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February 10, 2013

Easter Egg Cupcakes

Easter Egg Cupcakes ~ Easter fun treat !

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 !


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

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

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

  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 ;)

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

  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

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

  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 ~

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

    Mary Beth

  9. These are so cute!!

    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

  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

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

  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!

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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! :)


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

    Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo Susie @Bowdabra

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

  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

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


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