanilla alternative to classic Texas Sheet Cake does not disappoint. It is so rich.

White Texas Sheet Cake
White Texas sheet cake is a new twist on an old favorite. The cake is moist and the icing is rich and decadent. It's a must try!
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35. Dr. Pepper Cake

The secret ingredient is soda and it makes this cake so moist and flavorful.

Dr pepper cake
Dr pepper cake is so moist and delicious and will satisfy your craving for chocolate. The cake is amazing and the icing is easy to make.
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36. Oreo Dump Cake

You only need 5 simple ingredients to make this cake loaded with Oreo cookies.

Oreo Dump Cake
Oreo dump cake only has 5 ingredients and the results are rich and delicious. If you love Oreo cookies, this recipe is a must try.
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Enjoy all the flavor of chocolate chip cookies with brown sugar in this easy cake recipe.

Chocolate chip cookie cake recipe
This chocolate chip cookie cake recipe is everything you love about a chocolate chip cookie but in a cake! Each bite is a tender cake filled with the perfect amount of chocolate. Basically, it is heaven in every bite!
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38. Crockpot Apple Dump Cake Recipe 

The crock pot makes this rich apple cake so easy to make. Top with caramel sauce to make it even more decadent. It has all the flavors of apple pie.

Crockpot Apple Dump Cake Recipe
Dessert is even easier when you make this easy Crockpot Apple Dump Cake Recipe for the perfect fall dessert.  The slow cooker does all the work and you can enjoy warm apple cake topped with ice cream. Yum!
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39. Cola Chocolate cake recipe

The soda in this recipe makes the chocolate cake so rich and moist.

Cola chocolate cake recipe
My entire family and I all love a delicious sheet cake.  I think it’s a southern thing but this cola chocolate cake recipe is definitely up there as one of my favorite cake recipes.
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40. Cinnamon Bundt Cake 

The glaze on top looks amazing and the entire cake is so tasty.

Cinnamon Bundt Cake recipe
My entire family loves this lazy day Cinnamon Bundt Cake recipe. It’s easy to throw together but it looks like it took hours to make! This will become your favorite cake to make!
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41. Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe

The streusel on top makes this amazing cake even better. It is easy to make as well.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe
This Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe is going to become a new go-to treat during the holiday season. A simple cake mix paired with pumpkin and a homemade streusel topping creates a deliciously moist cake for breakfast or dessert.
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42. Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe

The cream cheese mixture and the pumpkin cake make a great dessert. You can top with whipped cream if you prefer.

Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe
You are going to love this Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe! Everyone loves digging into a classic pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling. It will be perfect for your holiday celebrations or just because!
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Which Thanksgiving cake recipes do you plan to try?

They all sound amazing for the holiday season.

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