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Thanksgiving Mashed Potato Cupcakes

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Thanksgiving Mashed Potato Cupcakes


Have a little fun this Thanksgiving with cupcakes (yes, dessert cupcakes!) starring as your favorite Thanksgiving dishes!

Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes with a little gravy and butter? Yum! These are cute, festive, and are sure to be a hit with everyone! Don’t they look like a cute little bowl of your favorite potatoes? Don’t be fooled, these are totally dessert!

Thanksgiving Mashed Potato Cupcakes
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Thanksgiving Mashed Potato 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
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • Caramel Topping


  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. Do not frost them too high.
  13. Using a paper towel pat the frosting down so it resembles mashed potatoes.
  14. Using a back of the spoon, make a dent in the mashed potatoes.
  15. Fill in the dent with caramel topping.
  16. Using either store-bought fondant or marshmallow fondant, add in the yellow food coloring.
  17. Using a knife or a pastry knife, cut out a rectangle to resemble butter.

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