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Easter Nests

Easter Nests

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 55 m
Alix S.

Alix S.

These Easter egg nest cupcakes are a hit. Everyone loves them!

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  • Calories:
  • 291 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.5g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 229 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners.
  2. Beat cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer, on low speed until mixture is moistened, 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and beat until batter is smooth, 2 more minutes. Fill prepared cupcake cups about 2/3 full with batter.
  3. Bake cupcakes in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean, 18 to 23 minutes. Remove cupcakes from oven and turn oven heat up to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Let cupcakes cool.
  4. Spread coconut into a large, shallow baking pan or onto a baking sheet; toast in the hot oven until coconut is golden brown, about 7 minutes. Cool.
  5. Cut a piece out of the top of each cupcake to leave a hollow depression about 1/2 inch deep and 1 1/2 inches across. Discard cut-out portions. Frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting and cover frosting with toasted coconut. Place 3 egg-shaped candies in the small depression on top of each cupcake.
  6. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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Reviews

Mrs.Humphreed
4

Mrs.Humphreed

3/25/2013

Super cute! I used strawberry jam instead of frosting because I filled the cupcakes with strawberry jam and the frosting just seemed like too much. The toasted coconut is a wonderful idea!

Christina
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Christina

3/3/2013

ADORABLE and DELICIOUS! I used a yellow cake mix...Can't wait to make these for the kids for Easter~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Mama2three
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Mama2three

4/19/2014

They're adorable, but there is a typo! "Discard cut-out portions"??! Are you crazy? Lol. It SHOULD read: Cook enjoys the spoils. :-)

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