15 Spring Cupcakes That Celebrate the Season

These cheerful treats make use of in-season fruits and spotlight pastels and flowers.

Martha's Strawberry Cupcakes

Our spring cupcakes collection celebrates the season in all kinds of delicious ways. From cute motifs like chicks and nests to beautiful botanicals (both real and faux!) and sweet shades (think pastels like pink and green), these cupcakes—decorated with all kinds of glazes and frostings—are just right for a picnic, spring potluck, or bridal shower.

We've also included classic, crowd-pleasing flavors that always work for spring, like lemon and hummingbird cake. And don't miss out on the spring cupcakes that celebrate seasonal fruits, including rhubarb and strawberries. 

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Rose-and-Ginger Cupcakes

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These blush pink cupcakes get their delicate color and aroma from the rose water in the glaze. Sugared petals add to the elegant look. Underneath is a spicy contrast: Jewels of candied ginger are hidden in a zesty ginger cake.

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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes


Inspired by your favorite pie, these lemon-meringue cupcakes pack a lot of citrus flavor into a small package. There's lemon zest and juice in the batter, lemon curd spread on top, and the sweet contrast of piped meringue to finish.

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Coconut Chick Cupcakes


To make these mini chicks, simply turn vanilla cupcakes upside down, frost with buttercream, and coat in coconut. Then, have little hands help place the birdie beaks. These treats are  (almost) too cute to eat!

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Hummingbird Cupcakes


Hummingbird cake is a sweet Southern staple that combines pineapple, bananas, pecans, and cinnamon. This cupcake version has all that, plus the quintessential cream-cheese frosting. The easy-to-make pineapple flower on top makes them the best-dressed spring cupcake around.

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Spring Cupcakes

Wendell T Weber

Transform simple vanilla cupcakes into adorable spring flowers with the help of meringue buttercream, colored sprinkles, and assorted jellied-citrus slices.

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Spring Cupcakes with Sugared Flowers

Spring Cupcakes with Sugared Flowers
Sang An

These dainty sweets begin with rich brownie batter, baked in gilded cupcake liners. Then add lavender icing and sugared edible flowers (we used pansies and violas) to complete the look.

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Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes


When strawberry shortcake meets cupcake, the result is a winning dessert. Sour cream-vanilla cupcakes are scooped out with a melon baller, then filled with fresh strawberries and jam and topped with whipped cream and a slice of strawberry.

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Orange-Almond Cupcakes


The marmalade in these cakes not only gives the nutty batter a tangy kick, but also adds a bright finish atop dolloped whipped cream.

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Edible-Flowers Cupcakes

Edible-Flowers Cupcakes
Con Poulos

A simple way to decorate any spring cupcake? Edible flowers make the perfect pretty toppers.

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Triple-Citrus Cupcakes


Hints of lemon, orange, and lime zest make these cupcakes a refreshingly light springtime treat. A pinch of citrus zest on the glaze is all you need for decoration.

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Meringue Cupcakes with Stewed Rhubarb and Raspberries


We call them cupcakes, but these treats are actually mini meringues baked in muffin tins. Layer them with whipped cream with spoonfuls of stewed rhubarb and fresh raspberries for a gorgeous colorful touch.

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Nesting Baby-Bluebird Cupcakes


What dessert is cuter than these sweet baby bluebirds? They're piped from frosting and sit pretty in a toasted coconut nests atop mini vanilla cupcakes.

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Caterpillar Cupcake


Kids will love making and decorating this cute cupcake critter from chocolate cupcakes topped with fondant. Not a fondant fan? These caterpillars taste just as delicious with buttercream icing.

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Green Tea Cupcakes

Bryan Gardner

Spring is the season of green. Play with the season's palate via these matcha cupcakes topped with green tea buttercream and matcha-white chocolate ganache.

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Strawberry Cupcakes


These delightful strawberry cupcakes are frosted with a berry meringue buttercream and topped with tiny wild strawberries.

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