Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes! So cute and perfect for the kids!

Chocolate Turkey Cupcakes


  • 1 box Purely Simple Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ C. butter melted
  • 1 C. milk
  • 1 C. unsalted butter softened
  • 1/3 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2-3 C. powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Candy Corn about 7 per cupcake
  • Circle Nutter Butters or Nilla Wafers will work too
  • Candy Eyes from Walmart, Michaels…
  • Red candy I used Fruit Roll-ups but you can use Starbursts, Laffy Taffy…
  • Frosting or melted almond bark for “glue”


  1. 1, Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Sift cake mix into a large bowl and add eggs, butter and milk. Stir until smooth.
  3. 3. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 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 cocoa powder, 2 cups powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and slowly add more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
  6. 6. To decorate, follow the photos above. Frost cupcakes, place on your Nutter Butter "face," add the candy corn "feathers," then cut a candy corn to make an orange beak, then place on the eyes, beak and gobble. I used melted almond bark to act as my "glue" to attach the eyes, beak and gobble. but a little dab of frosting will do the trick as well! For the gobble, I used Fruit Roll-ups and just rolled little pieces up and cut them into long triangles. But you can cute up Swedish Fish or any red candies!