20 Adorable Easter Cupcakes You'll Want to Bake Again and Again
What could be better than a delicious Easter layer cake topped with swirls of creamy, decadent frosting? A spread of gorgeous Easter cupcakes! A joy to decorate with kids and a cinch to bake, Easter-themed cupcakes are the perfect sweet treat to cap off your holiday meal. From cupcakes decorated like bunnies and butterflies to mini versions of your favorite layer cakes, these incredible cupcakes are just begging to be included in this year's Easter celebration meal.
Mini Easter Egg Cakes
Although not quite cupcakes, these mini Easter egg cakes are simply adorable. Plus, they've got a hidden surprise: a "yolk" center made from lemon curd. Use an egg-shaped cookie cutter for the perfect Easter egg shape.
White Cupcakes with Rose Petals
A fancy dessert doesn't get much easier than these White Cupcakes with Rose Petals. Made with a white cake mix and Vanilla Buttercream and topped with edible fresh rose petals, they are simple and stunning. Choose petals that coordinate with your party's signature colors.
Mile-High Coconut Cupcakes
Hummingbird Cupcakes with Candied Pineapple Wedges
This whimsical take on our classic Hummingbird Cake recipe shrinks the moist, three-layer cake into cupcakes, garnishing with bright candied pineapple wedges in honor of the canned pineapples that give the cake batter its incredible moistness.
Sweet Li'l Bunny Cupcakes
Perfect for Easter or a spring-themed birthday party for a bunny lover, these cupcakes are (almost!) too cute to eat. Purchase bunny candies in kitchen stores or via special order.
Pink Grapefruit Cupcakes
Grapefruit zest and a splash of grapefruit juice lend these perfectly pastel cupcakes a hint of tart citrus flavor that balances out the sweetness. Bake cupcakes in advance so that they have time to cool before you frost them.
Your favorite ingredients from a carrot cake come together in these Carrot Cupcakes. Offer these individual sweet treats at your Easter celebration.
Bunny Cookie Cupcakes
Garden Party Cupcakes
These light little bites are the most adorable sweet treats for an afternoon tea. Edible flowers were especially popular during Queen Victoria's reign; we think she would be pleased with this addition to tea time. Be sure your blossoms are nonpoisonous and free of pesticides.
Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting
Create a memorable dessert packaged in a pint-size liner. These too-cute-to-eat treats get their vibrant flavor from coconut extract.
Pound Cake Cupcakes
We've stirred up a little magic with our Pound Cake Cupcakes, which are a Thumbelina version of the tube-pan classic.
Robin's Egg Malt Cupcakes
Inspired by an Easter basket favorite, these malted chocolate cupcakes are sure to be the cutest dessert you serve this spring. The moist cake is a fun play on a chocolate malted egg; you can typically find malt powder either on your grocery store's baking aisle or shelved near the canned milks. Once you top these rich cupcakes with a buttery, bright blue frosting, creating the signature Robin's egg speckling is easy—and a fun project to let older kiddos help with.
Looking for a way to add more pizzazz to an ordinary dessert recipe? Try brightening basic cupcakes with jelly beans. Proven be a huge hit with the little ones in the house.
Lemon Angel Food Cupcakes
Top these lemon-scented angel food cupcakes with tiny edible pansy blossoms or rosebuds for decoration. Store extra cupcakes in an airtight container, or send them home with guests as party favors.
Bunny Face Cupcakes
Decorate store-bought cupcakes for Easter by making cute bunny faces with marshmallows, coconut, pretzels, and an assortment of candy.
Candy Butterfly Cupcakes
Make adorable butterfly cupcakes by adding simple candy pieces to your favorite frosted cupcakes.
Strawberry jam and rose water are baked directly into the vanilla cupcakes to infuse delicate, fragrant flavor into these party-ready cakes. Garnish with fresh rose petals in the colors of your party.
Orange-Glazed Strawberry Cupcakes
Top strawberry-filled cupcakes with a sweet orange juice glaze and top with a fresh strawberry for brighr and cheery springtime dessert.