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Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes Recipe

Turkey cupcakes are such a fun Thanksgiving dessert recipe to make. They are super festive and not to mention delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipe for kids, non-traditional dessert for Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving dessert recipe
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 256kcal


  • Cupcake Baking Tin
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • small bowl
  • spatula


  • 15.25 ounces chocolate cake mix prepared according to directions for 24 cupcakes
  • 16 ounces chocolate frosting (or your favorite homemade chocolate frosting)
  • cups chocolate sprinkles
  • 2 cups candy corn
  • 48 Wilton candy eyeballs (found at major grocery stores or HERE)
  • red frosting


  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions to make 24 cupcakes.  
  • Bake and let cool completely.  
  • Frost each cupcake with chocolate frosting.  
  • Hold cupcake upside down and dip into chocolate sprinkles. 
  • Push 5 candy corn upside down into the top of your cupcake for feathers.  
  • Add two candy eyeballs and push a candy corn into the cupcake for a beak. 
  • Pipe on a little red frosting next to the candy corn beak and enjoy.



  • To make this recipe quick and easy we have the original recipe using a container of frosting from the grocery store, but you can make your own if you have the time!


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg