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Thanksgiving Green Bean Cupcakes

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Thanksgiving Green Bean Cupcakes


I’ll admit, I’m not a huge fan of green beans. But, as a cupcake? Sign me up! These Thanksgiving Green Bean Cupcakes will be the perfect little “side” dessert to your main meal!

Thanksgiving Green Bean Cupcakes
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Thanksgiving Green Bean Cupcakes



  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, milk + 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Store bought fondant or Marshmallow Fondant
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Black Sprinkles
  • Sliced Almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin tin with liners. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  4. Add the vinegar into the milk and let sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar.
  6. Add in the eggs and buttermilk.
  7. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  8. Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full with the batter and bake for 19-20 minutes.
  9. Let the cupcakes completely cool.
  10. Prepare the frosting by beating together the butter, powdered sugar, and shortening. Beat together for 2-3 minutes.
  11. Add in the vanilla extract.
  12. Using a decorating bag, frost the cupcakes. All you need to do is a low swirl.
  13. Using a paper towel pat the frosting down. Makes it easier to add in the green beans on top.
  14. Using either store-bought fondant or marshmallow fondant add in the green food coloring. You want it to be a little bit darker to resemble green beans.
  15. Using greased hands, roll the fondant into a log and slice. Using a sharp object, place a line through the green bean.
  16. Add the green beans on top of the frosting.
  17. Add on the slice almonds and black sprinkles. The black sprinkles resemble pepper.

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