These chocolate cupcakes decorated as little spring chicks will be perfect for an Easter celebration!| Persnickety Plates AD

Spring Chick Cupcakes for Easter

Chocolate cupcakes all dressed up for Easter as spring chicks.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spring chick easter cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Decorating Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Melissa | Persnickety Plates


  • 1 box Pillsbury Dark Chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup 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.
  • 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.


Use whichever Pillsbury cake mix is your favorite - Funfetti would be really cute.
I also used some Funfetti Vanilla Marshmallow frosting to frost a few cupcakes and added sanding sugar stripes to look like Easter eggs.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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