If you’re looking for ideas for Easter cupcakes, you’ve come to the right place.
This list has 25 excellent Easter cupcake recipes ranging from simple to elaborately decorated.
Some are adorably cute; others are less about the decoration and more about the flavor, such as carrot cake cupcakes or Reese’s peanut butter cupcakes.
Either way, if you need something to liven up your Easter dessert table, this list has you covered.
And if you’re an inexperienced baker, don’t automatically skip over the ones that look “hard.”
Most of them are pretty straightforward.
As long as you have the right icing tip for your piping bag, you should be able to make all these Easter cupcakes with very little trouble.
25 Adorable Easter Cupcake Ideas
1. Bunny Cupcakes
I’m starting with one of my favorites – gluten-free Easter bunny cupcakes.
All you’ll need to make them are common gluten-free baking ingredients (almond flour, eggs, baking soda, etc.).
Then, you’ll combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and whatever nut milk you like best for the icing.
Top the cakes in shredded coconut, and the hard parts are all done.
Those cutesy bunny ears are just squished marshmallows filled with colored sugar crystals and covered in more coconut. Easy as pie!
2. Peeps Cupcakes
For some people, Easter is all about their faith. For others – usually the kids – it’s about hunting brightly colored eggs.
Then, you have the Peeps people – the ones who think Easter is all about the Peeps.
Peeps people, these bright, sugary, pastel-colored confections are for you.
They’re one of the easier options on the list, as well.
All you’ll need is vanilla cake mix, cupcake liners, eggs, oil, water, buttercream frosting, food coloring, Peeps, and sprinkles.
If you’re a fan of cupcakes and Peeps, there’s no better option out there for you.
3. Carrot Cake Cupcakes
These carrot cake cupcakes may not have charming carrot decorations for Easter – though you could certainly add them if you wanted – but they are full of rich, spiced carrot cake flavor.
They’re nutty and cinnamon-flavored, and the cream cheese frosting makes them unbelievably yummy.
4. Easter Egg Chocolate Cupcakes
These decadent chocolate cupcakes are as light and moist as any you’ve ever tried.
The lovely “grass” and “nest” icing are the perfect backdrops to the Cadbury eggs you’ll put on top.
They’ll take a bit of time to make, but with the right tools for the job, they aren’t tricky.
And you’re sure to get loads of compliments from everyone who sees them.
5. Baby Chick Cupcake Cake
I love cupcake cakes because you get the lovely, elaborate decorations of a cake but the ease and convenience of single-serve cupcakes.
This one is flipping adorable and takes only a hair over an hour to make from start to finish.
And if you like slightly tangy cupcakes, these are the ones for you because each one features a lemon cupcake with lemon frosting.
6. Cadbury Egg Easter Cupcakes
These lovely blue and brown cupcakes are home to a delightful surprise – a Cadbury Creme Egg surprise – that you won’t notice until you bite down into them.
They’re totally yummy and soft, with a nice bit of crunch inside from the Creme Egg.
The bright blue icing and sugar pearls on top make them as gorgeous as they are tasty, as well.
7. Funfetti Cupcakes
If you’re looking for cupcakes that are just as brightly colored and fun as your Easter eggs, try these homemade Funfetti cupcakes.
Full of (and covered in) brightly colored sprinkles and topped with a decadent vanilla buttercream frosting, you won’t find many people who don’t love these tasty treats.
8. Jelly Bean Cupcakes
I never really understood why jelly beans were associated so strongly with Easter, but I never went to look it up either.
Maybe it’s because they’re so colorful and look like little eggs?
Either way, jelly beans and Easter go hand-in-hand, so these jelly bean cupcakes – with jelly beans both inside and on top of them – are ideal for Easter.
They’re colorful, and the jelly beans have a sweet but slightly tart, candied taste that mixes well with the overt sweetness of the coconut and buttercream frosting.
The texture is more exciting than traditional cupcakes, as well.
9. Key Lime Cupcakes
These light and zesty key lime cupcakes look fantastic and taste even better.
And their white frosting and green zest give them the perfect color scheme for spring desserts.
The ingredients list is a bit long, but you can prepare and bake a dozen in just 40 minutes.
10. Vanilla Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
These are simple vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, but sometimes, chic simplicity is all you’ll need.
If you’re looking for something easy to make, easy to decorate, and easy to enjoy, these vanilla cupcakes should be just the thing.
11. Butterfly Cupcakes
Whether you need a stunning dessert for Easter, a wedding reception, or a birthday party, these butterfly cupcakes are the ideal choice.
They’re strikingly beautiful and tasty, too.
They aren’t difficult to make, either; simply whip up your favorite homemade cupcakes.
Then, cut the center out of each one and fill it with jam or buttercream frosting.
Then, use the cut-out piece to make the wings. Stick them on top and dust the whole thing with powdered sugar.
They’ll take less than an hour to make but look entirely magical.
12. M&M Surprise Cupcakes
You’ll turn these rich chocolate cupcakes into cupcake surprises by hollowing them out and filling them with colorful M&Ms.
Then, ice them with rainbow frosting for more of an Easter, spring-like effect.
13. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes
These cupcakes may not look super Easter-appropriate, but since people love Reese’s cups’ chocolate and peanut butter combination so much, that won’t even matter.
Each one features a light, moist chocolate cupcake with an actual Reese’s peanut butter miniature inside and a delectable dollop of peanut butter frosting on top.
14. Hummingbird Cupcakes
If you’ve never had hummingbird cakes before, you’re in for a real treat.
Unlike the butterfly cupcakes, these don’t have tiny hummingbirds on them. They will, however, make you hum with pleasure while you’re eating them.
These are dense, filling cupcakes that taste like Jamaican banana bread.
Luckily, they retain the traditional moisture of cupcakes, thanks to the applesauce, mashed banana, and pineapples.
There’s also a bit of nutty crunch to them that makes them — if possible — even more scrumptious.
They might not be a traditional Easter treat, but you won’t get many complaints.
15. Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream Icing
These perfectly pink cupcakes look great, smell great, and taste even better, particularly if you enjoy sweets that are just a bit tart, as well.
They have plenty of blackberry and lemon flavor, so if you enjoy that combination, you’ll want to give these a try.
16. Strawberry Cupcakes
Of course, if you prefer strawberries to blackberries, then you may like these pink-topped cupcakes more.
You’ll infuse them with strawberries in just about every bite.
You’ll add chopped strawberries into the cupcake batter; then, you’ll put more in the frosting. Plus, you’ll top each one with fresh strawberry slices.
If you think these cupcakes taste like anything other than yummy strawberries, you’re kidding yourself.
But for those of us who love strawberries, we don’t mind one bit.
17. Coconut Cupcakes
These coconut cupcakes are elegant, sophisticated, and perfectly lovely for any Easter (or wedding, birthday, or graduation) celebration.
They’re fluffy and overflowing with delicious coconut flavor, and you can make a dozen of them in less than an hour. It’s hard to beat that.
18. Easter Basket Cupcakes
If you’re looking for something fun and exciting, you can’t beat these Easter basket cupcakes. Of course, they’re also a sugar high waiting to happen.
The cupcakes themselves are simple vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese icing, but things get a little wild after that.
You’ll use flaked coconut for the “grass,” licorice for the “handle,” and jelly beans for the “eggs.”
That’s a lot of candy in one simple cupcake, but the kids are sure to love it.
(Right up until they crash from all the sugar, of course!)
19. Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
If you need something for the vegan attendees to your Easter party, check out this recipe for vegan chocolate cupcakes.
They’re a double-dose of decadent vegan chocolate – 100% vegan and 110% scrumptious.
20. Aloha Cupcakes
These aloha cupcakes use quite a few ingredients, but despite that, they only take about 35 minutes to prepare and bake. Plus, they’re so good.
They have a light, tropical flavor that mixes coconut, pineapples, macadamia nuts, and more. They’re like a pina colada in cupcake form.
21. Dulce De Leche Cupcakes
These creamy, caramel-flavored cupcakes are a real treat for any occasion, not just Easter.
They’re also unbelievably easy to make, taking only 40 minutes, tops.
They are a bit rich, though, so don’t grab too many of them at once. Trust me, one will be sufficient, at least for a little while.
Then, of course, you’ll want to go back for more.
22. Sheep Cupcakes
If decorating cupcakes isn’t your strong suit, then you’ll love these sheep cupcakes because they’re insanely easy to decorate.
All you’ll need are some mini marshmallows for the “wool,” broken cupcakes, icing, and melted chocolate chips for the heads, and candied eyes.
Everyone will go crazy for them – kids and adults alike.
23. Brownie Kiss Cupcakes
There’s a lot to love about these brownie kiss cupcakes.
First of all, they’re a combination of brownie batter and cupcakes – a best of both worlds situation.
Then, each one features a surprise Hershey’s kiss in the middle. Whether or not you decide to add frosting is entirely up to you.
Either way, people will love them.
24. Oreo Cupcakes
There are plenty of recipes for Oreo cupcakes out there, and several of them are really amazing. This one is one of my favorites, though.
The cupcakes are just so springy and light, and even though you’ll add chopped Oreos to the batter, it’s still so moist.
The rich Oreo buttercream frosting is also phenomenal.
So if you’re looking for a light, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth cupcake for any occasion, give these Oreo cupcakes a try.
25. Unicorn Cupcakes
These are probably more appropriate for a birthday party or some other similar occasion, but I automatically assume anything full of bright, pastel colors is also Easter-appropriate.
And these are just so beautiful! Why wouldn’t you want to serve them at your Easter dinner?
With their bright purple cake, multi-colored cotton candy-like icing, and sparkling star sprinkles, they’ll undoubtedly be the centerpiece of your dessert table.
And they’re more than just something pretty to look at, as they taste spectacular, as well.
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