Mini Egg Cupcakes

These mini egg cupcakes for Easter are not only adorable but also delicious and so easy to make with a helping hand from a boxed cake mix.

Decorating cupcakes is the fun part I think, so when I need a way to get some cupcakes made quickly, so I can focus my time on decorating them, I reach for a boxed cake mix.

With a big Easter dinner to prepare, I need every tip and trick I can to save time and energy, but I still want my dessert to taste delicious.

Beginning with a boxed cake mix, and doctoring it up a bit to give it some extra flavor is the answer!

Let me show you how I made two flavors of beautifully decorated, show-stopper cupcakes and still pulled off a full Easter dinner for 9 people.

How to Make Mini Egg Cupcakes for Easter

For flavor one, I began with a white cake mix from a box and mixed it according to the package directions.

Mini Egg Cupcakes that use Cadbury mini eggs and chocolate bunnies and start with a boxed cake mix.

Then, I added approximately 15 Oreo cookies that I had crushed thoroughly using a meat hammer and zipper bag, and gently mixed them into my prepared batter.

For flavor two, I used a yellow cake mix from a box, and simply added 2 teaspoons of pure almond extract to give the cupcakes some extra flavor.

Any kind of extract would work here, vanilla, lemon…. use whatever you prefer.

Mini Egg Cupcakes Easter cupcakes

I baked all of the cupcakes as directed on the package until a toothpick inserted in the center came out clean.

I used some super cute Rae Dunn cupcake cups (similar to THESE). This is another trick that makes your simple boxed cake mix more special.

Using a pastry bag and star tip, I piped a beautiful swirl of Easy Homemade Buttercream (recipe below) on top of each cupcake and then topped each one with pretty Easter candies.

Some got three mini Cadbury chocolate eggs tucked on top…

Mini Egg Cupcakes recipe with Cadbury mini eggs

And some got a tiny Lindt chocolate Easter bunny.

Lindt chocolate bunnies for Mini Egg Cupcakes for Easter
Rae Dunn Cupcake Holders HERE.

The Oreo cupcakes that I made with the white cake mix also got a “cookies ‘n’ cream” frosting by mixing a few crushed cookies into the buttercream.

Easy buttercream frosting recipe for Mini Egg Cupcakes with Cadbury eggs
Easter cupcakes with easy buttercream frosting recipe, mini Cadbury eggs, and chocolate bunnies

I displayed my mini Cadbury egg cupcakes and mini Easter Bunny cupcakes on this three-tiered serving rack, and also put one at each place-setting at the table.

I used these adorable Rae Dunn cupcake holders to make them look extra special.

Mini Egg Cupcakes with chocolate Easter bunny

You can see my entire Easter tablescape with vintage China HERE.

Mini Egg Cupcakes with easy buttercream recipe and mini chocolate Easter eggs.

If you need an easy napkin ring idea for your Easter table this year, be sure to check out this DIY napkin ring idea that requires only 3 things: ribbon, cardstock, and a piece of Easter candy.

Mini chocolate bunny Easter napkin ring DIY
Easter table with Mini Egg Cupcakes

Happy Easter,

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting

Niky @ The House on Silverado
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 frosting for 16 cupcakes
Calories 221 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 2 TBSP milk or cream

Instructions
 

  • Add softened butter to the mixing bowl and mix with stand mixer until completely fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add powdered sugar and beat on low until it is incorporated.
    Turn mixer to medium-high speed and continue to blend, stopping to scrape sides and bottom of bowl often.
  • Add milk a teaspoon at a time until frosting is the proper consistency.

Notes

This recipe yields approximately 2 1/2 cups of frosting, which is enough to frost approximately 16 cupcakes if swirled on as shown with a piping bag.  Alternately, it will frost one 9×13 inch cake or one round 8″ 2-layer cake.
Nutrition info is for 1/16 of the whole recipe. 
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be viewed as an estimate. Ingredients can vary and The House on Silverado makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information
 

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 0.2gFat: 11.6gSaturated Fat: 7.3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 83mgPotassium: 6mgSugar: 29gCalcium: 6mg
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18 thoughts on “Mini Egg Cupcakes

  1. 5 stars
    Table is beautiful and cupcakes are beyond cute. But, I confuse easily – why it there a picture of Almond extract when you are saying you added
    Vanilla? Am I missing something?

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Mary,
      Since I started with a boxed mix, it is so easy to customize in any way you like. You can any kind of extract that you like–vanilla, almond, even lemon or orange! Customize them to your liking. 😁

  2. 5 stars
    Niky, these are the cutest Easter cupcakes EVER! love the RD holders. pinned and pinned. I’m featuring this post Monday evening on All About Home. Thanks so much for joining in on the party!

  3. Hi Niky! I have some “doctored” cake mix Easter cupcakes scheduled for an upcoming post, too. 😉 I adore your cookies and cream option and those darling cupcake holders! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

  4. These look absolutely darling, and I love that you start with a cake mix! Makes life so much easier. Question: you mention adding vanilla extract to one of the cakes, but the photo shows almond extract. . . just want to be sure! Anyway, I’ve pinned this to my Easter board.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  5. These look so delicious and are absolutely adorable! They are little decorations in themselves. I’ll be featuring them this Thursday on Crafty Creators. I’ll feature your post across my social media accounts where you’re following me over the weekend or right before the next week’s party. If you haven’t grabbed your “I was featured” button, you can do so now. I’ve already pinned this post!
    XOXO,
    Niki

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