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Thanksgiving Oreo Cake

My favorite chocolate cake recipe filled with cream cheese frosting and an outside layer of chocolate buttercream with cute little Oreo Turkeys that make this cake perfect for Thanksgiving!

You’ll also love my Chocolate Chess Pie for Thanksgiving!

Recipe and instructions for a really cute and easy Thanksgiving cake!

I feel like I’ve been baking pumpkin and fall and cinnamon apples for months and months now, and I still haven’t shared all the Fall recipes that have been rattling around in my brain! Somehow there’s never enough time.

Of course, these days, the concept of “enough time” is a sort of abstract, ethereal unicorn of an idea that I’m not sure ever actually exists. I feel like each day I wake up, I work out, and I– BOOM! It’s 4:00 and it’s carpool and dinner prep and did you do your homework and do your homework now and wait until your dad hears about this and dishes (so many dishes) and bath and bed and then I’m passed out on the couch and please don’t come near me until 9am tomorrow morning even though I actually have to wake up at the crack of dawn but maybe just let me die instead.

Does anybody else’s day work like that? You’re nodding your head, right? Right?!

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Anyway. In all the madness of normal life lately, I decided that I really wanted to make this Oreo Turkey Cake. Because we’re not all pie people, you know?

I mean. I am. And I think all normal sane human beings are. But I hear stories of people who don’t like pie. So going on the slim possibility that might actually be true… I thought a Thanksgiving cake was in order.

And what a cake it is! Isn’t she a beaut??

Recipe and instructions for a really cute and easy Thanksgiving cake!

And you guys– this cake is really super easy. I can’t even begin to tell you what a rush I was in the day I made this cake. I had people coming over for dinner in less than an hour, the sun was basically down (which meant I was desperately trying to finish the cake so I could take photos in daylight so I could serve the cake to my dinner guests), and the dishes and frosting were flying around in my kitchen like nobody’s business. It was cray-cray y’all.

But look! It’s still so cute. The moral of the story is– if I can do it when my day is a complete mess, you totally can too. This cake is easy peasy!

Recipe and instructions for a really cute and easy Thanksgiving cake!

My favorite part of the cake? Here’s a hint: it’s not the turkeys.

It’s that creamy, delicious cream cheese filling! I could eat that with a spoon you guys. And okay, yeah, fine, I did. Also– you are not going to find a more delicious, moist chocolate cake. This is the real deal, folks.

So HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all you pie-hating freaks peeps out there. Enjoy your cake!

Oreo Turkey Thanksgiving Cake

My favorite chocolate cake recipe filled with cream cheese frosting and an outside layer of chocolate buttercream with cute little Oreo Turkeys that make this cake perfect for Thanksgiving!

Ingredients:

Directions:

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

Frost the outside of the cake with the chocolate buttercream and add chocolate sprinkles to the bottom half if desired (I cup the sprinkles in my hand and gently press them to the side of the cake immediately after frosting).

You can pipe around the perimeter of the top of the cake like I did if you want, but most importantly pipe a large "pile" of frosting in the very center of the cake to prop up three turkeys.

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.

Pipe three dots of buttercream in the center of each oreo to "glue" on the eyes and beak. Adhere feet in the same way.

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

You can store this cake at room temp or in the fridge.

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Recipe and instructions for a really cute and easy Thanksgiving cake!

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.