Easter Egg Cupcakes

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Simple and Easy are the top words for Easter, so when I decided to make Easter Egg cupcakes, I wasn’t really thinking I would be extravagant, so these Easter Egg Cupcakes definitely were easy. They still look amazing and are delicious but so quick. Your Easter party guests will love them!

Chocolate Easter Egg Cupcakes uses your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe or if like me and no time to spare then a cake mix is just perfect {no it isn’t cheating, in my eyes}

Chocolate Easter Egg Cupcakes

Ingredients needed to make the Easter Egg cupcakes recipes

Here is everything that you need to create these delicious Easter Egg cupcakes. 

Makes: 24 Cupcakes

Prep time (with decorating): 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Cupcake Ingredients:

 Frosting Ingredients

Steps to make Easter Egg Cupcakes

How to make the cadbury mini egg cupcakes

These ingredients will make around 24 cupcakes. 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Once that is done spray or line a standard muffin tin ready. 
  2. Next up, add the cake mix to a large mixing bowl. Using a hand or stand mixer, add in your oil, egg and instant chocolate pudding, and mix on medium until well incorporated. Then add in your water to create a smooth texture, mix about 2 minutes
  3. Then fold in the chocolate chips
  4. Add batter into the muffin tin until each is about 3/4 full. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. You can also follow the directions on the cake mix box. Allow them to cooling completely before frosting.

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For the Frosting

  • Now the fun part, to decorate them. To create the frosting get a large mixing combine the can of frosting and cream cheese.
  • Beat until smooth and well mixed.
  • Fill a piping bag or Zip-Lock bag with the frosting and pipe the frosting onto cupcakes.
  • Use a circular piping motion to form a “nest”. You can do a practice first if you like.
  • Add a few chocolate eggs to each cupcake and add sprinkles add as much or as little of each as you like.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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Recipe notes and tips

While the recipe is straightforward, it is always nice to have a few different tips and suggestions to make things easier. So here are some of the recipe notes and tips to help you out:

  • Always leave the cupcakes to cool completely before adding the frosting and decoration. The longer the better. If the cupcakes are too hot the frosting will melt and create a big mess. 
  • If children are helping, make sure they are supervised when using a stand or hand mixer. 
  • Refrigerate leftovers due to cream cheese in the frosting
  • Make sure you store the cupcakes in an airtight container to ensure maximum freshness. 
  • If you are making these cupcakes for an event or special occasion, a great tip is to make the cakes a day before. If you leave the frosting till the last moment, they will look amazing and taste like perfection. It will save you a lot of time when preparing for the party. 
  • This recipe is written with the cake mix instructions and then adding an extra egg, the pudding, and chocolate chips.  So, you can follow the cake mix instructions PLUS add 1 extra egg, pudding, chocolate chips…etc.
Plate of Easter Egg Cupcakes

Variations to try

Like with many recipes there will always be variations to try. Here are a few suggestions. 

  • You could always make this vanilla flavored if you wanted. The same recipe would apply except you would need to buy a white cake mix and use vanilla pudding mix instead. This could be a great alternative, or you could do a batch of each.
  • Why not add a few extra touches. Edible glitter always looks very effective when used for decoration purposes. 
  • If you want a different theme then follow the same process for the cake recipe and choose a different color and theme for the decoration. You could use Easter M&M’s instead of Cadbury Mini Easter Eggs, use what you have on hand or what you can get. This could serve as the perfect basis for many creations in the future for different events and get-togethers. 
Plate of Easter Egg Cupcakes


Like with any recipe, there are often questions that need answering. I thought I would share some of the common questions here, but if you have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch directly. 

Can it be made ahead of time?

A great tip is to make these cupcakes ahead of time. This is because they can be fiddly with the frosting. So, if you are making them for a specific event, you could make these the day before, or even just leave the frosting until you need them and just get to the cooling stage. 

How should I store the Chocolate Easter Cupcakes?

If you do need to store these cupcakes, the best way would be in an airtight container at room temperature. Or in the refrigerator as the frosting has cream cheese in it, or you could not ice all the cupcakes if you know they will not get eaten, but I doubt that! They should last a few days stored that way, although, they likely won’t last too long. 

Can I freeze the Chocolate Easter Egg Cupcakes after they are cooked?

If you do plan on freezing these cupcakes it would be best to do so after the stage of cooking and before you frost them. This is because the frosting and decoration won’t do too well in the freezer, but the cake mixture itself will. 

Enjoy your Easter Cupcakes with mini eggs.

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