Quick & Easy Easter Nest Cupcake Recipe for Easter Day Dessert by Donna John

Quick & Easy Easter Nest Cupcake Recipe for Easter Day Dessert

Walk in with these cute-as-can-be Easter cupcakes and your friends and family will think you slaved all day in the kitchen. Only you will know how easy these Easter nest cupcakes were to make.

The cupcake recipe starts with a box cake mix. Can't get any easier than that. Bake the cupcakes according to package directions in colorful baking liners. Let the cupcakes cool completely before decorating. Mix vanilla and chocolate cake frosting until you reach the perfect shade of brown for your nests, then pipe it onto the top of the cupcake. Ad some jelly beans or Robin's eggs, and you have an Easter nest!

You can use whatever flavor of cake mix your family enjoys. Don't like Robin's eggs? Use jellybeans or your favorite egg-shaped Easter candy. The easiest Easter or spring dessert ever.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: Makes about 24 cupcakes


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients to make it
  • cupcake baking liners
  • 1 tub chocolate frosting
  • 1 tub vanilla frosting
  • Robin's Eggs Easter candy or other egg-shaped candy
  • decorating bag with small round tip or plastic storage bag with the tip cut off

Here's how to make it:

  1. Make the cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes, using colorful baking liners. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  2. While the cupcakes cool, scoop the chocolate frosting into a bowl. Add vanilla frosting until you reach desired color for your nests.
  3. Spoon the frosting into the decorating bag fitted with a small round tip or plastic storage bag with just the tip cut off. 
  4. Starting at the center of your cupcake, pipe a continuous circle to form a nest. 
  5. Put a few egg-shaped candies into the nest.

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