Make delicious, easy Easter cupcakes using a secret ingredient – cake mix! Then add cute Cadbury eggs on top for a fun bird’s nest effect that is so festive!
Easter Sunday is coming up! Just a few more days and everyone will be heading off to church, doing Easter Egg hunts, and preparing for the big family meal.
Whenever I’m hosting a big holiday dinner, I always like to go all out on the meal, and then cut a few corners on dessert.
If there was a fabulous bakery near my house I’d probably just go out and buy something and call it good, but I’ve yet to find that fabulous bakery here, so I’m stuck making my own desserts.
Easy Cupcake Recipe
These Easter cupcakes were super easy to make because, hello, you use a cake mix. I love that you can use a cake mix to make a great tasting cake, but then add a few things like shaved coconut, sprinkles, and a few pieces of Easter candy to make them a fun and festive treat.
Your kids will love helping you make them, and they look like you put in ten times more effort than you really did. And if everyone eats them after dinner and doesn’t know any better that you used a mix, then all the better right?
There are lots of variations to these cupcakes. You could swap out the chocolate sprinkles for green frosting that looks like grass.
If you don’t like coconut you can easily leave it out. You can use milk chocolate eggs, or even jelly beans, instead of the mini cadbury’s. They’re so easy to make, and easy to customize to your own family’s tastes.
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 16 oz vanilla frosting
- 1 C shredded coconut
- 6 T chocolate sprinkles
- 36 pieces mini Cadbury eggs
- Prepare the cake mix according to the package instructions.
- Once the cupcakes are cooled, using a piping bag, or a ziplock baggie with the corner snipped, pipe the vanilla frosting onto the cupcake.
- Dip the frosting side of the cupcake down into the shaved coconut.
- Press a small handful of chocolate sprinkles into the center of the cupcake.
- Finish them off by placing three Mini Cadbury Eggs on top!
Serving Size:1 cupcake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422 Saturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 410mg Carbohydrates: 76g Sugar: 57g Protein: 2g
These Easter cupcakes are so fun, easy, and cute huh? Let me know what easy desserts you’ll be making in the comments below!
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Oh, and if you like these Cadbury Mini Egg cupcakes, here are some other treats you’re going to love (and the kids will too!):