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These Thanksgiving Cupcakes Couldn’t Be Any Cuter — 7 Easy Recipes That Wow

Move over, turkey — these fun treats will be the star of your holiday table!


Thanksgiving is all about family and friends, and what better way to show your loved ones how much you care than with these cupcakes all dressed up for the holiday! Our Woman’s World test kitchen pros have worked their magic not only giving these treats plenty of fun flair but filling them with the flavors of the season. And our step-by-step instructions make it easy on you. Keep scrolling for the Thanksgiving cupcakes that’ll be the talk of your feast.

7 best-ever recipes for Thanksgiving cupcakes

Our too-cute treats are perfect whether you’re hosting or taking a trip to a loved one’s house. Or pair them with our Friendsgiving ideas for the ultimate gathering. Click through for more ways to celebrate Thanksgiving.

1. Chocolate Cranberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cranberry Cupcakes sits on a green background (thanksgiving cupcakes)

Everyone loves cupcakes, and these are perfect for festive desserts and gifting.

2. Turkey Pilgrim Cupcakes

Turkey Pilgrim Cupcakes sits on a green background (Thanksgiving cupcakes)

Everyone’ll gobble up these too-cute cupcakes made with pumpkin pie-spiced chocolate cake and vanilla-molasses frosting.

3. Indian Corn Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

Indian Corn Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream sits on a blue background (thanksgiving cupcakes)

We used jelly beans to create the corn kernels on these fall-perfect bites.

4.  Twix Turkey Cupcakes

Turkey Cupcakes sits on a green background (Thanksgiving cupcakes)

Twix candy bars are the surprise secret for the sweet decorations on these treats.

5. Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes sits on a purple background (thanksgiving cupcakes)

Nutella mixed into the batter makes these extra-irresistible.

6. Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes

Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes sits on a blue background (Thanksgiving cupcakes)

Clever peanut butter cookie “turkeys” turn into adorable toppers for these fudgy
mix-easy treats.

7. Fall Leaves Cupcakes

Fall Leaves Cupcakes sits on a green background (Thanksgiving cupcakes)

We started with mix-easy cupcakes, then added apples and pumpkin pie spice for a perfect-for-fall treat.

For even more Thanksgiving fun, click through the links below:

33 Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Gobble up With the Turkey

Thanksgiving Jokes That Will Have You Laughing Off All Those Pumpkin-Spiced Calories

How To Turn One Store Bought Pumpkin Pie Into 2 Delicious Desserts

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