Thanksgiving Cake Recipe

Thanksgiving Cake Recipe

How To Make Thanksgiving Cake

This Thanksgiving cake will definitely spark joy with its moist chocolate base and cream cheese filling smothered with thick chocolate buttercream.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours 5 minutes



  • 1*chocolate cake,(see Recipe Notes for recipe) baked in 2 round cake tins and cooled
  • 1*cream cheese frosting,(see Recipe Notes for recipe)
  • 1*chocolate buttercream,(see Recipe Notes for recipe)
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • 11Oreo cookies
  • candy corn,for the feathers
  • candy eyes
  • sunflower seeds,candy coated, or similarly shaped sprinkles, for the beak and feet


  1. Assemble the cake by spreading a thick layer of cream cheese frosting between the 2 layers of chocolate cake.

  2. Frost the outside of the cake with the chocolate buttercream and add chocolate sprinkles to the bottom half, if desired.

  3. Pipe a large “pile” of frosting in the very center of the cake to prop up 3 turkeys.

  4. Place 8 Oreo cookies around the outside of the cake, securing them with buttercream. Pipe and arc of buttercream over the top half of each oreo, and stick the candy corn in the buttercream to look like tail feathers.

  5. Pipe 3 dots of buttercream in the center of each oreo to “glue” on the eyes and beak. Adhere feet in the same way.

  6. Repeat the construction of 3 turkeys on top of the cake, propped against the mound of frosting in the middle.

  7. Store at room temperature or in the fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Check out the Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe to learn how to make this rich and moist cake.

*Try this creamy and tangy Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe for a dreamy layer.

*Give the Easy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe a swirl to achieve a luscious topping.


  • Calories: 632.56kcal
  • Fat: 30.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.41g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.43g
  • Carbohydrates: 81.82g
  • Fiber: 2.71g
  • Sugar: 12.55g
  • Protein: 8.85g
  • Cholesterol: 91.05mg
  • Sodium: 544.49mg
  • Calcium: 96.80mg
  • Potassium: 259.96mg
  • Iron: 5.19mg
  • Vitamin A: 83.22µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.23mg
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