Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Cupcakes



Easter morning in our house usually goes something like this... sleep in, make coffee, eat candy and other various forms of sugar for breakfast. I guess once D and I have little ones running around we may have to set a better example but until then we are going to live it up.

Chocolate Cupcakes
1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
3/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
3/4 teaspoons Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoons Salt 
2 Eggs
3/4 cup Buttermilk
3 tablespoons Canola Oil
1 teaspoon Vanilla
3/4 cup Warm Water 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a standard muffin tin with baking cups. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk together all of the dry ingredients. Beat in the eggs, buttermilk, canola oil, vanilla, and water. Divide batter among the prepared cups, filling 1/2 to 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 20 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. 

Toasted Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting 
16 Large Marshmallows
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 pound Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 
8 ounces Marshmallow Cream

Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set oven to broil. Broil marshmallow for about two minutes or until toasted. Keep a close eye on them so they don't burn. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat together the butter and powdered sugar until combined. Add the vanilla and beat for a few minutes until fluffy. Beat in the toasted marshmallows and marshmallow cream until incorporated, about a minute.

Recipe from Sweetapolita

Toasted Coconut
5 ounces Sweetened Coconut

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread coconut out on a baking sheet. Bake for about 7-8 minutes, tuning coconut half way through. Keep an eye on the coconut as it bakes, it can burn pretty quickly.

Assembly 
Frost cupcakes and pour toasted coconut into a bowl. Swirl frosted cupcake around in the coconut until all the frosting is covered. Top each cupcake with a mini Cadbury Creme Egg.







2 comments:

  1. I think the Easter bunny coming to your house is the best one EVER!!! Looks so good.

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  2. These are so adorable!!!! The marshmallow butter cream frosting sounds divine on top of the chocolate cupcakes! And I love how you decorated them!!! They're so festive and cute! :)

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