Easter Surprise Cupcakes are a treat everyone can enjoy. These Easter Surprise! Cupcakes were so easy to make, and you can fill your cupcakes with just about anything edible. What a great way to let your kids join in the Easter fun!

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Let’s make cupcakes with a surprise inside!

Easy Easter Surprise Cupcakes Recipe

Making these will make you a hit at whatever Easter gathering you have going on or even with your family. While the finished Easter cupcakes might look complex to make, they are easy! Even your kids can help you make these, and they’ll have a blast doing it (and eating the candy.)

The best part is you can use so many different things inside the cake itself. Make it chocolate, fruity, nutty, any flavors your like!

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Ingredients Needed To Make Easter Surprise Cupcakes

How To Make Easter Surprise Cupcakes With Grass Icing:

Surprise cupcakes with M&M's in them, cadbury eggs, and marshmallows.

Step 1

Pre heat oven and then bake 24 cupcakes. Any box mix following the package directions or homemade cake batter will work, just don’t overfill the muffin cups. Also make sure you line with cupcake liners to avoid overcooked sides.

Step 2

Let your cupcakes cool off on a wire rack. That way they won’t fall apart and the icing won’t melt off.

Step 3

Using the large end of your melon baller, scoop out (at the top) a portion of cupcake. You need the bottom of the cupcake intact, so if using an apple corer, only go a 1/3 of the way into the cupcake.

Step 4


Fill the center of each cupcake with desired filling, until it is level with the top of the cupcake.

Step 5


Add green food coloring to the white frosting, until desired color is reached.

Step 6


Pipe green frosting or frost cupcakes with green “grass” frosting.

Step 7


Add 3 Cadbury eggs to the top as decoration. Or you could top your cupcakes with whatever you have hidden inside!

Recipe Notes

  • If you don’t own a #233 grass tip for piping your frosting, no worries!  
  • Simply frost your cupcakes with the green frosting and find yourself a butter knife.  
  • Laying the flat part of the knife against the frosting, pull up quickly and you should have little “tufts” of grass. Repeat until desired effect is achieved.
  • You don’t necessarily need a piping bag for this!
  • Not a fan of vanilla cupcakes? You can make a chocolate cupcake instead.
  • If your frosting isn’t thick enough you can add a little more confectioners’ sugar.
Easter cupcakes with grass icing and cadbury eggs on top

Easter (Surprise!) Cupcakes

Easter (Surprise!) Cupcakes

These Easter (Surprise!) Cupcakes are so easy to make! Fill them with your favorite candy. What a great way to let your kids join in the Easter fun!

Ingredients

  • 1 cake mix, of your choosing, made into 24 cupcakes with liners. Follow package instructions.
  • Melon baller or apple corer
  • 1 tub of vanilla frosting
  • 2-3 drops of green food coloring
  • Cadbury mini milk chocolate eggs. These have a hard candy shell on the outside.
  • Optional fillers: M&M’s, mini M&M’s, mini marshmallows (bunny tails!), Cadbury mini milk chocolate eggs, mini chocolate chips, jam or jelly, Nutella, marshmallow creme, peanut butter (or any nut butter), jelly beans, frosting, sprinkles, hershey kisses, Reese’s Pieces, etc.

Instructions

  1. Bake and cool 24 cupcakes. Using the large end of your melon baller, scoop out (at the top) a portion of cupcake. You need the bottom of the cupcake intact, so if using an apple corer, only go a 1/3 of the way into the cupcake.
  2. Fill cupcake with desired filling, until it is level with the top of the cupcake.
  3. Add green food coloring to the white frosting, until desired color is reached.
  4. Pipe green frosting or frost cupcakes with green “grass” frosting. *Note: If you don’t own a #233 grass tip for piping your frosting, no worries!  Simply frost your cupcakes with the green frosting and find yourself a butter knife.  Laying the flat part of the knife against the frosting, pull up quickly and you should have little “tufts” of grass. Repeat until desired effect is achieved.
  5. Add 3 Cadbury eggs to the top as decoration. Or you could top your cupcakes with whatever you have hidden inside!

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These Easter cupcakes are so cute. What’s your favorite Easter treats? Tell us in the comments!



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