40 Easy Easter Cupcakes That Are Almost Too Adorable to Eat

Bring some sweet sunshine to your Easter celebration!

chocolate easter egg cupcakes with chocolate eggs on top in a nest
Mike Garten

One of the best parts of Easter dinner or a delicious brunch is the sweet ending: One show-stopping Easter cake, or even better, multiple sweet, petite Easter cupcakes! For the cherry on top of your Easter meal, we’ve rounded up our best cupcakes that’ll add a festive touch to your dessert spread and an oh-so-sweet finish to your holiday celebrations.

Looking for a way to get the kids involved before they hop off for an Easter egg hunt? Recruit them to help create these Easter sweets! Many of these recipes are simple to bake, and a perfect family activity to decorate together. Get creative with the toppings: Try kid-approved chocolate bunnies or marshmallows; use shredded coconut for an easy nest for candy eggs. Looking for something more sophisticated? Try monochromatic color palettes and edible flowers. Either way, they’ll add a festive touch to the table alongside your spring centerpiece and a luscious ending to your celebration meal.

No matter your craving, we’ve got you covered: Pick out a variety of recipes to please every sweet indulgence, from chocolate to lemon to classic carrot cake. What are you waiting for? Get out those piping bags, round up your colorful toppings and get the family together to create some unforgettable Easter treats. And don’t worry: These cupcakes taste just as good (if not even better) than they look.

carrot pineapple cupcakes with pink background
Mike Garten
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Carrot-Pineapple Cupcakes

Thin-sliced slow-roasted pineapple is a brilliant (one-ingredient!) edible topper for a favorite cupcake flavor. For added tropical goodness, there's dried pineapple in the frosting!

Get the Carrot-Pineapple Cupcakes recipe.

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sugared lavender cupcakes for spring on a blue background
Mike Garten
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Sugared Lavender Cupcakes

Simply stunning, these classy cakes are flavored with a hint of lavender in the batter. The sugared lavender sprigs would make a great garnish for a springtime cocktail, too!

Get the Sugared Lavender Cupcakes recipe.

vanilla cupcakes with blue frosting and white flowers on top
Mike Garten
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Flower Cupcakes

Add these dainty spring cupcakes, made with fondant, to your Easter centerpiece.

Get the Flower Cupcakes recipe.

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chocolate cupcakes with chocolate easter eggs on top
Mike Garten
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Easter Egg Nest Cupcakes

We used Cadbury Eggs to decorate these dainty cupcakes like springy birds' nests.

Get the Easter Egg Nest Cupcakes recipe.

sheep cupcakes on a pink background
Mike Garten
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Sheep Cupcakes

Pipe buttercream to create fur and ears on these adorable little sheep.

Get the Sheep Cupcakes recipe.

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mint julep cupcakes with sprigs on mint on top
Mike Garten
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Mint Julep Cupcakes

First comes Easter, then comes the Kentucky Derby. Both occasions are worth celebrating, which is why this bourbon-filled cupcake exists.

Get the Mint Julep Cupcakes recipe.

vanilla cupcakes with yellow frosting and flowers on top
Brian Woodcock
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Buttermilk Cupcakes

Edible flowers make even the simplest recipe (this buttermilk one, for example) much fancier.

Get the Buttermilk Cupcakes recipe.

lemon cupcakes with strawberry frosting and crushed freeze dried strawberries on top
Mike Garten
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Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Strawberry and lemon are a perfect pairing, and have never been better than in these sweet treats!

Get the Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting recipe.

peach and purple flower cupcakes on a pink plate
Mike Garten
9 of 40
Flower Cupcakes

Tint your buttercream with food coloring before piping to create pastel colored flowers ideal for spring weather.

Get the Flower Cupcakes recipe from Woman's Day.

double lemon cupcakes on cake stand
Con Poulos
10 of 40
Double Lemon Cupcakes

There's no shortage of lemon in these bright citrus cupcakes, paired with sweet cream cheese frosting.

Get the Double Lemon Cupcakes recipe from The Pioneer Woman.

vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting in a flower bouquet arrangement
Becky Luigart-Stayner
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Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream

Why not set your table with cupcake flowers? These vanilla cupcakes topped with red and pink buttercream flowers are an eye-catcher.

Get the Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream recipe from Country Living.

a close up of red velvet cupcakes with white frosting
Brittany Conerly
12 of 40
Red Velvet Cupcakes

You can never go wrong with red velvet: Break up those lighter fruit flavors with a rich classic!

Get the Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe from Delish.

cheesecake cupcakes with mixed berries on top
Emily Hlavac Green
13 of 40
Cheesecake Cupcakes

A two-in-one dessert, cupcake meets cheesecake in this sweet and fruity crowd-pleaser.

Get the Cheesecake Cupcakes recipe from Delish.

ice cream stuffed chocolate cupcakes with white frosting and rainbow sprinkles on top
Suzanne Clements
14 of 40
Ice Cream Stuffed Cupcakes

It's never a bad time for ice cream: These ice cream filled cupcakes are the best of both worlds in one.

Get the Ice Cream Stuffed Cupcakes recipe from Delish.

vanilla cupcakes with tulips on top, served on a cake stand
Brian Woodcock
15 of 40
Tulip Cupcakes

Get the best of both worlds with this buttercream cupcake topped with a flower-shaped cookie.

Get the Tulip Cupcakes recipe from Country Living.

cupcakes with succulents on top make of frosting
Con Poulos
16 of 40
Desert Bloom Cupcakes

Not quite as springy as daffodil or tulip treats — but equally adorable and delicious.

Get the Desert Bloom Cupcakes recipe from Woman's Day.

lady grey infused cupcakes with orange zest frosting
Brian Woodcock
17 of 40
Lady Grey Cupcakes with Orange Zest Frosting

For a more subtle treat, infuse cake batter with steeped Lady Grey tea for a post-dinner caffeine boost.

Get the Lady Grey Cupcakes with Orange Zest Frosting recipe from Country Living.

lemon butterfly cupcakes on pink plates
Romulo Yanes
18 of 40
Lemon Butterfly Cupcakes

Sweeten up these zesty cakes with candy butterfly wings and jelly beans.

Get the Lemon Butterfly Cupcakes recipe from Woman's Day.

mini dark stormy cupcakes with rum frosting
Caviar
19 of 40
Mini Dark & Stormy Cupcakes

These boozy cupcakes can be your dessert happy hour!

Get the Mini Dark & Stormy Cupcakes recipe from Country Living.

carrot cupcakes with honey cream cheese served on a cake plater
Alexandra Rowley
20 of 40
Carrot Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese

Classic carrot cake cupcakes get a sweet complement with honey cream cheese icing.

Get the Carrot Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese from Woman's Day.

lemon cupcakes with lavender frosting
Jessica Merchant
21 of 40
Lemon Cupcakes with Lavender Frosting

A fruity and floral spring pairing, these lemon and lavender cupcakes will have you coming back for two (or three...or four...) more!

Get the Lemon Cupcakes with Lavender Frosting recipe from The Pioneer Woman.

angel food cupcakes
Kristyn Merkley
22 of 40
Angel Food Cupcakes

These fluffy mini cakes are the perfect base for any fruit topping your heart desires!

Get the Angel Food Cupcakes recipe from Lil' Luna.

rosé champagne mini cupcakes
Natalie Jacobs
23 of 40
Rosé Champagne Mini Cupcakes

These mini cupcakes use rosé champagne for a boozy pink hint.

Get the Rosé Champagne Mini Cupcakes recipe from A Beautiful Mess.

fresh strawberry cupcakes
Alicia Skousen
24 of 40
Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

The secret to these fruity cupcakes is in the name: Fresh strawberries make all the difference in this refreshing treat.

Get the Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes recipe from Lil' Luna.

Chocolate Nest Cupcakes - Easter Cupcakes
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Chocolate Nest Cupcakes

As if you needed another excuse to devour a whole bag of Cadbury eggs.

Get the Chocolate Nest Cupcakes recipe from Taming Twins.

Hummingbird Cupcakes - Easter Cupcakes
Danielle Occhiogrosso
26 of 40
Hummingbird Cupcakes

Ease any party planning stress with these tropical-flavored cupcakes (along with a fruity cocktail).

Get the Hummingbird Cupcakes recipe from Woman's Day.

Carrot Patch Cupcakes - Easter Cupcakes
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Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Rumor has it that the Easter bunny might make a pit stop at your house if you have these chocolate-strawberry treats out on the table.

Get the Carrot Patch Cupcakes recipe from Life Made Simple.

Key Lime Cupcakes - Easter Cupcakes
Courtesy of The Cake Blog
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Key Lime Cupcakes

Skip the hassle of making homemade pie and bake these citrusy cupcakes instead.

Get the Key Lime Cupcakes recipe from The Cake Blog.

Lemon Blackberry Sweet Tea Cupcakes - Easter Cupcakes
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Lemon Blackberry Sweet Tea Cupcakes

Finally, we found a way to enjoy an Arnold Palmer in cupcake form.

Get the Lemon Blackberry Sweet Tea Cupcakes recipe from Yummy Crumble.

Sheep Cupcakes - Easter Cupcakes
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30 of 40
Sheep Cupcakes

What's better than chocolate and marshmallows? A cupcake covered with chocolate and marshmallows!

Get the Sheep Cupcakes recipe from Wine and Glue.

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