Hummingbird cupcakes are a delightful southern recipe that includes ripe mashed bananas, roasted walnuts or pecans, and crushed pineapple. This dessert is full of texture, flavor, and robust flavor. These are wonderful as a pot luck, meal, or buffet dessert or even as a snack or with tea in the afternoon. Topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting, these are a rich and delightful dessert. Try one at your next gathering and you will find they are a hit with all ages of dessert lovers.
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Don’t worry – the name of these cupcakes comes from the dried pineapple flowers that decorate them – NOT because they contain hummingbird! In fact the batter on these treats is made from a combination of cinnamon, flour, salt, butter, eggs, walnuts, crushed pineapple, banana and coconut, along with a few other, more standard things. After baking, cover them in a traditional homemade cream cheese frosting, before placing the dried pineapple flowers on top for a beautiful and tasty combination!
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Easter may be a few months away but this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to enjoy these Easter egg nest cupcakes. These cupcakes are made out of shredded coconut, which is perfectly baked until lightly toasted. The top part of the cupcakes are frosted with butter cream and topped with the toasted shredded coconut. The surprise Easter candy egg is placed in the middle of the toasted shredded coconut to make the egg look like it’s nestled in a nest.
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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