These Easter egg nest cupcakes are a hit. Everyone loves them!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners.

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  • Beat cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer, on low speed until mixture is moistened, 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and beat until batter is smooth, 2 more minutes. Fill prepared cupcake cups about 2/3 full with batter.

  • Bake cupcakes in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean, 18 to 23 minutes. Remove cupcakes from oven and turn oven heat up to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Let cupcakes cool.

  • Spread coconut into a large, shallow baking pan or onto a baking sheet; toast in the hot oven until coconut is golden brown, about 7 minutes. Cool.

  • Cut a piece out of the top of each cupcake to leave a hollow depression about 1/2 inch deep and 1 1/2 inches across. Discard cut-out portions. Frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting and cover frosting with toasted coconut. Place 3 egg-shaped candies in the small depression on top of each cupcake.

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; 16.4 g total fat; 24 mg cholesterol; 229 mg sodium. 35.5 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2014
They're adorable but there is a typo! "Discard cut-out portions"??! Are you crazy? Lol. It SHOULD read: Cook enjoys the spoils.:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2014
They're adorable but there is a typo! "Discard cut-out portions"??! Are you crazy? Lol. It SHOULD read: Cook enjoys the spoils.:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2014
They're adorable but there is a typo! "Discard cut-out portions"??! Are you crazy? Lol. It SHOULD read: Cook enjoys the spoils.:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2013
ADORABLE and DELICIOUS! I used a yellow cake mix...Can't wait to make these for the kids for Easter YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2013
Super cute! I used strawberry jam instead of frosting because I filled the cupcakes with strawberry jam and the frosting just seemed like too much. The toasted coconut is a wonderful idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2013
A Big Hit! I made this pretty much exactly by the recipe and found it easy to follow. The only exception is that I made both chocolate and vanilla cupcakes according to directions on the boxes. I used a grapefruit spoon to scoop out the centers of the cupcakes when cool. At my house there was no need to discard the cut-out portions since I have a hungry teen. Caution keep a close watch on the coconut when toasting as it will burn quickly. I placed the toasted coconut in a bowl and after frosting the cupcakes just inverted them in the coconut gently rolling the edges around a bit. I found it is better not to press down the center since less coconut is needed in the center depression. The candy eggs need to touch some frosting to stick well. I used chocolate frosting for both the chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. Both turned out wonderful and looked exactly like the picture. I used Whoppers mini eggs. These cupcakes were a delightful and tasty novelty for Easter and everyone complimented them and even took pictures. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will make these every year from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2014
Delicious! And super cute!!! Used the whipped chocolate frosting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2013
These were absolutely delicious. I thought I might have burned the coconut but the darker the better! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2019
great recipe and very easy to do Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2015
I made these for an Easter Bake Sale fundraiser for our ladies' auxiliary to the local fire dept. They were the first items sold! Easy to put together inexpensive and so cute. I made extras for my family and got the 5-star! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2016
Frosted and with a Peep on top they were a hit. Read More