The Easter cupcakes will help you create the most festive and cozy atmosphere for the Easter celebrations! They are amazing and suitable treats that can lighten everyone’s mood and encourage them to confide in family members when gathering around the dinner table.
On the other hand, these cupcakes definitely are the kid’s second-favorite things, just right after the Easter egg hunting. You can easily bake the sweets with your children and surprise your relatives with how creative the decorations can be.
Most of the cupcakes in this article are heavily based on the Easter theme and symbols. Therefore, you will have a variety of desserts to serve throughout the week. I promise the recipes will become unforgettable memories that last even when the holiday is over!
Where Do The Sweets’ Inspirations Come From?
Originally, the Easter bunny inspires almost all the sweets that are usually made for the celebration. The bunny always carries the colorful Easter eggs, as symbols of Christ’s resurrection. In 1897, people started consuming milk chocolate Easter egg treats.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that many cupcake recipes in this article have chocolate eggs as toppings or decorations. Besides, there are some body parts of the Easter bunny that also appear in the recipes. They are all representations of the new birth and the spring season.
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It’s a great idea to use the chocolate eggs your kids find after the hunting as ingredients for the cupcakes. Not only can baking encourage them to engage in helping with the housework, but it can also become an annual custom for your family.
Let’s Make The Most Delicious Easter Cupcakes!
I promise that you can expand your best cupcake ideas list by adding some of the recipes listed below. Even though not all desserts have Easter symbols, they are still suitable for preparing and serving during the celebration!
Total time: 1 hour (including 40 minutes of preparation time)
The first desserts I present to you are pretty easy to make, and they also have a simple name – Light Lemon Easter Cupcakes. These are basically lemon cupcakes with grass and chocolate Easter egg garnishment. If you want light and sweet desserts in the spring, try this recipe!
Just like other cupcakes, to make Easter Cupcakes, you need a batter that combines flour mixture and milk. In this recipe, you will use buttermilk – fermented milk that is made through the butter churning process. In fact, it has lower fat than the regular milk that you drink.
About the grass garnishment on top, there is one vital baking tool that you need, which is the multi-opening tip. Before piping the green buttercream down the cupcake to make the grass, remember to test your tip and the consistency.
Total time: 48 minutes (including 20 minutes of additional time)
Do you also love the colorful swirls on cupcakes like me? These beautiful Sweet Swirl Easter Cupcakes will definitely lighten the atmosphere when you serve them to the table. In addition to Easter, these cupcakes are perfect for Mother’s Day.
To complete the swirl, you need to separate the buttercream into three parts. Then, mix the color gel into those parts. In this recipe, it’s advisable that you use white, purple, and pink colors. However, feel free to change the colors to your favorite ones.
Total time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including 2 hours 30 minutes of preparation time)
These Easter Egg Chocolate Cupcakes can captivate your and the children’s eyes right at first glance. What can be more attractive than fluffy chocolate cupcakes with creamy brown frosting, bright green grass, and pastel Easter eggs on top?
It’s important to note that you have to use unsweetened cocoa instead of the sweetened one. The reason is that you want to have a correct, natural, and rich cocoa flavor instead of an artificial taste. Also, another benefit is that you can adjust the sweetness easily.
On the other hand, following this recipe, you may realize that your chocolate cupcakes can taste different from the regular ones. Normally, people use oil to make cakes, but you will need both oil and butter. In the end, your cupcakes will be buttery and moist equally.
Easter Egg Chocolate Cupcakes are fun desserts to make!
Total time: 39 minutes
It’s understandable if you easily fall in love with cute mini cupcakes. These Mini Lemon Cupcakes can even make you fall harder with the most fantastic tastes. The combination of lemon curd, Italian meringue buttercream, and fluffy texture is irresistible!
You can’t know about the classic Italian meringue buttercream if you are a cake lover. It’s the harmonious blend between egg whites, butter, and sugar syrup. You will need a hand mixer and butter at room temperature to make a perfectly thick and creamy buttercream.
Honestly, you can decorate the sweets with whatever ingredients that you have. However, following this recipe’s instructions, your cupcakes will become high-class treats. Just simply use the pipe to create the white, circle, and tall frosting. Then add lemon curd in the middle.
Total time: 30 minutes
In case you are bored of the dark chocolate desserts that appear at every Easter party, try making these white chocolate sweet treats! When it comes to flavor, white chocolate doesn’t have any bitterness. It’s also mild and delicate, which helps other flavors shine.
Besides white chocolate, vanilla extract will be the other main flavor of the cupcakes. I have to say that these treats are amazing without being overpowering. The combination of vanilla and white chocolate is appropriate for people who don’t like sweetness.
Both the ganache and the cupcake mixture will need white chocolate so be careful while melting it. Your chocolate can easily be burnt because of the high heat. To garnish and also add more flavors to the cupcakes, you can use the chocolate Easter eggs.
Total time: 48 minutes
I can’t talk about the Easter bunny without mentioning the significant food that every bunny loves – yes, it’s carrots! The special thing about these Carrot Patch Cupcakes lies in their decoration. You will literally make a whole carrot patch on top of the cupcakes!
This recipe uses packaged chocolate cake mix and chocolate frosting which you can easily find at the supermarket. However, these sweet courses are also very simple to make at home. After the ingredients are ready, use a stand mixer to combine the cake mix with the batter.
Then, bake the cupcakes for about 18 minutes. Regarding the garnishment, your carrot patch will only contain one chubby carrot. It is made from one strawberry but of course, you have to disguise it as a carrot with the orange candy melts and coconut oil.
Carrot Patch Cupcakes totally fit the theme of the Easter celebration!
Total time: 46 minutes
Even if these Choco Fudge Peanut Butter Bunny Cupcakes sound complicated, you only need simple ingredients to make them. Apparently, the most special thing about these treats is that they have up to three frosting layers: peanut butter, vanilla, and chocolate.
To make the cupcakes, you only need chocolate cake mix, butter, milk, and eggs. On the other hand, each frosting requires quite a long list of ingredients, especially the peanut butter frosting. However, all you have to do is use a mixer to combine everything in a bowl.
Let your cupcakes cool down before starting the decoration. At this step, add vanilla, peanut butter, and chocolate mixture separately to different sides of the piping bag. After scooping vanilla frosting, pipe down the three-layer frosting, and finally place the bunny on top.
Total time: About 45 minutes
If it’s a tradition that your family eats lamb at Easter to remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, you should totally make these Sheep Cupcakes. Not only are cupcakes a creative touch to the Easter theme, but they are also perfect desserts to charm the kids.
These desserts consist of three parts that you need to prepare–cupcakes, icing, and candy clay. After putting the cupcakes in the oven, you can turn to make the candy clay sheep’s head. It will be made from melted chocolate chips and corn syrup.
On the other hand, the icing is the part that connects the sheep’s body and the cupcake. To make it, mix cream butter, vanilla, sugar, milk, etc., and beat the mixture until it turns fluffy. Finally, add the icing on top, assemble the sheep’s body parts and enjoy the treats!
Total time: 35 minutes
Strawberries, vanilla flavor, and bright pink color are always the killer combo that no one dares to resist, from the elderly to your children. These Vanilla Cupcakes With Strawberry Frosting are the basic desserts that you can make in a rush and still succeed.
The shiny pink color is also why you can totally serve these cupcakes on Valentine’s Day! It will save you time if you make the vanilla cupcakes from a packaged cake mix with eggs, butter, and water. Then, bake them for about 20 minutes.
In terms of the cupcakes’ highlights–the strawberry buttercream, you will need shortening, clear vanilla, and fresh strawberries among other things.
Vanilla Cupcakes With Strawberry Frosting are so easy to make for your family!
10. Cross Cupcakes
Total time: 40 minutes
On this list, these Cross Cupcakes are probably the desserts that carry the most religious image. They are a must-try for anyone who wants to celebrate Easter with a theme focused on Christ. It may look complicated to make the cross, but all you need are pretzel sticks!
For convenience, it’s best if you purchase a cake mix and just follow the orders on the package. The decoration can be the more complicated part that you have to put more effort into. First, for the frosting, you need a green one with a piping bag that has a grass tip.
After that, break the pretzel sticks into pieces and use melted milk chocolate chips to connect them. It’s easy to form a cross with equal parts of the broken sticks. Remember to prepare heart sprinkles for garnishing the cross and flower sprinkles for decorating the grass.
11. Simnel Cupcakes
Total time: 50 minutes
Out of a sudden, you want to experience the British tradition of celebrating Easter? Then, making these Simnel Cupcakes is a great idea! As you may not know, these treats take inspiration from the original Simnel cake, whose name means “wheat flour” in Latin.
The obvious reason is that the cake is made from fine wheat flour. However, don’t worry, you don’t need that for these cupcakes. Instead, prepare self-raising flour, butter, and marzipan (a sweet confection made from almonds and other ingredients) to bake the cupcakes.
Because Simnel is a rich fruitcake, you also need mixed dried fruits, yogurt, and lemon zest. The first thing you should do is make small marzipan discs and combine the cake mixture. Baking the cupcakes, don’t forget to place the discs in between the cake mixture layers.
Total time: 30 minutes
With this Carrot Cake Cupcakes recipe, instead of a whole carrot patch, you will have a carrot-like frosting with an edible grass topper! What’s more, these chocolate cupcakes feature flavorful tastes, including sweet, citrusy, aromatic, and even floral!
Cinnamon, raisins, pecans, and walnuts will enhance the flavors of the treats. On the other hand, these Carrot Cake Cupcakes actually have a carrot flavor, thanks to the addition of freshly shredded carrots in the cupcake mixture.
While combining the ingredients, you must divide them into 2 mixtures, the dry flour one and the wet one. With the frosting, this recipe uses cream cheese frosting mixed with orange candy melts or orange gel food coloring to have a carrot-like appearance.
You must make these Carrot Cake Cupcakes for your children throughout the holidays!
Total time: 30 minutes
You know what? I bet these Terra-Cotta Planter Cupcakes not only taste good but are also great decorations on the table during the Easter holiday. The cupcakes obviously scream spring season with the name and also the beautiful, colorful grass and flower garnishment.
First of all, instead of normal cupcake containers, you need to prepare both cupcake liners and mini terra-cotta pots. After that, line the pots with the liners and pour the combined cake mix into them. Then, put them into the oven and wait for about 20 minutes before decorating.
To make the grass frosting, you will use green icing with a star or a flower piping tip. On the other hand, you can just spread the icing manually on top of the baked cupcakes. Finally, garnish the grass with tiny candy flowers, and your spring-themed cupcakes are ready!
Total time: 25 minutes
If you want to make colorful and bright treats for Easter, you definitely can’t skip these Easter Funfetti Cupcakes! It’s easy to realize that the original confetti cake (a colorful treat with rainbow colors and confetti-like decoration) inspires these “funfetti” desserts.
According to this recipe, just combine the cake mix and bake the cupcakes as normal. After your cupcakes cool down, use a knife or any specialized tool to create a hole in the middle of each cupcake.Then, add sprinkles to the hole and cover it.
Finally, add the frosting and also other sprinkles on top. You don’t have to worry about the oversweet taste of these desserts. Using lemon extract in the cake mixture will balance all the flavors by adding sourness to the already delicious treats.
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes (including 30 minutes of cooling time)
Do you want to celebrate the holiday without too much sweetness? You love carrot-flavored treats but want a vegan-friendly cupcake idea, right? I promise you these Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes are the best options!
They are not only gluten-free but also full of flavors and spices. Cinamon, ginger, and ground nutmeg can totally warm your body when enjoying cupcakes at night. The combination of herbal flavors and carrots are absolutely perfect for savoring in the spring.
To make gluten-free cupcakes, instead of normal flour and milk, you will need gluten-free oat flour and soy milk. What’s more, remember to prepare a food processor to shred the carrots.
After baking the treats, you can coat them with powdered sugar or omit it entirely to enjoy delicious zero-sugar cupcakes. Cream cheese frosting is also a good topping choice.
You can’t skip these healthy Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes!
Total time: About 45 minutes
Maybe having “egg” in the name makes these Robin Egg Speckled Cupcakes suitable for the Easter celebration. However, “Robin-egg” or “eggshell blue” is actually a term that refers to cyan, a greenish-blue color, which obviously has no business with the actual eggs.
On the other hand, there is another reason why you should make these treats for Easter. In appearance, the cupcakes’ frosting is garnished with dust speckles. Therefore, they perfectly resemble the speckled Easter eggs.
The vanilla cupcakes combined with sour cream, which will make the cupcakes super moist and rich. The frosting is basically just cream cheese frosting with blue food coloring. In order to place the frosting smoothly on the top, you need a flower decorating tip.
Total time: About 45 minutes
If lemon is already very appetizing for a dessert dish, coconut can ascend cupcakes to a higher level. What’s more interesting is that coconut actually has a meaning that totally fits the Easter theme. It is the representation of Christ’s incarnation and resurrection!
As a result, these Lemon Coconut Easter Cupcakes are a tasty and appropriate dish for the celebration. While the cupcakes are absolutely flavorful with lemon, savory, and vanilla tastes, the icing has a perfectly creamy texture, coconut flavor, and wonderfully green color.
To convey the lemon flavor, you will need both lemon zest and lemon juice. With the icing, it’s important to note that sweetened shredded coconut is essential. Finally, for decoration, after piping down the frosting, add coconut as grass and chocolate eggs on top.
18. Mimosa Cupcakes
Total time: 1 hour 18 minutes (including 30 minutes of inactive time)
If the Mimosa cocktail is a classic and vibrant drink at any party, these Mimosa Cupcakes can also work for any celebration including Easter! These cupcakes’ taste is just out of this world, super delightful, and look very elegant with their eye-catching yellow color.
About the alcohol, you can choose between champagne and Prosecco. Both taste amazing accompanied by the balance between sweetness and sourness of the cupcakes. The balance is created by the lemon zest, sour cream, orange juice, and vanilla extract.
In addition, to complete these treats, you also need to make the champagne soaking syrup and the champagne frosting. One tip for mixing the buttercream is that you need to sift the powdered sugar to make the cupcakes’ texture fluffier.
Mimosa Cupcakes are just perfect for any celebration!
Total time: 55 minutes
In case you are craving instantly for strawberries, then a simple strawberry cupcake is not enough. You need a bunch of Double Strawberry Cupcakes! These treats have a very dreamy and elegant look with amazing flavors hidden behind the appearance.
It’s best to savor the cupcakes when celebrating Easter, the time that it doesn’t completely turn warm after the winter. The sweetness of the strawberry jam, fresh strawberries, vanilla extract, and honey can work well with plain greek yogurt and a pinch of kosher salt.
For the frosting, remember to warm your milk before combining all the ingredients. The reason is that warm milk will make the frosting’s texture softer and creamier. To complete the decoration, don’t forget to use crushed dried strawberries and chamomile flowers!
Total time: 46 minutes
Do you love the excitement and pleasure when receiving all the sweets after hitting the piñata? Do you want to taste the peanut butter jam that you eat every morning in a cupcake? If yes, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Piñata Cupcakes are definitely for you!
To summarize, these treats are fluffy chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting and a little M&M surprise inside. Besides regular sugar, you will need brown sugar to have moist and soft desserts. On the other hand, coconut oil will make the cupcakes flaky!
To make the frosting, you should use a hand mixer or a stand mixer. After mixing all the ingredients, add salt if the sweetness is overpowering, and add more cream if you want a thicker texture. Let’s make Easter more festive with these surprising cupcakes!
Total time: 46 minutes
These Easter Chick Cupcakes are little cute treats to make for your children during the holiday. These vanilla cupcakes shouldn’t be difficult to make. However, to make the chick garnishment, it’s better if you can practice a few times before using the piping bag.
For the frosting, you will need vegetable shortening, orange candy melts, and black nonpareils – crunchy sprinkles that have a sweet taste and a shiny black color. To create the chick, you need to pipe three dollops on top of the cupcakes.
Don’t forget that you have to adjust the sizes of the dollops. The following will be smaller than the previous one. When you finish the chick’s body, add the black nonpareils in front of the top dollop as the eyes. Now, you can let your kids enjoy the dish after lunch!
I bet your kids will love these Easter Chick Cupcakes!
Total time: 15 minutes
Everyone knows about the Easter bunny but maybe they haven’t seen any Easter cupcakes with the rabbit’s butt on top. These Easter Bunny Cupcakes With Icing are creative adaptations from the traditional rabbit cupcakes, and they also taste really good!
After baking, start piping the grass frosting on top. Then, use half of a donut hole to make the bunny’s butt. After pressing the hole against the grass frosting, prepare two small marshmallow pieces to make the bunny’s feet. Finally, add the icing as the tail.
Total time: 1 hour
Next to the bunny’s butt cupcakes, these Bunny Ears Easter Cupcakes are also must-try desserts if you have little kids in the house. The ear decorations will be made from ear-shaped marshmallows and shiny yellow sugar sprinkles.
While mixing the ingredients, in addition to all-purpose flour and baking powder, you will also need cornstarch. It’s necessary to create a tender and crumbly texture for the cupcakes. If you can’t eat all the treats during the holidays, you can store them for up to 3 months!
Total time: 35 minutes
Besides chocolate, I’m quite sure that no one can really resist the addictiveness of toasted coconut. These Toasted Coconut Cupcakes will certainly captivate your guests’ interest just from the first glance or the first bite. Even the cupcakes’ smell is charming!
The sweet and buttery buttercream combined with milky, nut-like, and creamy coconut make these treats perfect for enjoying during tea-time with your family or friends. To balance out the sweet notes in the buttercream, you will also need a pinch of salt.
If you love coconut, you can’t miss these Toasted Coconut Cupcakes!
Total time: 1 hour
Believe me when I say that these Chocolate & Caramel Easter Nest Cupcakes are the luxury options to make for your celebration. The reason lies both inside the cupcakes and on top of them. Inside of a spongy chocolate treat, you have a super-rich caramel core!
To perfect the appearance, it’s best if you can prepare the rose gold chocolate egg. It’s important to enhance the quality of the treats by making sure that every ingredient is at room temperature. You can’t combine them completely if they are quite cool or warm.
Total time: 1 hour (including 15 minutes of additional time)
If you don’t want to lose the fun of finding the Easter eggs, try these Easter Egg Filled Cupcakes! These treats are the sweet-filled cupcakes that are born for the Easter holiday because they have a little surprise inside them, the little chocolate egg!
About the ingredients list, there are three things that you may not be familiar with. First is the cooking spray, which is used to replace butter and shortening. The reason is that cooking spray is smoother to mix but prevents the cupcake mixture from being sticky.
On the other hand, self-rising flour and caster sugar are also essential in this recipe. While self-rising flour can add nutrition to the cupcakes and airiness while mixing the ingredients, caster sugar is better than the normal one because it takes less time to dissolve.
Total time: 32 minutes
To have a festive and cheerful Easter, it’s obvious that you should use any ingredient that is full of vibrant colors and sweet flavor. If M&M is usable, what about Jelly Bean–everyone’s all-time favorite sweets? These Jelly Bean Cupcakes will bring back your childhood!
Following this recipe, using vegetable oil will bring moistness to the cupcakes. After the cupcakes are baked, you will need a cupcake corer or a spoon to create a hole in the middle of the treats. Six jelly beans are well enough for one cupcake, and you shouldn’t add more.
Why don’t you serve these Jelly Bean Cupcakes as desserts after lunch?
Total time: 4 hours 32 minutes (including 4 hours of chilling time)
These Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes have a unique appearance. All the cupcakes are covered in cheese but with oreo crumbles sticking out on top. And guess what? When you take the first bite, you will realize there is a whole oreo inside at the bottom of the cupcake!
Do you wonder how to put a whole cookie inside a cupcake? It’s very simple. After finishing the cream cheese cupcake mixture, place an oreo at the bottom of the muffin tin. Then pour the mixture all over it, add garnishments, and finally put the cupcakes into the oven.
All the creative and colorful cupcakes in this article will definitely bring a festive atmosphere to your Easter celebration. There isn’t much time at all to prepare these delightful and sweet desserts for your family, which are essential for important annual gatherings.
It’s best to make a variety of cupcakes and serve them on different days to make everyone amazed! After going through all the recipes, it’ll be wonderful if you click the share button and leave your comments below. Let’s make everyone’s Easter more cheerful and delicious!