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Easy Cadbury Mini Egg Cupcakes for Easter!

Make delicious mini egg cupcakes using a secret ingredient – cake mix! This Easter dessert is so cute and kids will love to make them (they’re so easy).

Easy Easter Cupcakes with Cadbury Eggs

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. Yet I still want the dessert to be tasty. And maybe cute too!

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. That’s how these Easter cupcakes appeared.

Cake mix, vanilla icing, Cadbury eggs, chocolate sprinkles

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?

Dipping an iced vanilla cupcake in coconut

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.

How to make cupcakes with cake mix

These Easter cupcakes are so fun, easy, and cute huh? Let me know what easy desserts you’ll be making in the comments below!

Easter cupcake decorating ideas

Get the printable recipe for these cupcakes here:

Yield: 12 people

Mini Egg Cupcakes

Easter cupcake decorating ideas

Make delicious 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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 16 oz vanilla frosting
  • 1 C shredded coconut
  • 6 T chocolate sprinkles
  • 36 pieces mini Cadbury eggs


  1. Prepare the cake mix according to the package instructions.
  2. Once the cupcakes are cooled, using a piping bag, or a ziplock baggie with the corner snipped, pipe the vanilla frosting onto the cupcake.
  3. Dip the frosting side of the cupcake down into the shaved coconut.
  4. Press a small handful of chocolate sprinkles into the center of the cupcake.
  5. Finish them off by placing three Mini Cadbury Eggs on top!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cupcake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 410mgCarbohydrates: 76gSugar: 57gProtein: 2g

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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!):

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