One of the best parts of Easter dinner or a delicious brunch is the sweet ending: One show-stopping Easter cake, or even better, multiple sweet, petite Easter cupcakes! For the cherry on top of your Easter meal, we’ve rounded up our best cupcakes that’ll add a festive touch to your dessert spread and an oh-so-sweet finish to your holiday celebrations.
Looking for a way to get the kids involved before they hop off for an Easter egg hunt? Recruit them to help create these Easter sweets! Many of these recipes are simple to bake, and a perfect family activity to decorate together. Get creative with the toppings: Try kid-approved chocolate bunnies or marshmallows; use shredded coconut for an easy nest for candy eggs. Looking for something more sophisticated? Try monochromatic color palettes and edible flowers. Either way, they’ll add a festive touch to the table alongside your spring centerpiece and a luscious ending to your celebration meal.
No matter your craving, we’ve got you covered: Pick out a variety of recipes to please every sweet indulgence, from chocolate to lemon to classic carrot cake. What are you waiting for? Get out those piping bags, round up your colorful toppings and get the family together to create some unforgettable Easter treats. And don’t worry: These cupcakes taste just as good (if not even better) than they look.
Thin-sliced slow-roasted pineapple is a brilliant (one-ingredient!) edible topper for a favorite cupcake flavor. For added tropical goodness, there's dried pineapple in the frosting!
Get the Carrot-Pineapple Cupcakes recipe.
Add these dainty spring cupcakes, made with fondant, to your Easter centerpiece.
Get the Flower Cupcakes recipe.
Pipe buttercream to create fur and ears on these adorable little sheep.
Get the Sheep Cupcakes recipe.
Edible flowers make even the simplest recipe (this buttermilk one, for example) much fancier.
Get the Buttermilk Cupcakes recipe.
Strawberry and lemon are a perfect pairing, and have never been better than in these sweet treats!
Tint your buttercream with food coloring before piping to create pastel colored flowers ideal for spring weather.
Get the Flower Cupcakes recipe from Woman's Day.
There's no shortage of lemon in these bright citrus cupcakes, paired with sweet cream cheese frosting.
Get the Double Lemon Cupcakes recipe from The Pioneer Woman.
Why not set your table with cupcake flowers? These vanilla cupcakes topped with red and pink buttercream flowers are an eye-catcher.
Get the Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream recipe from Country Living.
You can never go wrong with red velvet: Break up those lighter fruit flavors with a rich classic!
Get the Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe from Delish.
A two-in-one dessert, cupcake meets cheesecake in this sweet and fruity crowd-pleaser.
Get the Cheesecake Cupcakes recipe from Delish.
It's never a bad time for ice cream: These ice cream filled cupcakes are the best of both worlds in one.
Get the Ice Cream Stuffed Cupcakes recipe from Delish.
Get the best of both worlds with this buttercream cupcake topped with a flower-shaped cookie.
Get the Tulip Cupcakes recipe from Country Living.
Not quite as springy as daffodil or tulip treats — but equally adorable and delicious.
Get the Desert Bloom Cupcakes recipe from Woman's Day.
For a more subtle treat, infuse cake batter with steeped Lady Grey tea for a post-dinner caffeine boost.
Get the Lady Grey Cupcakes with Orange Zest Frosting recipe from Country Living.
Sweeten up these zesty cakes with candy butterfly wings and jelly beans.
Get the Lemon Butterfly Cupcakes recipe from Woman's Day.
These boozy cupcakes can be your dessert happy hour!
Get the Mini Dark & Stormy Cupcakes recipe from Country Living.
Classic carrot cake cupcakes get a sweet complement with honey cream cheese icing.
Get the Carrot Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese from Woman's Day.
A fruity and floral spring pairing, these lemon and lavender cupcakes will have you coming back for two (or three...or four...) more!
Get the Lemon Cupcakes with Lavender Frosting recipe from The Pioneer Woman.
These fluffy mini cakes are the perfect base for any fruit topping your heart desires!
Get the Angel Food Cupcakes recipe from Lil' Luna.
These mini cupcakes use rosé champagne for a boozy pink hint.
Get the Rosé Champagne Mini Cupcakes recipe from A Beautiful Mess.
The secret to these fruity cupcakes is in the name: Fresh strawberries make all the difference in this refreshing treat.
Get the Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes recipe from Lil' Luna.
As if you needed another excuse to devour a whole bag of Cadbury eggs.
Get the Chocolate Nest Cupcakes recipe from Taming Twins.
Ease any party planning stress with these tropical-flavored cupcakes (along with a fruity cocktail).
Get the Hummingbird Cupcakes recipe from Woman's Day.
Rumor has it that the Easter bunny might make a pit stop at your house if you have these chocolate-strawberry treats out on the table.
Get the Carrot Patch Cupcakes recipe from Life Made Simple.
Finally, we found a way to enjoy an Arnold Palmer in cupcake form.
Get the Lemon Blackberry Sweet Tea Cupcakes recipe from Yummy Crumble.
What's better than chocolate and marshmallows? A cupcake covered with chocolate and marshmallows!
Get the Sheep Cupcakes recipe from Wine and Glue.