Homemade Coconut Birds Nest Cupcakes Recipe
 
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2¾ Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • Decorating Ingredients:
  • 1 Tub White Cupcake Frosting (vanilla or cream cheese)
  • 1½ Cups Coconut Flakes
  • Green Food Coloring
  • 1 Small Bag of Whopper Eggs (or any other candy egg)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium size bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. With an electric mixer (or hand mixer) beat the butter on high for 2 minutes. Slowly add the sugar and beat until fluffy (approx. 5 minutes).
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time until fully combined.
  5. Add the vanilla.
  6. Add ⅓ of the flour mixture to the wet mixture and combine.
  7. Add ⅓ of the milk and combine.
  8. Repeat the above 2 steps until all the flour and milk have been incorporated. Beat until smooth.
  9. Transfer the batter to individual cupcake tins and bake for 17-20 minutes.
  10. Let the cupcakes cool completely.
  11. Make the “grass” by combining 3 cups of coconut flakes with 12-15 drops of green food coloring. Add more drops if you want darker grass.
  12. Using your favorite store bought frosting (or homemade recipe), apply a small amount of frosting to the top of each cupcake. You want it relatively flat vs. heaping on a mound of frosting.
  13. Using your fingers, grab about 2 tablespoons of the coconut flakes and place it on top of the frosted cupcake.
  14. Top each cupcake with 2-3 whopper eggs.
Recipe by OurKidsMom at http://www.ourkidsmom.com/homemade-coconut-birds-nest-cupcakes-recipe/