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11 Thanksgiving Cupcake Recipes To Get You In The Holiday Spirit

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The next time someone tries to tell you that Christmas begins the second Halloween is over, shut them up by shoving one of these adorable Thanksgiving cupcakes right in their pie hole. The day that we all come together to avoid our drunk uncles, pretend to be grateful for our stressful jobs, and binge eat for sport is almost here. Why not get into the spirit with a fun dessert recipe? Here are 11 great ones!

1. Turkey Cupcakes.


How cute is this? I want this turkey to be my pet. I want to be friends with him. I want to pick him apart, piece by piece, and lick him clean of icing. Like you would with a friend.

2. Scarecrow Cupcakes.

scarecrow cupcakes

I'll never forget the girl in my neighborhood growing up who was terrified of scarecrows, and I hope she's not reading this. As for the rest of us, though? These would be a showstopper dessert to bring to a party.

3. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.

pumpkin cupcakes

You had me at cream cheese frosting. In fact, you had me at pumpkin cupcakes.

4. Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes.

candy corn turkey cupcakes

Watch out, adorable turkey cupcakes at the beginning of this list! There's another cute little dessert friend in town, and he's giving you a run for your money.

5. Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes.


UM, YES. Everyone who's ever met me can tell you that I'm one of those obnoxious people on #TeamPumpkinSpice, and these look good enough to kill me.

6. Candy Corn Cupcakes.


Candy corn is one of the lamest candies to get on trick-or-treat night, but these cupcakes look awesome enough to make up for their long history of tasting like chalk. I'm a sucker for interesting cake colors.

7. Apple Pie Cups.


Not only are these super and cute and delicious-looking, but you can probably get away with eating twice as much sugar when you convince yourself that three of these equal one regular slice of pie.

8. Mini S'more Brownies.

mini smore brownies

Again with the beautiful mini pies! I don't know who decided that chocolate and marshmallows deserve to be staples of Thanksgiving recipes, but I agree with that.

9. OMG Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes.


Oh goodness. Oh dear. So moist. So pie-like. So CUTE.

10. Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Maple Marshmallow Frosting.


I'm in the middle of a sordid love affair with sweet potatoes right now, and the thought of these just made me salivate to an embarrassing degree. It's like my mouth is melting.

11. Apple Cider Maple Spice Cupcakes.


Why would you want to drink apple cider when you have the option to eat it? These will make you the hit of the party. Guaranteed.

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