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Thanksgiving Turkey Brownie Cupcakes
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Thanksgiving Turkey Brownie Cupcakes

Thanksgiving Turkey Brownie Cupcakes are so easy and cute, made by baking a brownie mix in muffin cups, frosting and decorating them to look like turkeys.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownie cupcakes, thanksgiving cupcakes, thanksgiving dessert, turkey decorated cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 295kcal
Author Lise Ode


For the cupcakes

  • 1 package brownie mix - I used Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge 13x9 family size prepare according to package instructions

For the frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 16 ounces powdered sugar I use the kind in a plastic bag
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk I used almond milk)
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder I used Nestle
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the decoration

  • 144 candy corns
  • 48 candy eyes


For the cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 muffin pans with 24 cupcake liners. Set aside.
  • Prepare brownie mix according to package instructions and pour into prepared muffin pans. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Let cool.

For the frosting

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat softened butter on medium speed with an electric mixer. Turn up to medium high and beat for 3 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  • With the mixer running on low, gradually add the powdered sugar/cocoa mixture, milk, and vanilla extract. Increase to medium high speed and beat for 3 minutes. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Note: If the frosting is too thick, you can add a little more milk. Just add one tablespoon at a time, then mix thoroughly until you get the consistency you like. Also, depending on how thick you like your frosting on each cupcake, you might have some left over which you can save to use later. Or you can half the recipe for frosting if you like just a thin layer of frosting on each cupcake.

Decorating cupcakes

  • Frost cupcakes. Add candy corns for the nose and tail. Add candy eyes. Serve and enjoy. Store covered for up to 3 days.


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg