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Easter Egg Cupcakes

These adorable Easter egg cupcakes make a fun and easy Easter dessert. Candy eggs sit atop the middle of the cupcake to make it festive!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 40kcal



  • 1 15 oz box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3.4 oz box Instant chocolate pudding
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  • 1 16 oz can Chocolate Fudge Frosting
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 10 oz bag Mini Cadbury Chocolates


Prepare Cupcakes

  • In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, eggs, water, vegetable oil, and pudding mix.
  • Beat with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the batter into lined cupcake pan(s) about ¾ full.
  • Bake cupcakes for about 15 minutes at 375 degrees or according to the cake mix package.
  • Let cool before frosting.

Making Frosting

  • In a medium mixing bowl combine the can of frosting and cream cheese.
  • Beat until smooth and well incorporated.
  • Fill a piping bag or Zip-Lock bag with the frosting and pipe the frosting onto cupcakes.
  • Use a circular piping motion to form a "nest".
  • Add a few chocolate eggs to each cupcake and add sprinkles.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve and enjoy.


*Notes: Refrigerate leftovers due to cream cheese in the frosting.
*This recipe is written with the cake mix instructions and then adding an extra egg, the pudding, and chocolate chips. So you can say follow cake mix instructions PLUS add 1 extra egg, pudding, chocolate chips...et


Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg