Whip up these delightful Easy Easter Cupcakes for your Easter brunch with just a white cake mix, green buttercream frosting, and mini egg toppings—a perfect treat for the holiday!

Can you feel the excitement in the air? Spring has finally arrived, and Easter is just around the bend. You know what that means, right? It’s time to create some fun, festive treats to celebrate! Let me introduce you to our delightful and oh-so-charming Easter Cupcakes.

These little gems are made with a super moist white box cake mix and topped off with a creamy green buttercream frosting. Yum!

Easy easter cupcakes decorated with mini eggs.

But wait, it gets better! We’ll be adding some eye-catching Easter-themed toppings to give them that extra wow factor. Trust me, both kids and grown-ups will be reaching for seconds. Cupcakes are the perfect spring dessert, and the sky’s the limit when it comes to variations.

So, put on your apron, and let’s bounce into the kitchen to create these sweet, seasonal treats that everyone will adore!

Looking for more Easter inspiration? Be sure to check out our stunning Meringue Nest Wreath – it’s a total showstopper!

And if you’re hosting an Easter brunch, don’t miss our mouthwatering recipes for baked ham, cheesy grits, and the most amazing quiche you’ll ever taste. Our grandkids also love this delightful Easter Bunny Cake.

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Substitutions and variations

These homemade vanilla cupcakes lend to lots of variations. Change up the colors and toppings to suit all of your holiday celebrations!

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How to make easy easter cupcakes

The best part about these delicious cupcakes is how easy they are to make! That’s because you start with a cake mix and just add a few ingredients to jazz it up a bit. Of course, you could get some cute store-bought cupcakes, but with this recipe, you don’t need to. And they are fun to make with kids!

  1. Preheat oven and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients and combine.
  3. Pour cupcake batter into the liners.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Let the cupcakes cool completely.
  6. Beat the powdered sugar, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, milk, and green food coloring together with an electric mixer until smooth.
  7. Frost the cooled cupcakes with the buttercream frosting and decorate with some Easter egg candies.
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FAQs for easy easter cupcakes

How should I store the Easter cupcakes?

Store the cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I make these ahead of time and freeze them?

For best results, freeze the unfrosted cupcakes and just frost them when you’re ready to serve. To do so, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then place them in an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature before serving.

You can also freeze frosted cupcakes. Keep in mind that the texture of the frosting may change slightly after being frozen and thawed.

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Easy Easter Cupcakes

Whip up these delightful Easy Easter Cupcakes for your Easter brunch with just white cake mix, green buttercream frosting, and mini egg toppings—a perfect treat for the holiday!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: 20 cupcakes1
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Ingredients 

Cupcakes

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp clear vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Buttercream frosting

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • A few drops of green food coloring

Toppings

  • mini egg candy

Instructions 

Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients then add the wet ingredients and combine.
  • Pour batter into the cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 of the way full.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the cupcakes cool completely.

Buttercream Frosting

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the powdered sugar, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, milk, and green food coloring together with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Frost the cooled cupcakes with the buttercream frosting and decorate with some easter egg candies.

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 208mg, Potassium: 64mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 40g, Vitamin A: 418IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 88mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 346
Keyword: easter cupcakes, easy easter cupcakes
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