Thanksgiving Pilgrim Cupcakes Recipe

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Cupcakes
Thanksgiving Pilgrim Cupcakes
Add some fun to your Thanksgiving table with these sweet treats.

Cupcake recipe

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Cake ingredients

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • ½ c caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c self rising flour
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 to 4 c powdered sugar
  • ¼ c milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 Fudge Stripe Cookies
  • 12 Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 12 capacity muffin tin or line the holes with paper cases.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and creamy.
  3. Add one egg at a time to the butter mixture and beat for about a minute for each.
  4. Add about half of the flour and stir or beat it in gently.
  5. Add about half the milk and stir or beat in gently until just combined.
  6. Repeat with the remaining flour and milk, adding the extract also, ensuring to not over beat the mixture.
  7. Pour the mixture evenly among the prepared tins.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  9. To make the frosting, cream the butter until it is smooth and creamy.
  10. Add 3 cups of the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla to the butter and mix until light and fluffy.
  11. If necessary, add more of the remaining powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
  12. Set aside a small amount of the frosting to color yellow for the buckle decoration.
  13. Pipe the remaining frosting onto the fully cooled cupcakes.
  14. Construct the pilgrims hat on top by adding a fudge stripe cookie, peanut butter cup and piping the yellow buckle decoration.