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With classic spring flavors, like lemon and carrot, these recipes are great to have on hand when Easter rolls around. Whether topped with bunnies or simple angel food cupcakes, people of all ages will love these cupcakes.

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By davidv

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (13 Votes)
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Servings 12
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 30

  • 1 (15.25-ounce) box white cake mix, baked into 12 cupcakes according to package directions
  • 1/2 (16-ounce) jar chocolate frosting
  • 1/3 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag white candy melts
  • Red gel food coloring
  • 12 plain donut holes
  • 12 mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/3 cups sweetened fine shredded coconut

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Chick Cupcakes are a fun and easy spring or Easter cupcake recipe! With a sweet buttercream frosting, these cupcake...

  • 20 vanilla cupcakes
  • Buttercream frosting
  • 4 cups sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1 piece (10 inches) black licorice lace, cut into 40 (1/3-inch) pieces
  • 20 whole almonds
  • 140 red candy-coated licorice pastels (about 1/3 cup), or pieces of snipped red licorice laces
4.4/5 (8 Votes)

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Honey and cream cheese team up in this recipe to accentuate the lavender flavor of the cupcakes

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon blue food coloring
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
  • 2/3 cup cold milk
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons honey, plus a little extra for drizzling
4.5/5 (36 Votes)

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If you love lemon desserts, these lemon angel food cupcakes are the dessert you didn't know you needed

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1/2 cup cake flour (about 2 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup egg whites (about 5 large eggs)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • LEMON FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Edible flowers such as pansies or rosebuds (optional)
4/5 (1 Votes)

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Nothing says Easter more like bunny cupcakes

  • 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow or white cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • Pink food color
  • 2 containers Betty Crocker whipped fluffy white frosting
  • 5 large marshmallows
  • Pink sugar
  • Candy decorations and sprinkles, as desired
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Moist champagne cake with peach schnapps and bits of diced peaches baked in and topped with a peachy champagne butt...

  • PEACHY CHAMPAGNE FROSTING:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 egg whites
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup champagne
  • 1/4 cup peach schnapps
  • 1 small peach, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup champagne
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon peach schnapps
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 drops red food coloring, if desired
4.5/5 (116 Votes)

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Chocolate cupcakes with a mini Easter Cadbury Creme Egg baked right into the center! Topped with a marshmallow fros...

  • MARSHMALLOW FROSTING:
  • 12 chocolate cupcakes
  • 24 mini Easter Cadbury Creme Eggs
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow creme (fluff)
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • NANAIMO FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla custard powder (Harry Horne's or Birds)
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
4.6/5 (41 Votes)

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Light and airy cupcakes with a deliciously fresh, raspberry cream filling

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 (6-ounce) containers fresh raspberries, cut in half, or 16 ounce container strawberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
5/5 (5 Votes)

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These Lemon Meringue Cupcakes are made with a lightly lemon flavored cupcake, lemon curd filling and lightly toaste

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 egg whites
5/5 (1 Votes)

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This is a treat everyone, young and old will love, and a fun project to do with kids as they get to make their own ...

  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Island® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • Red shoestring licorice
  • Jelly beans
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Carrot cupcakes topped with lemon cream cheese frosting are bomb! These are great for any occasion

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour or regular whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup natural unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded carrots (about 2 carrots)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 4 ounces Neufchâtel cheese (reduced-fat cream cheese), softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • GARNISH:
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped walnuts
4.3/5 (53 Votes)

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Vanilla cupcakes with a fresh strawberry frosting are a perfect way to welcome the spring season

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 3/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon seedless strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
4.5/5 (37 Votes)

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Sweet and sunny, with all the things we love about lemon meringue pie — but in cupcake form

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached Cake Flour Blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Buttery Sweet Dough Flavor (optional, but adds that signature bakery taste)
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • LEMON CURD:
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (8-tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon Bakewell Cream or cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
4.5/5 (35 Votes)

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Impress your guests with this knock-out dessert; fresh strawberry buttercream cupcakes

  • 1 dozen vanilla cupcakes (your recipe or store bought)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, diced (3-sticks)
4.5/5 (31 Votes)

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The colored coconut on these cupcakes not only look cute, but add a little bit of coconut flavor! Use green coconu...

  • 1 package white cake mix, size to make two layers
  • 1 (16-ounce) container vanilla frosting
  • Flaked coconut, (about 1 cup for each desired color)
  • McCormick® Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye
  • Assorted Easter candies, including jelly beans
4.5/5 (25 Votes)

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