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. It’ll free you up to enjoy the egg hunts and family meal while still ending on a sweet note.
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.
Carrot Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
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.
Lavender and Vanilla Cupcakes
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.
Flourless Chocolate and Orange Cupcakes
Indulge in these intensely chocolate 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.
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!
Lemon Cupcakes With Lemon Frosting
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.
They’re so easy to make, but they look like they came from a professional bakery. All you need is your favorite cupcake, some cream cheese frosting, toasted coconut, and Easter egg candy. You can make these as homemade or as semi-homemade as you wish using cake mix, store-bought cupcakes, and/or canned frosting.