These cakes will be the stars of the Thanksgiving dessert table. On Thanksgiving Day, the kitchen can be quite a busy place. These cake recipes are perfect to prepare before Thanksgiving to free up some oven space for the turkey and sweet potato casserole. Some cakes, like cheesecakes, that have to be chilled for an extended period are best when prepared early so they can set before being served. If a cake recipe requires an icing or topping, we recommend waiting until just before serving to add the final touches and garnishes. The hardest part about making these delicious cakes ahead of time will be keeping guests out of the dessert until after Thanksgiving dinner has been served.