These Spring Chick Cupcakes are an adorable Easter dessert! These easy chocolate cupcakes are sure to be a favorite treat in your household. Perfect for spring, Easter brunch or just any time!
So, Julia’s second (!) birthday is ON Easter this year. As fun as holidays are with a toddler, I’m a little bit sad that we have to share her birthday with a holiday. I really look forward to celebrating anything with her so I wish they were spread out a bit.
We’ll have fun regardless and her birthday will have a bit of an Easter theme this year.
Spring Chick Cupcakes
One of Julia’s current favorite books is called “Cutie Pie Looks for the Easter Bunny” so when I saw Bird On A Cake’s Easter chick cupcakes on Pinterest, I knew I wanted to make similar spring chick cupcakes.
As I mentioned last week, we went to Walmart and stocked up on baking supplies. I picked up a few Funfetti cake mixes as well as Dark Chocolate. I couldn’t resist all the frosting colors – I got white, orange, and yellow to use with these easy cupcakes – it was nice to skip the step of dying them myself.
HOW TO MAKE SPRING CHICK EASTER CUPCAKES
Julia didn’t help with the decorating of these since they were a bit more involved than she’s ready for, but she certainly helped eat them. She was so excited to see them and shouted “chick!”.
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Spring Chick Cupcakes for Easter
- 15.25 oz chocolate cake mix
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- Neon Yellow Vanilla Funfetti frosting
- Orange All Star Vanilla Funfetti frosting
- yellow sanding sugar
- candy eye balls
- black gel icing
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two cupcake pans with liners. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, oil, and water. Beat on low until just combined then beat on medium for two minutes.
- Use a cookie scoop to fill each cupcake well about 3/4 full.
- Bake for 19-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- LET FULLY COOL.
- Once your cupcakes have cooled, give them a coat of yellow frosting.
- Dip the frosted cupcake into the yellow sanding sugar.
- With more yellow frosting, pipe on some feathers/hair and the wings (these look like a “7” and a backwards 7).
- Switch over to orange frosting and pipe on a beak and little feet.
- Pop in two candy eyeballs and use black gel icing to draw on the pupils and give them some personality.
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