How to make Easter Cupcakes with these Candy Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Cupcakes or Easter Cupcakes

Easter is all about carrots, eggs, and bunnies. So why not make these festive Easter egg cupcakes made with my carrot cupcake recipe, frosted to look like grass and birds nest before being topped with candy eggs. Perfect for any Easter party or celebration.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrot Cupcake Recipe, Carrot Cupcakes with Easter Eggs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Veena Azmanov

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

  • 125 grams All purpose flour
  • 78 ml Vegetable oil
  • 150 grams Brown sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Sour cream
  • 1 cup Shredded carrots
  • 40 grams Walnuts
  • 40 grams Raisins
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Spices pumpkin spices or cinnamon or nutmeg

Extra

  • 2 drops Green food color gel for the grass
  • 50 grams Melted dark chocolate for the nest/swirl

Instructions

For the cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 160 C / 320 F.
  • Line the muffin tin with cupcake wrappers.
  • Combine baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt to the flour and combine well.
  • Place egg and sugar in a mixer bowl and whisk until light and foamy.
  • Add sour cream, vanilla, and oil - and continue to whisk.
  • Next, add in the flour mix.
  • Followed by the carrots, nuts, and raisins. 
  • Divide batter evenly into the 12 muffin cups.
  • Bake on the center rack for about 20 to 22 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  • Cool completely before decorating.

Pipe Grass or Nest

  • Prepare the frosting of your choice as described in the recipe/videos.
  • Add green gel color for the grass but keep the frosting stiff consistency.
  • Place frosting in a piping bag with a grass piping tip.
  • Pipe grass - chill in the fridge so the icing will hold it's shape then place Easter eggs. 
  • For the chocolate nest - just combine melted chocolate to the frosting. 
  • Place in a piping bag and pipe the swirl.
  • Place eggs as decoration. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.9g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 7.6g | Saturated Fat: 4.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 18.9g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg