Easter Cupcake Recipes

Celebrate the holiday with colorful and delicious Easter cupcakes made with chocolate, raspberry, lemon, and more.

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Easter Surprise Cupcakes

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An Easter cupcake with a surprise egg inside.

Easter Lamb Cupcakes

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I made these little lamb cupcakes for Easter and they were the perfect placemat decorations for my family. Everybody loved them and they are quick and easy to decorate.

REALLY Real Strawberry Cupcakes

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I've been messing around trying to make a perfect strawberry cupcake to go with the Real Strawberry Frosting I developed a couple of years ago. It's been a long road and lots of cupcakes tested and tasted along the way. The trick was NOT using puree as I do when making the frosting. Rather, grinding freeze-dried strawberries into a powder brought this cupcake recipe out of my test kitchen and into my recipe box! I am so pleased with the results!

Mini Egg Cupcakes

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White cupcakes with a chocolate egg in the center, thick, colorful icing, and topped with a chocolate mini egg!!! Great Easter treat!!

Easter Bird Nest Cupcakes

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These cute Easter cupcakes are decorated with chocolate buttercream and chocolate sprinkles to make a nest, with each nest holding three chocolate eggs in the centre. Kids will love to help make these Easter cupcakes!

Easy Flower Cupcakes

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These delightful and easy flower-shaped cupcakes are a lovely idea for birthdays, Mother's Day, and Easter. The flowers are created with marshmallows, so no piping skills required.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

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Love to make these little guys for family gatherings or just as treats for home to pack into lunches. Easy recipe to make. Adaptations can be made to make this completely from scratch. This is just a yummy simplified version!

Lemon Cupcakes

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Here is a recipe I use for beautifully delicious lemon cupcakes. Ideally, you'd use buttercream frosting to ice cupcakes, but I tried these with Lemon Cream Icing for a less buttery icing, and they were perfect! These cupcakes are truly lighter than air and will melt in your mouth.

Carrot Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

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This is a very moist and light carrot muffin. It's not too sweet and not greasy like other carrot muffins/cakes. The White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing adds just enough sweetness to round it off.

Mini Cheesecakes III

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This is a delicious recipe that is perfect for an on-the-go snack. Plus it is a great treat for kids.

Mini Cheesecakes

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These aren't done with graham wafers, but with vanilla wafer cookies. They are fast, easy and excellent! Top with your favorite fruit pie filling.

Real Strawberry Cupcakes

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Most strawberry cake recipes ask you to use artificially flavored gelatin. This one uses only uses fresh ingredients. Also makes a great cake!

Inspiration and Ideas

Mini Egg Cupcakes

"Wonderful, tasty cupcakes. The candy-coated eggs on top offer a whimsical touch and the chocolate egg inside remained surprisingly intact during baking." – Debutante

Light and Airy Strawberry Cupcakes

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These strawberry cupcakes will leave you begging for more! Moist, light, and airy, they look great with a white and pink swirl of frosting on top!