We’ve got green bean casseroles, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, the turkey, and so much pie. It may not seem like it, but Thanksgiving sheet cakes are as classic, and perhaps the most effortless choice of dish for the holiday season ahead. Unlike layer cakes, we love sheet cakes for how easy they are to store and transport, and the dessert provides additional surface space to stack other make-ahead Thanksgiving dishes on top. Sheet cakes come in a myriad of flavor combinations and are certain to adorn your Thanksgiving table beautifully. There’s no doubt that sheet cakes will be a welcome addition to the pumpkin pies, pecan pies, and the other unforgettable Thanksgiving desserts you plan on making this year.
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Thanksgiving Dessert Planning Tips
Plan the dessert menu in advance, to be certain you have a variety of choices to suit all palates.
Most sheet cake recipes can be easily halved and baked in a 9 x 9 inch pan for a smaller portion option if you plan to serve a smaller party.
Consider any dietary restrictions represented in the family, to be certain you’ll have acceptable choices for everyone.
Pumpkin pie is the gold standard for the Thanksgiving holiday, but there are no rules saying pumpkin cake couldn’t be served instead.
Cakes topped with fresh fruit, such as the Banana Pudding Poke Cake, should be completed just before serving. This will prevent the bananas from oxidizing and turning brown.
Follow each recipe recommendation regarding which cakes should be stored chilled or at room temperature.
Whether you start your day with a Pumpkin Coffee Cake, or finish your meal with a Cannoli Sheet Cake, you’re certain to give thanks for these Thanksgiving treats this year.
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