Easiest Ever Easter Cupcakes

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With a cake mix, frosting, and egg candy, you can make these delicious funfetti Easter egg cupcakes. This recipe is simple, cute, and perfect for celebrating the Christian holiday!

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As the spring flowers bloom and Easter festivities draw near, there’s no better way to indulge in the spirit of the season than with these delightful Easter cupcakes.

These simple Easter cupcakes are truly special, not just because of their visual appeal, but also the joy they bring to both bakers and guests alike! I mean, just look at those adorable eggs on top!! What kid (or parent) wouldn’t want to devour them up??

Whether you’re a seasoned pastry chef or a novice in the kitchen, crafting these treats is a delightful adventure waiting to unfold. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can make these sweet treats that look like they have unhatched eggs nestled into grass!

So, grab your apron and let’s get baking!

What inspired this recipe

This recipe came about from me looking ahead to the upcoming holidays. When my eyes landed on Easter, I couldn’t help but remember all the good memories attached to this special day.

Think back to the days when you were a kid on Easter. What was it like for you?

Here are a few memories I have of Easter!

  • On Easter morning my siblings and I would run down stairs to find the first clue towards our hidden Easter baskets. We would race around the house gathering each clue until we finally discovered our goodie-filled baskets!
  • Usually there was a special service at my local church. My mom would let my sister and I pick out special Easter dresses to wear on that Sunday. Usually it was a kind of pastel color that made me feel like a princess.
  • My family would talk about the empty tomb, resurrection of Christ, and miracles. I thought it was really cool.
  • Every year my local community would throw a big Easter egg hunt for the kids. All the little kids would race around to fill their baskets full of candy and eggs. While there are many Easter candies I enjoy, the mini Cadbury eggs are my favorite!! I may or may not have eaten the rest of the bag after making this recipe………hehe
  • While we didn’t do it every year, I loved to dye hard boiled eggs for Easter. I would use crayons and rubber bands to create all sorts of fun designs. It was a blast!

My hope, is that these cupcakes can be used to make even more heart-warming memories on Easter. Whether you serve them at family dinner, share them with a neighbor, or sugar-up your kiddos, they are a great way to bring people together!

Ingredients for these Easter Cupcakes

While I love good food on holidays, there is always SO much to do. With that in mind, I tried to keep this recipe as simple and achievable as possible. It doesn’t get much easier than this!


  • Confetti box cake mix (plus the required eggs, water, and oil)
  • Vanilla funfetti frosting (comes with sprinkles!)
  • Green food coloring
  • Mini Cadbury eggs

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How to Make Easter Cupcakes

Step 1: Gather your Ingredients – Having all your materials out makes the baking process that much smoother!

Step 2: Mix together your Funfetti Cake Batter – The exact measurements will depend on which specific brand you buy. I just got the generic Walmart brand and it called for 4 egg whites, 1 1/4 cups of water, and 1/2 cup of vegetable oil!

Step 3: Bake your cupcakes – Since my box didn’t have a cooking time for cupcakes, I put them in for about 14 minutes, check them, and then added a few more minutes to the timer. In total they cooked for about 20 minutes.

Step 4: Let cupcakes cool down – Do NOT skip this step! If you rush to coat your cupcakes it frosting while they are still hot, you will be left with a sloppy, dripping mess of a cupcake, and nobody wants that!

Step 5: Frost and decorate your Easter cupcakes! – Now here is the fun part! Read on to the next section for more specific details and tips for decorating.

Easter Cupcake Decorating Tips

Making green frosting – I just added 2 drops of green food coloring to the can of vanilla frosting and mixed it with a knife. Simple!

Creating “Grass” frosting – To create the “grass” look of these cupcakes, take a cooled cupcake and add a healthy covering of frosting to the top. Use a butter knife to smooth it out so that there is a decent layer across the surface. Then, use the tip of your knife to barely touch the frosting and lift up quickly. Repeat this all over until you have a messy grass look.

Adding toppings – I first added a few of the sprinkles that came with the frosting can to the middle of the cupcake. Then I used the knife to add a tiny swatch of frosting to the bottom of each mini Cadbury egg and pressed it down lightly. While the additional frosting on the eggs isn’t necessary, it definitely helps the eggs stay on the cupcake.

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Easter Egg Cupcakes

Easy and fun
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Decorating15 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake, Easter cupcake
Servings: 12 cupcakes


  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 hand mixer
  • 1 Muffin pan
  • 12 Cupcake Liners
  • 1 Butter Knife for frosting cupcakes


Funfetti Cupcakes Cake

  • 1 box Confetti White Cake Mix
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Easter Cupcake Decorations

  • 1 can Pre-made Vanilla Funfetti Icing
  • 1 bag Cadbury Mini Eggs could also use Robbin Eggs or Jelly Beans
  • 1 bottle Green Food Coloring


  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Mix together your Funfetti cake batter. (Mine called for 4 egg whites, 1 1/4 cups water, and 1/2 cup vegetable oil.
  • Pour batter into a sprayed muffin pan or cupcake holders.
  • Bake cupcakes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes. You can check if it is done by poking a toothpick into the center and watching for it to come out clean.
  • After the cupcakes have baked, let them cool down for 10 minutes.
  • Once your cupcakes have cooled, mix 2 drops of green food coloring into your frosting. Mix until fully combined.
  • Add a dollop of frosting to the top of each cupcake and smooth it evenly across the surface of the cupcake.
  • Using the tip of your butter knife, create little grass blades by lightly touching the frosting and quickly lifting up. Do this until your cupcakes look like little patches of grass.
  • Sprinkle the top with sprinkles from the frosting container and top with 2 mini Cadbury eggs. Enjoy!

Easter Cupcake Storage

To be honest, I will be shocked if you bring any of these home. They are a fan favorite! However, if you decide to make them ahead of time or have leftovers, here is what you can do.

Storage options: Place them in a covered cupcake stand for 2-3 days at room temperature, refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to a week, or freeze them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Freezer Advice: If you plan on freezing them, I suggest placing them in the freezer in the muffin tin for a few hours and then transferring them to a container. This will help preserve that decorating you did!

Other Easter and Spring Inspiration

There are so many fun ways to celebrate Easter, and we want to help you make it a day to remember. Here are some of our other articles you might want to check out:

Also, my church puts out a short Easter video every year. Here is one of my ALL TIME favorite Easter videos to watch. It’s called “Because of Him”, and it really warms the heart. 🙂

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