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easter cupcakes topped with edible grass and chocolate candy eggs in a nest
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Bird's Nest Easter Cupcakes

Bird's Nest Easter Cupcakes topped with edible grass and candy eggs are super easy to make and perfect for a cute spring or Easter dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bird's nest cupcakes, easter cupcakes, easter dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
decorating time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 118kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil or vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • Edible Easter grass
  • Miniature candy eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine the cake mix, milk, eggs, coconut oil and vanilla in a large bowl, and mix well.
  • Pour batter into lined muffin tin
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake is clean
  • Let cool completely
  • Add food coloring to frosting, and mix well
  • Spread a thin layer of frosting on each cupcake
  • Top with Easter grass and candy eggs
  • Enjoy!


Tinted coconut can be used instead of edible Easter grass. Or, pipe green frosting for the nests. Or use green candy sprinkles.


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg