Everyone who’s anyone knows to expect a turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving, and perhaps even a pumpkin pie. Instead of bringing a traditional side dish to the family gathering, why not surprise the rest of the family with some homemade cupcakes?
We all enjoy cupcakes every once in a while, but have you thought about Thanksgiving cupcake ideas? Think fall fruits like apples, cranberries, and pumpkin! The best part of it all is that you can have the kids pitch in and help make them. In need of a few Thanksgiving cupcake ideas? Not a problem!
Here’s a list of Thanksgiving cupcake ideas that will have your Thanksgiving guests begging for more!
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes: The perfect combination of the sweetness of a cupcake, the spice of cloves and nutmeg, paired with the ever-so-desired fall pumpkin come together to perfectly compliment each other in this delicious Thanksgiving cupcake recipe! Don’t forget to top it with pumpkin-cream cheese frosting!
Pilgrim Hat Cupcakes: Make any kind of cupcake your taste buds desire and frost them. On top of the frosting, you will place a fudge striped cookie chocolate side up. Next, place a dot of frosting on top of the cookie and top it with a mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cup upside down. The final touch will be to use frosting to draw a buckle on the hat, and you have pilgrim hat toppers!
Spiced Apple Cupcakes: Not a fan of pumpkin spice? Try apple spice instead! These easy cupcakes have a nice blend of apples, cinnamon and ginger topped with a maple buttercream frosting. It’s like a fall party in your mouth!
Cranberry Orange Cupcakes: Honestly, who doesn’t love the cranberry-orange combination? Your family will be drooling over these cranberry orange cupcakes topped with the cream cheese icing!
Turkey Thanksgiving Cupcakes: Made cupcakes for Thanksgiving dinner but not sure how to decorate them? Use this creative creation from Martha Stewart using coconut shavings, coconut covered marshmallows, chocolate sprinkles, and mini gummy fish. Everyone will gobble these up, so you might need to make a double batch!
Cran-Apple Spice Cupcakes: Granny smith apples come together with cranberries for a delicious, sweet, and tart cupcake topped with honey spice frosting. What a divine combination!
Zucchini Cupcakes: Zucchini, walnuts, and raisins, oh my! Let’s not forget about the cinnamon in the mix! These delectable cupcakes are made even better when frosted with cream cheese frosting, adding the perfect sweet touch to a yummy cupcake!
Another Turkey Cupcake: Make any kind of cupcake you wish (I vote chocolate!) and follow these easy directions involving only chocolate frosting, chocolate sprinkles, and candy corn to make adorable turkeys on top!
Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes: Yes, another turkey cupcake idea, but this one looks like a turkey dinner on a cupcake when completed! Cute and festive, this recipe uses melted caramels, Sixlets, candy-coated sunflower seeds, and Dots candy on top of any kind of cupcake you wish. Vanilla cupcakes go wonderfully with this one!
Cream-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes: Some people desire that additional bit of cream in the middle of their cupcake, and with pumpkin cupcakes, you can’t go wrong! Try this pumpkin cupcake recipe for a dandy Thanksgiving treat!
So many Thanksgiving cupcake ideas, so little time! Better start preheating the oven!