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Easter Basket Cupcakes Recipe

Easter Basket Cupcakes
  • Fun for Kids

  • Beginner

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Prep Time:
15 Minutes
Skill Level:
Beginner

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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cupcake
Servings per Recipe: 33

  Amount Per Serving %DV *
Calories 250 -
Calories from Fat 90 -
Total Fat 11g 17% DV
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23% DV
Trans Fat 0g -
Cholesterol 15mg 5% DV
Sodium 250mg 10% DV
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16% DV
Dietary Fiber 1g 0% DV
Sugars 26g -
Protein 3g -
Vitamin A - 0% DV
Vitamin C - 0% DV
Calcium - 2% DV
Iron - 4% DV

*Percent Daily Values (% DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Makes 33 cupcakes. Nutrition Information calculated for 1 cupcake. Nutrition Information does not include assorted Easter Candies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Assorted HERSHEY'S Easter Candies (JOLLY RANCHER Jelly Beans, CADBURY'S Mini Eggs Candy, HERSHEY'S Candy-Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs, HERSHEY'S Mini Robin Eggs, HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 can (16 oz.) creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
  • 3-3/4 cups MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes, (tinted) *
  • 33 TWIZZLERS Strawberry Twists
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups sugar

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.

2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter.

3. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

4. To make Easter baskets, frost each cupcake with vanilla frosting. Immediately make "nest" on top of each cupcake with tinted coconut; place assorted candy in nests.

5. For handle, insert wooden pick in each end of strawberry twists; press down into each side of each cupcake, bending to form handle.** About 33 cupcakes.

*NOTE: To tint coconut, combine several drops green food color with 3/4 teaspoon water; add to 1-1/2 cups coconut. Stir until evenly tinted. Repeat using blue, pink or yellow food color.

** Adults should supervise children when preparing this recipe. Remove wooden picks before serving.

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  • 4 stars

    3/17/2009

    Very cute for Easter and simple to make.

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