Easter egg cupcakes

Easter egg cupcakes

Step into the vibrant spirit of Easter with our irresistible Easter egg cupcakes, a perfect harmony of sweet banana and zesty lemon buttercream. These treats are the essence of spring, wrapped in velvety pastel buttercream and adorned with small playful Easter eggs. Designed to captivate and charm at any gathering, these cupcakes are your ticket to becoming the highlight of the Easter table.


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C (conventional oven).
  • Mix flour, vanilla, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, use an electric mixer to blend banana, sugar, egg, and butter. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the batter, stirring until smooth.
  • Spoon or pipe the batter into 12-14 muffin tins. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 25-30 minutes. Remove and allow the muffins to cool.
  • Whip butter until soft, either with an electric mixer or a stand mixer, then gradually mix in icing sugar. Add water, lemon juice, and lemon zest, mixing thoroughly.
  • Save about 1/10 of the frosting and colour it with cocoa powder for a chocolatey brown hue. Divide the remaining frosting into three portions, colouring one pink, one yellow, and the last light green with the food colourings.
  • Pipe the different coloured frostings onto the cupcakes. Use the cocoa-coloured frosting to pipe a small 'nest' on top of each one. Decorate as desired with Easter sweets, such as small chocolate eggs or sprinkles, in the chocolate frosting nest.

Use overripe bananas for the batter. They are sweeter and easier mashed, which can add more moisture and a richer flavour to your cupcakes.


When you colour the frosting, start with a small amount of food colouring and gradually add more until you get the colour you want. The colours can get quite intense rather quickly, so this way, you have more control over the intensity of the colours.


Wheat flour
350 ml
Baking powder
1 tsp
Baking soda
1 tsp
Large bananas, mashed
Butter, melted
75 g
175 ml
Vanilla sugar
1½ tsp
Butter, room temperature
125 g
Icing sugar
875 ml
Lemon, zest
Lemon juice
1 tbsp
50 ml
Red, yellow, and green food colourings
Cocoa powder
Easter-themed decorations (e.g., small Easter chocolate eggs)

Easter egg cupcakes with buttercream frosting for every occasion

Celebrate Easter with these lovely cupcakes, each crowned with velvety buttercream frosting and small Easter eggs. Enjoy the harmonious blend of flavours that is both invigorating and indulgent, captivating your guests with delightful flavours and an elegant presentation.

Sweet banana and classic lemon frosting

The first you notice are the beautiful decorations, but as soon as you take a bite, you will discover that it is not all about the looks. You never go wrong with a classic, and a banana and vanilla cupcake with lemon buttercream frosting is as classic as it gets The moist banana cakes with vanilla offer a sweet and pleasant base for the frosting. Buttercream frosting is quite sweet, but lemon zest and lemon juice provide the zingy balance you are looking for. The lemon flavour from zest and juice is relatively subtle, but it will add a bit of acidity and brightness, creating a mild and subtle tangy flavour woven into the sweetness of the frosting.

Beautiful pastels to create a colourful Easter vibe

What better way to show off Easter than with pastels? With your red, yellow, and green food colourings, you can make the most beautifully coloured cupcakes. Go with each of the three colours in the same pastel intensity or vary the intensity so you get various shades of each colour. Choose Easter eggs or other sweets in the same nuances, beautifully complementing the frosting, or choose brighter ones to make the colours pop. Mix and match eggs on top of the different coloured frostings, or use pink eggs for pink frosting, green eggs for green frosting, and so on. No matter how you choose to fill your nests, your Easter egg cupcakes will look impressive and irresistible.

Festive decorations in chocolate nests

The whimsical nest on top of the pastel-coloured frosting enhances the visual appeal and adds a playful element. The chocolate frosting nest is a delightful contrast to the pastel buttercream, while the small chocolate Easter eggs or whatever sweets you use in the nests introduce a burst of colour and texture, making each cupcake a miniature masterpiece. Whether you are hosting an Easter brunch, a spring party, or simply looking to add a touch of whimsy to your celebrations, these cupcakes, adorned with festive chocolate nests and treats, are sure to enchant and delight guests of all ages. For other festive Easter decorations, look at our colourful no-bake Easter cheesecake, our Easter buns with chocolate eggs and flowers, and our gluten-free Easter cake with chocolate eggs.

Inspiration for different decorations

Instead of piping each colour frosting onto separate cupcakes, you can make beautiful rainbow-coloured swirls. Either keep the three colours or make a few more, mixing some of the food colourings or changing the intensity of each. Prepare each frosting colour and place them in individual piping bags. Then, on a piece of cling film, pipe a line of each coloured frosting side by side. Once all your colours are laid out, carefully roll the cling film around them to form a cylinder, ensuring it is tight and secure by twisting the ends. Snip off one end of the cylinder and place it into a piping bag fitted with your favourite nozzle shape. Now, pipe swirls on the cupcakes, and they will be beautifully rainbow-coloured and ready to be topped with eggs. Instead of piping a brown chocolate frosting nest, you can also use chocolate sprinkles or shavings in a circle on the frosting and place the eggs on top. This will create a different type of nest, looking just as pretty, but adding a different texture and look to the Easter egg cupcakes. For a childish look, draw eyes and a beak with coloured icing or food colouring pens on small yellow Easter eggs.