The Best Thanksgiving Cupcakes For The Holiday Dessert Table

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Thanksgiving is finally here and it’s become difficult to put a handle on the level of excitement. It’s that time when all our favorite (and probably a few not so) people would be with us celebrating and having a gala time. The Thanksgiving feast is something that is meticulously planned every year. After all, we want everyone to remember this amazing feast for the years to come. To make this a success we need to have the best recipes and food items as part of the spread. It’s just another special event to have some family bonding time.

We think cupcakes are the best additions to a Thanksgiving spread. Why? Because after heaping your plate with all that festive food, tiny cupcakes are just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. They are also a great idea for breakfast or brunch. These delicate bite-sized muffins are loved by kids and adults alike, so you’ll be making something that everyone will love. Considering how easy and fun they are to make, you can also get the kids involved — they’ll love playing chef for the day, especially when it involves something as dainty and adorable as cupcakes!

Ready to bake up a batch of cupcakes this Thanksgiving? If yes, you’ve reached the right place — we’ve got a bunch of these tiny wonders ready for you to get started on, so keep reading:

1. Thanksgiving Turkey Chocolate Cupcake

 The Best Thanksgiving Cupcakes For The Holiday Dessert Table

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We all know that if Thanksgiving had a brand mascot, a turkey would be it! So, how about sticking to the traditional turkey theme and making cupcakes that have elements of the bird? With this Thanksgiving turkey chocolate cupcake, you’ll nail the Thanksgiving theme. It’s simple to make — you can go about making a simple chocolate cupcake. The creativity comes in with the frosting. For this, you will need edible googly eyes, sprinkles, food coloring, vanilla frosting, and gummy bear candies. First, start with the turkey’s body — mix light brown food coloring with vanilla frosting and gently add it to the cupcake. To make a face and feathers, use a different color frosting. Add googly eyes and a tiny beak cut from the gummy bear candies. You will then have to cut two little feet from the candies. To make the feathers look pretty, add some sprinkles! Your Thanksgiving turkey chocolate cupcake is ready!

2. Carrot Cupcakes With Cream Cheese And Caramel Frosting

 The Best Thanksgiving Cupcakes For The Holiday Dessert Table

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Carrot cupcakes are perfect for pretty much any occasion, Thanksgiving included. These simple carrot cupcakes are undermined in most cases because not many people consider them “rich and creamy”. But that’s where we give it the perfect twist. Turn your regular carrot cupcakes into a rich and creamy one with cream cheese and caramel frosting! The frosting is the most crucial part of this dessert, so make sure you get it right. First, add the cream cheese and butter to a bowl, and blend them well. To this mix, add powdered sugar, salt, vanilla, and caramel. Whisk them well to form a smooth consistency. You can then transfer the frosting into a piping bag and start decorating the cupcakes with this.

3. Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes With Pumpkin Seed Topping

 The Best Thanksgiving Cupcakes For The Holiday Dessert Table

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Considering that Thanksgiving is in sync with fall, pumpkins are a traditional part of this festive season. A pumpkin spice cupcake with pumpkin seed topping could be just the right addition to your Thanksgiving spread. With the perfect combinations of nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and cinnamon, pumpkin spice is pretty much magic on your palate. But it doesn’t end there — the roasted pumpkin seeds on top add a beautiful nutty flavor to your pumpkin cupcake. It’s safe to say that this cupcake is heavenly; you and your guests will love it!

4. Apple Cinnamon Cupcake With Cream Cheese Frosting And Dried Apple Slices

 The Best Thanksgiving Cupcakes For The Holiday Dessert Table

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Yes, the name is a handful, but the making of this glorious muffin is anything but hard! It’s super delicious, perfect for the festive season, and cute too! First, get started with the muffins — apples, vanilla, flour, cinnamon, sugar, baking powder, salt, eggs, butter, and milk. It’s the classic recipe for your usual muffins. Once that is done, you will have to add cream cheese frosting on top with a piping bag. Cut an apple into thin slices and bake them in the oven until they’ve turned golden brown. Place them on the cupcakes and sprinkle with cinnamon powder.

5. Cranberry Cupcakes With Pecan Toppings

 The Best Thanksgiving Cupcakes For The Holiday Dessert Table

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Cranberry cupcakes with pecan toppings are another popular favorite this festive season. To make the batter for these cupcakes, you will have to first whisk together butter, white sugar, applesauce, and brown sugar in a bowl until they form a creamy consistency. Throw in eggs, vanilla extract, greek yogurt, and sour cream into the mix. Finally, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. The dry and wet ingredients are ready to mix. You’ll see that they’re slightly moist at this point, which is when you need to add the dried cranberries. Top the cupcakes with pecans, and your dessert is ready! You can also enjoy these lovely wonders for breakfast — it is Thanksgiving, after all!

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for the blessings and joy in our lives. Per tradition, food and festivities are ways we celebrate this joyous occasion. Though roast turkeys and meatballs steal the limelight during the supper, having some snacks or cakes ready for the day is a great way to keep everyone’s tummy filled throughout the day. There’s so much goodness that cupcakes have to offer — they’re bite-sized (portion control for the win) and easy to make. You can try all kinds of frosting, anyone can make them, and most importantly, they’re irresistible! The ones we’ve listed above are perfect for this festive holiday, so go ahead and try your hand at them. Which one of these cupcakes got your attention? Have you tried any of these before? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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