Whole Wheat Easter Egg Cupcakes

Whole Wheat Easter Egg Cupcakes

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Adjust Servings:
1.5 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
0.5 teaspoon Baking Powder
0.5 teaspoon Baking Soda
0.25 teaspoon Sea Salt
0.75 cup Maple Syrup
0.25 cup Virgin Coconut Oil (melted)
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract/Paste
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces, softened Cream Cheese
0.25 cup Maple Syrup
4 drops of red and yellow Natural Food Coloring (I use India Tree)
18 Mini Chocolate Eggs

Whole Wheat Easter Egg Cupcakes

  • 40 minutes
  • Serves 9
  • Medium


  • Cream Cheese Frosting



Sweet and soft whole wheat easter egg cupcakes with a colorful cream cheese frosting.

What’s better than having an easter egg cupcake while celebrating the holiday with your friends and family?

Do you have childhood memories of looking for the easter bunny and eggs in the garden?

Growing up it was my second favorite holiday because the weather was great, I got to look for pastel colored sweets and eat lots of sweets.

When I think of spring, pastel colors is what comes to mind.

So in honor of my childhood memories and pastel-colored dreams, I’ve made a cupcake for you!

I love using whole wheat pastry flour as it adds more nutrition to your baked good than just plain all-purpose flour.

The cupcakes are a simple vanilla flavor but elevated with the nuttiness of the whole wheat flour and sweetened with a touch of real maple syrup.

After they come out of the oven, the cupcakes are left to cool then topped with a colorful ombre cream cheese frosting.

I’m not pastry chef so if I can make these cupcakes look pretty, so can you!

It is definitely helpful to have a piping bag but you can also use a ziplock bag for the frosting.

To echo the theme, mini chocolate easter eggs are placed on top!

Please leave your review for these whole wheat easter egg cupcakes below.



Mix The Dry Ingredients

First, preheat your oven to 350°F.

If you plan on making the cream cheese frosting, remove the cream cheese from the refrigerator to allow it to come up to room temperature.

In a large bowl, sift all of the dry ingredients using a fine mesh sieve.

Set aside.


Mix The Wet Ingredients

In another bowl, combine the maple syrup, coconut oil, egg and vanilla. Whisk util well combined and lightly frothy.


Combine The Wet & Dry Mixtures

Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and mix using a rubber spatula or spoon.

Mix only until all of the dry bits are no longer visible. Do not over mix as it will result in a tougher batter.


Bake The Cupcakes

Line the cupcake tin with cupcake liners and fill them up with the batter about 3/4 way full.

Bake the cupcakes at 350°F for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.


Allow Cupcakes to Cool & Make the Frosting

After removing the cupcakes from the oven, allow the cupcakes to cool in the cupcake tin for about 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting.

Add the cream cheese to a bowl and whip using a hand-held electric mixer or a standing mixer with a paddle attachment for about 5 minutes then add the maple syrup and mix for another 2-3 minutes.

You can now divide the cream cheese mixture and add 3-4 drops of natural food coloring. Mix well then scoop it into a piping bag or ziplock bag.

Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes then top with a couple of chocolate eggs.


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Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about easy, colorful and mostly healthy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states since 2002. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on social media via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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An easy recipe for Easter Cupcakes made by Joni :-))
Your adorable Easter cupcakes – in true Easter fashion – love them !!

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