Abraham Lincoln – President’s Day Cupcake Idea

Here’s an idea for President’s Day cupcakes. A fun President’s Day party treat. Delicious and easy-to-make Abe Lincoln cupcakes will be the perfect treat for a fun day. 

Abe Lincoln Cupcakes

Abe Lincoln Cupcakes

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President's Day cupcake of Abe Lincoln

Are you ready to make these cute President’s Day treats? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need

Ingredients Needed for These Abe Lincoln Cupcakes

  • Baked vanilla cupcakes in cupcake wrappers
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Reese’s Candy – regular-sized cups
  • Snack Sized Hershey bars
  • Candy Eyes

Extra Equipment Needed:

  • Pastry Bag with a writing tip
  • knife

How do you make Abraham Lincoln Cupcakes?

Grabe the printable with full instructions below

  • insert a Reese’s about 1/3 of the way down from the top of the cupcake
  • using a writing tip, make a beard out of the chocolate frosting
  • add candy eyes
  • place half of the Hershey’s snack bar over the Reese’s

Make-Ahead and Storage:

These cupcakes are best eaten the day of making them but can, when covered and stored at room temperature will stay fresh for up to 2 days.

Tips and Tricks for these Abraham Lincoln Treats:

  • make these cupcakes as easy on yourself as possible by using a boxed cake mix baked in a muffin tin (cupcake pan)
  • another shortcut is to use store-bought chocolate frosting
  • you should be able to find a bag of snack-size Hershey bars in the candy aisle, but if you can’t – you could always use regular-sized bars broken apart in sections for the hat
  • cut a section out for Reese’s cup with a knife and notch out another bit of cupcake above that for the hat top to rest on
  • if you are struggling to get something to hold because your frosting is too thin – mix a little bit of powdered sugar into the frosting to thicken it up
  • no need to frost these cupcakes. Kids will get a bit of frosting from Abe’s beard and a little under the eyes and Hershey’s bar, as well. Other than that, they can enjoy all of the yummy treats on top of the cupcake

Is your frosting too thin?

  • If you find your frosting is too runny to hold anything, try mixing powdered sugar into the frosting to thicken it up
  • Another method is to mix in softened butter

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Abe Lincoln Cupcakes - Easy to make

Abraham Lincoln – President’s Day Cupcake Idea

A really easy Abraham Lincoln Cupcake for a fun President’s Day treat
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 18 cupcakes
Calories: 310cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $10


  • Pastry Bag with a writing tip
  • spreading knife


  • 18 baked vanilla cupcakes in cupcake wrappers
  • 6 oz. Chocolate Frosting
  • 18 Reese’s Candy – regular-sized cups
  • 18 Snack Sized Hershey bars
  • 36 Candy Eyes


  • about 1/3 of the way down from the top of the cupcake, cut out a section the same width as the Reese’s cup
  • cut a small notch above that for the Hershey’s bar to set
  • insert Reese’s cup into the cupcake so the top part is facing down
  • starting at one side of the Reese’s, pipe chocolate frosting in a curl pattern making a large U shape going all the way to the bottom of the cupcake, and ending up on the other side of the Reese’s
  • place a small amount of frosting on the back of 2 candy eyes and place them under the Reese’s for Abe’s eyes
  • break the snack-sized Hershey bar in half and place some frosting on the side with the wording and notches
  • set that down into your section you cut out centered – above the Reese’s


best if eaten the day of, but if covered and stored at room temperature will stay fresh up to 2 days
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 310cal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com – fun foods, party treats, kid crafts, recipes, and fun things to do with the whole family!

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  1. Janae

    Made these cute cupcakes for President’s day this past week. My kids loved learning about all the different president’s and then trying to recreate them as a cupcake. It was so fun!! ❤️

    1. Melissa

      That is so great! I’m so glad that you had fun with this idea! Thank you for coming back to tell me.