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Easter Cupcakes

Easter Cupcakes

For a fun Easter activity, set out baked cupcakes, bags of tinted coconut and assorted candies. Kids of all ages will have lots of fun decorating the cupcakes.

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  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box white cake mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) container vanilla frosting
  • Flaked coconut (about 1 cup for each desired color)
  • McCormick® Assorted Food Colors and Egg Dye or McCormick® Assorted NEON! Food Colors and Egg Dye
  • Candies for decorating, such as jelly beans or gum drops (optional)


  1. Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on package for cupcakes.
  2. Cool on wire racks.
  3. Frost cupcakes.
  4. Place coconut in large resealable plastic bag. Squeeze food color into coconut (use 5 to 6 drops desired food color to 1 cup coconut). Shake until color is evenly distributed.
  5. Sprinkle frosted cupcakes with tinted coconut. Decorate as desired with candies.

Makes 24 (1 cupcake) servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Information per serving: Calories: 218; Fat: 10 g; Carbohydrates: 31 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 191 mg; Fiber: 0 g; Protein: 1 g

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): McCormick