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Easter Bird's Nest Cupcakes

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Easter Bird's Nest Cupcakes
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 12
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Add a whimsical touch to any springtime occasion with a tray of birds nest cupcakes. Have a few eager little bakers around? They'll love decorating Easter nest cupcakes for a family gathering. That's dessert taken care of! We also love these nest cupcakes for spring birthday parties and other celebrations.
Updated Jan 20, 2022

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)

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To freeze the remaining 12 cupcakes, place in a flat freezer container, cover tightly and freeze for up to 3 months. When needed, remove cupcakes from the freezer and thaw. Frost as desired.
  • tip 2
    Easter egg-shaped malted milk balls make a nice substitute for the chocolate-coated candy pieces on the bird nest cupcakes.
  • tip 3
    For a fun alternative, substitute the brown sprinkles for green sprinkles, to look like grass.

Nutrition Information

290 Calories, 14g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 39g Total Carbohydrate, 31g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
9%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
130mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
6%
Sugars
31g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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