These adorable Chocolate Turkey Cupcakes are perfect for getting in the Thanksgiving mood! Whip them up for a party or make them the party and decorate with friends and family. They look cute but they’re also easy to make, so the kids will have picture perfect turkey cupcakes!
I made some adorable Reese’s Pieces Turkey Cupcakes last year, and I wanted to do another version because they were such a hit with everyone!
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a fan of cake mixes. They make baking a snap and it’s easy to convert any recipe into a gluten free treat by swapping in a gluten-free cake mix. Adding ingredients like buttermilk and sour cream to the batter make the cake taste homemade every time. I’ve baked thousands of cupcakes an never once has anyone guessed they started with a mix.
My favorite mix to use? Pillsbury. I’ve been a huge fan of their mixes for years and I always tell my readers, cookbook buyers, friends and family to buy the Pillsbury mixes. They just taste the best and their texture beats all the other brands. And guess what, they just came out with a new line of mixes that have no colors, preservatives or artificial flavors. What you’ll in the box you can find in your pantry, it’s simply just pre-measured for you! They’re called Purely Simple Cake Mix and it’s in chocolate and vanilla. (They also have cookie and brownie mixes!) Heads up… I went to Walmart to get mine, and I actually didn’t find it right by the regular Pillsbury mixes but instead by the gluten free cake mixes, so watch for that!
My favorite part about these new mixes is that they work seamlessly with all my cake mix recipes! No need to add extra anything to make them work!
So on to these cute Chocolate Turkey Cupcakes! Here are a some step by step photos of of the process, and there’s a fun video on my Facebook page if you want to check that out!
Can you even stand it? They’re so adorable! I picked up my candy eyes from the grocery store but you can also find them at Michael’s and other places with cake decorating supplies!
I had way too much fun making these little Turkey Candy Corn Cupcakes because I even made another version! I haven’t shared it yet, but watch out for it! You could throw a party and have so many different Turkey Cupcakes… gobble, gobble.
Gobble them up!
I also have 2 more versions of Turkey Cupcakes in case you want to make a total party out of you Thanksgiving cupcake decorating!
If you want your turkeys to stand tall, these ones are so much fun and use some Oreos to make the magic happen!