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Easter Basket Cupcakes Recipe

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Need a fun and easy dessert? This Easter Basket Cupcakes Recipe is one of my favorites! Not only do you get to use a cake mix, but you also get to decorate them to look like cute Easter baskets! When it comes to Easy Easter Recipes, add these to your list!

Whether you’re making these for your own house or to share with family and friends, they will be a hit no matter what.

It should come as no surprise that I love cupcakes. They’re easy to make, and you don’t have to share your portion. What more could you want?!

These adorable cupcakes for Easter are fun in the way that they’re decorated and simple. Plus, this way, even adults get their very own Easter basket!

Easter Basket Cupcakes Recipe

You’ll notice from the directions and ingredients listed below on the recipe card that using a cake mix makes every step easier.

It’s one of my favorite baking “secrets” that isn’t a secret at all. Using cake mix in the cupcake batter cuts down on many other steps.

Cupcakes are a popular and straightforward dessert because you can make one (or two) for each person and know precisely how much you have to bake. This is perfect for meal planning and for prepping for parties, too!

Why is decorating cupcakes fun to do together as a family?

Decorating cupcakes together as a family can be fun, creative, and enjoyable. It allows everyone to express their artistic side and imagination, and it’s also an activity that the whole family can participate in.

It’s a fantastic way for parents and children to connect by sharing the joy of creating something delicious.

With endless possibilities for flavors, color combinations, and designs, there will surely be laughter and surprises when decorating cupcakes together as a family.

Along with creating something special, you’re also fostering positive communication within your home as everyone works as a team to make something delicious!

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Easter Cupcake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is a great way to prepare for the whole family. You can also save a ton of money at the grocery store when you make a plan and write it out!

Main Dish: Easy Italian Hamburger Soup Recipe

Vegetable Side: Healthy Roasted Hawaiian Medley

Starch Side: Homemade French Fries

Refreshing Drink: Pineapple Mocktail – Perfect for Easter!

Best Cupcake Recipes:

Once you make this Easter Cupcakes Recipe, think about all the other yummy options! There are so many unique cupcake recipes just waiting to be made!

Here are a few of my favorites that I hope you love as I do.

This Fudgy Rootbeer Float Cupcakes Recipe is one that all root beer fans will love.

I love the flavor of this Peppermint Espresso Cupcakes Recipe!

The kids will love these Unicorn Poop Cupcake Cones! Fun for birthday parties!

These Mermaid Cupcakes are adorable and fun to make!

Need fun toppings for your cupcakes? Check out how to use candy as cupcake topping ideas!

Find out how to make this Sweet and Yummy Strawberry Soda Cupcake Recipe!

You will enjoy every bite of this Mocha Espresso Cupcakes Recipe!

How do I know when the cupcakes are done baking?

Baking cupcakes can be a wonderfully rewarding experience, as the delicious, fluffy treats make for an excellent snack or dessert.

However, it is essential to know when cupcakes are done baking so that your treats don’t come out dry and tough.

A great way to tell if a cupcake is cooked through properly is to press your finger on its top lightly. If the center feels firm and springs back, your cupcakes are ready!

Another method of testing is poking a toothpick in the middle of the cupcake–if it comes out clean, then it’s time to take them out of the oven!

More Jelly Bean Recipes:

There are so many other fun recipes that I want to share with you! Here are some great options!

Easter Basket Cupcakes Recipe

Easter Basket Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Check out how cute these Easter Basket Cupcakes are. They're perfect for Easter treats!


  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can of vanilla frosting
  • 1 package sweetened coconut
  • 1 package jelly beans
  • Sour Punch Straws


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line the cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Add the cake mix to a bowl, and mix in the water, oil, and eggs. Use a mixer at medium speed.
  3. Pour the cupcake batter into the liners at 2/3 full.
  4. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool.
  5. Add 1 tsp water and the food coloring to the coconut. Mix. Spread it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Let it dry.
  6. Add frosting to a piping bag and frost the cooled cupcakes.
  7. If you want to add a basket wrapper to the cupcakes, you can do that now over the other liner.
  8. Frost the cupcakes and then roll the cupcake top in the coconut.
  9. Add 3-4 jelly beans and a sour straw as a handle.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g

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