Egg Nest Cupcakes

Egg Nest Cupcakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Egg Nest Cupcakes can be a very special little treat for any Easter function, brunch, lunch or a special Easter Egg Hunt. These are very simple but delicious cupcakes with a delicious buttercream frosting. We are topping them with some toasted coconut and having fun hiding little candy Easter eggs in the coconut. The kids will have fun helping you decorate the cupcakes and they are so good! A really good thing about these cupcakes, they can be frozen until time to use, a great make ahead treat!


We Start With A Very Basic Cupcake Recipe
That Is One Of My Favorites To Use


Egg Nest Cupcakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Next Comes The Rich Buttercream Frosting
You Can Tint It Any Color You Would Like
We Are Using Pink Today

Egg Nest Cupcakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Next We Frost The Cupcakes

Egg Nest Cupcakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Toast Some Coconut  and Start Building Nest

Egg Nest Cupcakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Now Comes The Fun Part
Lets Hide The Eggs!

Egg Nest Cupcakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Egg Nest Cupcakes
Miz Helen's Kitchen
12 Cupcakes
Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
dash salt
3/4 cup half and half
Directions
In a mixing bowl cream the sugar and butter together, until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time beating in between. Mix in the extract.
In a mixing pitcher, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
Alternate the dry ingredients and the half and half into the sugar and butter, mixing until smooth. If the batter is to stiff, add more half and half.
Place cupcake liners into the cupcake tins.
Using a half cup scoop, fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.
Buttercream Frosting
Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (pound) confectioners sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon half & half
Color Tint If Desired
Directions
In a mixing bowl, beat the butter until fluffy.
Add the confectioners sugar a little at a time.
Add the vanilla and half and half until desired consistency is reached.
Add more sugar or half and half if you need to. 
Add the tint color at this time if you are tinting the frosting.
Make sure your cupcakes are completely cooled before you frost them.
Garnish For the Egg Nest Cupcakes
2 cups flake sweetened coconut, toasted
Any kind of sprinkles, jelly beans or little candy Easter Eggs.


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Egg Nest Cupcakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Lets Enjoy These Awesome Cupcakes

Egg Nest Cupcakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Enjoy!

Egg Nest Cupcakes at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I am so happy you could stop by today and have one of these special little treats that we made for you. We always look forward to your visits and hope you will come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen




Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


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  1. What pretty cupcakes! They would make such a cute addition to our Easter dessert table.

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