What would you like to know?
Share this Story

Jelly bean flower cupcakes

Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. ...

Cute cupcakes made with Easter candy

Looking for a cute dessert you can add to your Easter dinner menu? These adorable flower cupcakes are perfect since they don't require much time and are a great use for all those jelly beans!

Jelly bean flower cupcakes

Not only are these great for Easter, they are perfect for any springtime party, like a bridal shower, brunch or kid's birthday party. Whatever the occasion, these gorgeous cupcakes will be the center of attention.

Jelly bean flower cupcake recipe

Yields 24 cupcakes


  • 1 box cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • Handful of sprinkles (optional)
  • 1 can white vanilla frosting
  • 3-4 bags jelly beans (we used Starburst flavor)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, eggs, water and oil together until smooth (no lumps). Stir in sprinkles, if using.
  3. Pour batter into the muffin cavities, filling about 2/3 full. Bake for about 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool completely on a wire cooling rack.
  4. Once cooled, frost cupcakes. Pour the jelly beans into bowls by color. Then, starting on the outside rim, make a line of jelly beans (to make the outside petals). Then add another line of jelly beans inside of that (for the interior petal). Add a large yellow or orange jelly bean in the center. Repeat with remaining cupcakes and colors.

More spring dessert recipes

Spring desserts
Bird's nest cupcakes
Pomegranate cheesecake recipe

Recommended for You
New in Food & Recipes

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!