Easter Time! Easter cupcakes!

22 Apr

In keeping with the holidays, I made some very easy cupcakes for the after-dinner nibbles.  Serve with coffee/tea, or Baileys on ice if you’ve had a big day… 😉

Coconutty Easter Cupcakes

Ingredients:

2 cup SR flour

3/4 cup caster sugar

125 grams unsalted butter

3 eggs

3/4 cup coconut

dash vanilla essence

decorations

1/2 quantity buttercream icing (see recipe)

Method:

Cream butter, vanilla essence  and sugar until light.

Add eggs one at a time.  Add flour and mix on low speed until combined, then add coconut and mix for 3-4 minutes on medium.

Mix until this consistency

Place cupcake papers into mini muffin pans, and spoon mixture in.

Colours are optional...but add to the festiveness!

Don't be afraid to really spoon it in and over the cases. The result will be a bigger more muffin like cupcake. More room for decorating!

Bake in 220ºC oven for 20 minutes.

Before...

...After!

Once ready (lightly brown on top) take them out of the oven and place face up on a wire rack to cool.  Don’t leave them face down because they will get yucky lines in them from the wire rack.

Let them cool down completely

While the cupcakes are cooling you can make your buttercream icing.

From the last step, add food colouring of your choice if you like.

Mmmm, aqua.

Now this part is completely up to you!  I’m partial to rosettes on my cupcakes, I find they look really pretty and can be dressed up or down very easily.

'round and 'round we go!

Once you have iced the tops of your cupcakes you can decorate them even further with sugar decorations.  I usually make my own, but I did not have time today!  TIP: When at the supermarket, always swing by the baking aisle and grab stuff when it’s on sale.  It has a remarkable shelf life and will definitely come in handy on those days when you just don’t have the time.

I had some really cute Easter decorations I picked up at the store:

…and these went amazingly with the icing.  Too easy!

You can also decorate with cachous of different colours. (Those little metallic sugar balls).

Happy Easter!

Just that easy.  The perfect thing to bring out after your Good Friday dinner.

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