Thanksgiving Dessert Cupcake Round Up

There is something about cupcakes that gets my creative side all excited. I think it’s the seemingly endless combinations of cake, filling and frosting. And then you start adding different crumbles to the tops and my head practically bursts from all the ideas!

I thought it would be fun to gather up my favorite Thanksgiving dessert cupcakes from the bloggersphere and share them with you!

Instead of the ubiquitous pumpkin pie, why not serve a creative cupcake twist instead!

25 Thanksgiving Dessert Cupcakes! | Your favorite holiday desserts transformed into adorable cupcakes!

Or maybe in addition to pumpkin pie…because there might be family riots if that pie isn’t on the dessert table. We can’t have that.

Enough chit chat. I bring you the most delicious Thanksgiving desserts turned into CUPCAKES!!!

*If you would like to pin this round-up, please pin the collage at the beginning of the post! If you would like to pin the individual recipes, please click through to the site where they are posted and pin from the original post! Thank you for reading and pinning! *

Sweet Potato Pie or Casserole Cupcakes!

Sweet Potato Casserole Cupcakes by American Heritage Cooking

Sweet Potato Casserole Cupcakes with Homemade Marshmallow Frosting | Everything you love about sweet potato casserole in an adorable cupcake!!

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Spiced Buttercream by Spicy Southern Kitchen

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Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting by Taste and Tell

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Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Maple Marshmallow Frosting by Overtime Cook

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Apple Pie Cupcakes!

Apple Pie Cupcakes  by Spoonful of Flavor

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Apple Pie Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream by Beyond Frosting

Beyond Frosting Apple Pie Cupcakes

Apple Pie Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream by Life Made Sweeter

Life Made Sweeter Apple Pie Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting 7

Apple Pie Cupcakes by Inspired Taste

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Caramel Apple Cupcakes!

Caramel Apple Cupcakes by American Heritage Cooking

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes by The Baker Mama

Baker Mama Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes by Your Cup of Cake

Your Cup of Cake Caramel-Apple-Cupcakes


Caramel Apple Cupcakes by Taste of Lizzy T’s

Taste of Lizzy Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes by Cincy Shopper

Cincy Shopper Caramel-Apple-Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Butter Cupcakes by The Snappy Gourmet

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Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, or any combination thereof Cupcakes!

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Cupcakes by American Heritage Cooking {ps…Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting}

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Cupcake with Bourbon Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes by Six Sisters Stuff

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 Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes by Half Baked Harvest

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Pecan Pie Pumpkin Cupcakes by Yummy Crumble


Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing by Life, Love and Sugar

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Pecan Pie Cupcakes by The Cupcake Project

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Or you can turn the pumpkin pie upside down with these Maple Cupcakes with Pumpkin Pie Frosting by Amy’s Healthy Baking

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Don’t forget the Apple Cobbler!

Apple Cobbler Cupcake with Pumpkin Pie Frosting (I know, right?!) by  The Cupcake Project

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Miscellaneous Awesome Cupcakes…Because they don’t totally fit the theme but they were too cute to leave off!

Cinnamon Sugar Almond Cupcakes by Life, Love and Sugar

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Chocolate Fall Leaf Cupcakes by Pint Sized Baker

Pint Sized Baker Fall Leaves Cupcakes (32)Toasted Pecan Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Caramel Frosting by American Heritage Cooking

Toasted Pecan Pumpkin Cupcakes Maple Caramel Frosting


Let’s end with my little brother’s favorite pie…CHERRY!

Chocolate Cherry Pie Cupcakes by Yellow Bliss Road

Yellow Bliss Road Chocolate Cherry Pie CupcakesHappy Cupcake Baking!! And happy holidays 🙂

This recipe is linked to: Inspiration Monday, Merry Monday, Munching Monday, Monday Funday, Two Cup Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Party Time, Moonlight & Mason Jars, Gluten Free Wednesday, What’s Cookin’ Wednesday, Gluten Free Friday, Foodie Friday, Food on Friday, Flashback Friday, Saturday Night Fever, Sweet and Savoury Sundays


    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Thanks for stopping by, Renee! I wish I had all of these right now too! I would totally share with you 🙂

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Thanks, Annie! I run into the no-word problem quite frequently…too frequently. All I can think to say it omgsogoodmusttry!

  1. says

    Lindsey, ok, I LOVE that you shared a CUPCAKE round-up for Thanksgiving!!! Brilliant because cupcakes are just the right size after you’ve stuffed yourself silly with turkey and mashed potatoes. . because even after you’ve eaten for like 3 hrs, you still need dessert. LOVE your Sweet Potato Casserole Cupcakes!!!!
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    • AmericanCooking22 says

      That is sooo true, Alice! I always have to take a little breather before dessert too lol! And dessert for me, especially on Thanksgiving, is NEVER optional! Thank you 🙂

  2. says

    I am loving every single one of these cupcakes! Thanks for sharing my sweet potato cupcakes!
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    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Thank you for letting me include your sweet potato cupcakes! They look amazing – just like *everything* you bake!

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Thanks for allowing me to include your Apple Pie Cupcake…they look absolutely divine! Thanks for the pin, Kelly!

  3. says

    Thank you so much for including my cupcakes! There are some really creative ones here. It makes me want to skip the pie too… But I think there’d be a riot at our house. We always have to have both pumpkin and pecan! Anything else is just frosting on the cupcake! 😉
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    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Thank you for letting me include them! They are so unique! I see that you and I are on the same page…pumpkin and pecan are a must and then something else just for fun! 🙂

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Haha! I know, right! Imagine how I felt compiling it…I’ve wanted cupcakes for days! Thank you for letting me feature your gorgeous Sweet Potato cupcake! Stunning image!

  4. Jacqui Odell says

    So many yummy cupcakes. I can’t pick my favorite. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  5. says

    I was suddenly craving cupcakes and stumbled to your blog lol. I realized it’s been forever since I’ve had cupcakes. I can’t even remember when. But today for some reason, I am suddenly in cupcake craving mode. I don’t know why. They all look so good, it’s hard to decide. Wow did you guys turn it into a cupcake book? Well, it’s impressive. I am currently stuck on a cupcake competition scene in my book. I need inspiration.
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  6. says

    Thanks for allowing me to share your round up in my Best Thanksgiving Round Ups post! I appreciate your contribution to the cornucopia of recipes. With your help, we’ve got hundreds of recipes for all sorts of Thanksgiving needs, from setting the table, to making ahead, to vegetarian dishes, to more desserts than my brain can comprehend.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
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