Easy Easter Egg Cupcakes

Holiday baking

You’re looking for a fun Easter treat, but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen. What’s the answer? Turn boxed mix cupcakes into festively decorated holiday desserts. With a few simple steps you can create Easter-themed cupcakes that look like you’re a master baker. These tasty treats mimic an Easter egg hunt, with faux grass and mock eggs to hide!


  • Vanilla or white cake mix
  • White frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • Green licorice twists
  • Easter egg jelly beans

How-to Steps:

  1. Bake the cupcakes, following the mix’s directions. If you have a favorite super-simple recipe, swap that in instead.
  2. Let the cupcakes cool completely.
  3. Mix two to three drops of green food coloring into the icing. If it’s too light, add a few more drops.
  4. Frost the cupcakes.
  5. Chop the licorice into 1-inch long sections. These will become grass to ‘hide’ the eggs in.
  6. Press the licorice pieces (put them in upright, so that they look like growing grass) into the icing.
  7. Hide the eggs in the grass. Press a few of the jelly beans into the frosting. You should be able to see them sitting on the frosting in a bare grass spot.