Here’s a sweet treat for Easter – chocolate cupcakes with creamy coconut frosting, topped with toasted shredded coconut to look like an Easter nest – with a pretty chocolate (and white chocolate) Easter egg sitting on top. YUM! Its all presented in a cupcake wrapper with an Easter egg print. If you’re inspired to make these, you can get the recipe from A Cup Of Sugar … A Pinch Of Salt
Vanilla cupcakes in elegant gold foil liners topped with pink cream cheese frosting (pink and gold go SO well together!) look fabulous displayed on a gold glitter cake stand. Love the little flags covered with dark pink glitter inserted into each cupcake. Perfect for a special birthday, wedding or any really special celebration. From ExpertEntertaining.com
Okay, now these look AMAZING. They are Molten Lava Cupcakes, and they look like a super-delectable dessert one of my fave restaurants serves. These are actually made with cookie dough, and a bag of chocolate chips. As a Cupcake Connoisseur, I sure can’t make every cupcake I come across, but I think I’m going to try these. Gonna do something special for my man and serve these as a surprise after dinner one of these nights when he’s earned himself a treat 🙂
Here’s the instructions, complete with a cookies dough recipe, however keep in mind that you can absolutely do this using frozen store bought cookie dough – just skip step 2 and move ahead in the instructions to the part where you are layering the cookie dough and melted chocolate into the muffin tin.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups (210 grams) all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 (11.5 oz) bag milk chocolate chips (I prefer Hersheys)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a standard size muffin tin with cooking spray. Place 1/2 cup chocolate chips in a Ziploc bag, and seal shut. Lay the Ziploc bag flat in the microwave, spreading out the chocolate chips in a single layer. Microwave for 30 seconds. Remove bag and flip, microwaving for an additional 10-15 seconds until all the chips are softened. Set aside to cool.
2. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well combined. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Add to the wet ingredients and beat on low speed until just combined. Add the remaining chocolate chips (1 cup) and stir to combine.
3. Using half the cookie dough, scoop 1.5-2 tbsp of dough, flatten it out a bit, and place in the bottom of the muffin tin. Repeat for a total of 10 cookies. Cut a small tip in the corner of the Ziploc bag, and gently squeeze a layer of chocolate over the cookie. Scoop and flatten the remaining dough and place on top of the chocolate layer. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until the edges are just browned. As soon as they come out of the oven, run a knife around the edges to make for easy removing later. Cool completely before removing from the muffin tin, running a knife around the edge to help loosen.
These are good as mini muffins, too! Try baking at 350 for 9 mins. If you want step by step photos to go with the recipe, go here.
These Coconut Easter Nest cupcakes are SO easy to make! The key is the coconut cream cheese frosting. Apart from that you could keep it easy and use a cake mix, or you can make the cupcakes from scratch if you prefer. This design is based on the cupcakes featured in the coconut cupcakes with cream cheese frosting post (recipe too). Simply add three colored Easter eggs on top and you are done. From CreationsByKara.com
These sweet looking little fluffy Easter Bunny cupcakes are so adorable but they are actually really easy to make. Coconut gives these bunnies their fluff. Marshmallows are cut into shapes like ears and then sprinkled with pretty pink sugar. A couple of chocolate eyes and a pink jellybean for the nose, and you’re done! Hard to believe something this super-cute could be so easy! You can use a box mix for the cupcake and then simply make the coconut cream cheese frosting, or go with the complete recipe for coconut cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Full instructions from CreationsByKara.com.