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Easter Baby Chick Cupcakes

If you are looking for a super fun Easter treat to make for the kids, check out these fun Easter Baby Chick Cupcakes!

Hop into the kitchen and get ready to whip up the cutest, most Instagram-worthy Easy Chick Cupcakes you’ve ever seen! This recipe is all about turning simple ingredients into a flock of adorable little chicks that’ll have everyone tweeting with joy. Whether you’re baking up a storm for Easter, a spring party, or just because you’ve got that sweet tooth calling, these cupcakes are your ticket to the fun side of baking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a pro with the piping bag? Nah, you got this! The great thing about these chick cupcakes is they’re all about the fun and flair, not the perfection. A little wobble here and there just adds character to your chicks.

Can I use store-bought frosting? Absolutely! If you’re in a rush or just want to keep it extra simple, grab some yellow frosting from the store. Just make sure it’s at room temperature to make the piping smooth.

What if I don’t have a piping bag? No stress! Just snip the corner off a resealable food-storage plastic bag, and you’ve got yourself a DIY piping bag. Easy peasy.


  • 1 box yellow cake mix (plus additional ingredients per instructions) OR your favorite homemade recipe
  • Yellow frosting (homemade or store-bought)
  • Yellow decorating sugar
  • Orange frosting (for the chick’s beak)
  • Mini chocolate chips (for the chick’s eyes)

Where to Serve

These Easy Chick Cupcakes are perfect for any Easter party, spring get-together, or even as a fun project with the kiddos on a rainy day. They’ll be the star of the show next to those Easter bunny cupcakes and carrot cake treats.


Keep these little chicks in a cool spot in an airtight container. They’ll stay fresh and happy for a couple of days, ready to peep whenever you are.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

  • Cupcake Decorating Party: Set up a decorating station with all the fixings—frosting, chocolate chips, and orange frosting. Let the little helpers transform the cupcakes into baby chicks with their own unique flair.
  • Sprinkle Magic: Kids love sprinkles! Let them dip the frosted cupcake tops into yellow decorating sugar for that extra sparkle.
  • Beak Making: Using a butter knife or the back of a spoon, kids can help add the orange frosting beaks to each chick.

Why This Recipe Works

First off, it’s easy as can be. Starting with a box mix means you’re halfway there before you’ve even begun. The real magic happens when you bring in that piping bag and start transforming yellow frosted cupcakes into the cutest Easter chicks cupcakes with just a few simple steps.

The versatility is another win. Whether you’re a vanilla cupcake aficionado or a lemon cake mix lover, the basic recipe is your canvas. And for those looking to flex their baking muscles, adding a dash of yellow food coloring to your batter or frosting can make your chicks even more vibrant.

But the best part? It’s so much fun. There’s something truly special about seeing the kitchen filled with laughter and creativity as everyone, from the adults to the cute kids, gets in on the action. Plus, you end up with delicious, smile-inducing treats that taste as good as they look.

So, grab your ingredients, preheat that oven, and get ready to hatch a batch of the most delightful Easter chicks cupcakes. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or trying this for the first time, these cupcakes are sure to add a burst of sunshine and joy to your Easter festivities. Let’s get baking!

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Easter Baby Chick Cupcakes
Yield: 12 cupcakes

Easter Baby Chick Cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

These amazing Easter Baby Chick cupcakes are so fun to make for the spring!


  • 1 box yellow cake mix + additional ingredients per instructions OR your favorite recipe
  • Yellow frosting in piping bag with large cut tip
  • Yellow decorating sugar
  • Orange cookie or regular frosting
  • Mini chocolate chips


  1. Bake cupcakes per recipe and cool completely 
  2. Pipe a swirl of yellow frosting on the cupcake 
  3. Press in mini chocolate chips for eyes 
  4. Use orange cookie frosting to pipe a small, upside down triangle shaped beak, tiny little feet, and a swirl on top as shown,  if desired 
  5. Serve, share, enjoy! 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 279Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 340mgCarbohydrates 53gFiber 2gSugar 33gProtein 3g

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