In my family, Easter has always been a pretty big deal. While we no longer have any small children in the family, we still have big clue hunts that ends in everyone getting their own unique Easter basket (even adults). As you can see, it’s a pretty big family gathering for the holiday. One of the things I enjoy the most, however, is baking for everyone. To me, nothing is better than seeing everyone light up after Easter dinner, especially if they see a very cute, appealing treat. Wanting to be a bit more creative this year, I decided to do some kitchen experimentation and created the cutest edible Easter baskets out there!
As you can see, everyone from this cute mini cake basket is edible, allowing kids and adults alike to have their very own Easter basket! Best of all, these are super easy to make, allowing you to impress friends and children alike with these cute little desserts. Just don’t be surprised if everyone asks you how you made these Cupcake Easter Baskets!
Note: Special thanks to my friend Carla from Adventures of a Nurse for helping me with this recipe and pictures!Print
Cupcake Easter Basket Recipe
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- Category: Cake
- Cuisine: Dessert
- 2 2/3 cups sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 large eggs
- 2 large egg yolks
- 2/3 cup milk
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/3 cups cake flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
- Package of Waffle Bowls
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon water
- 4 drops green food coloring
- 1–1/2 cups flaked coconut
- Jelly beans (I prefer YumEarth’s Organic Jelly Beans)
- 4 large sugar cone bowls
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the sugar and butter until its creamed (about 1 -2 minutes).
- Add the eggs and yolks to the butter mix one at a time. Mix thoroughly.
- Add milk, water, and vanilla to the butter mixture. Mix thoroughly.
- Using a different bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until fully mixed.
- Evenly pour the batter in large sugar cone bowls (about 3/4 of the way full).
- Back for 18 to 25 minutes. You know they are finished when the cake is firm but springs back gently when pressed.
to coolcompletely before icing.
- Mix butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth.
- Gradually add confectioners’ sugar. Mix well.
- Once fully blended, ice mini cakes.
- Combine water, food coloring to a re-sealable plastic bag. Mix well.
- Add coconut to a plastic bag. Mix well or until the color is even on coconut. Sprinkle over cakes.
- Decorate with jelly beans and candies of choice.
Mary Dailey says
These are so cute! I didn’t even know there were waffle bowls. I need to get out more!
I adore these Easter baskets – especially the waffle-bowl baskets! Such a unique idea!
Heidi Salisbury says
Such a cute and different idea for Easter. I love it ! thank you for sharing
Karen Beckett says
Aww, this is so cute! I would love to make these for Easter! Bet the kids would love them, too.
Dianna Davis says
These are really cute– U like the sugar cone idea as the basket–really fun– thank you for another great idea
That sounds really good. I love sweets and this sounds perfect to indulge, just a bit.
Amie H says
I liked to bake so this is a fun project. I think this is sure to delight everyone!
margaret peg m says
well, these are adorable. i wanted to find something to make my granddaughters for Easter that wasn’t a toy item, these will hit the spot.
This looks so adorable! My family would love it. I like how easy it is to make too.
Dandi D says
This looks so fun for something to do with my son for Easter.
Willette Mitchell says
Cute~! This is an awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing
That is really cute, I will try it for my kids.
Crystal Rogers Walker says
I love this recipe for Easter and it is good to do with my Grandkids, I will try it
Jennifer Herman says
I think that this recipe idea is so cute. I love it and I might have to give it a go!
Sarah L says
How great to use the waffle cones for the basket. Very cute.
Oh wow, this is so cute and such a creative idea!
Sandy Klocinski says
They look absolutely adorable and I assume they will be tasty. Wonderful recipe! Thanks for this FUN recipe!
Lisa Coomer Queen says
We have always had big Easters too. This is amazing! I love it. So creative. Thanks!
Donna Bardocz says
I love to bake, so I will be trying out this recipe for Easter this year!
Leslie Montoya says
Cute idea! will work well for my autistic son, who doesn’t like to get his hands dirty!!!
lana simanovicki says
omg these are the cutest im gonna do this with my kids
kelly light says
such a cute idea.
Amanda Jordan says
These are adorable!!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
This is so aborable!
Love the cupcake recipe, would try with my daughter, the basket is so cute
Adorable..and, great to do with the kids!
Ashleigh Hall says
What a darling idea!
Lisa Sankiw says
How adorable! Will have to make these for Easter this year.
Oh my goodness !!! I love this idea !!! What a great way to make baskets for Easter.
John Herman says
This is a great idea and my daughter would love it!
Linda Manns Linneman says
These are just adorable. Thank you so much for sharing this. I will give it a try
Christina Strapp Lambert says
This is very cute and I may just have to try this for my daughter.
Richard Hicks says
This would be fun to do and get the kids to help out too.
Alanna Dumonceaux says
This is such a clever idea! i never would have thought of going the extra step with the waffle bowls.
Lisa Ward says
What a wonderful idea for an easter basket.. i may just do this.. ty
Sandra Watts says
This is so adorable. Easter is fun for making great stuff.
Kim Hampton says
So cute! My daughters will love making this! Thanks for posting.
Dorothy Boucher says
what a creative way to start off Easter season with the young one. I love the look of this and love all the thought that was put into making this Easter basket..
cyndee robinson says
Goodness,this is so adorable! I’m gonna make this!
I like doing fun Holiday treats. This one doesnt look too difficult.
Lynn K Shaffer says
Thanks for the delicious cupcake recipes. YUM
anna luise says
i will make some for my son.Its Tradition
Michelle Tucker says
What an awesome idea! I think this is so adorable, and extremely festive. Will be pinning this for sure! 🙂
Jennifer Shelton says
This is absolutely ADORABLE!!! We love to bake and do crafts for each holiday, so this will be PERFECT for my family!!!
Jerry Marquardt says
This recipe looked so good, I copied it down. I am due to make this this coming weekend. I thank you for the share.
Katie Ellis says
These cupcake easter baskets are so cute and look yummy too. When I was a kid my parents had clues for my brother and I to find our easter baskets. I enjoyed reading the clues and finding where my basket was hidden.
Sue M. says
This recipe sounds really yummy! Thanks for sharing
Amy Green says
This recipe is fun and easy to make. I’m going to vary the recipe using chocolate chips!
Joanne Arcese says
This look so beautiful and they are a great idea. Something totally different!
Lisa Ehrman says
Wow! I would have never known these were actually cupcakes! This is so clever 🙂
This is just too cute. Thank you for sharing with us.
I really like the sugar cones. They remind me of nutty buddy ice cream cones. I always liked the very bottom because it had chocolate in it. Clever way to keep the ice cream from dripping out of the bottom.
Rita Corey says
I really like this idea for Easter cupcakes. The waffle bowls are a great touch.
What a cute little treat, it looks like a real basket. I cannot wait to give this a try.
Amber Ludwig says
These are too cute and will be so sun for an easter party!! I love that they look fabulous and are edible!!
Alison Gibb says
These are adorable! I bet the kids will love them!
David Fultner says
These are very cute idea thanks.
Dana Rodriguez says
This is adorable! I don’t think I have ever seen sugar cone bowls.
Amy Green says
I have to say, I was really impressed with the end design after making this. Combining the ice cream waffle bowl with the sugary candy strip really does create the illusion of a wooden basket, it’s so cool! You could maybe even make this as a treat for other holidays around the year.
Fee Roberts says
This is so adorable. I’ll have to make some of these for Easter with my granddaughter.