Easter Bird's Nest Cupcakes

Kids can help decorate these cupcakes that will add a whimsical touch to any springtime occasion.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12

Ingredients

24
pastel-colored paper baking cups
1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) milk chocolate cake mix with pudding
1 1/4
cups water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
1
cup milk chocolate creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 1-lb can)
36
pastel-colored candy-coated chocolate pieces
1
bottle (1.75 oz) chocolate decorating decors (1/3 cup)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes using water, oil and eggs; cool completely. Freeze 12 of the cupcakes for a later use.
  • 2 With 1/2 cup of the frosting, frost remaining 12 cupcakes. Place 3 candy-coated chocolate pieces on center of each to resemble eggs.
  • 3 In small resealable food-storage plastic bag, place remaining 1/2 cup frosting; seal bag. Cut small hole in one bottom corner of bag; pipe frosting around chocolate pieces to create ridge on each cupcake.
  • 4 Carefully spoon chocolate decors onto frosting ridge and around chocolate pieces to resemble nest.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
    Calories
    290
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    210mg
    210%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    39g
    39%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    31g
    31%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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