5 from 6 votes
Baby Chick Cupcake Cake
Baby Chick Cupcake Cake
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

A cute pull-apart cupcake cake that looks like a baby chick makes a festive and fun dessert for Easter. Your family will love this lemon cake topped with lemon frosting. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake cake, pull-apart cake
Servings: 24
Author: Beth
Lemon Cupcakes
  • 1 box (15.25 ounce) box lemon cake mix
  • 3 tablespoons instant lemon pudding mix (dry powder)
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup room temperature water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oi
Lemon Frosting
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered confectioners sugar
Food coloring
  • yellow, orange, and black food coloring
Rice Krispie Treats (to fill in the gaps)
  • 4 rice krispie treats
Lemon Cupcake Recipe:
  1. Combine lemon cake mix with lemon pudding mix, sour cream, eggs, water, and vegetable oil. 

  2. Beat, using an electric mixer, on low speed for 30 seconds then increase the speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes.
  3. Spoon into 24 cupcake liners.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes until the cupcake springs back when your press the center with your finger.
  5. Cool completely.
Lemon Frosting Recipe:
  1. Beat the softened butter until light and fluffy.

  2. Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, lemon zest, and 2 cups of powdered sugar and beat just to combine.

  3. Add the remaining 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about a minute.

  4. Remove 1 cup of the frosting then color the remaining frosting using yellow food coloring.
  5. Leave about 1/3 cup of the frosting white.
  6. Color 1/2 cup of the frosting orange.
  7. Color the remaining tablespoons of frosting black.

  8. Arrange 21 of the cupcakes in an oval on a cake board or serving platter.

  9. Fill the gaps in your cupcake cake using pieces of the rice krispie treats.

  10. Fit 4 pastry bags with star tips. Fill one bag with yellow frosting, one with white, one with orange, and one with black.

  11. Pipe two circles of black frosting for the chick's pupils then surround those with white frosting. Add a white highlight in each pupil.

  12. Add a beak under the eyes.
  13. Then pipe yellow frosting over the rest of the cake.

  14. Pipe on two feet using orange frosting.
  15. Serve and enjoy!