Easy Box Mix Easter Cupcakes

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This Easter cupcake recipe is the perfect dessert idea if you love festive, colorful, delicious, and cute! Literally, zero decorative skills are required just follow the simple directions to fill an icing bag and top it with little bunny and carrot sprinkle candies. They’re so pretty to look at, they will certainly be the star of any party platter. 

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These adorable, easy Easter cupcake ideas will put a smile on everyone’s face. Don’t be intimidated by the multi-colored swirls, it’s way more simple than it looks. Plus, we have detailed directions at the bottom of this post.

Whether you’re hosting a big Easter party or a small brunch with family, these treats will be a hit. They’re so good you’ll want to add this recipe to your regular schedule of desserts all year round. Good thing it’s easy to swap out the festive sprinkles for anything you like. 

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Why You Will Love Easy Easter Cupcakes

  • Quick and simple to make with box cake mix 
  • You can make the frosting from scratch or use premade icing from a jar 
  • No baking skills are needed
  • They taste amazing 
  • You can double the ingredients and make a large batch for a huge party 

Easter Cupcakes Recipe

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What Do You Need To Make Them?

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix 
  • 12 oz pink frosting 
  • 12 oz orange frosting 
  • 12 oz teal frosting 
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil 
  • 1+¼ cup water 
  • Easter themed sprinkles 

How Do You Make This Dessert? 

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  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 
  2. Mix the box cake mix, eggs, oil, and water in a large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth
  3. Line your cupcake pans with liners 
  4. Spray them with cooking spray or grease 
  5. Fill each cupcake liner  ¾ the way full 
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes 
  7. Allow cupcakes to chill completely in the refrigerator before frosting
  8. Spread a base layer of frosting on the top of each cupcake to seal in freshness 
  9. Decorate with more frosting using a piping bag and tip 
  10. Add sprinkles 
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Variations

  • If you don’t like vanilla for the cupcake base, get whichever box cake mix you prefer! Other flavors that might taste good include chocolate, lemon, or even strawberry! 
  • If you don’t want to deal with the multicolored frosting, just forget about it! You can use solid colors like orange for ⅓, pink for ⅓, and teal for ⅓. They will still look and taste amazing. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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How Do You Make Multi Color Frosting? 

Don’t be intimidated by the multi-colored frosting swirls. This easy Easter dessert idea will amaze you. If you are starting with a large batch of white buttercream, separate it into 3 equal portions. Use food coloring to dye each one your preferred color.

Transfer each color into its own icing bag. Here is the step that will make all the difference: lay out one very large sheet of plastic wrap on a flat surface. Spread out each color in the center, vertically in a straight line, next to each other.

Roll the plastic up like a rug and wrap the ends. Pip one large frosting bag with a 1M star tip, then cut the ends off the tri-colored wrapped frosting before plopping it straight into the large icing bag. 

Can I Make My Own Buttercream Frosting?

Yes, you can make your own buttercream frosting for your easy Easter cupcakes! It’s a simple 6 ingredient recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to make. All you need is real butter (2 cups at room temperature), 4 cups powdered sugar, 1 tbsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp salt, and 2 tbsp heavy cream (chilled). Just combine these ingredients in your stand mixer and whip them together until smooth. 

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We hope you enjoyed this easy Easter cupcake idea! It’s a simple and cost-effective dessert to celebrate a special occasion. If so, please leave a star ★★★★★ rating and a comment below! Follow along on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter for more delicious recipes!

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Easter Cupcakes

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How beautiful are these cupcakes? You will be amazed to learn they’re not only delicious but so easy to make!
Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Calories: 304kcal
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Resting Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 55 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 12 oz pink frosting
  • 12 oz orange frosting
  • 12 oz teal frosting
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 +¼ cup water
  • Easter themed sprinkles

Equipment

  • Cupcake Pan
  • Mixing Bowl
  • 1M Star Tip
  • Icing Bags

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix the cake mix, eggs, oil, and water in a large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth
  • Line your cupcake pans with liners
  • Spray them with cooking spray or grease
  • Fill each cupcake liner ¾ the way full
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes
  • Allow cupcakes to chill completely in the refrigerator before frosting
  • Spread a base layer of frosting on the top of each cupcake to seal in freshness
  • Decorate with more frosting using a piping bag and tip
  • Add sprinkles

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

Course: Dessert, Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, cupcakes, frosting

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Hello, I’m Vickie aka The Crazy Family Mom!

The creator of A Crazy Family and a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. I love to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus, I am thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.

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