Easter Cupcakes

These Easter Cupcakes with cute bunny Peeps are a delicate lemon cupcakes with Strawberry frosting. When you bite into them thee is a creamy marshmallow surprise making for a cute and yummy dessert.

a group of easter cupcakes with pink strawberry frosting and and jelly beans as garnish

When I see peeps they just make me happy and I know Easter is near.  I will be honest here, I am not a fan of eating them but they are just so darn cute I love using them.  Making these Easter Cupcakes was so fun, if you like peeps then your decorations are edible. When I made these cupcakes I used the combination of my Lemon Cupcake and my Strawberry Frosting. The combination of the two flavors is very spring like and yummy. I decided to fill these with a marshmallow filling , this is optional but so much fun when you bite into these cupcakes.

What you will need to make Easter Cupcakes with Peeps:

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Let’s Make some Easter Cupcakes !

Go ahead and make your cupcakes and let them cool. The make your strawberry frosting and and get it loaded in a piping bag. The make your marshmallow filling and get it loaded into a piping bag.

Work Station for making cupcakes

Fill the cupcakes with the marshmallow filling. This is sticky so be careful and there might be a little bit leftover.

Filling cupcakes with filling

Top the cupcake with a little mound of frosting for the bunny to sit on .I used a very large open star tip but feel free to use your favorite.

Frosting cupcakes

Break apart the bunny peeps and place a toothpick in the bottom of a peep.

placing a toothpick in the peep

Place the peep on top of the mound of frosting.

Placing the peep on the cupcake

Scatter a few jelly beans around the bottom of the peep. Now watch with joy when your family and friends get the marshmallow surprise in the center.

Showing the inside of the cupcake

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a group of easter cupcakes with pink strawberry frosting and and jelly beans as garnish

Easter Cupcakes

These Easter Cupcakes with cute bunny Peeps are a delicate lemon cupcakes with Strawberry frosting. They also have a surprise yummy marshmallow filling.
3.34 from 6 votes
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 24


Lemon Cupcake

  • 15.25 oz Lemon cake mix I Used Duncan Hines
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 Egg whites

Strawberry Fosting

  • 1 1/2 sticks room temp butter
  • 1 oz bag freeze dried strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Marshmallow filling-optional

  • 7 oz jar marshmallow cream
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Easter Decorations

  • Bunny Peeps
  • Easter cupcake liners
  • Jelly Beans


Lemon Cupcake

  • Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake tins with easter cupcake liners
  • In a large mixing bowl mix the lemon cake mix, water, oil, sour cream , lemon zest and lemon juice. Beat until smooth
  • In a medium bowl beat 4 egg whites with a wire whisk attachment until stiff peaks form
  • Gently fold egg whites into the cake mix until it is all incorporated
  • Fill cupcake liners
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes
  • Let cool on a wire rack completly

Strawberry Frosting

  • Place freeze dried strawberries in a food processor or blender and blend it until it a fine powder , set aside
  • Place room temp butter in a stand up mixer and beat until fluffy
  • Add the strawberry powder and beat untill incorporated
  • Beat in strawberry extract
  • Add a powdered sugar a half a cup at a time and alternate adding milk until desired consistency
  • Beat until smooth and fluffy

marshmallow filling

  • This step could be skipped but it is a little extra goodness
  • Beat all the ingredients of the marshmallow filling together
  • Fill in a piping bag fitted with a big tip or even just the end snipped off

assembling cupcakes

  • I used the wide end of a piping tip to cut out the center of the cupcakes for the filling but you can you a small pairing knife also
  • Once all the cupcakes have the centers cut out pipe the filling in , it will be thick
  • Pipe the strawberry frosting ontop of the cupcake giving a pretty good mound for your bunny peep
  • Break apart the bunny peeps and place a tooth pick in the bottom and place it on the mound of strawberry frosting
  • place a few jelly beans around the bottom of the peep
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Frequently Asks Questions

I don’t like Peeps do I have to use them?

You don’t but what fun would that be? The peeps are just a garnish so if you don’t like and you nobody will eat them do leave them off.

Can I make these ahead of time ?

You can make these a day ahead of time but I recommend not making more sooner than that. I would leave off the jelly beans and peeps place in a covered container in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve .

Can I use a different frosting ?

You can , a basic butter cream or even lemon frosting would be good with these cupcakes . If you want them to be more festive add a few drops of pink coloring .

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Becky Sanders
Becky Sanders
4 years ago

Since I dont care for Peeps I would make bunny cookies and press two together with the pick in between and frost. The cookies would be thin and with a filling in between to hold together. Guess if in a hurry I would use the Peeps.


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4 years ago

These are so cute! It’s a pin for next year from me for sure!


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24 days ago

Is the cake mix a 15.25 oz. or 18.25 oz.. box? Thanks!!!

22 days ago

Thanks!! Planning on making this as a cake for a birthday! The recipe looks great!