11 Cute and Festive Easter Cupcakes

Sweet Treats for the Spring Holiday

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The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Delight kids and adults alike at Easter time with adorable treats made featuring spring flavors, like lemon, carrot, lavender, chocolate, and coconut. These recipes are the perfect addition to any celebration.

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    Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

    Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

    The Spruce

    Soft and fluffy strawberry cupcakes with fresh chunks of fruit in the batter are a wonderful way to welcome the onset of berry season. Topped with a pretty pink, berry-studded buttercream frosting, they make a fabulous Easter treat. You'll want to reuse the recipe for baby and bridal showers, too.

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    Easter Cupcake

    Easter Cupcakes

    The Spruce/Leah Maroney

    Adorable Easter cupcakes—decorated to resemble a bird's nest with coconut shreds and miniature candy eggs—make a wonderful centerpiece for your holiday table. All you need is your favorite cupcake (feel free to use a mix or even store-bought treats), a cream cheese frosting, toasted coconut shreds, and egg-shaped candies.

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    Carrot Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

    Carrot Cake Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

    Diana Rattray

    Bake up a basket of scrumptious carrot cake cupcakes the Easter bunny would approve. Vanilla, lemon, and carrot cake spices flavor the rich cake and the vanilla cream cheese frosting makes them utterly irresistible. If you don't have vanilla bean paste for the frosting, vanilla extract makes an excellent substitute.

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    Lavender and Vanilla Cupcakes

    Lavender and Vanilla Cupcakes

    Elaine Lemm

    Grace your Easter table with these beautiful vanilla-infused cupcakes kissed with lavender. Every bite is filled with a floral flavor that will inspire visions of the French countryside. Just remember that less is more when it comes to culinary lavender, so use a gentle touch. Add some purple-tinted gel food coloring to the icing for a dessert that's as pretty to look at as it is to eat.

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    Coconut Cupcakes

    Crazy Cool Coconut Cupcakes

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    Tropical-inspired cupcakes topped with rich coconut frosting and piled high with coconut shreds make a fantastic Easter cupcake you can decorate with miniature chocolate eggs or colorful jelly beans. You use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil in the batter for a healthier treat with oodles of nutty flavor.

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    Flourless Chocolate and Orange Cupcakes

    Flourless Chocolate and Orange Cupcakes

    Elaine Lemm

    Indulge in these intensely chocolate-y cupcakes with a bright orange citrus note at holiday time. They're made without flour, so they are suitable for those following a gluten-free diet, but everyone will enjoy the gooey, fudge-like center. They're with classic chocolate icing and you can decorate with candied orange peel or your favorite Easter candies.

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    Hummingbird Cupcakes

    Hummingbird Cupcakes

    Martha Stewart

    Hummingbird cupcakes are a fun twist on the traditional, Southern-style layer cake. The moist and ultra-tender cupcakes have a tropical, fruity flavor from bananas, pineapples, and pecans in the batter, with cozy spices adding Southern comfort. Top generously with dreamy cream cheese frosting and watch them disappear!

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    Lemon Cupcakes With Lemon Frosting

    Lemon Cupcakes With Lemon Frosting

    Diana Rattray

    These lovely cupcakes with lemon buttercream frosting absolutely sing with fresh citrus flavor. Vanilla in the batter adds a warming note for the ideal balance of sweet and tangy. Use a piping bag to ice the cupcakes and sprinkle the tops with grated lemon zest for an elegant presentation.

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    Vanilla Cupcakes

    Vanilla Cupcakes

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    Delightfully soft and buttery vanilla cupcakes are a classic Easter treat. They're so easy to make and versatile for decorating with your favorite frosting variety and holiday toppings. This genius recipe adds Greek yogurt to the batter, which boosts moistness and adds a wonderfully tangy, old-fashioned flavor to bakery-style cupcakes. 

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    Butter Pecan Cupcakes With Brown Sugar Frosting

    Butter Pecan Cupcakes With Brown Sugar Frosting

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    Butter pecan cupcakes with classic pecan pie flavors, topped with creamy brown sugar icing, are sure to be a hit at your Easter feast. Use light brown muscovado sugar for cupcakes and frosting with absolutely amazing flavor.

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    Dairy-Free Vegan Lemon Cupcakes

    Dairy-Free Vegan Lemon Cupcakes

    The Spruce

    Vegans and non-vegans alike will delight in these luscious lemon treats that are so moist and delicious, nobody will miss the butter. Olive oil, soy milk, and lemon juice in the batter make the cupcakes tender and give them a fresh, spring-like taste. Frost with your go-to vegan icing recipe.