Easter Egg Basket Cupcakes

These Easter Egg Basket Cupcakes are simple, quick, and full of flavor. They only require a few simple ingredients, and assembling them is perfect for little helpers.

Easter is right around the corner. My mom used to make these cupcakes for us every year while we were growing up.
It was a yummy tradition that I looked forward to and that I now do with my kids.
They are the perfect dessert for your Easter Egg Hunt or Easter dinner and they are just so cute. I promise they will be the hit of the party.

how to make Easter egg basket cupcakes:

The thing I love about this recipe is that all the ingredients ready to go. All you have to do is assemble them and these really are quite easy to assemble.
I first tint my coconut. I have found the trick to doing this, without making a huge mess. I wanted my frosting and coconut “grass” to be the same color, so I went with green. I put my cup of coconut in a Ziploc bag.
 I then added about 8-10 drops of food coloring, seal the bag, and shake until the coconut is completely covered.
Next, frost a cupcake. I have found that plastic knives do the best frosting, but you could really use anything. You could also pipe on your frosting. To pipe it on, we usually put the frosting in a ziplock bag, then cut a small hole in the corner, and squeeze it onto the cupcake.
Add the coconut right after you frost it (it works better if the frosting has not hardened at all). Push the coconut down just barely so that it will stick to the frosting and not all fall off.
 Add your jellybeans (or other candy) on top of the coconut. Push the candy down just a little bit so that it stays in place.
Take your pipe cleaner and cut each one in half. Stick one end in either side of the cupcake, making a “handle” for your Easter basket (but don’t carry it by the handle. They are a bit fragile).
Take a bit and enjoy. Hope everyone has a happy Easter and a wonderful spring season.

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Serves: 24

Easter Egg Basket Cupcakes

10 minPrep Time

20 hrCook Time

20 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • -24 cupcakes, baked and cooled (I just used a box mix and the ingredients it called for.)
  • -1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 drops green food coloring
  • 70-100 Jellybeans (or other egg-shaped candy, such as M&M's or Robin's Eggs)
  • 24 Pipe cleaner (you could also use another straw-shaped candy if you want in place of the pipe cleaner)2
  • 2 cups Frosting (You can make your own or use store-bought and just tint it to be the color you want. Here is my favorite frosting recipe)


  1. Prepare the cupcakes as directed on the box.
  2. In a ziplock bag, combine the coconut with the food color, and shake it up until the coconut is green.
  3. Decorate your Cupcakes by spreading on frosting, topping it with coconut and jelly beans, then adding your pipe cleaner basket holder.



2348 cal


136 g


247 g


8 g
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