23 Thanksgiving Cupcake Ideas Your Family Will Love
Everyone at your holiday table will fall for these cozy cupcakes. Craving seasonal flavors like pumpkin (PSL lovers will love our Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes, and Pumpkin-Ginger Cupcakes are deliciously light and fluffy), sweet potato (our recipe for Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting is perfect for fans of the classic Thanksgiving casserole), and cinnamon (if you like cinnamon rolls, you'll love our Cinnabon-inspired treats)? You're going to want to bookmark this collection of Thanksgiving cupcake ideas.
Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes
"Delicious, light and fluffy! These taste of fall, and the crystallized ginger gives then a lovely little zing," according to recipe creator Lisa Lewis. "Even people who don't like pumpkin love these cupcakes. These disappear as fast as I can set them out!"
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Calling all PSL lovers! Topped with cinnamon-cream cheese frosting, you'll want to bake these autumnal cupcakes all year long.
Candied Yam Cupcakes
Inspired by the Thanksgiving side dish, these candied yam-flavored mini cakes put leftover seasonal produce to good use.
Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting
"These spiced fall cupcakes are a riff on the classic Thanksgiving casserole," says recipe creator Doughgirl8. "These days, I tend to like savory sweet potato dishes with the meal, but marshmallowy cupcakes make a terrific fall dessert!"
Apple Cider Cupcakes
Make these fall-inspired spiced cupcakes with cheap pantry staples.
Apple Banana Cupcakes
Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes
"After deciding against buying a springform pan, but wanting cheesecake for Thanksgiving, I combined a few recipes to get this final product," says recipe creator Cassandra. "It got great reviews from all the family!"
Pecan Pie Cupcakes
Switch it up this year with Pecan Pie cupcakes. You just need six easy-to-find ingredients to throw this recipe together on Thanksgiving Day.
"These cupcakes were amazing," according to reviewer crazyforcookies. "I am a sucker for chai and these hit the spot."
Crustless Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
Pumpkin pie fans will absolutely love these quick and easy cupcakes. If you don't have yogurt, feel free to substitute sour cream.
Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Everyone will love these fun, candy apple-inspired cupcakes. Drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with walnuts.
"I love this recipe," says reviewer Paisley J. "I swirled the cinnamon syrup in the batter to give better coverage and cinnamon in every bite. Came out awesome."
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
These spicy-sweet cupcakes perfectly bridge the gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Top with seasonal sprinkles before serving.
Almond Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream
"These were excellent! I made them for family and friends and everyone raved about them," says reviewer Ericka J. "I drizzled the caramel mixture over the batter once the liners were filled for an added caramel taste."
Thanksgiving Day is a time for indulgence, so why not treat yourself to these over-the-top cupcakes? Packed with all kinds of candy, they'll impress anyone with a serious sweet tooth.
Pecan Banana Cupcakes
If you like banana bread, you'll love this sweet twist with a rich cream cheese frosting. Applesauce in the batter adds fruity flavor and moist texture.
Hazelnut Truffle Cupcakes
You can't get much more decadent than a chocolate-hazelnut cupcake topped with Nutella frosting. Hazelnut liqueur is the boozy secret ingredient.
Almond Cupcake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting
"These were excellent," raves reviewer Ericka J, who drizzles caramel sauce on the cupcake liners. "I made them for family and friends and everyone raved about them."
Celebrate your favorite fall holiday with this Champagne-flavored cupcake recipe that starts with a package of white cake mix.
"YUM! If you like nutmeg this is the cake for you," according to 5-star reviewer sunflowereyesmom.
Irish Cocktail Cupcakes
Here's a boozy dessert, with Bailey's-infused frosting, that will be the star of the show at your Thanksgiving celebration.
Chocolate-Stout Cupcakes with Maple-Bacon Frosting
"Delicious cupcakes made with chocolate and beer, topped with a cream cheese frosting and, of course, bacon," says recipe creator kris.