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Rating: 5 stars
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These Easter egg nest cupcakes are a hit. Everyone loves them!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cupcakes
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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; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 35.5g; fat 16.4g; cholesterol 23.8mg; sodium 229.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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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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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
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
(13)
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
(9)
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
(4)
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
05/19/2020
Yummy & easy to make! Just wish I could have found pastel color m&m’s but these worked fine Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2019
great recipe and very easy to do Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2020
These were beautiful and delicious! I did not use the coconut and just used vanilla frosting and green dye as I forgot to pickup coconut. Everything else was the same and turned out splendid! Read More