Thanksgiving Cake Recipes

on November 17, 2011

Guinness Stout Cake

Satisfy your sweet tooth and your love of rich Irish beer with this dense chocolate cake. The drizzle for this ridiculously delicious deep chocolate cake employs the toastiness and the heady aromatics of Guinness to very good use. Get the Recipe

Georgia Cornbread Cake

Take one bite and you'll swear there's cornmeal in this cake, but it's actually finely ground pecans. Get the Recipe

French Almond Cake

This light cake stars almonds and just a touch of rum. A loyal reader says she modified this simple recipe from a Julia Child TV program many years ago. Get the Recipe

Prune Cake

Prune cakes often get a bad rap, but this moist, rich cake stands out from the rest. It's delicious dusted with powdered sugar or a creamy icing. Get the Recipe

Butter Rum Cake

If you're looking for the perfect gift for teachers, neighbors or the mailman, consider this simple cake drizzled with a buttery rum, almond glaze. Get the Recipe

Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze

Close your eyes and image you're at the carnival when you bite into the rich caramel glaze on this light apple cake. Get the Recipe

Swedish Nut Cake

It's hard to go wrong with pineapple cake smothered in cream cheese icing and topped with chopped nuts. Get the Recipe

Pennsylvania Dutch Crumb Cake

The "crumbs" in this classic spiced crumb cake, or German streuselkuchen, are a buttery streusel. Get the Recipe

Cranberry Cake with Hot Butter Sauce

Try this moist yellow cake studded with tart cranberries at your next holiday gathering. You're sure to garner oohs and ahhs when bring out the rich Hot Butter Sauce. Get the Recipe

Raspberry Walnut Cake

When you need a quick holiday dessert, dress up a box of yellow cake mix with walnuts and orange peel and add a rich raspberry, cream cheese frosting. Get the Recipe

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Looking for something pumpkin that isn't pie? Try this quick and easy dump cake, made with pecans, cinnamon, evaporated milk, and yellow cake mix. It's quick, easy and perfect any time of year. Get the Recipe

Honey-Spiced Chai Bundt Cake

Moist and delicious, this buttery Bundt cake is best served drizzled with cream cheese icing and punctuated with pecans Get the Recipe

Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Topping

A sweet, whole grain cake with a touch of cinnamon and coconut, this recipe is always a hit at work and church functions. Plus, the broiled topping creates an almost candy-like glaze. Get the Recipe

Old-Fashioned Jam Cake

Don't wait until Christmas to get your Jam Cake fix. Get back to basics this Thanksgiving with a raspberry and blackberry jam-laced cake topped with caramel pecan icing. Get the Recipe

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Attention gluten-free chocolate lovers! Try this flourless chocolate cake topped with chocolate chips or caramel sauce for a special holiday treat. Get the Recipe

Eggnog Spice Bundt Cake

Pour a cup of eggnog for yourself and then add a bit to this delicious cake. It's great perfect for serving with hot coffee on the morning after the big repast. Get the Recipe

Miss Grace's Carrot Cake

Family gatherings are a great time to bring out old family recipes. It seems that every clan has a favorite cake recipe that gets passed on to the next generation of bakers. Kelsi McCool, a Columbus, Ga., submitted the recipe in honor of her grandmother. Get the Recipe