Easter Chick Cupcakes


These easy Easter chick cupcakes are so fun to make and totally delicious! The cupcakes themselves are moist vanilla with a hit of lemon and they’re so good you might add them to your dessert rotation!


For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 215g
  • 1 cup sugar 200g
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda 1g
  • 1 tsp baking powder 4g
  • 3/4 cup salted butter 170g
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract 15mL
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 120ml
  • 1/2 cup milk 120ml

For the Buttercream:

  • 6 cups confectioner’s sugar 66og
  • 1 cup softened butter 225g
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream 60mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5mL
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 175g

For the Chicks:

  • 2 cups fondant
  • 8 drops yellow food coloring
  • 2 drops orange food coloring
  • 1 tsp dark sprinkles


To Make the Cupcakes:

  • Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar.
  • Mix in all of the wet ingredients.
  • Using a stand mixer slowly add in the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix until combined.
  • Pour into papered cupcake pan and bake at 350F for about 15-20 minutes.

For the Buttercream:

  • In a small bowl melt the cream and chocolate then set aside to cool.
  • Cream the butter until light and fluffy
  • Add the confectioners’ sugar in while mixing and an then add the cream in. Mix until smooth.
  • Separate about a 1/4 of the buttercream into a bowl and beat with the room temperature melted chocolate. Add to a piping bag fitted with a 133 tip.
  • Color the remaining mixture with green food coloring and add to a piping bag.

For the Chicks:

  • Add orange food coloring to about 2 tbsp of the fondant and fold until mixed in. Roll out to an 1/8 inch thickness and cut into small diamonds. lightly impress a line across the short end of the diamond and fold to a right angle.
  • Add yellow food coloring to about 1 3/4 cups of the fondant and fold until mixed in. Take about a teaspoon of the yellow fondant and roll into a sphere.
  • Add two dark sprinkles to the head for the eyes then add the beak. You can brush a small amount of water onto any area that is not sticking.
  • Pipe the grass using the green buttercream. Pipe a nest on top using the chocolate buttercream. Place two to three chicks in Easter cupcakes and enjoy!

website: preppykitchen.com

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