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Easter Basket Cupcakes Recipe
Intermediate Fun For Kids Spring
Easter Basket Cupcakes Recipe
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Skill Level: Beginner

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Easter Basket Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar (500 mL)
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (425 mL)
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa (175 mL)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder (7 mL)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda (7 mL)
  • 1 tsp salt (5 mL)
  • 2 eggs (2)
  • 1 cup milk (250 mL)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (125 mL)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (10 mL)
  • 1 cup boiling water (250 mL)
  • 1 can (16 oz.) creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting (500 g)
  • 3 3/4 cups sweetened coconut flakes, tinted* (925 mL)
  • 33 TWIZZLERS Strawberry Twists (33)
  • Assorted HERSHEY'S Easter Candies (JOLLY RANCHER Jolly Beans, HERSHEY’S EGGIES Milk Chocolate Eggs, HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates, WHOPPERS ROBIN EGGS Candy)
Easter Basket Cupcakes Recipe

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F (180° C). Line muffin cups (2-1/2”/6 cm 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.**
  • Makes about 33 cupcakes.
  • * To tint coconut, combine several drops green food colouring with 3/4 tsp (4 mL) water; add to 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) coconut. Stir until evenly tinted. Repeat using blue, pink or yellow food colouring.
  • ** Adults should supervise children when preparing this recipe. Remove wooden picks before serving.

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