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Easter Egg Cupcakes

Easter Egg Cupcakes with colors of the rainbow are so easy to make and topped with a cream cheese frosting and small Easter eggs make these a hit with young and old !

Easter Egg Cucakes

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

Easter Egg Cupcakes

The other day I spoke to a fellow blogger 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 an additional 5 minutes of prepping before baking the cupcakes.

Easter Egg Cupcakes

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

Easter Egg Cupcakes

Beautifully colorful and the kids will love them  !

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Easter Egg Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Easter Egg Cupcakes with colors of the rainbow are so easy to make and topped with a cream cheese frosting and small Easter eggs make these a hit with young and old !
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
CUPCAKES:
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 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
FROSTING:
  • 250 g Cream Cheese softened ( 8 oz )
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 2 t Vanilla Essence
  • 2 TB Milk
  • 4-6 cups Icing Sugar
  • Few drops Green Food Coloring
TO FINISH:
  • 1/4 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 36 small Easter Eggs
Instructions
CUPCAKES:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – Line a 12 hole muffin pan with cupcake liners

  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

FROSTING:
  1. 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.
  2. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled – pipe or spread 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

 

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