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Chocolate Turkey Cupcakes

Thanksgiving is almost here!

I love gathering recipes I’ll be making and serving.

These chocolate turkey cupcakes are going to be the showstopper of desserts this year. Everyone will love them, I’m sure of it. 

This is a really fun recipe to decorate with the kiddos.

The cupcakes come out so delicious.

Using sour cream makes the texture of these cupcakes light and silky.

Like I said, everyone loves these cupcakes and they are now a staple for our holiday dessert table.

Have fun and make your own fun chocolate turkey cupcakes for your holiday Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah table. ? 

Chocolate Turkey Cupcakes

 

What you’ll need to make your own chocolate turkey cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp lukewarm coffee
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup plus 2 1/2 tbsp sour cream, not reduced fat for this recipe
  • 1/2 cup canola oil or any mild vegetable oil
  • 1 large tub chocolate frosting
  • 1 large bag M&M candies, only using the red, orange, yellow and blue colors, save the rest for munching on
  • 1 1/8 cup white candy melts, found at craft stores such as Michael’s
  • 1 bag Hershey Kisses, unwrapped
  • orange food gel
  • 1 box Red Hots candies
  • piping bag or large Ziploc bag

You’ll have so much fun making these chocolate turkey cupcakes with the kiddos

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees,  line a cupcake pans with foil or paper cupcake liners, set aside
  2. Using a small bowl, whisk together the hot coffee and cocoa powder until smooth and no lumps remain. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Using a standing mixer beat the egg, egg yolk, and sugar on medium high speed until pale yellow in color.
  5. Add the sour cream and mix until combined, followed by the vegetable oil.
  6. Add the flour mixture all at once and mix until combined.
  7. Add the cocoa mixture and mix until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  8. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full with the batter and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean,
  9. Bake about 12-15 minutes.
  10. Let cupcakes cool in the pan for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Decorating directions :

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Unwrap 10-14 Hershey kisses and set aside
  3. Using a small microwave safe bowl, melt 1/2 of the white chocolate
  4. Mix in 2-3 drops of the orange gel food coloring and mix until combined
  5. Dip the tip of the of the Hershey kiss into the orange chocolate
  6. Place a red hot onto the bottom side of the of the “beak” to create the gobble
  7. Using another small bowl, melt the remaining white chocolate
  8. Scoop the melted white chocolate into a piping bag and cut the tip off
  9. Pipe 20-28 small white dots onto the cookie sheet
  10. Place the blue M&M’s onto the white dots to create the eyes
  11. Using the black cake icing, pipe small dots for the pupils
  12. Allow to dry for 1 hour
  13. Once dry, carefully peel off the parchment paper
  14. Pipe a small dot of the black icing onto the back of the eyes and place onto the side of the beak
  15. Using the chocolate icing, frosting the cupcakes
  16. Use 8 red M&M’s to create the top layer of the feathers on a cupcake
  17. Use 6 orange M&M’s to create the second layer of the feathers
  18. Use 4 yellow M&M’s to create the third layer of the feathers
  19. Place the Hershey kiss into the front center of the feathers

 Fun and Scrumptious, enjoy!!

 

Print out the recipe below and have fun this Thanksgiving! 

Chocolate Sour Cream Turkey Cupcakes

Everyone loves these deep dark chocolate cupcakes. Look how cute the turkey is! You will have so much fun decorating these. Make a batch for your holiday table and enjoy!
Course Autumn Dessert, Dessert, Snack, Thanksgiving Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Cupcake, cupcake, Dessert, Thanksgiving, Turkey Cupcake
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp lukewarm coffee
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups all purposes flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea or kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice or nugmeg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup plus 2 1/2 tbsp sour cream, not reduced fat for this recipe
  • 1/2 cup canola oil or any mild vegetable oil
  • 1 large tub chocolate frosting
  • 1 large bag M&M candies, only using the red, orange, yellow and blue colors, save the rest for munching on
  • 1 1/8 cups white candy melts, found at craft stores such as Michael’s
  • 1 bag Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped
  • orange food gel
  • 1 box red hot candies
  • piping bag or large Ziploc bag

Instructions

  1. 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line a cupcake pans with foil or paper cupcake liners, set aside

    2.Using a small bowl, whisk together the hot coffee and cocoa powder until smooth and no lumps remain. Set aside to cool slightly.

    3.In a large bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

    4.Using a standing mixer beat the egg, egg yolk, and sugar on medium high speed until pale yellow in color.

    5.Add the sour cream and mix until combined, followed by the vegetable oil.

    6.Add the flour mixture all at once and mix until combined.

    7.Add the cocoa mixture and mix until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

    8.Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full with the batter and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean,

    9.Bake about 12-15 minutes.

    10.Let cupcakes cool in the pan for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Decorating Directions

  1. 1.Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper

    2.Unwrap 10-14 Hershey kisses and set aside

    3.Using a small microwave safe bowl, melt 1/2 of the white chocolate

    4.Mix in 2-3 drops of the orange gel food coloring and mix until combined

    5.Dip the tip of the of the Hershey kiss into the orange chocolate

    6.Place a red hot onto the bottom side of the of the “beak” to create the gobble

    7.Using another small bowl, melt the remaining white chocolate

    8.Scoop the melted white chocolate into a piping bag and cut the tip off

    9.Pipe 20-28 small white dots onto the cookie sheet

    10.Place the blue M&M’s onto the white dots to create the eyes

    11.Using the black cake icing, pipe small dots for the pupils

    12.Allow to dry for 1 hour

    13.Once dry, carefully peel off the parchment paper

    14.Pipe a small dot of the black icing onto the back of the eyes and place onto the side of the beak

    15.Using the chocolate icing, frosting the cupcakes

    16.Use 8 red M&M’s to create the top layer of the feathers on a cupcake

    17.Use 6 orange M&M’s to create the second layer of the feathers

    18.Use 4 yellow M&M’s to create the third layer of the feathers

    19.Place the Hershey kiss into the front center of the feathers  

    Have fun and enjoy!

Check out a few more Thanksgiving desserts and food crafts! 

Fun Yummy Sugar Cone Cornucopias 

No Bake Thanksgiving Cookie Project 

White Chocolate Chex Pumpkin Party Mix

 

Please be sure to share with family and friend so they can enjoy these cupcakes too.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed all the recipes featured today. Remember to scroll up so you can print out chocolate turkey cupcakes. Check back again soon, there’s so many more recipes to see both sweet and savory. To collect all your favorite recipes, pin them on Pinterest. It’s a great way to save for later on. 

Bye for now…..

XO

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