Easter Cupcakes

Easter Cupcake Recipe

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Many people look forward to Easter. From colorful treats to festive treasure hunts, this holiday means joy, fun, and, for many, nostalgia. It’s also a nice day for any sweet tooth who wants to relive some childhood memories. To make this holiday more interesting, we made this Easter cupcake recipe for you. 

Why This Easter Cupcake Rocks

These moist lemon cupcakes are perfect for Easter, spring, or summer. And if you love cupcakes during winter, this recipe is perfect, too. They also come with toasted coconut and chocolate-covered eggs, which kids love. 

This Easter cupcake recipe yields bright, delicious, and fun treats that your family and customers will love. It’s also perfect for a home baking business, restaurant, or cafe

Additionally, these cupcakes are fluffy with buttery crumbs. They’re also easy to make, mostly requiring basic baking ingredients

Easter Cupcake Baking Tips

easy easter cupcake recipe tips

Make the perfect Easter cupcakes by following these tips: 

Avoid overmixing and undermixing. 

Don’t overmix or undermix the batter. Simply mix the ingredients until they’re properly combined. Overmixing the batter leads to cupcakes with tough textures, while undermixing doesn’t incorporate the ingredients together. 

Fill the pans properly.

You should also know how to fill your cupcake pans properly. Bakers often overlook this since they scoop or pour the batter into the cupcake wrappers and bake.

But the truth is, how much you put into the wrappers depends on the recipe. For instance, cupcakes rise, so you can’t fill the wrappers to the brim. Doing this will make the batter overflow and ruin your dessert.

As a rule of thumb, we fill the cupcake wrapper up to two-thirds of its size. Doing this gives your batter enough space to rise.  

In addition, if you’re dealing with a thin batter, you should use a bowl with a spout. On the other hand, use a large spoon or ice cream scoop for thick batters.

Use an oven thermometer.

Unless you have a brand-new or recently calibrated oven for baking, the temperature inside is most likely inaccurate. For this reason, we recommend using an oven thermometer. Doing this allows you to bake under the right temperature every time. While this might not seem like a huge issue, baking under the wrong temperature can ruin your treats. 

In particular, the wrong temperature can result in dry, uneven, or burnt cupcakes. Underbaking can also lead to raw centers, which no one likes. 

What to Serve With Easter Cupcakes

what to serve

Take your easy Easter cupcake recipe to the next level by serving the treat with these: 

1. Hot Beverages

Cupcakes and hot beverages go well together, like peanut butter and jelly. They taste amazing and warm people’s hearts. Soft cupcakes and warm beverages can make anyone’s day.

You can serve these Easter cupcakes with homemade hot chocolate, tea, latte, or a simple Americano. 

2. Fresh Fruits 

Serving these Easter cupcakes with fresh fruits makes them refreshing and inviting. Just imagine the different colors the fruits and cupcakes bring to your Easter table. It looks amazing, right?

Fresh fruits add natural sweetness to cupcakes, making them taste better. The juicy burst of fruity, tropical flavors, plus the cupcake’s soft crumb, can delight anyone’s taste buds.

Consider these delicious pairs when serving your Easter cupcakes: fresh, mixed berries compote, fresh strawberries with whipped cream, pineapple slices, and fresh oranges. 

3. Ice Cream 

Warm cupcakes also go well with ice cream. Take note of the trick here: warm cupcakes. While cold cupcakes taste nice, serving them warm with ice cream makes the two contrasting temperatures more exciting. They create a one-of-a-kind contrast that you can’t usually find in other pairings.

You can feel the warmth tickling your taste buds as you take each bite. But as soon as the ice cream’s coolness kicks in, the creamy addition will wow you even more. 

Consider these delicious ice cream flavors when serving your Easter cupcakes: vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce, sea salt ice cream, and coffee ice cream with caramel. 

How to Store Easter Cupcakes

how to store

Do you want to keep your Easter cupcakes fresh for longer? We got your back. 

Storing these Easter cupcakes is quite simple. If you want to keep them fresh for a long time, we suggest separating the frosting and cupcakes. 

Place the cupcakes in an airtight container so they stay soft, moist, and fluffy until you’re ready to serve them. Then, place the frosting in another airtight container to keep its flavor and consistency.

Once you’re ready to serve, remove the cupcakes and frosting from the fridge and let them cool to room temperature. Then, frost and decorate the cupcakes before serving.

Easter Cupcake Recipe

easter cupcake recipe

Cuisine: Dessert

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 12


For the Cupcakes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

zest of 1 large lemon

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup coconut milk

For the Coconut Buttercream

1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature

3 to 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons coconut milk

1/2 cup toasted coconut for topping

candy chocolate-covered eggs (optional)


  1. Line your 12-cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Then, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). 
  3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a huge bowl and set aside.
  4. Next, beat the sugar and butter in another huge mixing bowl at medium speed. Do this until the mixture becomes light and fluffy (about three to five minutes).
  5. Then, add the eggs, one at a time. Beat well after adding one egg.
  6. Add the vanilla extract & lemon zest and stir. 
  7. Next, add the dry ingredients and the coconut milk to the butter mixture alternately. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Stir everything until combined, and fold the shredded coconut and lemon juice.
  8. Evenly divide the batter into 12 cupcake liners. Fill each cupcake with two-thirds of its full size. 
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick you insert into the center comes out clean.
  10. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for five minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack so they cool completely.
  11. Beat the butter for the frosting until it becomes creamy while the cupcakes cool down.
  12. Then, gradually add powdered sugar, coconut milk, and vanilla extract. Beat the mixture until it becomes smooth and fluffy. Add a little more coconut milk if the frosting becomes too thick.
  13. Frost the cupcakes with the coconut buttercream once they cool down. 
  14. Then, sprinkle toasted coconut on the top and decorate the cupcakes with chocolate-covered eggs.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the secret to moist cupcakes?

The secret to moist cupcakes is closely following the recipe. If you want to make your cupcakes more moist, brush them with a bit of syrup while warm.

How to make the perfect cupcake?

Make the perfect cupcake by avoiding overmixing and undermixing the batter, filling the pans to two-thirds to allow for rising, and always using an oven thermometer for accurate baking temperatures.

How to decorate cupcakes without cream?

You can decorate cupcakes without cream by using powdered sugar, peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, sliced fruits, and marshmallows.


These Easter cupcakes taste like a dream. They also look festive, making them the perfect treat this Easter. 

So what are you waiting for? Get your baking tools and equipment and start using this easy Easter cupcake recipe now. Happy baking! 


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