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Easter Egg Cupcakes

Easter is a few weeks away! Today I’m joined by 21 other amazing bloggers for the Easter Extravaganza! The Easter baking and craft projects are simple adorable, so be sure to check them all out!

What’s better to share than Easter Cupcakes, but these aren’t just your ordinary, run of the mill, decorated Easter Cupcakes…they have a surprise in the middle! You may remember the heart that I baked in the center of the Valentine’s Cupcakes, well these Easter Cupcakes have an Egg baked in the center.

How to bake an Egg in a Cupcake :: Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Look for the full recipe below, but first…join us for the Easter Extravaganza!!

Easter Extravaganza

3D Easter Bunny by Marielle – De Koekenbakkers

Chick Cupcakes by Robin – Bird On A Cake

Mrs. Bunny Centerpiece by Myriam – Chapix Cookies

Cheesecake Easter Eggs by Beth – Hungry Happenings

Cho “Bunny” Greek Yogurt Pops by Jill – Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Hidden Easter Eggs by Stephanie – Ellie’s Bites

Easter Egg Cupcakes by Liz – Hoosier Homemade

Easter Treat Pouches by Elena – Just Me

Mini Meringue Cake by Karyn – Pint Sized Baker

Bunny Cake by Kathia – Pink Little Cake

Easter Gumball Machine by Marlyn – Montreal Confections

Easter Island by Laura – A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe

Easter Bunny Sandwich by Michelle – Creative Food

Bunny Garland by Sue – Munchkin Munchies

Egg Hunt Pound Cake by Jennifer – Not Your Momma’s Cookie

Dutch Easter Egg by Lorraine – Lorraine’s Cookies

Easter Egg Painting Chicks by Mike – Semi Sweet

Easter Basket Cookies by Amber – Sweet Ambs Cookies

The Carrot Patch Cake by Kim – The Partiologist

Cookie Bunny Pop by Meaghan – The Decorated Cookie

Pretzel Bunnies by Sarah – Miss CandiQuik

I, Robot Egg Cookie by Hani – Haniela’s

Easter Egg Cupcakes

Easter Egg Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Dress up your cupcakes with a colored Easter egg baked inside the cupcake. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com


  • 2 boxes Vanilla cake mix
  • Coloring for the cake eggs {I used Wilton Violet, Rose Petal and Leaf Green}
  • Egg shaped cookie cutter - about 1 1/2 inches {I didn't have one this size, so I used a round cutter and bent it a little to make the shape}
  • Decorator Icing in colors of your choice
  • Decorator bag fitted with a #1M Tip
  • Wilton Egg Mix Sprinkles


  1. Combine cake mix plus ingredients {learn what I add to make it taste more like homemade}
  2. Divide batter into 3 bowls and color
  3. Bake in either a small cake pan or cupcakes
  4. Cool completely
  5. Wrap in plastic and let set overnight
  6. Combine the second cake mix
  7. Fill a cupcake pan with liners
  8. On a cutting board, cut out the egg shapes {if you use cupcakes, you may need to cut the egg in half lengthwise so it's not too thick}
  9. Add an egg to the cupcake liner, place it upright with the bottom of the egg on the bottom of the liner
  10. While holding onto the egg, carefully spoon cake batter around the egg until it’s almost to the top of the egg
  11. Carefully place in oven to bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes
  12. You may need to check on them half way through and make sure the egg is still in place, mine wanted to float around a bit
  13. Cool completely
  14. Color frosting, and using a decorator bag fitted with a #1M Tip, pipe on frosting and add sprinkles


The eggs work best if you bake the cake or cupcakes the night before, wrap in plastic and let set overnight

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  1. This is such a cute idea that I have been wanting to try for a while. I am bad commenting, but I want you to know that I read your newsletters every night and I love all your creative ideas. You are such a great mom!!

  2. I need to jump on the “suprise inside” bandwagon pronto! Your cupcakes are so pretty! Love those hidden eggs!

  3. Stephanie (Ellie's Bites) says:

    These are so cute! I love the bright colors!

  4. I love love love treats with stuff hidden inside (hmmm, what an odd thing to say, but it’s true)! And yet I’ve never tried it. OK, fine, I will now. 🙂

  5. These look so much fun and colorful! I love cupcakes with hidden surprises inside — I really need to try it one of these days!

  6. What a cute idea, I like your version more than the usual frosting injection. These would be great for the gender reveal parties. Thanks for sharing.

    Marlyn from Montreal Confections

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