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12 Cupcake Ideas to Sweeten Your Thanksgiving

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12 Cupcake Ideas to Sweeten Your Thanksgiving

Looking for easy Thanksgiving dessert ideas? These Thanksgiving cupcake ideas will liven up your holiday with sugar and spice. They are easy to make and would look fabulous arranged buffet style on a dessert table.

If you're looking for a novel take on a dessert why not try whipping up the cupcake version of tiramisu? Feel like a fruity finish? Offer up a selection of fruit loving cupcakes from autumnal apple crisp and cinnamon, pear and anise mandarin to the more exotic banana, jasmine and orange.

Or why not add in some festive colour with red velvet cakes topped off with cranberries, the gluten-free chocolate cake with a vibrant purple beetroot topping or even go for the spectacular cupcake with the decadent white coconut topping.

Whatever your taste we've got Thanksgiving cupcake ideas from vegan to gluten free and fruity to spicy which are all sure crowd pleasers. Take a look and you're sure to be inspired.

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These cupcakes not only look spectacular they also champion autumnal flavours making them perfect for Thanksgiving.

2) Red Velvet Cupcakes

This striking cupcakes with vibrant red sponge, picture perfect white icing and red currants on top will be a talking point over dessert.


Star anise adds a festive touch to these homely pear cupcakes.


Everyone will love these irresistable gluten free eyecatching vegetable cupcakes.

5) Chocolate and Coconut Cupcake

Toasted coconut kicks these cupcakes up a notch. Bake them for your next soiree.

6) Black Forest Cupcake

Wow your holiday guests with these dramatic chocolately cupcakes served with a cherry on top.

7) Mandarin Cupcakes

Crown these cupcakes with a slice or two of mandarin orange for a zesty holiday treat.

8) Gluten-Free Tiramisú Cupcakes

A creative way to serve an Italian classic that everyone will love, especially those avoiding gluten.

9) Lemon Toffee Cupcakes

These lemony cupcakes have a sweet surprise in the center: a few pieces of irresistible toffee.

10) Vegan Chili Cupcakes

A touch of chili powder adds a bit of a kick to these double chocolate vegan cupcakes.

11) Jasmine and Orange Cupcakes

Infused with jasmine tea, these delicate sweet treats are a great Thanksgiving cupcake idea.

12) Banana Cupcakes

Bring a flavor of the tropics to your Thanksgiving table with these banana cupcakes topped with dulce de leche.

For more holiday planning tips, check out our collection of Thanksgiving ideas.

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