Forget chocolate and peanut butter — the winning combination with these Easter nest cupcakes is chocolate and coconut! The simple chocolate cupcake base (the batter is made from bittersweet chocolate, eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla extract and flour) are topped with a lucious coconut buttercream frosting. What makes them “Easter nest” cupcakes, you ask? The toasted, flaked coconut placed atop of the frosting in a circle, and the egg shaped pralines placed in the center of each, of course!
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Interested in an Easter treat that does not contain chocolate or refer in some way to bunnies? Check out these coconut snowball cupcakes. The “snowball” in the name comes from the sweetened coconut tossed atop each of these frosted beauties — it resembles a birds nest, or a cloud of Easter grass emerging from a child’s basket. You can even add a few coconut m&m eggs to the top for just a touch of chocolate and to give them a little visual appeal. Nothing says Easter like some pastel creativity and coconut goodness!
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From the outset, birds nest cupcakes sound like some horrible experiment gone wrong, but once you see that the “birds nest” in the title refers to how these treats are decorated, it all makes sense. Without the creative decorating, these vanilla cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting seem pretty basic. But, once the sweetened coconut flakes (for the nest) and decorated blue chocolate Cadbury mini eggs have been added, complete with orange buttercream beaks and melted chocolate eyes, these cupcakes become a tasty masterpiece.
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These Tahitian vanilla bean cupcakes are a perfect dessert to serve at your next island (or Hawaiian) themed party. On top of the festive and colorful cupcake tins and toppers, the Tahitian vanilla bean, sour cream and vanilla extract in the batter results in a cupcake that is a vanilla-lovers dream come true. Add to the fun with the heavy cream-based Tahitian vanilla bean, powdered sugar and vanilla extract frosting. Follow with some sprinkles and a colorful topper.
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