Looking for fun Easter Treats?! Here is a simple and very tasty one for you! These Homemade Cupcakes are sure to be a hit any time of year but add a bit of coconut and Whopper Eggs and you are sure to have approval from the kids (big kids too!).
Easter Cupcakes with a Coconut Nest
2 3/4 Cups Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter
2 Cups White Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Milk
1 Tub White Cupcake Frosting (vanilla or cream cheese)
1 1/2 Cups Coconut Flakes
Green Food Coloring
1 Small Bag of Whopper Eggs
How to Make Homemade Easter Cupcakes with a Coconut Nest:
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium size bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt.
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).
Beat in the eggs, one at a time until fully combined.
Add the vanilla.
Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the wet mixture and combine.
Add 1/3 of the milk and combine.
Repeat the above 2 steps until all the flour and milk have been incorporated. Beat until smooth.
Transfer the batter to individual cupcake tins and bake for 17-20 minutes.
Let the cupcakes cool completely.
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.
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.
Using your fingers, grab about 2 tablespoons of the coconut flakes and place it on top of the frosted cupcake.
Top each cupcake with 2-3 whopper eggs.