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Yesterday I made the cutest little Easter cupcakes and they were just too good not to share. Toasted coconut, cadbury eggs, polka dot baking cups… {swoon}. These Easter cupcakes are so simple and nothing new, but they are definitely a family fave. Growing up we would color the coconut green, but I think the toasted coconut tastes so much better! These would be perfect for an upcoming Spring event. They require little effort on your part, but will definitely oo and ahh your guests!

easter cupcakes

This recipe for Easter cupcakes is super simple, yet so good!

Easter cupcakes w/ toasted coconut & eggs


  • store bought cake mix, prepare with ingredients according to package
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 pkg cadbury eggs
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 stick of butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  1. Prepare cake mix according to package. Place cake mix in cupcake holder and bake according to package directions.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla.
  3. Once cupcakes are cooled frost them with a butter knife.
  4. To toast your coconut, spread evenly over a baking sheet, and bake at 375 for 5 minutes.
  5. Top frosted cupcakes with coconut and Cadbury eggs. Enjoy!



Cadbury egg cupcakes with toasted coconut...yummy!

Thanks for reading. Hope you have a great day! xo

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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30 Responses to “Easter cupcakes w/ toasted coconut & eggs”

  1. Miss Kitty

    Those are just too cute! That is a good tip about not filling the cupcake baking paper too full in to have a flat surface for the cute toppings. Miss Emmie is adorable!

  2. SSM

    Very pretty cupcakes.

    Love your daughter’s shirt.

    Where did you purhcase it?

    Enjoy your day Jamielyn.

  3. rebecca lopez

    Super cute cupcakes…and baby too! ;D
    I had a question for you, I see that you have used the bead board paneling in some of your photo’s which looks super cute, do you also put a backdrop up behind as well? I’m terrible in the photo taking department and I’m trying to find a light and fresh way to photography my products and projects any tips you have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  4. Mauri

    Those are super cute! Love that you just toasted the coconut instead of dying it green. Oh and Emmie looks darn cute enjoying that cupcake! I need to get some polka dot baking cups STAT!

  5. Michaela

    I love the baking cups! Do you mind sharing where you got them? They’d be perfect for my daughter’s first birthday party!

  6. Maria

    Ooohh these are gorgeous! Love the pink polka dot baking cups, and the cute little nests you made on top of the cupcakes! Adorable!!!!

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  7. Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17

    Cadbury mini-eggs are just about the sweetest little spring treats ever! I love their pastel colors and diminutive speckles! They look absolutely charming on the cupcakes.

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

    • Jamielyn

      Thanks Amy! I remember first being inspired by your beautiful pictures. They are finally getting a little better. :) Can’t wait to see you in a few short weeks! xo

    • Paulo

      I just got through the first two books and agothulh they are not the BEST books Ive ever read, I do love them (:The story is enthralling and its easy to relate to the characters all of them.To LACE: don’t judge something you’ve never read .You sound dumb yourself hun.

  8. ashu

    I like the concept of coconut eggs.

    i wish my mom could make them in home :(…
    rather i should say indians can make these at home