Thanksgiving Green Bean Cupcakes

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


  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk (milk + 1 tsp. vinegar)
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ sticks butter, softened
  • 4 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • ½ 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 ¾ 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.

Check out the other cupcake recipes in this series!

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As the owner of Moments With Mandi, Mandi blogs about parenting, working from home, and everything in between.


  1. says

    These cupcakes are too cute! I don’t think I have the patience to make them, but I would be happy to eat them! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party.

  2. says

    These are awesome, seriously just awesome. I actually saw a marshmallow fondant recipe today and wanted to try it so maybe I’ll make some of these next week. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  3. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    These are so cute! Thanks so much for linking to Freedom Fridays! I’ve pinned this and have it scheduled to be shared on FB today :) Have a Happy Thanksgiving – we hope you’ll join us again this week! {hugs}

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