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 thoughts on “Easter Egg Cupcakes”

  1. 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

  2. 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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