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Admit it, you have been feeling a little bored since the holiday season has passed. Decorating, cooking up special foods and too cute to eat, holiday based, treats; that’s fun for the Diaz’s and I’m sure for many of our readers, too. Don’t worry, Easter is just around the corner and I have cooked up, with the help of NESTLÉ®, the cutest, most delicious ( if I do say so myself) Easter Chocolate Coconut Surprise Cupcakes. These are made with BUTTERFINGER® Cup Eggs and BUTTERFINGER® NestEggs and are not just cute and easy to make but delicious! They are the perfect Easter treat to share with your family and even the kids will love helping you make these “surprise inside” treats. And who doesn’t love baking with the family. We always look forward to the treats we create and I know your family will too.
Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes Surprise!
- 10 tablespoons (5 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
- 1 cup (7 ounces) granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 cup shredded, sweetened, coconut, divided
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- chocolate frosting
- BUTTERFINGER® Cup eggs
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners.
In a large bowl whisk together butter, sugar, and salt until you achieve a creamy and light consistency.
Add eggs, one at a time whisking until well combined.
Whisk in coconut milk, and 1/2 cup shredded coconut.
Add flour and baking powder to the bowl and mix until just combined.
Spoon batter into the cupcake cups just shy of 2/3full.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Cut the top off and using a circle cutter gently core out a small circle from the centre of bottom section of the cupcake, being careful to keep the cored section in tact.
Twisting the cutter as you cut the core helps to release it cleanly, fill the center of your cupcake with one BUTTERFINGER® NestEggs.
Place the top back onto the cupcake to “close it”.
Decorate the cupcakes with chocolate frosting and top of with shredded coconut making a “nest”.
Insert a toothpick into a BUTTERFINGER® Cup eggs and insert the other end into your cupcake.
Speaking of Easter, we are expecting a large group of friends and family so we are in full prep mode here. We are also busy with everyday life, so we are putting all our best,time saving,party tips into effect for Easter like:
Using pre-prepared food like ready made hams, that usually take a long time to cook and take up a lot of oven space. Pre-shredded potatoes in our potato casserole, packaged crudites, pre-stuffed easter eggs ( I even saw some premade cascarones at the store the other day) …these will save you hours of preparation time.
Utilize crock pots, a lot, if you want to actually enjoy your party. Your warm food will stay warm and you won’t have to be running to the kitchen to replace items or reheat them. Buy or borrow crockpots and a power strip and arrange your crock pots decoratively on your serving area, keeping the setting on low, and your food will stay warm for the entire party.
Lastly, buy all the treats and Easter basket fillers now. Prices don’t usually go down closer to the holiday and it’s slim pickings the Saturday before Easter. While you’re out shopping, we hope at Walmart, if you like saving and getting more for those Easter baskets, be sure to pick up the BUTTERFINGER® Cup Eggs 6pk for my cupcake recipe and some BUTTERFINGER® NestEggs for your Easter baskets. Did you know that there are no artificial colors and flavors, added colors from natural sources in BUTTERFINGER® ? So, you can feel really good about stuffing the Easter basket with these treats and have fun making these easy and delicious Chocolate Coconut Surprise Cupcakes with your kids for the Easter holiday.
Go to the BUTTERFINGER® website here to learn more about the delicious BUTTERFINGERS® Cup Eggs, learn more about their ingredients here and check out the FLAVORFUL MOMENTS INTEREST BOARD to find great recipes.