Resurrection Cupcakes are Easy Easter Cupcakes

Whether you call these Empty Tomb Cupcakes, or Resurrection Cupcakes, these easy Easter Cupcakes are bound to impress your family and friends. This can be a nice variation on the traditional Easter Bunny Cupcakes as you can tie in a little religious lesson at the same time.

Resurrection Cupcakes are Easy Easter Cupcakes

Just look at those cupcakes! They really aren’t that hard to make and are a great visual of the Empty Easter Tomb that was found just a few days after Jesus died.

Cute and Easy Easter Cupcakes

I know we have had fun Bunny Bum Cupcakes, Carrot Patch Cupcakes, and even Coconut Chick Cupcakes before, but these Easy Easter Cupcakes are more religious than the normal whimsical fun for the kids. You can see that these are just one of the easy Easter cupcakes ideas we have!

Are these quick and easy Easter cupcakes?

It depends on if you use our recipe from scratch or choose to stat with a boxed cake mix instead. Obviously, the boxed cake mix will shed a little time off your production.

A faster way to speed things up? Be like me and have a few plain cupcakes in your freezer at all times: both chocolate and yellow flavors.

Easy Easter Bunny Cupcakes

If you are after something a little less religious? We have you covered here too – our Adorable Bunny Bum Cupcakes are always a hit!

What is the story of the resurrection?

The resurrection of Jesus, or anastasis is the Christian belief that God raised Jesus after his crucifixion as first of the dead, starting his exalted life as Christ and Lord. His resurrection is seen as the guarantee that all the Christian dead will be resurrected at Christ’s second coming.

How do you explain the Easter story to a child?

If you’re wondering how to explain this theological conundrum to your children, whatever their age, here is a to help you through: Focus on the resurrection, and whaat it gives us all for the future.

What does the resurrection tell us about Jesus?

His resurrection is the guarantee that all the Christian dead will be resurrected at Christ’s second coming. For the Christian tradition, the bodily resurrection was the restoration to life of a transformed body powered by spirit, as described by Paul and the Gospels, that led to the establishment of Christianity.

This recipe is for decorating the easy Easter Cupcakes, not baking them. You can start with that step by grabbing any of our easy basic recipes! It uses some premade things that most people are familiar with like Oreos and mini chocolate donuts so it’s a great hands-on activity to do with kids.

How to Make Easy Easter Cupcakes

You will need:

  • 12 cupcakes, your favorite
  • 1 cup green frosting, your favorite
  • ¼ cup chocolate frosting, your favorite
  • 1 tablespoon flower sprinkles
  • 12 mini chocolate doughnuts
  • 6 mini fudge-covered Oreos

If you are looking for an easy Easter cupcakes recipe and don’t want to do a boxed mix? Try our Yellow Cupcake recipe or even Chocolate Cupcake recipe to make them from scratch. Otherwise, that boxed mix works just fine.

easy ways to decorate easter cupcakes:

This is a simple smear of frosting, a little piping of more frosting, and then adding toppings like the cookies and sprinkles. It can’t get much easier than that!

1. Gently cut ⅓ off each doughnut to create a flat surface where the “tomb” can rest against the icing when the cupcake is assembled.

How to Make Easy Easter Cupcakes

2. On cupcakes, spread a line of chocolate frosting to represent the garden path.

Cute and Easy Easter Cupcakes

3. Pipe green frosting on each cupcake to resemble grass. 

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4. Press a doughnut “tomb” against the icing where the path meets the grass. Then, press a fudge-covered Oreo to the side of the doughnut to represent the stone that was rolled away.

5. Sprinkle flower sprinkles over the green icing and press lightly to attached.

Resurrection Cupcakes
Other fun Easter ideas to try:

Check out a few of our other cupcake ideas:

Super Cute Bunny Bum Cupcakes

These super cute light, adorable and fluffy Bunny Bum Cupcakes are going to inspire everyone at your Easter lunch. The cupcake is making a huge surprise come back this holiday season. Who doesn’t like to have cupcakes, they are always great as there is no particular season for them. These adorable cupcakes have the ability to transform the celebrations of a holiday or any gathering.

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I adore all things fun and whimsical when referring to holidays and these Bunny Bum Cupcakes are just the treat to bring a smile to your munchkins.

It is going to be the best ever treat for the Easter holidays and other occasions. This has been the favorite recipe both for me and my family for years. I bet that your kids are definitely going to love these adorable cupcakes. The Bunny Bum Cupcakes are topped with beautiful icing and it can be the perfect piece to decorate your table at this time of the year.

It is even better you teach your kids to make these Bunny Bum Cupcakes. You can use a boxed mix to speed things up a bit – and teach them how to follow directions! The rest is definitely going to be a fun activity that can put a smile on their faces. You can even use the toppings that are available in a variety of colors.

While this recipe starts with a boxed cake mix, you can make a double batch of my Best Yellow Cupcake Recipe from Scratch and just add some colored sprinkles to the batter. If not, then try my tips to doctor up a boxed cake mix: How to Make Killer Cupcakes. I also want to note that I got the bunny feet on Amazon HERE.

How to make Bunny Bum Cupcakes

You will need:

  • 1 box of Funfetti cake mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 1 cup Water
  • Muffin pan
  • cupcake liners

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and pop the liners into your muffin pan. Make the cake batter according to the box keeping in mind our tips for
scoop batter into the cupcake liners in a cupcake pan
Bake the cupcakes at 350 degrees for 21 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool.
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Frosting ingredients:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • green food coloring
  • shredded coconut
  • royal icing bunny feet transfers
  • large star tip
  • large round tip
  • 2 piping bags

Bunny Bum Cupcakes Frosting Directions:

In a standing mixer, combine butter, powder sugar, vanilla, heavy whipping cream, and powder sugar. Mix until stiff peaks form.
Split into two bowls, add green food coloring into one bowl.
Scoop the green frosting fitted with the star tip and set aside
Scoop the regular frosting into the bag fitted with the round tip
Using the round tip, pipe a circle in the middle of the cupcake to make a “Tail”


Dip the cupcake into the shredded coconut


Using the green frosting pipe “grass” around the tail


Place two bunny feet on the side’s of the tail

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Super easy and guaranteed to be a hit! Do you have any fun decoration ideas? Do let me know anything that I can incorporate to enhance the Bunny Bum Cupcakes!

Other Easter Recipes You may like:

Easter Cupcake Toppers – Free Printable!

Easter is just around the corner and it is going to be there within a few days. It would be awesome to plan a party to enjoy with your friends and family. If you are planning to have one at either your place or at someone else’s place, it is better to have proper planning for the deserts as well. A simple decoration can add a lot of extra charm to your deserts especially cupcakes. You can serve these beautiful pieces for Easter parties, neighbors and friends.

Easter Cupcake Toppers

You can simply use these Easter Cupcake toppers to make your Easter fabulous without spending any amount of money. It can also be an amazing fun activity for the kids around you during these cold spring days.

Bright colors are always the favorite choice of people while celebrating Easter and spring. Most of us love baking cupcakes for different occasions because they are super easy to make and adorable at the same time.

Your kids are definitely going to find these Printable Easter Cupcake Toppers as super cute and a fun activity. They are going to be excited to share these little cupcake toppers decorated Easter cupcakes with their friends and family. You can even customize them to color and personalize them so that they can match with your decorations. Simply download these Easter cupcake toppers to make your holidays the most memorable days this year.

Easter is right around the corner and these quick and easy cupcake toppers can transform even a store bought treat in a flash! Just print them off and attach to a toothpick — and you are ready to ROCK!

Get them here: operation40k cupcake toppers

You can still use them even if you don’t plan to make cupcakes. They can also be used with the muffins and rolls at the Easter brunch that you would be hosting. Just share them with your friends and family who might be planning to try their favorite cupcake recipes. As cupcakes are the sweetest thing that can brighten their holiday season.

Easter Bunny’s Carrot Cupcakes

I think about how we often put out cookies at Christmas for Santa, along with a few carrots for his reindeer and wonder why we didn’t have Miss Sarah put out treats for the Easter Bunny! These Easter Bunny’s Carrot Cupcakes are just the thing to leave out for that bunny — and let you create memories with that special little person in your life.
Easter Bunny's Carrot Cupcakes
Even the Easter Bunny is excited for spring to come — let’s face it, this is the LOOOOOOONG winter!  These super cute cupcakes will tickle any little bunny in your family — and are super easy to make. Let your little people help you make them and leave as a treat for your visiting bunny or even make them for your favorite gardener.
 
Easter Bunny’s Carrot Cupcakes
 
You will need:
  • 24 cupcakes (I just used the box mix)
  • White frosting
  • 12 Oreo cookies crushed
  • 36 orange Starburst
  • Bag of Rips candy (green for the carrot top)
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Put Oreo cookies into a ziploc bag, crush them with a rolling pin. Pour the cookie crumbs out onto a plate.  Next frost your cupcakes, roll the freshly frosted cupcakes in the cookie crumbs. Repeat until all 24 cupcakes are frosted and have cookie crumbs on top.
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Next step is to make the candy carrots. Cut your Starburst in half. Flatten the top of one end and make the other end pointed. On the flattened end add some green Rips, wrap the flattened end around the Rips and then roll the whole thing to form a carrot shape.  Place carrots on top of cupcake.
***You could make these full size and not cut the Starburst in half… but then you would need 75 Starbursts and you would have to by 3-4 bags to get that many. (You know I am too frugal for that, LOL)
Easter Bunny’s Carrot Cupcakes
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Dannelle Gay
Ingredients
  • 24 cupcakes (I just used the box mix)
  • White frosting
  • 12 Oreo cookies crushed
  • 36 orange Starburst
  • Bag of Rips candy (green for the carrot top)
Instructions
  1. Put Oreo cookies into a ziploc bag, crush them with a rolling pin. Pour the cookie crumbs out onto a plate. Next frost your cupcakes, roll the freshly frosted cupcakes in the cookie crumbs. Repeat until all 24 cupcakes are frosted and have cookie crumbs on top.
  2. Next step is to make the candy carrots. Cut your Starburst in half. Flatten the top of one end and make the other end pointed. On the flattened end add some green Rips, wrap the flattened end around the Rips and then roll the whole thing to form a carrot shape. Place carrots on top of cupcake.
  3. ***You could make these full size and not cut the Starburst in half… but then you would need 75 Starbursts and you would have to by 3-4 bags to get that many.

Easter Chick Cupcakes!

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OK…. we like to play around here. Today, we have a different kind of Easter Chick Cupcake than we shared last week… it’s SUPER easy for the littles to help you make and pretty stinkin’ cute!

Easter Chick Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 24 large lemon heads ( or yellow gumball)
  • 1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips melted (toothpick to apply)
  • 6 orange Starburst
  • 24 frosted  cupcakes

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To create these cute little Easter Chicks you will need to first make the chicks. Unwrap your lemon heads, they are NOT perfectly round. They have one side that is more flat, that is where you want them to set so you can work on them and not have them roll all over the table.

Unwrap the starburst, use a sharp knife to cut the four corners off, each one of these corners will now become the “beak” of your chick.  Take your thumb and your pointer finger and press the triangle shaped piece of starburst onto the lemon head. You can then take the knife and cut the beak horizontal to make it look like it is open.

To make the eyes, melt chocolate chips use a toothpick to dab melted chocolate above the beak to create eyes. Allow them to dry before you add them to the cupcake (only takes a minute or two).  Frost your cupcakes, put your chicks on top and you have an adorable Easter Chick Cupcake.

Tip: if you can not find large lemon heads you can use large yellow gumballs instead.

Coconut Chick Cupcakes

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Here is a fun one, easy for the little kids to do and stinkin’ cute too!  It’s these fun, hands-on, activities that create memories for them to look back on — and you too!

Coconut Chick Cupcakes for Easter

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups yellow coconut
  • 48 brown M&M’s
  • 1 bag of Starburst Minis
  • 24 frosted cupcakes

To dye the coconut yellow put 2 cups flake coconut into a ziploc bag. 

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Use yellow food coloring or Wilton Icing Color Gel , drop a few drops into the bag.  Shake the color with the coconut, add more color till desired color is achieved.  Place the color coconut on top of freshly frosted cupcakes.  Shake of any excess coconut. {It sticks best if you add it RIGHT after you frost the cupcakes} Add two brown M&M’s on top for the eyes and use a mini starburst for the beak.

See?
I told you it was E-A-S-Y!

The kids LOVE shaking the coconut bag and watching the magic happen!

Happy Memory Making!