Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes Recipe

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Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes
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  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans).
  2. Prepare and cool cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes.
  3. Frost cupcakes with frosting.
  4. Place remaining frosting in corner of resealable freezer plastic bag.
  5. Snip off small corner of bag.
  6. To decorate each cupcake, pipe 1-inch mound of frosting on 1 side of cupcake to look like head of turkey. Make eyes with white decorating icing and brown decorating gel; add candy corn for beak. To make feathers, pipe frosting on opposite side to hold candy corn; place candy corn upright on frosting to look like feathers. Sprinkle chocolate candy sprinkles near head and at base of feathers. If desired, add candy corn at base of cupcake for feet. Store loosely covered.
  7. High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Follow High Altitude directions on cake mix box.
  8. Make the Most of This Recipe
  9. How To:
  10. If you have only one 12-cup muffin pan, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Then bake the rest of the batter in the cooled muffin pan, adding 1 or 2 minutes to the bake time.
  11. Success:
  12. Easily fill a bag with frosting by placing the bag into a mug and turning the top down over the sides. Fill with frosting, then twist to close the top of the bag, squeezing to one corner before snipping off a tip.
  13. Storage
  14. Bake cupcakes ahead. Tightly cover unfrosted cupcakes and freeze up to 2 months.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 313.69 Kcal (1313 kJ)
Calories from fat 113.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.56g 19%
Cholesterol 27.5mg 9%
Sodium 270.98mg 11%
Potassium 74.68mg 2%
Total Carbs 47.84g 16%
Sugars 35.07g 140%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Protein 1.5g 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 481.75 Kcal (2017 kJ)
Calories from fat 173.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.29g 19%
Cholesterol 42.23mg 9%
Sodium 416.15mg 11%
Potassium 114.69mg 2%
Total Carbs 73.47g 16%
Sugars 53.85g 140%
Dietary Fiber 0.77g 2%
Protein 2.3g 3%
Iron 1.5mg 6%
Calcium 30.7mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.2
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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