Best-Ever Thanksgiving Desserts

Looking for a gorgeous grand finale for your Thanksgiving feast? Betty’s got 12 recipes that'll have your guests feeling extra grateful.

1. Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake 
With a gingersnap crust and two layers of decadent cheesecake, this dessert's become a Thanksgiving mainstay for many a Betty Crocker Kitchen Insider.
2. Pecan Pie-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes
We can't anticipate what Aunt Phyllis will say about your new haircut, but we can venture to guess that your guests will flip when they discover pecan pie filling hidden inside these rich and chocolatey cupcakes.
3. Pumpkin Truffle Pound Cake with Browned Butter Icing
A band of semisweet chocolate is the surprise inside this delectable pound cake. Don't be intimidated if you haven't browned butter before! It's an easy technique you'll be glad you mastered.
4. Ginger Cake with Caramel-Apple Topping
Whole wheat flour and creamy yogurt make better-for-you addition to this spicy-sweet ginger cake. The creamy caramel-yogurt topping adds a delicate touch.
5. Caramel Almond Poke Cake
Got a big crowd coming? This poke cake, with crunchy almonds and an ooey, gooey caramel sauce, serves 18.
6. Chocoflan
With a custard-y flan on the top and chocolate cake on the bottom, Chocoflan is bound to make a splashy impression. If you're looking for make-ahead shortcuts for Turkey Day, consider making this the day before--it will be good for up to 24 hours.
7. Tall, Dark and Stout Chocolate Layer Cake
Tall, dark and handsome, this chocolate layer cake will wow the chocolate-lovers at your holiday feast.
8. Chocolate-Cashew-Cranberry Tart
The combination of cashews, cranberries and chocolate might sound a bit out there, but trust us, it works. Another good make-ahead, this tasty tart can keep for several days, if kept tightly covered.
Butterscotch Maple Torte
9. Butterscotch-Maple Cheesecake Torte
Butterscotch, meet maple. Maple, meet cheesecake. We think these flavors make a lovely match in this rich and creamy torte that will look downright decadent on your Thanksgiving table.
Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake
10. Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake
Nothing says Thanksgiving like the flavors of pumpkin and pecan in one dessert! A graham cracker crust rounds out this must-make cheesecake.
Salted Caramel Apple Cake
11. Salted Caramel Apple Cake
This moist apple cake is packed with flavor and drizzled with pecans and caramel sauce. Who would know it gets its start from a simple cinnamon streusel muffin mix?
Honey Gingerbread Cakes
12. Honey Gingerbread Cakes with Caramel Apple Topping
Subtly spicy gingerbread is complemented by caramel apple fruit sauce in this layered dessert that looks lovely on any holiday table.