Adorable Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving

Turkey Cupcakes


  • 1 box devil's food cake mix Pillsbury is my favorite
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. oil
  • 1/2 C. buttermilk or milk
  • 1 C. sour cream
  • 1 C. butter softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 2-3 1/2 C. powdered sugar
  • 24 Nutter Butters
  • 24 Oreos
  • Candy Corn about 6 per cupcake
  • candy eyes
  • red candy to make gobbles Fruit Roll-ups or Starbursts
  • frosting or melted almond bark for "glue"


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Mix cake mix, eggs, oil, buttermilk and sour cream together until smooth.
  3. 3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  4. 4. Let cool.
  5. 5. Frosting: Beat butter until smooth. Add vanilla extract, cocoa powder, milk and 1 C. powered sugar. Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
  6. 6. Frost cupcakes.
  7. 7. (See photos) Use your melted almond bark to "glue" on your eyes, beaks (cut-up candy corn or orange M&M) and gobbles. I simply dipped a toothpick into the melted chocolate and dabbed it on what I was "glueing." Split your Oreos (you can eat the un-frosted side) and press candy corns into the cream filling to make "feathers." Press your turkey faces and feathers into the frosted cupcakes to make them look like the photos.