Easy Earth Day Cupcakes Recipe

Update: This Easy Earth Day Cupcakes recipe was updated February 2021 with new photos and additional information for readers.

With Earth Day 2021 coming up on April 22,  I thought some of you may be looking for earth day activities at home.

These easy Earth Day Cupcakes are a great idea for  earth day activities for toddlers or older kids and can even double as yummy earth day snacks.

They are quick and easy to make using cake mix. And, kids will have fun watching the colors go to work to make green and blue worlds.

Easy Earth Day Cupcakes on a white platter. They're an easy Earth Day Activity for kids that you can do at home!

How to Make Easy Earth Day Cupcakes

Ingredients you’ll need:

Ingredients needed for earth day cupcakes
This quick & easy Earth Day snack uses a simple cake mix and food coloring.
  • White or vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • green and blue food coloring
Earth day cupcake ingredients in a mixing bowl with a whisk.
You can mix up the cupcakes using a mixer or just whisking it by hand.

Step 1: Mix up the cake mix following the directions on your cake mix box.

Two bowls of Earth Day cupcake batter. One bowl is colored green and the other is colored blue.
Add blue and green food coloring until the colors are as vibrant as you’d like them.

Step 2: Divide the cake mix into 2 separate bowls. Add blue food coloring to one and green food coloring to the other.

A muffin tin with white paper cups with Earth Day cupcake batter in them.
Alternate the colors to represent the colors of land and sea.

Step 3: Drop each color of batter in 1 tablespoon at a time, alternating colors.

Earth Day Cupcakes ready to go in the oven.
Don’t try to be perfect with the batter. The messier the design, the better!

Keep filling up the muffin cups alternating colors, until they are about 1/2 full.

Step 5: Bake according to the directions on the cake mix box.

The mix I used called to bake them at 325 degrees for 12-17 minutes. Mine took about 15 minutes to bake.

You’ll know when they are done by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cupcake and it comes out clean.

You can frost them if you’d like, or eat them as is. Either way, they’re delicious!

More ideas for Earth Day projects to do at home:

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Easy Earth Day Cupcakes

Easy Earth Day Cupcakes

Mix up a batch of earth day cupcakes using cake mix and blue and green food coloring. They're quick, easy, and make a great Earth Day snack!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • White or vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • green and blue food coloring

Instructions

    MIX UP THE CAKE MIX FOLLOWING THE DIRECTIONS ON YOUR CAKE MIX BOX.

    DIVIDE THE CAKE MIX INTO 2 SEPARATE BOWLS. ADD BLUE FOOD COLORING TO ONE AND GREEN FOOD COLORING TO THE OTHER.

    DROP EACH COLOR OF BATTER IN 1 TABLESPOON AT A TIME, ALTERNATING COLORS.


    Keep filling up the muffin cups alternating colors, until they are about 1/2 full.

    BAKE ACCORDING TO THE DIRECTIONS ON THE CAKE MIX BOX.

    The mix I used called to bake them at 325 degrees for 12-17 minutes. Mine took about 15 minutes to bake.

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