Easy Earth Day Cupcake Recipe

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

Easy Earth Day Cupcakes on a white platter. They're an easy Earth Day Activity for kids that you can do at home!, easy earth day cupcake recipe bid kids activities blog.
Let’s make Earth Day cupcakes for snacks!

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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.

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Ingredients needed for earth day cupcakes, easy earth day cupcake recipe by kids activities blog.
This quick and easy Earth Day snack uses a simple cake mix and food coloring.

earth day cupcakes ingredients

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

directions to make earth day cupcakes

Earth day cupcake ingredients in a mixing bowl with a whisk, easy earth day cupcake recipe by kids activities blog.
You can mix up the cupcakes using a mixer or just whisk them by hand.

Step 1

Mix the cake mix by following the directions on your cake mix box.

Step 2

Divide the cake mix into 2 separate bowls.

Two bowls of Earth Day cupcake batter. One bowl is colored green and the other is colored blue., easy earth day cupcake recipe by kids activities blog.
Add blue and green food coloring until the colors are as vibrant as you’d like them.

Step 3

Add blue food coloring to one and green food coloring to the other.

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Don’t try to be perfect with the batter. The messier the design, the better!

Step 4

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

A muffin tin with white paper cups with Earth Day cupcake batter in them, easy earth day cupcake recipe by kids activities blog.
Alternate the colors to represent the colors of land and sea.

Step 5

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

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Bake the cupcakes according to the directions on the cake mix box.

Step 6

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.

Use a toothpick to check if cupcakes are done.

Step 7

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

how to serve earth day cupcakes

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

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Easy Earth Day Cupcake Recipe

Easy Earth Day Cupcake Recipe

A cupcake that would simply represent or symbolize how thankful we are to have people who work hard to make meaningful changes on planet earth. I assure you these cupcakes taste better than what they look!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Mix the cake mix by following the directions on your cake mix box.
  2. Divide the cake mix into 2 separate bowls.
  3. Add blue food coloring to one and green food coloring to the other.
  4. Drop each color of batter in 1 tablespoon at a time, alternating colors.
  5. Keep filling up the muffin cups alternating colors, until they are about 1/2 full.
  6. 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.
  7. You’ll know when they are done by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cupcake and it comes out clean.

More ideas for Earth Day recipes

Did you make this easy Earth Day cupcake recipe? What did you and your family think?

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