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February 10, 2013

Easter Egg Cupcakes

Easter Egg Cupcakes ~ Easter fun treat ! www.withablast.net

Easter means color everywhere, so why not in cupcakes as well ! Cream cheese frosting, some coconut and a few Easter Eggs and you have a colorful and delicious Easter Egg Cupcake


The other day I spoke to a bloggy friend of mine who reckons to make multi-colored cupcakes or any cake is a lot of work.... so not true, I would say using different colors add around 5 minutes to baking your usual cupcakes.

I made a standard vanilla cupcake batter, to which I added 4 different colors. You can of course use any essence to flavor these, strawberry, mint or whatever you prefer.

Easter Egg Cupcakes

{12 standard size cupcakes}

1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Butter, room temperature
2 Extra-Large Eggs
2 t Vanilla Essence
1 1/2 cup Flour
1 TB Baking Powder
1/2 cup Milk
Red / Blue / Yellow / Green Food coloring

250g Cream Cheese, plain, room temperature
4 TB Butter, room temperature
2 t Vanilla Essence
2 TB Milk
4 - 6 cups Icing Sugar
Few drops Green food coloring

1/4 cup Coconut
36 small Easter Eggs {I used the candy covered chocolate/chewy type}

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - Spray and line a muffin pan.
2.) Beat the Sugar and Butter together until creamy - add the Eggs and Vanilla - beat until well combined.
3.) Sift together the Flour and Baking Powder - add to the Sugar mixture and beat on low - add the Milk and beat on low until combined.
4.) Divide the batter into 4 smaller bowls - add a few drops of each Food color {add as much or as little as you like, but rather start with less and then increase}
5.) Spoon into the prepared muffin pan - add teaspoonfuls of each color per hole, repeat until all the batter has been used - take a toothpick and roughly give each batter filled hole a swirl or two.
6.) Bake 15 - 20 minutes or until done when a tester comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.

7.) Meanwhile make the frosting: Beat together the Cream Cheese, Butter, Vanilla and Milk until smooth - add the Icing Sugar by the cup, whilst beating continuously, until you are satisfied with the consistency - add a few drops of Green coloring and mix until the color is even.

Once the cupcakes are completely cooled - pipe over some frosting, sprinkle Coconut over, with a bit more right on top - form a little "nest" with the coconut and add three Easter Eggs to the top.

Very colorful and the kids will love it !

24 comments:

  1. These are so, so very cute! I love Easter colors!

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  2. oh they're cute, Easter will be here before we know it!

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  3. Those are so pretty! What a perfect cupcake for Easter!! I bet they are so pretty when you bite into one!
    Karen

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  4. So cute :) I'm looking forward to being able to spend Easter with family this year! These cupcakes may need to be on our menu ;)

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  5. You are way ahead of me girl! I am still focused on Valentines and you are at Easter!! YUM!

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  6. Just dropping by to say Hi and tell you we love your blog! You have so many delicious recipes! We love this Easter Egg cupcake! Have a great week! -The Six Sisters

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  7. Love these with the Easter colors and "eggs" on top! So cute!

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  8. These are so lovely! I found you through Monday Funday and would love to have you share these at my new link party ~ Project Inspire{d} at Cupcakes and Crinoline ~ http://cupcakesandcrinoline.com/2013/02/project-inspired-link-party-week-1/

    I hope to see you there and have a WonderFul week!

    Mary Beth

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  9. These are so cute!!

    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

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  10. Linda,
    These are precious Easter Cupcakes, and it is coming soon this year. Hope you are having a great Valentine weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  11. Oh, HOW SWEET!!!!! Thanks for starting off the Easter Season. And for sharing it with ME and my followers. Best wishes, Linda

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  12. This looks so fun! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker . I hope to see you again there tomorrow night!

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  13. This is very cute and you have amazing recipes! wow!
    I would love if you link this and other posts to my link party Monday morning!
    XO
    Isabelle
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love the coconut and eggs on top. So cute!

    Thanks for sharing at my weekend link party @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Hope to see you again next weekend!

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  15. I love these!! I'm trying to get going on my Easter stuff. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent.

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  16. Adorable, Linda. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays. Nichi

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  17. Stopping by to let you know you were one of my most viewed links on my Saturday Spotlight party last week. Congrats and thanks for linking up! :)

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-5/

    April

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  18. Linda these are awesome! Thank you for linking up in our Crafty Showcase last week.

    Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo Susie @Bowdabra

    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/02/23/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-2/

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  19. What fun "rainbow" cakes for Easter....love it! Thanks for sharing at March Madness

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  20. Great recipe. Well done. Thank you for linking it up with us. A new party opens again later today. I hope to see you there again. Stay in touch! ~ Rose

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  21. Such a fun recipe. My kids would really enjoy these.

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