Mini eggs are one of my favorite Easter candies and one of the best things about Easter! I can't seem to get enough of them or make enough recipes with them. These easy Mini Egg Cupcakes are a fun and festive Easter treat that looks just like an Easter egg hunt in cupcake form.
These mini egg cupcakes are popular at Easter and were inspired by my Easter Creme Egg Chocolate Swiss Roll and my Microwave Creme Egg Fudge. Serve these adorable Mini Egg Cupcakes at your Easter celebration for an Easter dessert or as a fun surprise for your loved ones. They are sure to bring a smile to everyone's face!
You will need the following ingredients for this mini egg easter cupcake recipe:
- 12 cupcakes * I used a vanilla cake mix (Duncan Hines) * you will get 24 cupcakes from a mix, so you can either freeze the remainder for the future or double the other ingredients and decorate them
- ¼ cup flower-shaped candy cupcake sprinkles (affiliate link)
- 2 cups frosting (vanilla/white) * I used Betty Crocker whipped fluffy white (below)
- ½ tsp green food coloring (approximately) *I use a gel food coloring
- 1 cup Cadbury mini chocolate eggs
I used 2 containers of this Betty Crocker whipped fluffy white and about ½ teaspoon of green gel coloring
*See recipe card for details
Bake cupcakes as per directions. *Only fill the cupcake liners to ⅔ full with cupcake batter. Cool
In a large bowl, mix frosting with green food coloring
Put the coupler in the pastry bag and cut the end off.
Put the frosting tip on.
Screw the coupler ring over the tip.
Make signs *you can do this in advance or you can purchase signs. (see equipment)
Fill a piping bag with frosting by folding it over and filling it up ⅔
Twist at end *to avoid it coming out of the top
Keep piping until cupcakes are covered on top
Add 4-5 mini Easter eggs to each cupcake
Add a little more grass around candy eggs
Add 4-5 candy flowers to cupcakes
Add signs on top of the cupcakes and serve!
💭 Top Tip
If you have never piped grass and want to learn how here are instructions on how to pipe grass.
Hint: If your grass is not piping cleanly (it's sort of "blobby" like below in the photo) it's because it's getting too warm. Put your frosting (in the piping bag) back in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to firm it up and it will work perfectly again!
📖Variations & Substitutions
- Cupcakes - you can buy cupcakes from the grocery store, use a cake mix, or make homemade vanilla cupcakes. You could also use chocolate cupcakes instead of vanilla.
- Frosting - You can use homemade frosting (buttercream frosting or shortening-based) or store-bought frosting
You will need the following baking tools for these Easter cupcakes: cupcake tin, paper liners or cupcake cases (i.e. silicone), an electric mixer (stand mixer or hand mixer), mixing bowls, a piping bag, a coupler, and a #233 grass piping tip (affiliate links).
You can make your own signs or purchase customized signs from Etsy My daughter made my signs with brown cardstock, a sharpie, tape, toothpicks, and scissors.
These Cadbury mini egg cupcakes can be stored for up to 2 days in an airtight container on the counter (if you are using a nonperishable frosting) and in the fridge for 5 days. They can be frozen for up to 3 months.
👪 Serving Size
This mini egg recipe makes 12 servings. However, you can half, double, or triple the recipe by clicking on the blue serving number and selecting the number of servings you'd like. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust.
If you are in search of a fun and easy Easter cupcake or a dessert for your Easter dinner, you'll love these delicious Mini Egg Cupcakes!
📋 Mini Egg Cupcakes recipe
- 12 cupcakes
- ¼ cup flower shaped candy cupcake sprinkles
- 2 cups frosting (vanilla/white)
- ½ teaspoon green food coloring (approximately)
- 1 cup chocolate mini eggs
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- Bake cupcakes, as per recipe you are using. *Only fill the cupcake liners to ⅔ full.Cool on wire rack.
- Mix frosting and green food coloring together in a medium bowl. Add more green food coloring until you reach the desired color.
- Make signs (you can do this in advance) or you can purchase them.
- Put coupler inside piping bag and trim off end.
- Add grass tip to piping bag
- Add coupler ring to seal tip on piping bag
- Fill the piping bag ⅔ full with frosting
- Twist the top of the piping bag
- Keep piping until top of cupcake is covered with grass.
- Add 4-5 mini cadbury eggs
- Pipe a little more grass around some of the eggs.
- Add about 4-6 flower candies.
- Add signs to the top of each cupcake and serve!