Easter Egg Cupcakes Recipe

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by on March 24, 2014

Easter egg cupcakes

Easter will be here before we know it! And what a better way to celebrate that to have some fun cupcakes that the kids will enjoy decorating and eating! The ingredients on these Easter Egg cupcakes are simple and you may already have most of the cupcake ingredients around the house.

Easter items are already at stores, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding the decoration ingredients.

Wouldn’t these be perfect after an Easter Egg hunt? Check out the recipe below for how you can make these Easter Egg Cupcakes.

Easter Egg Cupcakes Recipe

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Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Milk

Decoration Ingredients:

  • 1 Tub White Cupcake Frosting (vanilla or cream cheese)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Coconut Flakes
  • Green Food Coloring
  • 1 Small Bag of Whopper Eggs

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium size bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. With an electric mixer (or hand mixer) beat the butter on high for 2 minutes. Slowly add the sugar and beat until fluffy (approx. 5 minutes).
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time until fully combined.
  5. Add the vanilla.
  6. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the wet mixture and combine.
  7. Add 1/3 of the milk and combine.
  8. Repeat the above 2 steps until all the flour and milk have been incorporated. Beat until smooth.
  9. Transfer the batter to individual cupcake tins and bake for 17-20 minutes.
  10. Let the cupcakes cool completely.

Decorating Directions:

  1. Make the “grass” by combining 3 cups of coconut flakes with 12-15 drops of green food coloring. Add more drops if you want darker grass.
  2. Using your favorite store bought frosting (or homemade recipe), apply a small amount of frosting to the top of each cupcake. You want it relatively flat vs. heaping on a mound of frosting.
  3. Using your fingers, grab about 2 tablespoons of the coconut flakes and place it on top of the frosted cupcake.
  4. Top each cupcake with 2-3 whopper eggs.

And here is the recipe in a printable format:

Easter Egg Cupcakes Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 2¾ Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • Decoration Ingredients:
  • 1 Tub White Cupcake Frosting (vanilla or cream cheese)
  • 1½ Cups Coconut Flakes
  • Green Food Coloring
  • 1 Small Bag of Whopper Eggs
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium size bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. With an electric mixer (or hand mixer) beat the butter on high for 2 minutes. Slowly add the sugar and beat until fluffy (approx. 5 minutes).
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time until fully combined.
  5. Add the vanilla.
  6. Add ⅓ of the flour mixture to the wet mixture and combine.
  7. Add ⅓ of the milk and combine.
  8. Repeat the above 2 steps until all the flour and milk have been incorporated. Beat until smooth.
  9. Transfer the batter to individual cupcake tins and bake for 17-20 minutes.
  10. Let the cupcakes cool completely.
  11. Make the “grass” by combining 3 cups of coconut flakes with 12-15 drops of green food coloring. Add more drops if you want darker grass.
  12. Using your favorite store bought frosting (or homemade recipe), apply a small amount of frosting to the top of each cupcake. You want it relatively flat vs. heaping on a mound of frosting.
  13. Using your fingers, grab about 2 tablespoons of the coconut flakes and place it on top of the frosted cupcake.
  14. Top each cupcake with 2-3 whopper eggs.

 

Enjoy!

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